Nanoscale physics in Tokyo

Nanoscale physics (and chemistry) in Tokyo
Friday 7 November 2014

Richard enjoyed seminar visits to Tokyo and Keio Universities last week, prior to the ISSS-7 surface science conference in Matsue. The photos are from the visit to the group of Tatsuya Tsukuda, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo and one of the pioneers of the field of protected metal clusters. Richard also visited the lab of Atsushi Nakajima, Professor of Chemistry at Keio University in Yokohama, where he saw the diverse and highly ambitious cluster research program underway there, including new ultrafast measurements. This was Richard’s tenth visit to Japan, and he found the hospitality as warm as always. The string quartet playing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Ueno on a wet Saturday afternoon even provided a rendition of Danny Boy…