Message from the Director

Tetsuomi Sogawa   We at NTT Basic Research Laboratories (BRL) are extremely grateful for your interest and support with respect to our research activities. BRL’s missions are to promote progress in science and innovations in leading-edge technology to advance NTT's business. To achieve these missions, researchers in fields including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, electronics, informatics, and medicine, conduct basic research on materials science, physical science and optical science.
   Since our management principle is based on an "open door" policy, we are collaborating with many universities and research institutes in Japan, US, Europe, and Asia as well as other NTT laboratories. NTT-BRL regularly organizes international conferences related to quantum physics and nanotechnology at NTT Atsugi R&D Center and also holds a "Science Plaza" to enhance public understanding of our activities and to ensure a frank exchange of opinions. Moreover, one of our missions is the education of young researchers and we sponsor the biennial "BRL School", which boasts distinguished researchers as lecturers. In November 2015, thirty Ph.D. students and young researchers from universities and institutes in 11 countries participated in the BRL School.
   These activities enable us to realize our missions with respect to the promotion of advances in science and the development of groundbreaking technology for NTT's business. Your continued support will be greatly appreciated.

July, 2016

Tetsuomi Sogawa
NTT Basic Research Laboratories