OPEN HOUSE RIKEN KOBE & OSAKA 2020.10.31(SAT) 10:00 - 17:00

ONLINE

LIVE STREAM

  • 10:00-10:10 Open House Day starts...NOW!(Japanese Moderator "Prof. Black Love" / Eisuke Nishida, Director, BDR)
  • 10:10-10:35 So what was 'hibernation' again?(Genshiro Sunagawa, Senior Scientist, BDR ) *JPN only
  • 11:00-11:15 FUGAKU, the one, the amazing, and the most powerful supercomputer in the world!(Satoshi Matsuoka, Director, R-CCS ) *JPN only
  • 11:30-12:30 Create a real hologram by using a CD case!(Kensuke Sasaki, Research Scientist, BDR ) *Narration in Japanese
    *For English instructions see movie under “Test your scientific prowess”

    A hologram device that makes a picture appear as if it is floating in mid-air? That's right, you can make one too by using original blueprints made by RIKEN researchers. Go on, get the materials you need, gather around, and give it a go!

  • 13:00-13:15 A supercomputer simulation of COVID-19 infections(Nobuyasu Ito, Team Leader, R-CCS) *JPN only
  • 13:30-13:50 Zipping up cells with the "Cadherin" molecule!(Masatoshi Takeichi, Honorary Scientist, RIKEN) *JPN only
  • 14:00-14:30 Ask the researchers! Computational Science & Biological Science - An interdisciplinary exchange(Genshiro Sunagawa, Senior Scientist, BDR / Makoto Takeo, Senior Scientist, BDR / Chihiro Yokoyama, Senior Scientist, BDR / Kento Sato, Team Leader, R-CCS / William Dawson, Research Scientist, R-CCS) *JPN only
  • 14:30-14:45 Ultrafast?! Future weather forecasts pioneered by computational science.(Arata Amemiya, Postdoctoral Researcher, R-CCS) *JPN only
  • 15:00-15:30 Super water-repellent! Just scoopin' up some water here with my good ol' strainer…for real?(Nobuyuki Tanaka, Senior Scientist, BDR ) *JPN only
  • 15:30-15:45 Predicting the movement of the COVID-19 S-protein(Yuji Sugita, Team Leader, R-CCS) *JPN only
  • 16:15-16:50 High school students ask researchers about Fugaku(Japanese Moderator "Kuro-love- kyouzyu") *JPN only
  • 16:50-17:00 Closing(Mitsuhisa Sato, Deputy Director, R-CCS) *JPN only

LAB TOUR

Elemantary school and above

Fugaku Virtual Tour

Our camera sneaks into the supercomputer room!
Check out Fugaku.

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Elemantary school and above

Explore the BDR Laboratory for Phyloinformatics

Get a close up of instruments and organisms used in DNA research!? Explore the laboratory to your heart’s content as you operate a 360° video of the lab.
*Narration in Japanese

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Elemantary school and above

Explore the BDR Laboratory for Synthetic Biology and the Laboratory for Mouse Genetic Engineering

A 360° camera explores two laboratories that normally have restricted access! Find out what kind of research they do.
*Narration in Japanese

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TEST YOUR SCIENTIFIC PROWESS

Elemantary school and above

Create a real hologram by using a CD case!

A hologram device that makes a picture appear as if it is floating in mid-air? That's right, you can make one too by using original blueprints made by RIKEN researchers. Go on, get the materials you need, gather around, and give it a go!

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Elemantary school and above

Create a 'cell' accessory using UV resin!

Make your own unique 'cell' accessory by using resin which hardens under solar light!

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Elemantary school and above

Experiments with Handmade Tools ~ Playing with the Wind

Instructions on how to make tools to play with wind and tips for doing the experiments at home.
(Contributed by Bando Kobe Science Museum)
Until Nov. 30, 2020
*Narration in Japanese

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Elemantary school and above

Ikimon Coloring Contest

Our theme for this year's contest is lungs, which play a crucial part in breathing. Bring out your artistic genius and freely color in the picture of these lungs and submit your unique masterpiece!

KNOW MORE ABOUT RIKEN

Elemantary school and above

This is who we 'R': Get to know BDR and R-CCS researchers!

Get to know the people who work at RIKEN - the real researchers and staff who make all this possible!

Junior high school and above

View the dynamic motion of cells in three-dimensional images!

Learn more about an amazing microscope that allows scientists to observe three dimensional objects in 3D.

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Junior high school and above

Automation of science

A future where researchers work together with robots and AI!?

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Junior high school and above

Discover the rules for
making shapes!

Physics and mathematics arethekeysto unlocking the secret behind how the complex shapes of organisms are made!?

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Junior high school and above

Making Skin, Growing Hair
~Challenges of Organ Regeneration

Hear about regenerationresearch forgeneratingskin and hair from cells.

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Junior high school and above

Online panel discussion- The Usefulness of 'Useless' Knowledge

How are we going to continue our basic research in this new Reiwa era? Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda (RIKEN iTHEMS), Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, and Dr. Sayaka Oki join us in this online panel discussion to talk about it.
*This panel discussion organized by RIKEN iTHEMS and Academist was held in August 2020.
*JPN only

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More about RIKEN Kobe and Osaka Campuses

More about RIKEN Kobe and Osaka Campuses

The RIKEN Kobe Campus opened in April 2002 as a central research base of the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster promoted by the city of Kobe. Osaka Campus was established in April 2011 as a research base for life sciences. The following research centers promote research activities in Kobe and Osaka Campuses.
- RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR)
- RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)
- RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)
- RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR)

Visitor Survey

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(Until Nov. 30, 2020)

Inquiries

RIKEN Kobe Campus
2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi,
Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan