Shoichi Sakata Centennial Symposium

Oct.27-28, 2011

Sakata-Hirata Hall, Science South Building,
Nagoya University, Nagoya

Second Circular (2011/10/14)

Dr. Shoichi Sakata, late Professor of Physics at Nagoya University, was born on January 18, 1911. He made many great achievements, such as the "Two-meson theory", "Sakata model" and "Maki-Nakagawa-Sakata theory", just to mention a few. He also brought up many excellent physicists: M. Kobayashi and T. Maskawa are among his disciples. Purpose of the Symposium is to discuss the perspective of modern particle physics in the light of physics of Sakata and Sakata school.

1. Sponsorship

Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University
Nagoya University Global COE Program
  "Quest for Fundamental Principles in the Universe: from Particles to the Solar System and the Cosmos"
Nagoya University
Daiko Foundation
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) No. 22224003

2. Organization

Advisory Committee:
W.A. Bardeen (FNAL), T. Iijima (KMI/Nagoya), Y. Iwasaki (Tsukuba), M. Kobayashi (JSPS/KEK/KMI), H. Kunieda (Nagoya/KMI), Y. Ohnuki (Nagoya), K. Sato (NINS/IPMU), A. Suzuki (KEK), G. 't Hooft (Utrecht)
Organizing Committee:
T. Maskawa (Chair)
M. Tanabashi (Co-Chair), K. Yamawaki (Co-Chair)
Y. Aoki, T. Aoyama, M. Harada, J. Hisano, H. Kanno, N. Maekawa, S. Moriyama, S. Nojiri, C. Nonaka, T. Sakai, K. Tobe
Local Organizing Committee:
Y. Akamatsu, K. Bamba, C. Hikage, M. Kurachi, K. Nagai, H. Ohki, M. Shigemori, T. Yamazaki

3. Site of Symposium

The Symposium sessions will be held at
Sakata-Hirata Hall, Science South Building, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

The building is indicated at

4. Conference Information

Scientific Program:
List of Participants:

5. Reception

Participants will be requested to contact the reception desk at the Workshop time.
The Registration Fee 15,000 JPY

should be paid in cash at the time of the Reception.
You are recommended to come to the Reception desk during the Welcome Party to be held at the Lobby of the Sakata-Hirata Hall in the evening of Oct. 26.
The reception desk is also open at the Workshop site between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 27 (Thur.). For other irregular time reception please contact members of OC/LOC.

6. Accommodations

Accommodations will be available at hotels located in Sakae, downtown Nagoya. For the reservation, please visit our webpage:

7. Access

An access guide to the conference venue from the airport and the train stations will be found at

8. Information for Speakers

We would like to collect your transparency before your talk, unless you use complicated functions in the slide. Please send your talk slide by email to
by the following deadline
Speaker in the morning session : one day before your talk
Speaker in the afternoon session : the morning of the day of your talk

If the file size of your slide is more than 10MB, we cannot receive the file by an email. In the case please transfer your slide to a laptop in the conference room by the deadline using USB flash drive.

For your presentation, Macintosh (OSX 10.6) and Windows (Windows7) laptops will be available in the conference room. The preferred format is PDF, but PowerPoint and Keynote are also available.

If you need to use animations or other complicated functions, you may use your own laptop for your presentation. In that case please check the connection between your laptop and the projector by the coffee break before your session.

9. Proceedings

The proceedings will be published in Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement, and all participants will receive a copy of the Proceedings. The speakers are requested to submit their typescript to us
not later than February 28, 2012.

Detailed instruction for the typescript will be given to the speakers at the symposium.

10. Network service

The campus-wide wireless network (NUWNET) is available at the conference site. Those who have applied for the use of network connections in the registration form will be provided an ID and password at the Registration desk.

11. General Information

Welcome Party

Participants and the accompanying persons are invited to the Welcome Party on Oct. 26 (Wed.), from 18:30 to 20:30 at the Lobby of Sakata-Hirata Hall, Science South Building, Nagoya University (Symposium site).

Morning Coffee/Juice

Just before starting the morning session (8:30-9:00), coffee, juice and milk will be provided with some bread/fruit, besides the coffee service at the coffee break.


See lunch guide at

Foreign Currency Exchange or Banking Service

Foreign currency exchange services will be available at the Post Office in the Nagoya University campus (see the access guide). We recommend you to exchange your currencies to Japanese Yen before you leave your country or upon arrival at international airports in Japan. Cash is still the most popular way of payment in Japan. Credit cards such as VISA, Master Card, Diners Club and American Express are widely accepted at hotels, major stores and restaurants. Traveler's checks in Japanese Yen or U.S. Dollars must be exchanged for cash at authorized banks or major hotels. Personal Checks are Not common in Japan.

12. Correspondence

For further correspondence and information please contact:
SAKATA100 Secretariat
Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)
Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8602