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Osaka University Academic Research Organization is holding a Scintillating Research Café "What would YOU make with transparent paper?"

2011-12-16 (Fri) 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Osaka University consists of more than schools and graduate courses where students study; there also research institutes and centers conducting scintillating research. In this "Scintillating Research Café" on Friday, December 16, you'll have the chance to talk directly with one of these researchers, a researcher whose daily work is filled with excitement and anticipation. How about imagining a new "something" at this café and adding a bit of scintillation to your life?

In an outreach activity, this Scintillating Research Café will provide citizens with an opportunity to meet NOGI Masaya, leader of the Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers (NEXT Program) "Fabrications of bio-nanofiberprinted electronics'" and to consider "What would YOU make with transparent paper?"

The history of paper reaches back to 2000 BCE when the Egyptians developed papyrus. Then, around 1800 years ago, the Chinese developed paper similar to what we currently use. Recently, in 2008, using cellulose nanofibers, transparent "nanopaper" paper was developed in Japan.

NOGI Masaya, Associate Professor, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, the inventor of this transparent paper has been invited this science café. In non-technical terms, professor Nogi will explain about how this nanopaper is made. You'll be able to learn more and exchange opinions regarding uses for this paper with Professor Nogi.

  • Facilitator for this café: TAKAGI Akihiko, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Immunology Frontier Research Center

Date: 2011-12-16 (Fri) 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway), Osaka University Research Council, Support Office & Administrative Office for Large-Scale Education and Research Projects, Kaitokudo for the 21st Century
Venue: Art Area B1, Concorse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Osaka University Academic Research Organization (off-shoot of Institute for Protein Research)

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