Basic Research Laboratories (NTT-BRL) will have 4th NTT-BRL School from Nov.19, 2007 to Nov.22, 2007.
The main theme of this NTT-BRL School will be "Recent Progress in Quantum Information Technology" by Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Stanford University, U.S.A. and "Josephson junction based quantum bits and their coupling" by Dr. Jaw-Shen Tsai, NEC Nano Electronics Research Laboratories, "Superconducting Josephson circuit Quantum ElectroDynamics (tentative)" by Dr. Kouichi Semba, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, "Single-electron charge and spin dynamics in quantum dots" by Dr. Toshimasa Fujisawa, NTT Basic Research Laboratories
Ph.D students or master's course students who have studied fundamentals
of quantum physics can apply for this school. (Japanese students are acceptable
as well, but all seminars are given in English.)
The number of participants is limited to approx.30. Applicants are required
to register online by filling out the application form on the web site.
The deadline for application is August 31, 2007
Purpose of Collecting and Usage of personal information
Whenever personal information is collected by NTT Basic research laboratories (hereinafter called "NTT-BRL"), we will identify why the information is being collected and how it will be used.
If we have collected information in the past, we will not use it for any other purpose than that expressly stated at the time of collection. The reasons personal information is collected by NTT-BRL are:
* to confirm your registration in attending BRL School
* to operate BRL School smoothly with your proper information
* to invite you to forums and symposiums which are or will be related to NTT-BRL
* to send you accomplishments or information of the research by NTT-BRL
* to advance smooth communications among all participants
All the Ph.D students or masterfs course students must have valid passports
when entering Japan.In addition, persons coming from certain
countries must have visas issued by Japanese consul in their countries. Please check with your travel agent. Participants who require visas should allow plenty of time for their application to be processed. For details, please contact your nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate. If required, NTT's staff will help in procuring visas.
Poster sessions by all participants have been tentatively scheduled on November 20, Tuesday evening.
Poster panels will be 1.75 m high and 0.85 m wide which means your poster can occupy a full space of 1.75m high by 0.85m wide. Pins will be provided for fixing posters on the panels.
Each poster should begin with an introductory part, accessible and able to motivate everybody.
Please use the catchwords instead of long sentences. Each poster should end with a conclusion or a summary of the results.
Please prepare your poster in your university or laboratory before joining the school.
By the end of October, let us know the title and the abstract (approx. 200 words) of your poster presentation by e-mail.
NTT will cover the following expenses for Ph.D students or master's course students.:
* Round trip airfare between your airport and Narita Airport.
* Cost for accommodation for 5 nights from Nov. 18 to Nov.22. (including Breakfast)
* Lunch during the school
Please note that NTT will NOT cover the following expenses:
* All domestic transportation expenses such as the fare between Narita and Hon-Atsugi Sta. should be covered at your personal expenses.
* Most of the dinners during the school will be provided. However please note that some should be covered at your personal expenses.
* Traveler's insurance should be covered at your personal expenses.
The remittance of your airfare will be made to your bank account after a month of the school. Participants who use the airline must purchase discounted tickets and get NTT's authorization as to the price before purchasing, also should submit the receipt.
How to get to Atsugi city from Narita
Please arrange your way to "Atsugi Urban Hotel" on Nov. 18th, on your own.
The nearest train station to the hotel is called "Hon-Atsugi". There are several ways (by limousine bus or train) to reach Hon-Atsugi station from NaritaAirport. Please refer below for further information.
1, From Narita Airport to Hon-Atsugi station
By Limousine Bus Limousine bus is the easiest way to reach
Hon-Atsugi station. Please refer to a bus timetable below(*1). Bus ticket
counter is located right outside of the immigration exit on the arrival lobby.
Either Terminal 1 or 2, you will find it easily after you pass the custom. There
are several bus companies running to various directions. Please be sure to
choose the bus bound for Hon-Atsugi or Sagami-Ono. Bus terminal is located
just outside the arrival lobby. Both limousine bus tickets for Hon-Atsugi and
Sagami-Ono cost 3,500yen.If you take a bus bound for Sagami-Ono, please make
sure to take a train name "Odakyu-line" bound for
Odawara or Hakone-Yumoto after getting off the bus at Sagami-Ono
station. It is just two stops away by express train from Sagami-Ono to
Hon-Atsugi, and costs 240yen.
It usually takes about 2 to 3 hours from
NaritaAirport to Hon-Atsugi station. Keep in mind that there could be an
enormous traffic jam in Tokyo during evening rush hours.
(*1)Airport Limousine Timetable
(From Narita Airport as of July, 2005)
2) By Train
By train, you come to Hon-Atsugi station via
a) The easiest way is to take a direct train JR Narita Express(NEX) from Narita airport, which takes
80 minutes to JR Shinjuku station and costs 3,310yen. Tickets are available at
the arrival lobby. NEX station is on the underground level of the airport. Take
any express trains bound for Omiya , Ikebukuro or Shinjuku . Timetable for NEX is as follows(*3). After you arrive at JR Shinjuku
station, transfer to another train, Odakyu line . Please check
the map of Shinjuku station(*4).
(*3) Narita Express Timetable
(from Narita Airport to Shinjuku) As of July 20, 2007
b)You can also use Keisei line , with which you transfer at Nippori station onto JR Yamanote-line to Shinjuku. Keisei line costs 2,110yen with
From Shinjuku, take Odakyu line to Hon-Atsugi. Among several exits, take
either West or South (not New South) exit. Shinjuku station is one of the
largest transit hubs in Tokyo, serving many different train and subway
lines. Each has its own separate gate so make sure you make your way toward
Odakyu line. Purchase an Odakyu ticket at a vending machine, the price
of which is 480 yen to Hon-Atsugi.
Odakyu Shinjuku station has two departure-floors: upper for Express train
and lower for Local train. Do not take local train , kakueki-teisha since it stops at every station and even waits for
express trains passing by. You should better not take Semi Express ,jyunkyu or Section Semi Express ,kukan-jyunkyutrain since they stops at many stations. Choose Rapid Express ,kaisoku-kyuko or Express ,kyuko train bound for Odawara or Hakone-Yumoto among several expresses. Also, there are express trains which goes
to other directions (such as ,Shonan-kyuko and ,Tama-Kyuko) .Please ask people around you to make sure it takes you to
the right destination.Express,kyuko leaves every 10 minutes from platform
4 and 5, and takes 50min. to Hon-Atsugi. The last train to Hon-Atsugi leaves Shinjuku at 11:35pm.
If you come around evening rush hours, 5-8pm, Limited-Express , tokkyu romance car could be an option. You pay double (1,030yen
vs. 480yen) and get a reserved seat. It is only 10minutes faster, 40min.
to Hon-Atsugi, however, provides more space and comfort. Not all the limited-express
make a stop at Hon-Atsugi, so please check whether your train stops there.
Tickets are available until a few minutes before departure as long as seats