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Hiroshima University Lecture Meeting by Nobel Laureate

From Hiroshima University to the World - The Wisdom of World-Renowned Researchers

Hiroshima University invites Nobel Prize winners and other world-leading researchers to hold lecture and discussion sessions on a regular basis. This provides valuable opportunities for students who aim to become a scientist, allowing them to feel close to findings and studies that have astonished the entire world.

The 4th Lecture Meeting (March 11, 2019)

Professor Hiroshi Amano (The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics)

"Development of Sustainable Smart Society via Transformative Electronics"
Professor Hiroshi Amano
Director, Center for Integrated Research of Future Electronics, Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya University, Japan

Nobel laureate Professor Amano talked about the challenges he overcame during his research inventing the blue-emitting diode using gallium nitride, which was thought impossible among researchers back then.

Lecture Meeting by Nobel Laureate in Tokyo (January 9, 2019)

Sir Paul M. Nurse (The 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

Sir Paul Nurse gave a special lecture on January 9th 2019, where he presented his Nobel Prize-winning research in a comprehensible way, sometimes with his hand-drawn illustrations.

The Lecture Meeting also saw a presentation by President Mitsuo Ochi, a seminar of “The Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing” selected for the MEXT’s WISE (Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education) Program, and four talks by HU’s world-leading researchers in the fields of life sciences and medicine.

The 3rd Lecture Meeting (April 5, 2017)

Sir Paul M. Nurse (The 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

"My Life in Science"
Sir Paul M. Nurse
Director, Fancis Crick Institute, UK

A packed Satake Memorial Hall witnessed the former president of Britain’s Royal Society outline his life and research up to receiving the Nobel Prize for discovering the genetic control of cell division in 2001.

The 2nd Lecture Meeting (November 29, 2016)

Professor Takaaki Kajita (The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics)

"Discovery of Small Neutrino Masses"
Professor Takaaki Kajita
Director, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Distinguished University Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Nobel laureate Professor Kajita talked about his research at the SuperKamiokande, his discovery of neutrino oscillations which shows that neutrinos have mass, and the current situation in his research area.

The 1st Lecture Meeting (March 7, 2016)

Sir John Gurdon (The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

"Nuclear reprogramming and prospects for cell replacement"
Sir John Gurdon
Professor, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Sir Gurdon talked about his research on cell nuclear transfer using Xenopus.

Professor Shinya Yamanaka (The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

"New Era of Medicine with iPS Cells"
Professor Shinya Yamanaka
Director, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, Japan

Professor Yamanaka revealed what motivated him to start research.