16th Nature Café: Visualizing the Earth with Muons, Neutrinos and Photons
— Technological revolution in Earth Observation

Volcanic eruptions and large-scale disasters can result in serious damage to our lives. Progress has been made through active research efforts to develop advanced techniques for natural disaster predictions and damage assessments. The 16th Nature Café explores innovative techniques to visualize what was conventionally perceived as non-imageable objects.

The first part of this session introduces three new and progressive techniques. First is a new imaging technique called “muography” that succeeded in imaging volcanic magma pathways and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant damaged by the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake. Second is an emerging technique called “geoneutrinography” to image radiogenic heat that drives geodynamics deep inside the Earth. Then we will introduce an advanced radar technology that can visualize rapid three-dimensional structures of thunderstorms.

The second half of the session will invite leading researchers of the field for an interactive panel discussion.

The 16th Nature Café is organized as part of the MUOGRAPHERS2015 Conference.
We invite you to sign up to both the main conference of MUOGRAPHERS2015 and Nature Café from the registration page below. The rest of the conference schedule is as follows:

June 8th, 2015 Pre-Conference Symposium @ Hungarian Embassy (Mita)
June 9th, 2015 MUOGRAPHERS2015 x Nature Café @ Tokyo Prince Hotel (Shiba-koen)
June 10th, 2015 Workshop @ Tokyo Prince Hotel (Shiba-koen)

MUOGRAPHERS 2015 x Nature Café

June 9, 2015(Tues)

Venue:Tokyo Prince Hotel
3-3-1 Shiba-koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-8560, Japan
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Tel: +81-(0)3-3432-1111

Keynote presentation:10:00〜12:30(reception from 9:00)
Presentation by Kaoru Takeuchi:13:30〜14:45 (reception from 12:30)
16th Nature Café:15:00~18:00(reception from 14:00)
Welcome reception / poster session:18:00〜20:00

Fee: Free of charge
Registration by: May 30th, 2015 (Sat)

Online registration is now closed.

Hiroyuki Tanaka

Hiroyuki Tanaka*

Professor, The University of Tokyo

Kunio Inoue

Kunio Inoue*

Professor, Tohoku University, Director, Research Center for Neutrino Science

Tomoo Ushio

Tomoo Ushio*

Associate Professor, Osaka University

Mitsuhiro Nakamura

Mitsuhiro Nakamura*Presentation only

Professor, Nagoya University

Kaoru Takeuchi

Kaoru Takeuchi

Science Writer

Toshio Iguchi

Toshio Iguchi

Fellow, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Former Executive Director, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute

Jon Gluyas

Jon Gluyas

Professor in Carbon Capture and Storage & Geo-Energy, Dean of Knowledge Exchange in the Department of Earth Sciences, and Member of Senate, Durham University、ERC Equipoise Ltd., Non-executive Director

Peter Levai

Peter Levai

Director General, WIGNER Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HASc), Budapest

Noriaki Horiuchi

Noriaki Horiuchi

Associate Editor, Nature Photonics

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