Promising Tools for Innovation at Spring-8/SACLA

When: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Where: WV G106
Speaker: Dr. Masaki Takata
Organization: Deputy Director, RIKEN Spring-8 Center, Japan
Sponsor: Special Presentation

Join us as Dr. Takata provides insight into RIKEN Spring-8, the world’s Photon Science Center of Excellence. In addition, Dr. Takata will talk about what it’s like from a cultural perspective to work in Japan.

Photo Science using Synchrotron Radiation (SR) has increasingly contributed to progress in a wide range of Science and Technology all over the world. To meet the ever-increasing demands for SR applications, quite a few countries have been vigorously promoting SR facilities and related science. In Japan, Spring-8, the world’s brightest SR facility, was constructed in 1997 followed by SACLA, the world’s shortest wavelength X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) in 2011.

The RIKEN Spring-8 Center (RSC) is the research institute that remains the world’s Photon Science Center of Excellence (COE). The SR and XFEL provide innovative, luminous electromagnetic waves which serve as powerful probes for visualizing various levels of materials relating to virtually the whole span of research in science and technology.

Dr. Takata will¬† present RSC’s recent challenges and prospects in Science & Technology to give a better understanding to those who would consider experiencing co-op at Spring-8 and to those who want to learn more about the work culture in Japan.