Program of The Fifth RIES-Hokudai Symposium,
Focusing on "(SHOKU)"

Period: December 1(Mon.) - 2 (Tue.), 2003
Place: Hokkaido University Conference Hall, Sapporo, Japan

December 1 (Mon)
9:00 - 9:15 Opening Address
Welcome address: Yasumasa Nishiura, Director of RIES
Opening remarks: Hiroshi Tokumoto, Chair of Organizing Committee
9:15 - 10:30 Session 1 : Plenary
9:15 - 10:00 H. Rohrer (1986 Nobel Laureate in Physics, IBM Research Division, Zurich Research Laboratory, ret.)
"Nano is Different"
10:00 - 10:30
M. Shimomura (RIES, Hokkaido University.)
"Nanotechnology Research in Hokkaido University"
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:45 Session 2 : Bottom-Up Nano Science & Technology (Macro molecules and molecular-scale electronics)
11:00 - 11:30 J. Klein (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Oxford/ Dept. of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science)
"Ions and Polyelectrolytes as Molecular Lubricants"
11:30 - 12:00 T. Matsumoto and T. Kawai (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University)
"Electronic Properties of Biomolecular Systems: Towards the Realization of Bottom-up Molecular-scale Electronics"
12:00 - 12:30 Y. Tsuboi (Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University and SORST, JST)
"Laser Chemistry of a Functional Protein"
12:30 - 12:45 Short presentation on related topics,
T. Akutagawa and T. Nakamura (RIES, Hokkaido University)
"Fabrications of Molecular Conductors to Molecular-Assembly Nanostructures"
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch Break (take a picture)
14:15 - 16:00 Session 3 : Photo-function & Self-assembly
14:15 - 14:45 V. Shchukin1, N. Ledentsov1, and D. Bimberg2 (1NSC-Nanosemiconductor GmbH, 2 Technische Universitat Berlin)
"Epitaxial Semiconductor Nanoworlds: Breakthrough in Physics and Applications"
14:45 - 15:15 M. Sugawara1,2, H. Ebe1,2, N. Hatori1,2, and Y. Arakawa1-3 (Institute of Industrial Science1, Nanoelectronics Collaborative Research Center2, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology3, University of Tokyo)
"Ultrafast Optical Signal Processing Based on Quantum-Dot Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers: Theory and Experiment"
15:15 - 15:45 B. Ohtani1 and T. Torimoto1,2 (1Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2"Light and Control", PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST))
"Preparation and Immobilization of Jingle-bell-shaped Silica-coated Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanoparticles"
15:45 - 16:00 Short presentation on related topics,
V. Mizeikis1, T. Kondo2, K. Yamasaki3, V. Jarutis1, S. Juodkazis2, S. Matsuo3 and H. Misawa1,2 (1CREST, Japan, 2 RIES, Hokkaido University, 3Department of Ecosystem Engineering, Tokushima University)
"Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals Fabricated by Laser Lithography"
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:15 Session 4 : Self-organizing biomolecules and cells
16:30 - 17:00 P.R. Benjamin (Sussex Centre for Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex)
"Shoku and the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Long-term Memory Formation"
17:00 - 17:30 A. Ikai, R. Afrin, S. Ohta, H. Sekiguchi, H. Kim, H. Uehara, H. Arakawa, and T. Osada (Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnoloty, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
"Nano-Mechanics of Proteins and Protein Folding"
17:30 - 18:00 S. Nishimura (Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)
"Chemistry and Nanotechnology of Carbohydrates"
18:00 - 18:15 Short presentation on related topics,
S. Takagi (RIES, Hokkaido University)
"A Physical Approach to Remove Anatomical Reentries"
18:30 - 20:30 (Poster session together with conference dinner)

December 2 (Tue)
9:00 - 10:45 Session 5 : The control of Self-assembly towards new features
9:00 - 9:30 H. Riegler (MPI for Colloid and Interface Science)
"Mobility and Aggregation Behaviour of Long Chain n-Alkanes at Solid/Gas Interfaces"
9:30 - 10:00 H. Yokoyama1,2, T. Okuzono2 and Y. Tabe1,2 (1Nanotechnology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology 2 Yokoyama Nanostructured Liquid Crystal Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency.)
"Molecular-Orientational Dissipative Structures in Excitable Liquid-Crystalline Monolayers"
10:00 - 10:30 K. Uosaki (Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)
"Electrochemical Oxidative Formation and Reductive Desorption of Selfassembled Monolayer of Alkanethiol on Au(111) Surface"
10:30 - 10:45 Short presentation on related topics,
A. Ishibashi and Kenji Kondo (RIES, Hokkaido University)
"A Crossroad where Top-Down Meets Bottom-Up"
10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:45 Session 6 : Artificial Systems for new features
11:15 - 11:45 T. Sakurai1, E. Mihaliuk2, and F. Chirila2, and K. Showalter2 (1Department of Electrical Engineering, Ube National College of Technology, 2Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University)
"Feedback Stabilization and Control of Unstable Propagating Waves"
11:45 - 12:15 Y. Nakamura1,2 (1NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories, 2The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN))
"Superconducting Quantum Bits - Artificial Tissues in the Charge and the Phase spaces"
12:15 - 12:45 S. Tanda , T. Tsuneta, Y. Okajima, K. Inagaki, K. Yamaya, N. Hatakenaka, T. Toshima, T. Matsuura, M. Nishida and T.Matsuyama (Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University)
"Topological Crystals: New Paradigm"
12:45 - 13:00 Short presentation on related topics,
I. Suemune, G. Sasikala, K. Uesugi, and P. Thilakan (RIES, Hokkaido University)
"InAs Quantum Dots: Self-organization and Strain Issue"
13:00 - Closing
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