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2015/4/6 43rd colloquium Photonics Center (P3) Rm213 
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  • Students from Tsuyama prefectural high school, Okayama visited Photonics Center As well as last year, students from SSH (Super Science High school) of Tsuyama prefectural high school, Okayama visited PARC on March 27th.Prof. Takahara gave the explanation of outline of PARC. After that, the students took lab tour and they seemed to be very interested in the most up-to-date facilities such as 3D printer.
    Posted Mar 30, 2015, 1:40 AM by 田中千秋
  • Student Staffs of the 5th Kid's Photonics School "Super HIKARI JUKU" were officially commended by Dean of the Graduate school of Engineering, Osaka University Student staffs of the 5th Kid's Photonics School "Super HIKARI JUKU" ( Nov. 23rd, 2014 ) were officially commended by the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University.The commendation ceremony was held on March 23rd, 2015 and the General manager and assistants of GM participated as a representative for student staffs. They were awarded by Professor Kakeshita, Dean of the Graduated School of Engineering.
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 12:47 AM by 倉田早織
  • Japan-Morocco Handai Project on Functional Nanophotonics kick-off workshop was held at MAScIR, Morocco From February 25th to 26th, Japan-Morocco Handai Project on Functional Nanophotonics kick-off workshop was held at MAScIR (Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research), Morocco.   Under the Osaka University International Joint Research Promotion Program, which was selected last year is based on a partnership between photonics center in Osaka, which is headed by Professor Satoshi Kawata, with optics and photonics center in MAScIR, which is headed by Professor Zouheir Sekkat. This project is entitled “Nano-functional Photonics: study of new nano optical/photonic functions originating from the intera-ction of photon and nano-structured materials” and is running in the period April 2014– March 2017. The goal of the project is to carry joint advanced ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2015, 12:10 AM by Aya Hirono
  • Handai Photonics Day 2015 was held on February 2nd Handai Photonics Day 2015 was held on February 2nd. This Photonics Day theme was "Entrepreneurial / Productization", this is why 9 accomplishments of Entrepreneurial / Productization Project were made a presentation by Prof. Kawata, Prof. Mori, Prof. Takahara, Associate Prof. Kitano, Prof. Tamiya, Assistant Prof. Masato Saito, Prof. Ozaki, Associate Prof. Fujita.And Mr. Shuichi Sakamoto, Industry-Academia Cooperation and area support Division chief, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT, and Prof. Toshihiro Masaki, the Director of Planning and Promotion in Office for University-Industry Collaboration, and Mr. Yoshio Matsumi, the president of Osaka Universty Venture capital Co., Ltd gave lectures about industry-academia-government collaboration.After those lectures, participants had the time to see posters from 20 member laboratories and equipments ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 6:23 PM by 倉田早織
  • 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
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Turning on the light

I used to view light as something simply to view something else by. The messenger which, by itself, is not the important thing. Light bouncing off something tells you something is there. Light through a lens is bent into an image, and recorded, and again tells you something is there. I think this is the most common view of light. As a kid I was interested in mechanical things, and needed light in order to find the screw, needed light to read the green phosphor display on our now ancient Apple II, but didn’t really notice how light interacts with things. These interactions are right there in front of us but unless pointed out are easily missed. The phosphor-based tv that we all watched is a complicated dance of electrons and photons, and its reverse process, the photoelectric effect, wasn’t even discovered until 100 years ago. 

March, 10th, 2015
Nicholas Smith
Immunology Frontier Research Centre


2015/4/6 43rdコロキアム(43rd colloquium) 大阪大学 フォトニクスセンター (P3) Rm 213 
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  • 岡山県立津山高等学校SSH(スーパーサイエンスハイスクール)から生徒が見学に来られました 3月27日、昨年同様今年も岡山県立津山高等学校のSSH(スーパーサイエンスハイスクール)の生徒さんが、総勢54名程の一行でフォトニクスセンターの見学に来られました。高原教授によるセンターの全体説明と3Dプリンター等の実験設備のラボツアーに参加され、最先端の研究設備に興味津々の様子でした。
    Posted Mar 31, 2015, 1:32 AM by 田中千秋
  • 第5回こども科学の教室「スーパー光塾」の学生スタッフが工学研究科長表彰を受けました 第5回こども科学の教室「スーパー光塾」の学生スタッフが工学研究科長表彰を受けました。表彰式は2015年3月23日に執り行われ、学生スタッフ代表として統括・統括補佐の4名が式に参加し、大阪大学工学研究科長掛下知行教授より表彰されました。
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 12:44 AM by 倉田早織
  • Japan-Morocco Handai Project on Functional Nanophotonics が開催されました 2月25日(水)〜26日(木)、モロッコ MAScIR (Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research)にて標記ワークショップを開催致しました。   大阪大学国際共同研究促進プログラムの一環として平成26年度よりファンクショナル・フォトニクス:ナノ光機能の探索と学術展開をテーマとした河田聡教授を研究代表者とするフォトニクスセンターとSekkat Zouheir教授を研究代表者とする ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2015, 12:06 AM by Aya Hirono
  • 2月2日(月)阪大フォトニクス・デイを開催いたしました。 阪大フォトニクス・デイ2015を2月2日(月)に開催いたしました。起業・製品化をテーマにした今年度のフォトニクスデイでは、起業・製品化プロジェクトに採択された河田聡教授・森勇介教授・高原淳一教授・北野勝久准教授・民谷栄一教授・齋藤真人助教、尾崎雅則教授、藤田克昌准教授が合計9件の成果発表を行ないました。また、文部科学省科学技術・学術政策局の産業連携・地域支援課長の坂本修一氏、大阪大学産学連携本部総合企画推進部長兼知的財産部長の正城敏博教授、大阪大学ベンチャーキャピタル株式会社代表取締役社長の松見芳男社長にも産学官連携をテーマにした講演をして頂きました。講演後はポスター・展示・装置見学の時間を設け ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 6:23 PM by 倉田早織
  • 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
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