"TOP OF THE TOP! - 30 Researchers Aiming for the Top of the World" Exhibition

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"TOP OF THE TOP!" Exhibition Outline

From the micro-world of atoms and molecules to medicine and outer space, the FIRST Program (Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology)* brings together 30 world-class researchers in Japan from a wide variety of fields. This exhibition introduces all 30 leading researchers, who were chosen by the FIRST Program from across the nation.

What do the researchers think about each and every day, and how do they do their research? How will their research affect our daily lives? Through 30 panels, this exhibition introduces visitors to 30 world-class researchers who are active at the pinnacle of their respective fields, including Mr. Koichi Tanaka, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Dr. Hitoshi Murayama, author of the best-selling What is the Universe Made of.

*What is the FIRST Program (Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology)?

The FIRST Program was established in May 2009, by the Cabinet Office's Council for Science and Technology Policy. The Program aims to bolster Japan's medium- to long-term international competitiveness and underlying strength, while giving back to the society and the people the fruit of the research through its application in various forms, and making it widely known to the world. Spanning from fundamental research aimed at cultivating new fields to research and development that takes practical application into consideration, each of the openly recruited core researchers is allotted 1.5 billion - 6 billion yen in their quest to reach the top of the research world in approximately five years time.

Selected Projects | Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Term
June 11 (Sat.) - July 24 (Sun.), 2011
Venue
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation 3F Science Library
Opening Hours
10:00 - 17:00 (Please enter at least 30 minutes before closing time)
Closed
Every Tuesday
Admission Fees
Free (Additional fees apply for Permanent Exhibitions and other Special Exhibitions.)
Organizer
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Co-host
Cabinet Office (planned), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

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