December 27, 2022
The symposium "QUPosium 2022" and the inauguration ceremony were held at Tsukuba International Congress Center EPOCHAL TSUKUBA on December 13-15, 2022, to celebrate the first anniversary of QUP. To prevent COVID-19 infections, the number of participants was limited to half of the venue capacity, and the talks were simultaneously streamed on Zoom. This symposium focused on the new "eyes" being studied and developed by QUP. The talks were given by numerous domestic and foreign researchers on the new eyes, ranging from theory to experiment; from detector developments to their use in experiments and observations and their application in other fields, and on the systemology for a better procedure on various research.
The theme of the first day was "Particle Physics with New Eyes". Keynote lectures on theory and experiment were followed by talks on particle physics related to the searches for dark matter and new particles, leading to a lively discussion on new eyes that can lead to discoveries.
In the morning of the second day, under the theme of "Universe with New Eyes", keynote lectures on theory and experiments were given, as well as talks on two satellite projects: the James Webb Space Telescope, which has begun high-resolution observations in infrared region, and the LiteBIRD project, which will observe the universe just after its birth via the cosmic microwave background.
In the afternoon, a ceremony was held to commemorate the establishment of QUP. First, the director Masashi Hazumi presented on the vision of QUP and its achievements to date. This was followed by talks from QUP researchers on their research results for one year at QUP. This was followed by encouraging words from many guests, including Akinori Mori, Director-General, Research Promotion Bureau, MEXT, and Akira Ukawa, Director of Center for World Premier International Research Center. A session of fourteen poster presentations followed the ceremony.
On December 15, the morning session was devoted to "Applications of the New Eyes" and the afternoon to talks related to "Systemology" for the efficient development of new eyes. The development of measuring devices with quantum fields, including the application to the study of how the brain works, was discussed, showing its potential to play a significant role in helping humanity learn more about itself.
Dr. Hazumi concluded with his remarks, “Thanks for your excellent presentations. I hope to incorporate the suggestions from the symposium into our research at QUP. I look forward to seeing you again at QUPosium 2023 next year.”
The following web page will have slides and posters for public presentations.