Science Plaza 2005

 Science Plaza 2005, the annual open house event of NTT Basic Research Laboratories, was held on January 24, 2005, at the NTT Atsugi R&D Center. Science Plaza 2005 was aimed not only to introduce our latest research results to people inside and outside of NTT Basic Research Laboratories, but also to provide us feedback and opinions through discussion.
 During the Plaza, overviews of research activities in the fields of materials science, physical science, and optical science were presented in morning lectures. In the afternoon, Dr. Mats Jonson, Professor of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg University in Sweden, and a member of the Nobel Prize committee in Physics, presented a special lecture entitled “The Nobel Prize in Physics, past, present and future”, reviewing the history of the Nobel Prize, the recent awards, and the outlook for the future.
 In the Poster Session, we presented thirty of our latest research developments, which generated lively debates and meaningful discussions among the participants. In addition, a movie highlighting our major research findings was shown in the video theatre. We performed three Lab tours, which gave participants an opportunity to see the facilities used in NTT Basic Research Laboratories, including the Low-Temperature   Experiments Building, and learn how our research is performed. After the program, we had a social gathering in the evening in the dining room, where participants could continue with their productive discussions.
 Approximately, a total of 200 people from the research departments of universities, business organizations, and the NTT groups attended our Science Plaza 2005. The symposium was a huge success. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who participated in Science Plaza 2005.

Special lecture
Poster session
Lab tour: carbon nanotubes
Lab tour: low-temperature physical-property experiments

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