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Indian National Science Day Symposium, Tokyo

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Celebrating Sixty Years of India – Japan Diplomatic Relations

This year we are celebrating the 60th year of India-Japan diplomatic relationship. The Embassy of India, Tokyo and the Embassy of Japan, New Delhi have planned various business and cultural activities throughout the year.  

As a part of these celebrations, the Indian Scientists Association in Japan (ISAJ), in coordination with the Embassy of India, has also planned a few symposia and lecture series.  The ‘Indian National Science Day Symposium’ was held on February 28, 2012 from 14:30hrs at the Embassy of India auditorium in Tokyo. During the symposium, several eminent Indian and Japanese scientists spoke on the status of Indian and Japanese research developments in some of the important areas of Science and Technology. The symposium was attended by more than 70 acedemics and school children from the two schools.


Indian National Science Day Symposium

Organized by

Indian Scientists Association in Japan (ISAJ)

Supported by

Embassy of India, Tokyo

Date: February 28 (Tuesday), 2012


Venue: Embassy Auditorium,

#2-2-11, Kudan Minami, Chyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074

Time: 14:30 – 17:30




14:30-15:00 Registration


15:00   Welcome: Dr. Chadaram Sivaji, Counsellor, Science & Technology,

                                  Embassy of India, Tokyo


15:10    Inaugural Address: His Excellency Mr. Alok Prasad, Ambassador of  India


15:20    “Nano Science & Technology  :  Indian Scenario”

                              Dr. G. Sundararajan, Director, International Advanced  

                              Research Centre for Power Metallurgy and New Materials

                              (ARCI), Hyderabad


15:50    “Nanomaterials for Healthcare and Medical Diagnostics in India”

Prof. Harpal Singh, Coordinator, DST-JST programme in Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),  Delhi


16:20-16:30    TEA and Networking


16:30    "Quasicrystals: Indian contributions"

Dr. Alok Singh, Chief Researcher, National Institute of Material Sciences (NIMS), Tsukuba


17:00    "Quasicrystal: a new paradigm of structure in solids"

                              Prof. An Pang Tsai, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research

                              for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University,  Sendai


17:30    Vote of Thanks by Dr. Sunil Kaul, Chairman, ISAJ