With a string of new high-profile international research facilities, Japan is maintaining its world-leading status in physics and astronomy. Yet there remain both challenges and opportunities for physicists from abroad to go and work in Japan or to collaborate with Japanese researchers.

In this lecture, Adarsh Sandhu, who has worked in the country for more than 25 years, gives his personal take on physics in Japan.

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2012

Speaker: Adarsh Sandhu, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Professor Adarsh Sandhu has been a faculty member of the Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Centre at Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2002, and director of research at the Advanced Interdisciplinary Electronics Research Institute, Toyohashi University of Technology since April 2010. His research activities include scanning Hall probe microscopy and the development of biosensors based on magnetic labels for rapid medical diagnosis. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing and IIT Delhi.

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