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Osaka University Future Talks #14

2014-11-13 (Thu) -

未来トークポスターA six-page thesis that led to the winning of the Nobel Prize

In this 14th Future Talks, Professor Makoto KOBAYASHI, a physicist who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the origin of the violation of CP-symmetry. Professor Kobayashi who has continued to ascertain the true essence of matter in this world, will speak about what the ultimate components of matter are.

All persons connected with OU as well as members of the general public are cordially invited to attend.

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-served basis.

Lecturer: Makoto KOBAYASHI, Distinguished Professor, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Nobel Prize in Physics (2008)

Lecture title: "Antimatter -- from Elementary Particles to the Universe"

There are antiparticles corresponding to ordinary particles such as electrons or protons. Particle-antiparticle asymmetry is referred to as CP violation. CP violation was discovered 50 years ago and its mechanism has been mostly clarified. The universe is not made up of antimatter, but is made up of matter, which is thought to be due to CP violation at the particle level, but the details have been unclear.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 13, 5:00 ~ 6:30 p.m.
The doors open at 4:30.
Venue: Toyonaka campus -- Osaka University Hall

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.

Information about Osaka University Future Talks, October '14 through January '15

  • Talk #15 -- Monday, December 15, 2014, Yasushi AKASHI, Director, International House of Japan; former UN Undersecretary General
  • Talk #16 -- Friday, January 23, 2015, Ryoji NOYORI, Director, Riken, Nobel Prize in Chemistry

To see Future Talks in the past, go here.

For more information, contact

General Affairs staff, Office for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University

Tel: 06-6210-8244, Fax:06-6210-8241
Email: mirai-talk*
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