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Research Center for Science Systems

Workshops and Symposiums

“ International Symposium on Material Sciences“

Nov.17-18, 2015
Sigma Hall, Osaka University,

“The International Symposium on Material Sciences” is to be held on Nov.17 (Tue.) and 18 (Wed.), 2015, at Sigma Hall on the Toyonaka campus of Osaka University, Japan, under the auspice of Research Center for Science Systems (RCSS), Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS). The symposium covers material sciences in general, with some emphasis on condensed-matter physics but also including chemistry, engineering and earth science. The goal of the symposium is to give a general overview of the recent research status of “material sciences” from a wider perspective, and eventually to give a prospect for future development in a broad context. During the two days of the symposium, we wish to consider with the audience the present and future of material sciences.

The symposium is open to everyone. While the registration is free, participants are requested to make an on-line registration at


Nov.17 (Tue.)
Session 1 [chair: N. Kawakami]
10:50-11:00 Opening
11:00-11:50 Bernard Raveau(Laboratoire CRISMAT)
“Solid state chemistry of strongly correlated oxides: From perovskite derivatives to triangular metallic lattices”
11:50-12:40 Yuji Matsuda(Kyoto University)
“Physics of iron-based high - Tc superconductors”

--- Lunch 12:40-14:00 ---

Session 2 [chair: T. Kimura]
14:00-14:50 Yoshinori Tokura (RIKEN)
“Emergent phenomena from topological spin textures”
14:50-15:40 Hikaru Kawamura(Osaka University)
“Novel order and dynamics in frustrated and random magnets”

--- Coffee 15:40-16:00 ---

Session 3 [chair: M. Inoue]
16:00-16:50 Satoshi Hirosawa(National Institute for Materials Science)
“Mastering coercivity: The central issue in research and development of next generation high-performance permanent magnets”
16:50-17:40 Isao Tanaka(Kyoto University)
“Materials discovery through first principles calculations”

--- Conference dinner 18:00-19:30 ---

Nov.18 (Wed.)
Session 4 [chair: H. Kageyama]
9:50-10:40 Tsuneya Ando(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Physics of graphene and related materials”
10:40-11:30 Paul Attfield(University of Edinburgh)
“Emergent orders in simple solids”

--- Coffee 11:30-11:50 ---

Session 5 [chair: K. Shirahama]
11:50-12:40 Tsuneya Ando(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Phonon-roton-maxon excitations and ferromagnetic domains in a superfluid of cesium atoms”

--- Lunch 12:40-14:00 ---

Session 6
14:00-15:40 POSTER

--- Coffee 15:40-16:00 ---

Session 7 [chair: T. Kondo]
16:00-16:50 Takehiko Yagi(The University of Tokyo)
“Materials in the Earth’s deep interior ”
16:50-17:00 Closing