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Archives for September 2015

Professor Joonhong Ahn hosts the JSPS-CJS International Symposium Sept 30 – Oct 1

Professor Joonhong Ahn, Faculty Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at LBNL, member of the IRC leadership team, and Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley, is hosting the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and UCB Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) International Symposium on “Perspectives on 70 Years of […]

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IRC Director Kai Vetter elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

IRC Director, Professor Kai Vetter, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society “for pioneering contributions to fundamental radiation detection techniques, particularly gamma-ray imaging, and important societal applications.”  The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, […]

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Friday, 9/11/15

We checked out of our hotel relatively early, and then drove back down to Chiba, with our luggage. There, Dr. Reiko Kanda picked us up again, and we drove to the Chiba Super Science High School. We had a short meeting with the principal and vice principals, and then went to listen in on a […]

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IRC hosts Japanese students & faculty from Tokyo & Hiroshima universities

The IRC leadership and staff hosted a group of graduate students from the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent (DOJO program), and a faculty member from the Lab of Forest Ecology from Hiroshima University. On Monday, September 14, the DOJO students visited UC Berkeley to kick off an extended study […]

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Thursday, 9/10/15

We left relatively early, because my dad had a couple meetings with various foundations in downtown Tokyo. It was raining, of course, so our umbrellas were out as usual. I went to the nearby Starbucks during that time. Something I don’t think I have mentioned yet, is that the Japanese love Starbucks. There are several […]

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Navrit Bal

Undergraduate Student
University of Kent, U.K.
DoseNet
UC Berkeley/LBNL

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Wednesday, 9/9/15

We decided to try to see at least one volleyball game, so we decided on Australia versus Italy, which was taking place early in the afternoon, about 3 minutes walk from our hotel. We noticed that it seemed like all the teams participating in the world cup were staying at the same hotel as us, […]

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Tuesday, 9/8/15

A car from Hiroshima University came to pick us up at 8am to drive us to the university. The main campus is about an hour away from downtown Hiroshima, so it took a while. There, we visited their synchrotron radiation center and got a tour. We then visited the building for amphibian biological sciences, where […]

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Monday, 9/7/15

We had an early breakfast at the hotel, and then went to find a bus to get to Kinkaku-ji, since that is the easiest way to get there. It took about an hour by bus, because there was a lot of traffic, but we could tell when we got there due to the many tourists […]

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Sunday, 9/6/15

We had continental breakfast at the hotel buffet, and then got ready to go to Higashiyama, which contains many temples, as well as the old town. We took the subway to get as close as possible, but we still had to walk for about 20 minutes to get to the Gion District, which is the […]

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