ICG members are involved in the UK-Japan 150 year anniversary, Science, Technology and Innovation Symposium - Astronomy & Space Science. Bob Nichol will give a lecture on Galaxy Survey and Cosmology. Kazuya Koyama has been involved in the organisation.
The symposium will take place from13:00 to 19:00 on Friday, 6th December 2013 at the Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101-104 Piccadilly W1J 7JT. It will be followed by a reception.
The UK-Japan 150 year anniversary, Science, Technology and Innovation symposium - Astronomy & Space Science - will celebrate the 150th anniversary of UK-Japan academic interaction. In 1863, five Japanese students, 'Choshu Five', including Hirobumi Ito, who later became the Japan's first Prime Minister, arrived in the UK and studied at University College London. Since that time, Japan and the UK have exchanged scholars and developed collaborative works across many fields, including Astronomy and Space Science. Furthermore the UK and Japanese Governments signed the MOU for wider cooperation on space activities during PM Cameron’s visit to Japan. Following such circumstance, the symposium will highlight the past, current and future collaborations in Astronomy and Space Science, covering a wide range of research topics, from the Sun to Cosmology.
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If you can attend, please register by 24th November through:
Please print and bring your ticket. All visitors to the Embassy are required to show photo ID and the event ticket. The dress code for the event is smart casual.