Hatsuyume: my first dream of the New Year  Jan. 1, 2015

Artist is my longed-for job. I had longing to be a painter or a photographer. It is only a fantastic story, though, as I had never learned painting at classes and art clubs. Even taking nice photos at all, I have bought lots of cameras so far. I have chosen the Applied Physics Department of Osaka University, because I knew that it is well-known in the study of "light". I was fascinated at the pure color of the laser in the laboratory experiment. After being assigned to a laboratory, I concentrated on development of photographs in a dark room, occasionally, all day long forgetting all about the time. When photos were emerging on printing papers under an enlarger, I was thrilled always by myself. Also I was fascinated by starry sky and micrographs. Dissertation was a study of image processing. The theme was to restore from a blurred photo a sharp image by means of applied mathematics. 

Satoshi Kawata

Executive Director of Photonics Center, Osaka University

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2015/2/2 The 7th Photonics Day Photonics Center Osaka University 
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  • We held the press conference at Phtotonics Center, 26th, January. We  introduced innovative system of Photonics Center and the outcomes. At first, Prof. kawata, Executive Director of Photonics Center explained  how our innovating system, Photonics Center works.After that, we introduced the light microscope with 10 nm resolution, the crystal for deep UV light source required for next generation production, the innovative gas chromatograph system and the eco-light bulb. These are just products brought out by the first"Entrepreneurial/Productization Project"of our center.Because some of the products were officially shown at that time, reporters asked many questions with keen interests.
    Posted Jan 26, 2015, 4:56 PM by 田中千秋
  • Opto Osaka 2015 was held on 14th January International Symposium of Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University "Opto Osaka 2015" was held on 14th January under the auspices of Institute for Academic Initatives.This symposium started with the greetings from Mr. Toshio Hirano the President of Osaka university, Mr. Nobuaki Kawakami, Director-General, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Mr. Masayuki Matsushita, Vice Chairman of the Board, Panasonic Corporation, Vice Chairman, Kansai Economic Federation, and Mr. Kazuo Kyuma, Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation. After the greetings from the honorable guests, Prof. Kodama introduced the the Division of Photon Science and Technology, the Institute for Academic Initiatives.Then after that, we had lectures from Prof. Sir John Pendry ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2015, 9:16 PM by iwasaki@parc.osaka-u.ac.jp
  • Recent Activities of the Osaka University SPIE Student Chapter/ SPIE News Recent Activities of the Osaka University SPIE Student Chapter are reported in recent SPIE Japan News.
    Posted Jan 4, 2015, 7:05 PM by iwasaki@parc.osaka-u.ac.jp
  • "Japan-Singapore International Workshop on Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials" symposium was held at NTU, CDPT Singapore. Japan-Singapore International Workshop on Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials’ was held at NTU (Nanyang Technological University Singapore), co-hosting with Photonics Advance Research Center of Osaka University, ACORE and NTU on December 11th and 12th 2014. In this 2 days conference, more than 140 researchers and students attended. There were interesting 23 oral presentations from Japan delegates, Taiwan delegates, and Singapore delegates about their research. Also, students and young researchers presented 42 posters. We hope that all participants were able to have the opportunities to expand their network widely, and also we hope that all ACORE program members were able to make their network more closely and tightly. Moreover, we hope that we are able to start ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2014, 11:16 PM by 酒井友美
  • Prof. Katsumasa Fujita appeared in the commentary of NHK Science Zero on this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, super-resolution microscopes Cutting-edge researches on super-resolution microscope at the Photonics Center have been introduced in our news article, "Researches on Superresolution Microscopy have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 (8 October). " Recently, Prof. Katsumasa Fujita appeared in the commentary of NHK Science Zero on this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, super-resolution microscopes. He explained the principles of STED and PALM which are prized, results of interdisciplinary studies beyond the boundaries of physics, science and biology, and expressed expectations for observation of biological activity in intracellular organelles by further development, showing off the view that "there is no limit to the resolution." ( November 30 , rebroadcast December 6 ).
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 10:01 PM by iwasaki@parc.osaka-u.ac.jp
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初夢 Jan. 1, 2015


フォトニクスセンター長 河田 聡


2015/2/2 7th フォトニクスデイ(7th Photonics Day) 大阪大学フォトニクスセンター 
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  • 1/26(月)記者発表を行いました 2015年1月26日(月)フォトニクスセンターにて、イノベーションシステムの仕組みとその成果(平成24年度採択案件の起業・製品化)を発表いたしました。まずはじめに河田センター長が大学による産業イノベーション創出のしくみを紹介し、その後、高原教授が「eco電球の開発」、河田教授が「分子分布観察用ナノ・ラマン顕微鏡の製品化」、北野准教授が「ガスクロマトグラフシステムの製品化」、森教授が「紫外光光源用波長変換結晶の開発」をそれぞれ発表いたしました。今回はメディア初披露の製品もあり、熱心で鋭い質問が飛び交いました。
    Posted Jan 26, 2015, 4:53 PM by 田中千秋
  • 大阪大学未来戦略機構国際シンポジウム Opto osaka 2015が開催されました 2015年1月14日(水)、大阪大学未来戦略機構の主催により、大阪大学未来戦略機構国際シンポジウムOpto Osaka 2015を開催いたしました。大阪大学平野俊夫総長、文部科学省川上伸昭科学技術・学術政策局長、パナソニック株式会社代表取締役副会長・関西経済連合会副会長松下正幸様、総合科学技術・イノベーション会議久間和生議員のご挨拶の後、兒玉了祐教授より未来戦略機構光量子科学研究部門のご紹介を頂きました。その後、インペリアルカレッジロンドンのSir John Pendry教授、スタンフォード大学のThomas Baer教授、阪大の河田聡教授の基調講演、Nicholas Smith准教授、Prabhat Verma教授 ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2015, 9:15 PM by iwasaki@parc.osaka-u.ac.jp
  • 紹介されました:大阪大学SPIEスチューデントチャプターの最近の活動 大阪大学SPIEスチューデントチャプターの最近の活動がSPIEニュースレター「SPIEジャパンニュース」に紹介されました。ここをクリックしてください。
    Posted Jan 4, 2015, 6:56 PM by iwasaki@parc.osaka-u.ac.jp
  • Japan-Singapore International Workshop on Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterialsが開催されました。 12月11()12()に南洋理工大学革新的フォトン工学センター(Nanyang Technological University (NTU), The Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT))にて、大阪大学フォトニクスセンターならびにCDPT、南洋理工大学が共催して表記ワークショップを開催しました。 今回のワークショップは、平成23年度より実施中のアジア研究教育拠点事業へ今年度(平成26年度)よりシンガポール南洋理工大学が参画し ...
    Posted Dec 25, 2014, 12:32 AM by 酒井友美
  • 藤田准教授がサイエンスゼロで超解像顕微鏡を解説 「超解像光学顕微鏡が2014ノーベル化学賞に」のニュース記事でフォトニクスセンターに於ける超解像顕微鏡の最先端研究を紹介したところです。この度NHKサイエンスゼロに、その研究者の一人である藤田克昌准教授が今年のノーベル化学賞・超解像顕微鏡の解説で出演し、対象となったSTED,PALMの原理説明と意義、物理、科学、生物学の境界を越えた融合研究の成果、「解像度に限界はない」との見解を披露し、細胞小器官内の生体活動の観察・生命の仕組み解明など今後の発展への期待を述べました(11月30日、再放送12月6日)。
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 10:03 PM by iwasaki@parc.osaka-u.ac.jp
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