ESophomore and upper grades students of Kobe University.
Introduction to Mathematics
"Introduction to Knot Theory"
Lecturers : Susumu Sato, Yasutaka Nakanishi, Masahico Saito (University of South Florida)
This is an introductory course of knot theory. A knot is familiar to everyone, but it is not clear how a knot is distinguished from the other mathematically. The aim of this course is to introduce an elementary invariant, the colorability of a knot, by using linear algebra and number theory.
The curse consists of the following lectures.
1. What is a knot?
2. The 3-coloring of a knot
4. The n-coloring of a knot
Introduction to Physics
"Science with big machines: high-energy physics using particle colliders and materials science using synchrotron radiation"
This lecture gives overview on modern physics, covering
1. High-energy physics using accelerators and world-wide collaboration in science;
2. Materials science: physics of rare-earth compounds with "novel" properties The aim of this lecture is two-fold:
1. Learning about the contemporary topics in physics
2. Understanding diversity and similarity of scientific work in various countries
1-3. The LHC: p hysics at the highest energy (6/2,6/16,6/23)
Lecturer : Yuji Yamazaki
1. Introduction to particle physics and the Higgs boson, the new particle found in 2012
2. The tool for discovering new particles 3. International collaboration of high-energy physics with Germany, EU nations and all over the world
4-6. Physics of strongly correlated electron system (6/30,7/7,7/14)
Lecturer : Eiichi Matsuoka
4. Introduction to strongly correlated electron system
5. Magnetic and superconducting rare-earth compounds and their practical applications
6. Scientific research in Vienna, Austria
7. High-energy physics in Italy (7/21)
8. European collaborations in high-energy physics Note that the contents of lecture 7 and 8 may change. (7/28)
Lecturer : Lorenzo Bellagamba (INFN Bologna)
Introduction to Chemistry
1. Molecule-based Materials (6/2)
Lecturers: Kazuyuki Takahashi
Molecule-based materials have aroused a great attention because of their fundamental interests as well as their potential applications to future devices. The basic concepts and recent topics of molecule-based materials are briefly disclosed.
2. Electrons in Solids (6/9)
Lecturer: Takashi Uchino
The number of electrons in solids is about Avogadro's constant. Accordingly, the behavior of electrons in solids can be different from that of molecules. This lecture addresses some basic and interesting aspects of these issues.
3. Chemical bond in chemical reaction (6/16)
Lecturer: Akihide Wada
Understanding based on the quantum mechanics is becoming an increasingly important part of research. Within this part of the course, origin of chemical bond connecting molecular units and mechanism of recombination of chemical bond will be briefly outlined.
4. Catalysts and society (6/23)
Lecturer: Hiroshi Onishi
Catalysts are a class of devises for material conversion and energy conversion. Our society in the past, present and future, is always functional on the basis of catalysts. Representative examples are given in the lecture. Current experimental challenges to characterize catalysts are also described.
5. Drug Discover (6/30)
Lecturer: Ryosuke Matsubara
The topic of this class is drug discovery, to which organic chemistry is greatly contributing. We learn in this class how medicine is being developed.
6. Supramolecular Chemistry (7/7)
Lecturers: Akihiko Tsuda
Supramolecular chemistry is all about noncovalent interactions between molecules. It provides a bottom up approach to nanoscale systems with applications ranging from biology to materials science. This lecture presents recent developments of these studies.
7. Overview of SPring-8 (7/14)
Lecturer: Hiroyuki Iwamoto
SPring-8 is the largest 3rd-generation synchrotron radiation facility of the world. Plain explanations are given as to what researches, especially in life science, are possible by using this facility.
8. Material science at SPring-8 (7/21)
Lecturer: Kunihisa Sugimoto
One of biggest synchrotron radiation facility, SPring-8, can generate so high flux X-ray beam. A number of researchers carry out many types of experiments at SPring-8. This lecture introduces material science from basic research to industrial applications using synchrotron radiation X-ray.
Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to Maritime Sciences T
1. Restriction for sustainable development of seaborne transport (10/1)
Lecturer: Haruo Mimura
Restriction for the reduction of exhaust gas emission by Diesel propulsion is progressing. The prevention of biological transport across boundaries is now going to be enforced. I will lecture the regulations and related technical progress in order to keep sustainable development of seaborne transport.
2. Maritime and Packaging (10/8)
Lecturer: Katsuhiko Saito
"Maritime" is defined as the generic name about human activities on the sea. People play at the sea, gather resources, and develop them. At the same time, people also rely on the field of logistics. Therefore it is important that we consider packaging technology in order to ensure safe logistics in the maritime field. An outline of the concept of transport packaging techniques will be introduced.
3. Container cargo transport and port management (10/15)
Lecturer: Mikio Takebayashi
This lecture deals with the hot topic of international seaborne container cargo transport in terms of globalization in the maritime transport markets. Profiles of linership companies and major container ports will be shown.
4. Human-Machine Syste (10/22)
Lecturer: Takashi Nagamatsu
Humans use systems such as a computers, electric power plants, cars, and ships. In such systems, humans communicate with the system through a human-machine interface. The purpose of this lecture is to show how important it is to learn and understand the human capacities (abilities and limitations) in a human-machine system.
5. Radiation protection of marine environment (10/29)
Lecturer: Keiji Oda
This lecture gives an overview on general concepts of radiation protection and recent developements for marine environment protection after learning lessons from the Fukushima nuclear accident.
6. Advanced Maritime English Skills (11/5)
Lecturer: Matthew Rooks
This lecture will provide students with practice for improving their maritime and academic English skills. Participants will learn how to research maritime topics, write in scientific format, and give professional academic presentations while discussing various topics in English.
7. Application and development of shock waves (11/12)
Lecturer: Akihisa Abe
The phenomena caused by shock waves propagating in some mediums over the speed of sound have been studied to solve the problems in the maritime field. In this lecture, the fundamentals of shock wave and recent research are introduced.
8. Basic and advanced topics for material mechanics and fracture mechanics (11/19)
Lecturer: Takehiro Fujimoto
Knowledge of material mechanics and fracture mechanics are useful for analyzing accidents of industrial structures. This lecture presents some practical attempts and investigations for some accidents based on material mechanics.
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