Information on International Symposium

International Symposium on Physics and Chemistry of Novel Superconductors and Related Materials

The International Symposium on Physics and Chemistry of Novel Superconductors and Related Materials will be held during October 1 - 3, 2012, at Okayama University. The purpose of this gathering is to provide a forum for discussing the recent progress in researches on various novel superconductors and related materials. The symposium will cover a wide variety of superconductors such as light-element superconductors ( C60, hydrocarbon, graphite and diamond), iron-based superconductors, copper-oxide superconductors and heavy Fermion systems. Furthermore, the interface superconductors and field-induced superconductivity will also be the center of topics in this conference.


Date : 1 - 3 October 2012

Place : Conference Room, Faculty of Science, Okayama University.

Schedule of Symposium :Please click here

Excursion : Japanese inland sea cruise (Schedule, Benesse Art Site Naoshima)

Organizing Committee : Y. Kubozono, T. C. Kobayashi, M. Nohara, Y. Yokoya, G.-q.Zheng

Sponsor : Research Center of New Functional Materials for Energy Production, Storage and Transport, Okayama University

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Yunkyu. Bang (Chonnam National University and APCTP, Korea)
Prof. Anthony T. Bollinger (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
Prof. Xian-Hui Cheng (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
Prof. Nita Dragoe (Universite Paris Sud, France)
Prof. Yoshinori Haga (JAEA, Japan)
Prof. Nigel E. Hussey (University of Bristol, UK)
Prof. Zenji Hiroi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Prof. Yoshihiro Iwasa (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Prof. Adam Kaminski (Iowa State University, USA)
Prof. Hisashi Kotegawa (Kobe University, Japan)
Prof. Kazumasa Miyake (Osaka University, Japan)
Prof. Kosmas Prassides (Durham University, UK)
Prof. Frank Steglich (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany)
Prof. Liling Sun (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Prof. Toshiro Takabatake (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Prof. Hidenori Takagi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Prof. Nanlin Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Prof. Zhuan Xu (Zhejiang University, China)
Prof. Shoji Yamanaka (Hiroshima University, Japan)

Access to Faculty of Science, Okayama University

From Kansai International Airport:


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Take the Limited Express 'HARUKA' of Japan Railway (JR) from Kansai International Airport to Shin-Osaka Station, and change to Superexpress train (Shin-Kansen). It takes 45 min. by Nozomi or Hiakri Rail-Star from Shin-Osaka to Okayama station. From Okayama station(West Exit), you can take a taxi. It takes 10 min. to Faculty of Science, Okayama University and the cost is about 1,000 Yen.


From Narita International Airport:


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Take the Limited Express 'Narita Express' of Japan Railway (JR) from Narita International Airport to Tokyo Terminal, and change to Superexpress train (Shin-Kansen). It takes 3 h 15 min. by Nozomi or Hiakri from Tokyo to Okayama station . From Okayama Station (West Exsit), you can take a taxi. It takes 10 min. to Faculty of Science, Okayama University and the cost is about 1,000 Yen.


From Okayama International Airport:

Take the Airport connection bus (A or B Express not NONSTOP one) for Okayama City Center at Okayama International Airport. You will get off at Okayama Daigaku-suji bus stop, and go to Okayama University on foot. It takes about 20 min. from Airport to Okadai-mae by bus, and 10 min. to Okayama University on foot.



Your accommodation

Your accommodation is 'Recent Culture Hotel' near University. We have preliminary booked all invited speakers in the hotel.

You can arrive at the Hotel by bus or Taxi from Okayama Station. You can take taxi or bus in WEST EXIT of Okayama Station. The fee of Taxi is less than 1,000 JPY.

From Okayama Airport to Hotel, the fee of taxi is ca. 4,000 JPY. If you will use bus, you can get off at WEST EXIT of station (FINAL DESTINATION). And you will reach the Hotel by Taxi.


CSS/bullet001.gifSymposium Secretaries

Michie Sasaki (msasaki@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp)