The 5th Advisory Board


 The Advisory Board, an external committee whose role is to evaluate the work of NTT Basic Research Laboratories (BRL), met from February 16〜18, 2009. This was the fifth meeting of the Advisory Board, which was first convened in 2001 to provide an objective evaluation of our research plans and activities to enable us to employ strategic management in a timely manner. On this occasion, we were happy to welcome a new member.
 Over the course of the three days the board made valuable suggestions and comments related to our research and management activities. They agreed that the research level is generally high on an international scale, and that it is important for us to maintain this top-level research and transmit information about our research achievements to the world. They also raised several issues related to human resources, the research budget and internal and external collaboration. We plan to make improvements based on these valuable suggestions.
 At this meeting we held a poster session for the first time, and offered researchers an opportunity to communicate with the board members. This included a dinner party for the researchers at which they met and talked with the board members. For the BRL and NTT executives, we organized a Japanese style dinner, which provided a good chance to discuss the future management strategy of NTT BRL from an international perspective. The next board meeting will held in two years.

Board Members   Affiliation   Research Field
Prof. G. Abstreiter Walter Schottky Low-dim. Semiconductor Physics
Prof. B. Altshuler Columbia Univ. Condensed Matter Physics
Prof. T. Hänsch Max-Planck-Inst. Quantum Optics
Prof. S. Haroche École Normale Quantum Optics
Prof. M. Jonson Chalmers Univ. of Tech. Condensed Matter Physics
Prof. T. Leggett Univ. of Illinois Quantum Physics
Prof. H. Mooij Delft Univ. of Tech. Quantum Physics
Prof. J. Ryan Univ. of Oxford Nano-bio Technology
Prof. K. von Klitzing Max-Planck-Inst. Semiconductor Physics

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