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First International Forum for Innovation in Next Generation Synchrotron Radiation

Tohoku University

In 2018, a coalition of five organisations were selected to establish Japan's first next-generation synchrotron radiation facility as part of a large-scale research complex at Tohoku University's Aobayama Campus.

Ahead of construction, Tohoku University will host the first International forum on next-generation synchrotron radiation on April 22.

April 21 - closed door stakeholders meeting, and then a welcome reception.

This forum will bring together researchers from top universities and research institutes around the world. The focus will be on promoting strategic research collaborations while hearing from experts in the field about how best to jointly utilize the facilities.

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Event: 1st International Forum for Innovation in Next Generation Synchrotron Radiation

Date: April 22, 9 am - 5 pm

Venue: Westin Hotel Sendai (map:

Web resistration:

Fee: free

Banquet 10,000yen

This event is organized by Tohoku University, with help from the University of Tokyo, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, and Photon Science Innovation Center (PhoSIC). It is also supported by NIMS, AIST, RIKEN and IMS.

Participants and speakers include:

Harald Reichert, ESRF

Jean Daillant, SOLEIL

Jerome Hastings, Stanford University

Tetsuya Ishikawa, RIKEN SPring-8 Center

Hitoshi Tanaka, QST

Kazuhiro Hono, NIMS

Kenji Kikuchi, Tohoku University

Kozaburo Nakaseko, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Tadahiro Hayasaka, Tohoku University.

Yoshihisa Harada, University of Tokyo

Yukio Takahashi, Tohoku University


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