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"White Paper of Science" Symposium: World-Changing Chemistry

Activity by Takehiko Okazaki   |   added on Jan 09, 2011   |   Japan Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Tokyo Kasei Corporation and other parties.

To help people learn how interesting and important science is, the Mainichi Newspapers has run a series of feature articles over the past 10 years. We now plan to hold a symposium timed to coincide with the International Year of Chemistry in 2011.

About the symposium (tentative outline)


Title: "White Paper of Science" Symposium: "World-Changing Chemistry"

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Place: Tosho Hall, 3-2-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

No. of participants: 600 public participants



13:30-13:40 Greeting: Teruo Tsuneda (Managing director of the Mainichi Newspapers)

13:40-13:50 Greeting: (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

13:50-14:30 Keynote greeting: Eiichi Negishi (Professor of Purdue University)

14:30-14:45 Video letter: Akira Suzuki (Professor emeritus of Hokkaido University)

14:45-15:25 Greeting: Mamoru Mouri (Superintendent of the National Museum of

Emerging Science and Innovation)

15:25-15:40 Break

15:40-17:00 Discussion: "World-Changing Chemistry"

— Several people in the field of chemistry

Topic: symposium, publication, article Audience: general public, universities, professors, research scientists
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