2009 Asian Science Camp

August 2-8, 2009
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN



last modified: 08/26/2009
Ryoji Noyori : Leader

President of RIKEN and University Professor, Nagoya University. Organic chemist. Shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in chemistry with K.B. Sharpless and W.S. Knowles for his work on chirally catalyzed reactions.


Title: Chemistry : The Key to Our Future (3.2MB) Lecture 10
Date&Time:   Aug. 6 (Thu) 13:00 - 14:30  
Place:   Main Convention Hall  
Abstract:   Chemistry is not merely a science of making observations in order to better understand Nature.  Our science is creative and productive, generating substances of very high value from almost nothing.  Chemical synthesis provides a logical basis for rapidly growing biosciences and material sciences.  In fact, state-of-the art of our science, coupled with industrial endeavors, determines the quality of life.  Close involvement with society is the destiny of science.  Our efforts will be directed toward solving a range of existing, or even unforeseen, social and global issues associated with health, food, materials, energy, and environments.  I am very much certain that our successors worldwide will create new values in the 21st century through chemistry together with other disciplines of science.  


Title: Green Chemistry (944KB) Camp 4
Date&Time:   Aug. 6 (Thu) 14:45 -16:00  
Place:   304  
Abstract:   In view of its significance, chemistry demands the highest level of scientific creativity and insight to explore its limitless possibilities.  Catalysis has been, and will remain, one of the most important research subjects, because this is the only rational means of producing useful compounds in an economical and environmentally benign way.  Ideally, we should aim at synthesizing target compounds with a 100% yield and 100% selectivity and avoid the production of waste.  Such Green Chemistry is creative and brings about prosperity, and at the same time takes responsibility for society at large.  However, it is not a matter of clear-cut scientific or technical expertise but rather a serious, complex social issue.  Researchers must strongly spur public opinions and governmental policies toward constructing the sustainable society in the 21st century.  

Key Words: - Asymmetric Catalysis
- Molecular Chirality
- Green Chemistry


Kentaro Suzuki: Associate

Ph.D, Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo. His research field is organic physical chemistry; organic magnetism and soft matter.

asc09 at kek.jp