4th NTT-BRL School

  The fourth NTT Basic Research Laboratories (BRL) school was held in November 19-22, 2007 at the NTT Atsugi R&D Center. The aim of the NTT BRL school is to foster young researchers in the physics field, as well as to promote the international visibility of NTT BRL. This year the theme was "Recent Status in Quantum Information Technology".
The theam is closely related to the research on quantum information processing that NTT BRL is conducting intensively. Prestigious professors and researchers were invited to the school as lecturers. There were thirty-five participants, mainly Ph. D students, from twelve countries.
  On the first day, after the director of NTT BRL had provided an overview of NTT BRL, Prof. Yoshihisa Yamamoto (Stanford University, U.S.A.) presented lectures entitled "Recent Progress in Quantum Information Technology". He also gave lectures on the second and third day that covered related fundamental theories, reviews of experiments and some recent results. Dr. Jaw-Shen Tsai (NEC Nano-electronics Laboratories, Japan) gave a talk on "Superconducting Qubits" on the afternoon of the second day. In this BRL school, there were several lectures by researchers working at NTT BRL. Dr. Toshimasa Fujisawa gave a lecture on "Single-electron Charge and Spin Dynamics in Quantum Dots". Dr. Koichi Semba talked about the "Josephson Circuit QED". Dr. Tetsuya Mukai gave a talk entitled "Persistent Supercurrent Atom Chip". A poster session was held in the evening of the second day, where each student gave a presentation about his/her research at the university. All the students, lecturers, and NTT BRL researchers had a good time exchanging information on current research topics in various fields. On the third and fourth day we provided an overview of NTT BRL. A laboratory tour was conducted so that the students could see the research facilities. Managers of NTT BRL gave talks on recent activities at each laboratory. After that, all the participants attended in NTT BRL Science Plaza 2007, which is an exhibition of recent research achievements and activities. They enjoyed discussions with researchers about on-going research topics indetail.
  At the farewell party, best poster prizes were awarded to the students who gave noteworthy presentations. The students were able to build friendships and exchange contact addresses. NTT BRL will continue to provide these kinds of occasions to support young researchers and help establish human networks in the fields of physics and applied physics.


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