Science Plaza 2007
"Science Plaza 2007", an open-house event of NTT Basic Research Laboratories (BRL), was held at NTT Atsugi R&D Center on Thursday, November 22nd, 2007. Under the banner "Nanoscience Opens Up the Quantum World", Science Plaza aimed to disseminate our latest research accomplishments through various sections of people inside and outside of NTT and to gather diverse opinions.
Following an opening address from the director, Dr. Yumoto, Exective Managers briefly summarized research strategy and exhibited posters. In the afternoon session, two distinguished technical members of NTT BRL, Toshimasa Fujisawa and Akira Fujiwara, gave lectures on "Controlling and detecting single-electron states" and "Control of Single Electrons in Silicon Nanodevices", respectively. Each lecture was well-attended and followed by heated question-and-answer sessions.
As regards the poster exhibits, 34 posters, including four from Photonics Laboratories and Microsystem Integration Laboratories, presented our latest research accomplishments. While explaining the originality and impactas well as the future prospectsof our research accomplishments, these posters were intensively discussed, and many meaningful opinions were heard. This year's "Lab Tour"a guided tour of research facilities at NTT BRL that has been receiving high reputation from visitors over the yearstook place at four different labs, each presented five times in total, so that as many people as possible could join the tour. This time we also opened a booth to introduce the NTT R&D recruitment system for job-seeking researchers and students. After all lectures, presentations, and exhibitions, a banquet was held in Center's dining room, where lively conversation among participants deepened their amity.
More than 200 people from research institutes, universities, and general industries, as well as from NTT Group, attended Science Plaza 2007. Thanks to the efforts of all participants, the conference ended on a high note. We would thus like sincerely to express our gratitude to all of the participants.
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