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EU Institute in Japan, Kansai, International Lectures
Ionizing Radiations in Our Life:
from the discovery to the recent cancer therapy

Last Update 2010.10.13

Date: Saturday 4th December 2010, 13:00 - 17:00
Venue: Conference Hall, 1F Academic Exchange Center, Fukae-Campus, Kobe University
Languages: French and Japanese (Simultaneous interpreters will be provided)

The discovery of ionizing radiation in the late 19th century fundamentally changed our view on the material world. It has been followed by the birth and remarkable development of modern physics and the innovation continued to this 21st century, governing our whole life style. On the other hand, it is true that it also has been a starting point of the development of nuclear weapons and their tragedy, two of which attacked people lived in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ionizing radiation itself must be discussed from both the sides of risk and benefit. In this context, it is noteworthy that cancer therapy using heavy ion beams has been well established, which is a finely controlled ionizing radiation.
In this series of lectures, we will learn about the history of ionizing radiations, modern science on radiation interaction with matter, technology of large-scale accelerator, and recent establishments of cancer therapy using heavy ion beam.

Opening address (13:00 - )
Prof. Hiromasa Kubo (President, EUIJ-Kansai/Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)

Lecture 1. "The discovery of ionizing radiations and its impact" (13:10 - 14:10)
Prof. Rémi Barillon, University of Strasbourg, France

Lecture 2. "Modern science of radiation and materials" (14:20 - 15:20)
Prof. Jean-Marc Jung, University of Strasbourg, France

Lecture 3. "Recent establishment of heavy ion cancer therapy" (15:30 - 16:30)
Dr. Nakahiro Yasuda, HIMAC, NIRS, Japan

Closing address (17:00 - )
Prof. Keiji Oda (Dean, Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University)

For registration: Please contact EUIJ Kansai, Ms. Okuno ( with your name, affiliation and your contact address (e-mail etc.).

Sponsor: EU Institute in Japan, Kansai ( )
Cosponsor: Graduate School of Maritime Sciences (