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  *The 5th 21COE Symposium: Toward next generation physics

     In the 21st Century COE program at Waseda university, we are challenging the new objectives of physics, i.e., "self-organizing systems
     composed of multi-components", in order to create a new field and establish universal comprehension in physics. An aim of this program
     holistically combines biophysics, materials science, and astrophysics, and we will make a concerted effort to explore the novel realm of
     physics. We will tell the dream into the young generation going in for physics.According to the 21st Century COE concept, we continue
     activity for the past four years to find a future of new self-organization system. In this symposium we will (1) summarize the activity in
     this program, (2) discuss the directionality of physics of self-organization systems, and (3) give messages toward next generation physics
     to young scientists. The aim of the symposium is to gain qualitatively new insights into the self-organization, by bringing together latest
     ideas from biophysics, non-equilibrium statistical physics, astrophysics, and low temperature physics.

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    Symposium Proceedings guideline , Dead line 15th Dec., 2007 >>

The Fourth 21COE Symposium: Self-organization Phenomena in Condensed Matter

     In this symposium we will discuss subjects on self-organization phenomena in condensed matter. Main topics are strong correlated electron   
     system, soft matter physics, BEC (Bose-Einstein condensation), perovskite oxide, nano-science, etc. The aim of the symposium is to gain
     qualitatively new insights into the themes mentioned above by bringing together latest ideas from various fields.
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‚ *The 2nd 21st century COE Symposium on Physics of Self-organization Systems
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Various phenomena and structures observed in biological world, materials and space can be considered as one of the aspects that self-organization
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ systems exhibit as a result of the interplay among various elements (multi-components). Physics in the 20th century has focused on simple
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ systems composed of single or some kinds of components, but, in our 21st century COE program, we challenge the new objectives of physics, i.e.,
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ "self-organization systems composed of multi-components", in order to create a new field and establish universal comprehension in physics.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ In this 2nd COE symposium, we concentrate on the biophysics and solid-state physics, and discuss the physical aspects of various kinds of self-
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ organization systems.

‚ ‚ ‚ Waseda Tutorial of Ferroic Domains is held on 23 August 2004
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ This Tutorial is a series of International Seminar organized by Waseda Univ. 21st Century COE program "Physics of Self-Organization Systems
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Composed of Multi-Components", and is a satellite of International Symposium of Ferroic Domains which will be held from August 24 to 27, 2004
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ at Tsukuba. The tutorial aims at attracting young researchers into the fascinating field of sciences and technologies related with intrinsic inhomogeneity
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ in materials. The lecturers will talk on the most advanced topics from the fundamentals.

‚ ‚ ‚ Building the future of nanotechnology
‚ ‚ ‚ Holistic Research Center for Physics of Self-Organization Systems
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Prof. Shinichi lshiwata(Sc)
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Self-organizing systems are those wherein units of different kinds interact and spontaneously produce new structures and functions. These can be
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ seen not only in living matter but also other systems from nanometric interactions to the workings of the vast universe itself. While self-organizing
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ systems show themselves in myriad forms in nature, the lnstitute studies them strictly from the perspective of physics and strives to establish
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ universal comprehension in order to create a new academic field.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Merging growth with creativity : A structured, collaborative model for research
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Waseda University has maintained a longstanding tradition of inviting specialists to research interdisciplinary issues in small, highly motivated
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ study groups. Project Research Institutes takes this tradition to a higher level, breathing new life into cross-disciplinary research by integrating
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ projects into tightly-knit research units.

‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ The enhanced variety and flexibility engendered by this approach has encouraged research with external organizations, both domestic and foreign,
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ and opened avenues to generous funding from companies and the government. Fixed-length, goaloriented programs of several years, moreover, enable
‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ a scrap and start over approach, a key to maintaining creativity in scholarship at the forefront of knowledge.