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山田 尚史(時生体ダイナミクス講座 非平衡物理学研究室 D2)
派遣期間:平成16年11月17日-11月23日(7日間)
派遣目的:国際会議INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFT MATTERに参加し、研究成果発表を行う(インド)



Report on the presentation at INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFT MATTER 2004 on “Fluctuations of Diffraction Patterns in Colloidal Crystals”

Destination
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFT MATTER 2004
The Park Hotel, 17 Park Street, Kolkata - 700 016, India

Outline of the trip
i) Purpose of the trip
The poster presentation at INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFT MATTER 2004 on “Fluctuations of Diffraction Patterns in Colloidal Crystals”

ii) Schedule
November 17, Kansai International Airport (Japan) - Bangkok International Airport (Thailand)
November 17, Bangkok International Airport (Thailand) - 17 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (India)
November 18-20, INTERNATIONAL CONFERANCE ON SOFTMATTER 2004, The Park Hotel, 17 Park Street, Kolkata, India (November 20, Poster presentation)
November 21, City Tour sponsored by the convenor
November 22-23, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (India) - Bangkok International Airport (Thailand)
November 23, Bangkok International Airport (Thailand) - Kansai International Airport (Japan)

iii) Results and Prospective
I took an official trip to India to make a poster presentation and to argue with many researchers in soft matter at INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFT MATTER 2004. The conference sponsored by Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology was held in Park Hotel in Kolkata (old Calcutta) located in the east of India. Many researchers from various countries participated in the conference for oral and poster presentations about soft matter, and very active arguments were exchanged among the participants after the announcement. I made a poster presentation entitled “Fluctuations of Diffraction Patterns in Colloidal Crystals”, in which I showed the results of the measurements and analyses for the fluctuation of Bragg-diffracted light to investigate the dynamics of colloidal crystals. My poster attracted interest to many researchers, and also was estimated well about the poster design. Although the communication in English with foreign researchers was not sufficient, I think I was able to make the presentation enough to make them understood my research owing to listener's eagerness and the intelligibility of the poster.

I was able to promote conversation and to exchange the mail address with many researchers and students. I experienced the difference in culture and a linguistic problem during my stay, for several days, in India. I could overcome the problems with the help of people who became acquainted with me at the meeting, and made it a good experience for me.

I hope I will continue to investigate the fluctuations and the crystallization in colloidal crystals.
I express my gratitude to the COE financial support for the trip.