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Swiss – Japanese Nanoscience Workshop was held at NIMS

On October 9 – 11, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland, Swiss – Japanese Nanoscience Workshop: Materials Phenomena at Small Scale was held at the Namiki Site of NIMS in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, sponsored by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and NIMS.

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More than 40 prominent scientists from both countries reported their latest research results, together with the presentations by young researchers, and they exchanged very vigorous questions and discussions. Over 200 audience members attended this workshop.

On the first day, the workshop had the honor of a visit by His Excellency Dr. Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation. He delivered an opening address and expressed his strong expectations for the research cooperation between the two countries.

This workshop would be an excellent opportunity to accelerate the collaboration on nanoscience research between the two countries.