Public Science Lecture “Sciences at a deep underground observatory in Kamioka” by Dr. Takaaki Kajita (Nobel Prize in Physics 2015) February 18, 2017

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Consulate General of Japan in Boston organized the Public Science Lecture by Dr. Takaaki Kajita (Nobel Prize in Physics 2015) from 6pm to 7pm on Saturday, February 18 at Harvard University, Tsai Auditorium.


There were around 170 participants including physics researchers from Harvard and MIT. The lecture was delivered in Japanese with simultaneous interpretation into English.


Dr. Kajita talked about the research history of Kamiokande including the discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillations, which support the theory that neutrinos have mass. He also explained his current research project for gravitational waves and how it will solve the mysteries in the universe.

Opening remark by Dr. Nozaki, Director, JSPS Washington Office

Opening remark by Consul General Michii

Lecture by Dr. Kajita

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