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Saturday Afternoon Physics 2015 - Bringing the Latest in Physics to High School Students

2015-10-17 (Sat) - 2015-11-21 (Sat)

This year, we will hold "Saturday Afternoon Physics 2015 - From the Universe to the Microscopic World" in the hope that students will interact with the latest concept of nature, and cultivate a natural view. We will search for the physics that will solve the mysteries of nature through easy-to-understand lectures on the latest in physics by researchers active on the forefront of their fields, as well as various experiment demonstrations and exhibits. In addition, we will illustrate to students in just what way the knowledge and technology of science is being used in our society. We aim to be a school that provides fun and rich content for students! This program will run on Saturday afternoons for six weeks. We're looking forward to welcoming many curious high school students!

Dates and Times:

October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7, November 14, and November 21, 2015 -- 3pm~6pm


Large Conference Room, School of Science, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

Please note that on November 7, students will be taking tours of the facilities on the Suita Campus.

Lesson Structure

Each class is 3 hours long, and composed of the following 3 sections.

(1)    Core Lecture: We will visit various worlds within the natural world.

(2)    Coffee Break: Displays, socializing, Q&A

(3)    Practical Lecture: High-tech physics, games, quizzes

On November 7, we will be taking tours of the leading research facilities of the Graduate School of Engineering, the Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Institute of Laser Engineering.


Who May Attend

High school students (It is possible for faculty members and the parents/guardians of attendees to also participate, but this requires prior registration, and space is limited.)



Attendance is free.

Registration -- *You MUST register beforehand*

You can apply through postal mail, email, of through the website.

Please send your name plus furigana, gender, name of your school, home address, postal code, what motivated you to join this program, any days that you definitely cannot attend and the reasons, email address and fax number.

Please check out our website for more information. (link in Japanese)

Application deadline

Thursday, September 24, 2015 (We will stop accepting applications once capacity is reached.)

Contact Information

Yukawa Memorial, Graduate School of Physics, Osaka University

1-1 Machikane-yama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043

TEL: 06-6850-5341


Please send your application in an email entitled "SAP2015 - [Your Name]"

Sponsored by

Yukawa Memorial, Museum of Osaka University

In cooperation with

Osaka Prefectural Board of Education; Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education; Nara Prefectural Board of Education; Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education; Kyoto City Board of Education; The Physics Education Society of Japan, Kinki Branch; Osaka Prefectural Society for Science Education at Senior High School; Asahi Shimbun; Frontier Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University; Osaka University Global Science Campus (SEEDS Program); Osaka University Interactive Materials Science Cadet Program

Date: 2015-10-17 (Sat) - 2015-11-21 (Sat)
Contact: Yukawa Memorial, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

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