As the new fiscal year begins, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies (hereafter “IPNS”) has started operating under a new structure, with the retirement of Deputy Director Shoji Uno and the welcoming of Deputy Director Yutaka Ushiroda.
In addition, the ” Instrumental Technology Development Center ” established last year has integrated three support groups – Mechanics, Cryogenics, and Electronics – to strengthen the system that supports the research activities of IPNS as a whole.
Under the new structure, we will accelerate collaboration not only within the organization but also with the community to promote research cooperation. We will also continue to promote the three pillars of IPNS’s research activities this year.
Create results from the current experimental activities,
Encourage new research proposals and formulate future plans, and
Share results with the society.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Kobayashi-Maskawa theory. It took 35 years from the publication for the Nobel Prize to be awarded to both doctors, and 49 years for Dr. Higgs and his colleagues to be awarded. Science has developed beyond time and civilization, guided by human curiosity. None of its achievements have been accomplished by a single individual, but rather by the joint efforts of many people over a long period of time. Science is a magnificent collaboration of humanity across spacetime. From this, we can naturally understand that science should be used not for the purpose of benefiting a few, or for changing others’ opinions by force, but for solving problems by working together.
We aim to create a research facility that everyone can be proud of by producing even more fruitful results this year and sharing them with all.
We sincerely appreciate your continued support and guidance going forward.
Director of Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies