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Ninth Interactive Lecture, TSUKUBA Chapter

By admin - Posted on 17 July 2012

For Scientific Exchange and Friendship….                          


Organizes an informal and interactive series of lectures

Please join us for Interactive Lecture 9

“The World of Weightlessness-

Scientific Applications and Overview of

Microgravity Sciences”

Venue - Ninomiya House

Assembly Hall

1st Floor

August 25, 2012 (Saturday), 5:30 pm ~

Speaker – Dr. M. S. Vijaya Kumar

Department of Interdisciplinary Space Sciences

Institute of Space & Astronautical Science


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8505, Japan


In this general talk we shall introduce the basic concept of utilization of space environment for the Materials and life Science. After the effort of space development and space utilization, microgravity of space environment has been considered as one of the novel tools for materials and life science because it assures weightlessness. In this section, the fundamental mechanism and International Space Station (ISS) experiments will be highlighted. Besides materials processing experiments under microgravity condition in space, material scientists made lots of effort for materials processing studies using a “microgravity simulation laboratory” on earth. Several researches on the ground, however, indicate that a microgravity environment is required for certain experiments that are difficult to conduct on the ground. The importance of weightlessness/containerless environment in certain applications will be presented in brief.


For details please contact:

Sunil Kaul