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1st Lecture by Osaka University Distinguished Professor

2015-2-26 (Thu) 5:30 p.m. -

Supermolecules: between Matter and Life


A lecture by an Osaka University Distinguished Professor will be held on Thursday, February 26. The lecturer for this first lecture is one of the outstanding faculty members, Professor Akira HARADA at the Graduate School of Science.

There are some things that we used to take for granted that, by applying basic research at a molecular level conducted 20 to 30 years ago, became advanced level products. The allure of basic research is discovering what did not exist before and, without intending to do so, benefiting the world. Professor Harada will talk about this allure and advanced research at Osaka University.
How about joining us? Interested persons are encouraged to attend this event.


All persons connected with OU as well as members of the general public are cordially invited to attend. Text interpreting services and wheelchair viewing areas are available at the Convention Center, Suita campus.
Please let us know if you need special needs for participating in this event.
Advance registration is not necessary. There is no charge for attending these events. Seating is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


What is Osaka University Distinguished Professor System?

Osaka University created the official title of "Distinguished Professor" in April 2013 in order to recognize individuals who play leading roles coupled with outstanding achievement. Currently,13 professors at Osaka University are bestowed the title of Distinguished Professor.

Lecturer: HARADA Akira, Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Science原田先生

Lecture title: Supermolecules: between Matter and Life

Matter and life are thought to be different, but both are made up of molecules. Molecules assemble into supermolecules, creating matter or living creatures. By clarifying how molecules recognize other molecules and assemble into supermolecules, it will become possible to express a function in artificial molecules thought to be inherent in living creatures. Supermolecules are an unexplored field between materials science and life science.

Date & Time: Thursday, February 26, 5:00 ~ 6:45 p.m.
The doors open at 5:00.

Venue: Assembly Hall, Osaka University Hall, Toyonaka campus

In addition to the main venue for this event, additional rooms noted below will be made available for viewing the lecture on closed circuit TV.

2nd lecture

Date: Monday, March 23, 2015
Lecturer: FUKUZUMI Shun-ichi, Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Research concerning Artificial Photosynthesis and its Future Outlook

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General Affairs staff, Office for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University Tel: 06-6210-8244, Fax:06-6210-8241

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