Essential Physics for Global Leaders Ⅱ to begin on April 14, 2016

“Essential Physics for Global Leaders Ⅱ” will begin on April 14. This is a lecture for students who are in “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. But all master’s & doctoral students can take it if you have interest. The lecture will be conducted in English.

Lecture Theme & Objective

Prof. FoleyEssential Physics for Global Leaders Ⅱ will present students with an overview of advanced physics at the foundation of current and future technological applications in electronics, alternative energy, medicine, national security, and the environment. The physics behind the nanotechnology revolution, the connection between all disciplines, and their convergence on the nanometer scale will be emphasized. Surveying past and current literature, the physics of natural phenomena, new revolutionary materials, and advanced technologies will be explored. Students will be asked to investigate, evaluate, and create multimedia presentations on possible solutions to important physical and technological problems facing business and government leaders in the global community. Students will critically evaluate each other’s work, and feedback from the instructor and their peers will help students learn how to more effectively communicate leading edge developments in physics in proper academic English.

Message to Students

This course will survey a variety of topics in established and leading-edge physics. The topics and the depth to which they are covered may change, according to the students’ background and expressed interest.

Lecture Outline

Subject Essential Physics for Global Leaders Ⅱ   [16S1008]
Instructor Foley, Edward Thomas  (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Graduate Students
Location Graduate School of Humanities & Sciences Building R408
*Location will be changed during Summer Program (7/13-7/29).
Date & Time Theme of Lecture
Thu., Apr.14, 10:40 – 12:10
  • 1. Introduction, Course Orientation, Screening for Mid-Term Project Selection
  • 2. The Nanotechnology Revolution and Scanning Probe Microscopies
  • 3. Semiconductor Physics and Nanoelectronics
  • 4. Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene
  • 5. Photovoltaics
  • 6. Global Warming and Sustainable Energy
  • 7. Nuclear Energy, Fission Reactor Safety, and Fusion Reactor Research
  • 8. Student Mid-Term Presentations and Evaluations
  • 9. Screening for Final Project Selection, Techniques in Surface Science and Spectroscopy
  • 10. Plasmonics and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • 11. Medical Physics
  • 12. Biophysics and Bionanotechnology
  • 13. Metamaterials
  • 14. Photonics and Spintronics
  • 15. Student Final Presentations and Evaluations
Thu., Apr.21, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., Apr.28, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., May 12, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., May 19, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., May 26, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., Jun. 2, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., Jun. 9, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., Jun.16, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., Jun.23, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., Jun.30, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., Jul. 7, 10:40 – 12:10
Thu., Jul.14, 10:40 – 12:10
Location is TBD.
Thu., Jul.21, 10:40 – 12:10
Location is TBD.
Thu., Jul.28, 10:40 – 12:10
Location is TBD.


Registration Period: April 8 through 22
If you cannot register during above period, please submit a paper-based registration form at Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


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