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2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium: Lecture Series: Highlight | November 1 | 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room


Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival


Join us for this exciting two-day symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986), Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), and Takaaki Kajita (Physics, 2015), as well as several exciting panels discussing the Nobel Prize's impact on institutions, journalism, and research. In addition to his talk, we will be honoring Professor Kajita with the 2017-2018 Berkeley Japan Prize.

Co-sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Endorsed by the Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco.

For more information, please go to our website: https://cjs090.wixsite.com/nobel

Tuesday, October 31
[Chevron Auditorium]

09:45-10:15
Opening remarks

10:15-11:45
Nobel Laureate Yuan T Lee

13:30-15:00
Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter

15:30-17:00
Nobel Laureate Takaaki KAJITA

Wednesday, November 1
[Ida & Sproul Rooms]

09:00-10:30
Panel 1 | JOURNALISM AND THE NOBEL PRIZE
• Ken Chang, New York Times
• Dennis Normile, Science
• Mariko TAKAHASHI, Asahi Shimbun

10:45-12:30
Panel 2 | THE NOBEL PRIZE’S IMPACT ON INSTITUTIONS
• James Bartholomew, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University
• Ryuma OHORA, Director, Office for Basic Research Programs, Research Promotion Bureau, MEXT
• Mats Larsson, Nobel selection committee member

13:45-15:15
Panel 3 | THE NOBEL AS AN INCENTIVE
• Haruki WATANABE, PhD., Todai Lecturer
• Katelin Schutz, PhD candidate, UC Berkeley
• Hiromi UNO, Associate Professor, Kyoto University

15:15-15:45
General discussion

15:45-16:15
Closing remarks


cjs-events@berkeley.edu, 510-642-3415