The International Education and Research Center of Science (IERCS) at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) will organize a workshop on topics at the cutting edge of science. The first workshop in this series will be held from June 6 to June 10 2016 and its focus will be on a few areas at the forefront of contemporary physics. It is intended for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students.A total of 20 students; 10 each from Japan and abroad will be selected to participate in the workshop on the basis of their academic achievements and letters of recommendation. Participants are encouraged to find their own travel support, as it might be possible to provide full or partial travel support to only some of the students from abroad depending on the availability of the Hiki fund at Tokyo Tech. Accommodation and local consumption will be provided to all the participants of the school. The workshop will consist of pedagogical lectures on cosmology, gravitational waves, quantum information, ultra cold atoms and topological aspects in condensed matter physics by faculty members from Tokyo Tech, whose research in these areas has been internationally acclaimed. The lectures will be followed by assignments and discussions. At the end of the workshop, the students will present summaries of the joint work in groups of five. This is aimed at deepening the understanding of the participants of the subject matter presented in the lectures and fostering a spirit of cooperation in them. An important highlight of the school will be a special lecture by one of the physics Nobel Laureates of 2015, Professor Takaaki Kajita from the University of Tokyo. The participants will get an opportunity to interact with Professor Kajita after his lecture. Some of the other unique features of the workshop are research presentations by graduate students of Tokyo Tech following which there will be tours of different labs. There will also be opportunities for the participants to meet and discuss with professors of the physics department and learn about the research that is being performed at Tokyo Tech.
Applicants who wish to take part in the summer workshop should send their application form via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2016. Notice of acceptance is scheduled to be sent to the applicant by February 29, 2016.