First Circular

Shoichi Sakata Centennial Symposium (SAKATA100)

Oct.27-28, 2011

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

First Circular (2011/09/15)

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'',  to mention just three. 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:
Sponsored by       KMI
Co-sponsored by  Nagoya University Global COE Program
"Quest for Fundamental Principles in the Universe: from Particles to the Solar System and the Cosmos"
Financial Support also from
Nagoya University
Daiko Foundation

2. Tentative schedule
Oct. 26 (Wednesday)     18:30 - 21:00    Welcome Party at Lobby of the Sakata-Hirata Hall
(Symposium site)
Oct. 27 (Thursday)           8:10                 Shuttle Bus leaving Hotel Tokyu
 8:30 -  9:00      Bread & Coffee at conference site
 9:00 - 12:00     Morning Session (one coffee break)
12:00 - 14:00     Group photo and Unveiling Sakata Memorial Monument
14:00 -17:30       Afternoon Session (one coffee break)                     
Oct. 28 (Friday)                8:10                 Shuttle Bus leaving Hotel Tokyu
 8:30  -  9:00     Bread & Coffee at conference site
 9:00  -12:00     Morning Session (one coffee break)
12:00 -13:30      Lunch
13:30 -17:00      Afternoon Session (one coffee break)

3.  Accommodations
    We have made bulk reservation at hotels in downtown Nagoya:  
    Nagoya Tokyu Hotel  ( and 
    Chisan Hotel (
    which are very close to each other. See for details Hotel Reservation Form: 
    [ doc | pdf ].

   For reservation send the Form directly to (do not sent it to us):

   KMIIN /SAKATA2011 desk: Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.
   Corporate Travel,Event & Convention Branch,Nagoya,
   C/o Nihonseimei sasashima Bldg, 7F, 1-27-2, Meiekiminami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0003, Japan
   Tel: +81-52-583-8311  Fax: +81-52-563-1846
   Email :   
4. Participation
    Although a large part of the participation is by invitation,  we do encourage participation of those who are 
    interested in and would appreciate your passing on to others the information of the Symposium.
    Those who are applying for the participation in the Symposium are asked to fill out the 
    Registration Form on the Web page of the Symposium.
    by October 15.
    The registration fee 
    15,000 yen 
     should be paid at the reception desk of the Symposium.

5. 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

6. Speakers include:
        W. A. Bardeen (FNAL),  M. Kobayashi (JSPS/KEK/KMI),  M. Koshiba (HFforBS/Tokyo), 
        T.  Kugo (YITP),  M. E. Peskin (SLAC),  J. Schechter (Syracuse), M. Strassler (Rutgers),
        Y.-L. Wu (ITP/KITPC, Beijing),  T.T. Yanagida(IPMU/Tokyo),  V. I. Zakharov (ITEP/MPI)

7. Correspondence:
       SAKATA100 Secretariat
       Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute 
              for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)
       Nagoya University
       Nagoya, 464-8602