Science in Japan Forum 2003

“Science in Japan” Forum -Cosmos and Earth

Sponsored by The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and
Cosponsored by National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation,
U.S. Department of Energy, and American Association for the Advancement of Science
Organized by JSPS Washington Liaison Office
at the Cosmos Club, Washington DC on June 6, 2003

Biographical Notes and Abstract 

9:00am-09:30am Registration
~Morning Session~
Moderator: Dr. Richard Krause, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Health
9:30am-10:20am Progress of Black Hole Astronomy
Prof. Hajime Inoue
Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences(ISAS)


Coffee Break
10:50am-11:40am Birth of Neutrino Astrophysics
Dr. Masatoshi Koshiba (2002 Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics)
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
11:40am-12:30pm The Rise of X-ray Astronomy
Dr. Reccardo Giacconi (2002 Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics)
Associated Universities, Inc.


12:30pm-1:30pm Luncheon at Old and New-Dining Room, Cosmos Club
~Afternoon Seccion~
Moderator: Dr. Keisuke Taira, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1:30pm-2:20pm Recent Progress in Physical Oceanography in Japan -Enso, Decedal Variability, the Kuroshio and Argo-
Prof. Kimio Hanawa, Department of Geophysics, Tohoku University<
2:20pm-3:10pm Recent Development of Climate Models by using the Earth Simulator
Prof. Akimasa Sumi
Center for Climate System Research, University of Tokyo
3:10pm-3:40pm Coffee Break


Volcanoes and People: Hawaii and Japan
Dr. Richard S. Fiske
National Museum of Natural History, Smithonian Institution

5:30 pm-6:00 pm


Cocktail at Westin Embassy Row

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Dinner at Westin Embassy Row
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