Second NTT- Basic Research Laboratories School

@Second NTT BRL School, under the theme of gTransport Properties in Quantum Nanostructureh, was held during the period of October 8th to 14th, 2004 at Fuji Seminar House (Fujiyoshida city, Yamanashi prefecture) and NTT Atsugi R&D Center. The purpose was to 1) foster young researchers in physics field and 2) improve visibility in international society.
@Lectures were given by prestigious professors throughout the world: gCoulomb Blockade in Quantum Dotsh by Prof. L. Glazman (University of Minnesota, USA), gElectronic Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructuresh by Prof. S. Tarucha (University of Tokyo, Japan), gQuantum Dynamics of Superconducting Nanocircuitsh by Prof. R. Fazio (Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy), gCarbon Nanotubes (theory)h by Prof. C. Schönenberger (University of Basel, Switzerland), and gCarbon Nanotubes (experiment)h by rof. T. Ando (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan). Thirty two participants, mainly Ph.D. students, gathered from diverse countries which counted up to 17.
@ Following the lectures, each student introduced his/her research overview in a poster style. Director, managers and research group leaders of NTT BRL joined this session as well. In response to the studentsf detailed explanation of their research, vigorous discussion took place among students, and between students and professors/NTT researchers, which continued until the middle of the night.
@Besides above mentioned schedule, the director presented overview of NTT BRL together with its mission and system on the first day. On the last day, managers gave detailed introduction of research activities at each laboratory, Materials Science Laboratory, Physical Science Laboratory and Optical Science Laboratory, followed by a laboratory tour to a clean room, low temperature laboratory, optical-materials evaluation equipment, and superconducting thin-film crystal-growth equipment.
@At the end of the school, students were asked to fill out a questionnaire for overall evaluation. The answers included: gextremely satisfying and highly concentrated lectures,h gbecame acquainted with the activities of NTT BRL and was impressed with its research environment,h gbecame interested in working at NTT BRL in the future.h These favorable responses indicate that the school provided great success in appealing quality of research activities at NTT BRL and contributed to its visibility improvement. NTT BRL continuously holds a school this year and will ongoingly engage in making further progress in raising its profile among young researchers abroad.


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