A delegation of six researchers travelled to Japan to attend the Seventh HOPE Meeting held at the The Prince Park Tower Tokyo and Tokyo Prince Hotel (Tokyo, Japan) from 2 to 5 March 2015. The subject fields for this year included physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine and related fields.
Lecturers at the Seventh HOPE Meeting included Dr Johannes Georg Bednorz, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1987; Professor Douglas Dean Osheroff, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1996; Professor Makoto Kobayashi, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2008, Professor Hideki Shirakawa, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2000; Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2010; and Professor Dan Shechtman, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2011.
At the closing ceremony, Bianca Bernardo was awarded the "Best of the best" award for the best individual poster presentation. Bianca received her award from the chairperson of the session, Professor Makoto Kobayashi, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2008.
Funding for Australian participants to attend the 7th HOPE meeting was from the Department of Education and Training.
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