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Prof. Lindqvist, Director of the Nobel Museum, Visits NIMS

(October 2, 2009) A mission headed by Prof. Svante Lindqvist, Museum Director of the Nobel Museum and recently-elected President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, visited NIMS WPI Research Center MANA.

"Prof. Lindqvist listening to an explanation of nanotubes by Dr. Dmitri Golberg, a MANA Principal Investigator" Image

Prof. Lindqvist listening to an explanation of nanotubes by Dr. Dmitri Golberg, a MANA Principal Investigator



After a general explanation of MANA by MANA’s Chief Operating Officer, Prof. Yoshio Bando, the Swedish group toured the respective facilities in the fields of nanobiotechnology, nanomaterials, and nanosystems, and showed deep interest in the explanations of their work by the MANA researchers.

In the afternoon of the same day, Prof. Lindqvist spoke for approximately one hour on the topic “Why is there no Nobel Prize for technology and engineering?” at an International Lecture Meeting hosted by the Science Academy of Tsukuba and other organizations and co-hosted by NIMS at the Tsukuba International Congress Center. At the question-and-answer session following his lecture, Prof. Lindqvist gave thoughtful replies to the numerous questions and opinions on the content of his talk expressed by those attending. Dr. Leona Ezaki, who is a Nobel Laureate and currently President of the Science Academy of Tsukuba, also participated.