Special Seminar on gColumbia-Todai Frontier Partnership Projecth

 

July 6, 2011 Wednesday

4:45 - 6:00 PM

Room 1320, Physics Department (4 Goukan, third floor), Hongo Campus

 

Speakers:

Columbia  Gerald Curtis (School of International and Public Affairs)

          Haruo Shirane (Department of East Asian Language and Culture)

          Yasutomo Uemura (Department of Physics)

Todai     Atsushi Fujimori (Department of Physics)

         Mareshi Saito (Department of Comparative Literature and Culture)

                                      

We are submitting a funding proposal to the Japanese Education Ministry MEXT on their program of Japan – US cooperation of teamed universities in higher education to support student and faculty exchange and visits, by forming a team of Columbia University and Tokyo University (Todai) researchers from the field of Physics, Political Science and Japanese Literature.  In this seminar, we would like to introduce this project to faculty members and students of Todaifs Physics Department in order to encourage their participation in the present project.  We are also planning to invite staff administrators from the relevant departments as well as members of the International Affairs Department of Todaifs central administration.

In the presentations, speakers will introduce previous and existing ties between Columbia and Todai in their research fields, and elucidate the planned activities for the present proposal, including short and long-term visits, new on-line lecture courses, research visits, field trips, workshops, double degree program, and joint efforts in supervising PhD thesis activities.  All the faculty members, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students of Physics Department are welcome to attend.