05 March, 2010

Report on ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference for Young Researchers

I attended at the ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference for Young Researchers (February 27- March 4).

The theme is "Contact Zones of Empires in Asia and Europe: Complexity, Contingency, Causality", and approximately 100 researchers from Japan and Europe joined in this conference.

February 27 (Saturday): Welcome Party


February 28 (Sunday), March 1 (Monday): Oral presentation, poster session

9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Oral presentation

 Poster session

 Short talks at night(8:15 pm - 10:30pm)

March 2 (Tuesday): Oral Presentation, excursion

9:00 am - 12:30 pm: Oral presentation

Kyushu National Museum in the afternoon

Plum flowers at the Dazaifu Shrine

8:15 pm - 10:30 pm: Short talks

March 3 (Wednesday): Oral presentation and overview of this conference, farewell party

9:00 am - 12:30 pm: Oral presentation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Discussion

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Overview of this conference

Main topics presented in this conference

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Farewell party

Enjoying a night view from 34 floors of our hotel's penthouse

March 4 (Thursday): Departure after breakfast

Most of presentations are mainly in Humanities in this conference, especially European researchers did not mention researches in Natural science little bit unfortunately, but these 5 nights and 6 days were very productive.

Although the detail is unconfirmed, participants planned collaborative research projects. I'm looking forward to joining in them.

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