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RCAST Special Symposium with Nobel Laureate Professor Yuan Tseh Lee

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Date and Time November 21, 2019 15:00 - 18:30

ENEOS Hall (1F, RCAST Bldg. 3-South)


Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

RCAST is pleased to host a special symposium with Professor Yuan Tseh Lee, who was recommended by RCAST as a visiting professor of Tokyo College of the University of Tokyo. In recognition of Professor Lee’s leadership in establish the “Future Earth”, the symposium features current advances in climate science, renewable energy and related materials science. We welcome all students and researchers to this seminar.

Language: English
Application: No registration required.


15:00-15:30 "Mission and scope of RCAST" Ryohei KANZAKI (Director/Professor, RCAST)
15:30-16:15 "Facing the challenges of global environmental problems"
Yuan Tseh LEE (Visiting Professor, Tokyo College; President Emeritus, Academia Sinica)
16:15-16:30 (coffee break)
16:30-17:00 "Extreme weather conditions under the global warming"
Hisashi NAKAMURA (Professor, RCAST)
17:00-17:30 "High-Efficiency Quantum Nanostructure Photovoltaic"
Yoshitaka OKADA (Professor, RCAST)
17:30-18:00 "Necessity for global network of renewable hydrogen"
Masakazu SUGIYAMA (Professor, RCAST)
18:00-18:15 discussion

Prof. Yuan T. Lee studied chemistry at the National Taiwan University (BA 1959), National Tsing Hua University (MA 1961) and University of California, Berkeley (PhD 1965). After serving as a full professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago and UC Berkeley, and winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986, he returned to Taiwan in 1994 to serve as the President of Academia Sinica. He then served as the President of the International Council for Science (ICSU; currently ISC), taking leadership in establishing the “Future Earth”, a major international platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations towards a sustainable world.

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