Special Lectures in Humanities and Sciences U[22S0152]

Course Title
Special Lectures in Humanities and Sciences U[22S0152]
Special Lectures in Humanities and Sciences U
科目区分・科目種 共通科目(前期課程)修了要件外 クラス 博士課程共通
カラーコード   キャリアデザイン  
単位数 2.0単位 履修年次 13

担当教員 工藤 和恵
学期 前集中

1. サマープログラム受講を希望する学生は、
2. 履修者向けオリエンテーション(7月5日18時〜)に参加してください。
3. 8月6日(土)に閉講式があります。できる限り参加をしてください。

■サマープログラムに関する問い合わせ: ocha-summer@cc.ocha.ac.jp (サマープログラム事務局)





Sub-course: Advances in Natural Sciences

Research in natural sciences is advancing day by day. This sub-course provides lectures comprising four subjects to learn about recent advances in several areas of natural sciences: physics, biology, meteorology, and computer science. Students can learn about each subject from basics to the latest topics through this sub-course.


Lecturer: Hiromu Monai [毛内 拡 (生物学科)]
July 25th (Mon.) 18:00-19:30(+非同期型授業)
Title: How to make your brain smarter
Astrocytes are a kind of brain cell. We thought they were supporting cells for neurons for a long time, such as maintenance of the extracellular environment and energy supply to neurons. But now we know they are doing more than that. Our lab has developed a system to observe neuronal and astrocytic activities using calcium fluorescence imaging in living mice. When we electrically stimulate the brain with a weak direct current, calcium levels in astrocytes go up, making the transmission between neurons more efficient and enhancing the mice's sensory functions. But detectable neuronal activities didn't show any apparent changes during stimulations. Also, animals with more developed intelligence and cognitive functions, like cats or humans, have more astrocytes per neuron. That is why we think astrocytes are essential for brain functions.

Lecturer: Nathanael Aubert-Kato [オベル加藤 ナタナエル (情報科学科)]
July 26th (Tue.) & 27th (Wed.) 18:00-19:30(+非同期型授業)
Title: Molecular robotics: programming matter at the nano- and micro-scale
Molecular robotics is an emerging research field that focuses on designing specific interactions at the molecular level. By mixing carefully created molecules, we can perform computation, actuation (movement) and structural assembly at the nano- and micro-scale. The synchronized lecture will give a brief overview of the field and of the methods used for designing those systems, while the on-demand part will cover the use of a specific tool for designing molecular networks.

Lecturer: Tsubasa Kohyama [神山 翼 (情報科学科)]
July 28th (Thu.) 18:00-19:30(+非同期型授業)
Title: Data science in the atmosphere
Weather and climate serve as suitable examples of data science in our daily lives. Because we have to deal with tremendous amount of data in atmospheric sciences, state-of-the-art information technology may lead us to deeper understandings of nature. In this lecture, the speaker will show some examples of how we could understand nature of the atmosphere from the viewpoint of physical science, and some possible ways to apply computer science to our problems.

Lecturer: Takanori Kono [河野 能知 (物理学科)]
August 1st (Mon.) & 2nd (Tue.) 18:00-19:30(+非同期型授業)
Title: Exploring the microscopic world by particle/wave scattering
The idea that all matters are composed of atoms and atoms yet by even smaller elementary particles is appealing. Experimentally, however, it is not trivial to explore the atomic or sub-atomic structures. Since the observation at the atomic scale is not possible directly by human eyes, we need to rely on the theoretical modelling of the phenomena and analysis techniques to extract useful information. In these lectures, I will explain about the fundamental building blocks of nature and experimental techniques used for studying them.

このほかに、全サブコース共通のspecial lecturesを3コマ受講する。詳細は未定。



サマープログラム事務局 ocha-summer@cc.ocha.ac.jp