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 from Imperial College, London, UK, Prof. Thomas Baer, from Stanford University, US, Prof. Satoshi Kawata, Assistant Prof. Nicholas Smith, Prof. Prabhat Verma, and Prof. Yusuke Mori.
We could have visitors over 400, and they had active conversation in poster session.
We would like to appreciate for the cooperation of speakers, member of laboratories which submit the posters, and visitors.
You can read the article about Opto Osaka 2015 on Osaka University page here.