Participation in Launch Conference of IUPAP 2005
Updated March 14, 2005
Hiroyuki Oikawa of Keio University participated in Launch Conference of IUPAP 2005
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary from “Miraculous Year” of 1905 when Albert Einstein made public the special theory of relativity and other important theses, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) determined 2005 as the World Year of Physics (WYP).
In the beginning of the WYP2005, the Launch Conference named “Physics for Tomorrow” was held at a conference center of UNESCO in Paris, France. Gathered in a hall were notable physical scientists including seven Nobel prize winners and 500 students from countries in the world. Lectures were delivered and discussions were made for a wide variety of items regarding state-of-the-art physics, science and technology, scientific education, relation between science and the society and others.
From Japan, five students learning physics participated in the Launch Conference. Of the five, Mr. Hiroyuki Oikawa in the third grade of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Keio University was selected and contributed greatly to international exchanges.
Mr. Oikawa’s report is placed on the homepage of Japan Committee on the World Year of Physics 2005 (JCWYP) at: http://www.wyp2005.jp/news/topics050217.htm (Japanese).
The homepage of Japan Committee on the World Year of Physics 2005 (JCWYP) is: http://www.wyp2005.jp/(Japanese)
The homepage of World Year of Physics 2005 is: http://www.wyp2005.org/