February 28, The 6th Kavli IPMU, ELSI, and IRCN Joint Public Lecture: “A Question of Origins”

January 19, 2021
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)

On February 28, 2021, the 6th Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), Institute of Earth-Life Science (ELSI), and the International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN) joint general lecture will be held.

Throughout the history of humankind, we have alway asked questions about the universe, Earth, and life itself. Thus, in this lecture, we will focus on the origin of the universe, Earth, and life in an easy-to-understand discussion. Moderated by a political science expert, the discussion will also touch on cutting-edge science research and the theme, "What does it mean to ask a question of origins?"

Program


13:10-13:30

Lecture 1: What is life? Where do we come from?
Lecturer: Kosuke Fujishima (Associate Professor, ELSI)

13:35-13:55

Lecture 2: Sleep as a source of Intelligence
Lecturer: Hiroyuki Miyamoto (Project Associate Professor, IRCN)

14:00-14:20

Lecture 3: Origin and diversity of elementary particles’ mechanics
Lecturer: Taizan Watari (Associate Professor, Kavli IPMU)

14:25-15:10

Panel discussion: What does it mean to ask a question of origins?


Outline

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time: 13:00 - 15:20
Location: Online
Organizer: Kavli IPMU, ELSI, IRCN
Audience: High-school students and above
Fee: None
Capacity: Unlimited
Application forms: Event homepage @ELSI (Deadline: February 28, 2021; 12:00 JST)
nquiries:
Phone: 03-5734-3163
Email: pr*_at_elsi.jp (ELSI public relations office)
Please change * _at_ to @ and send


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