May 27 Kavli Prize Lectures and Symposium

Kavli Prize Program Lectures and Symposium

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May 27, 2013 (Mon)


First 300 applicants, Advance application is necessary.

No admission fee is required.

Open to the general public


Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, The University of Tokyo


10.00 - 10.30  Opening Session

10.30 - 12.15  Kavli lectures

  • 10.30 - 11.10
    Kavli Prize Laureate Lecture
    • Prof. Sumio Iijima, Kavli Prize Laureate in Nanoscience 2008
      (Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meijo University / Director, Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
  • 11.10 - 12.15
    Kavli Institute Lectures
    • Prof. Menno P. Witter, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    • Director Prof. Hitoshi Murayama, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo


14.00 - 16.45 Kavli Symposium: Scientific Solutions to Global Challenges

Moderator: Rector Prof. Torbjørn Digernes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

  • 14.00 - 14.30
    Opening session
    • Greeting: Executive Vice President Masako Egawa, The University of Tokyo
    • Opening address: Deputy Minister Ragnhild Setsaas, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research
  • 14.30 - 15.30
    Keynote addresses
    • Sustainability in Science: Emeritus Prof. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa (former president of the University of Tokyo)
    • Global Health: Prof. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
    • Global minded education: Rector Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, University of Oslo
  • 15.30 – 16.30
    Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Rector Prof. Torbjørn Digernes, NTNU
    • Panelists: Keynote address speakers, Vice President Prof. Syunya Yoshimi, The University of Tokyo, Vice-Rector Prof. Kuvvet Atakan, University of Bergen
  • 16.30 - 16.45
    Concluding remarks
    • Dr. Svein Grandum, Counsellor Science and Technology, The Royal Norwegian Embassy

Jointly Organised by

The University of Tokyo, The Kavli Foundation, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Royal Norwegian Embassy