多彩な物質の世界-宇宙から地球への遥かな旅(学術俯瞰講義)
The World of Diverse Matter – The Distant Journey from Space to Earth (Global Focus on Knowledge)

多彩な物質の世界-宇宙から地球への遥かな旅(学術俯瞰講義)
The World of Diverse Matter - The Distant Journey from Space to Earth (Global Focus on Knowledge)
地球上の物質や我々の身体を構成するすべての原子は宇宙で作られた。私たちの物質に対する興味は広範囲にわたる。宇宙創世のその瞬間はどうなっていたか、身の周りに在る物質はどうして多彩な性質を持つのか、魅力ある性質を持つ天然には存在しない物質をどうしたら創れるか、生活をより便利にするための材料をどのように作ったらよいか、さらには、私たち人間は何処まで物質なのか、などなど限りがない。 本講義では、「物質」をキーワードとして,宇宙創世の謎と質量の起源を解き明かす国際規模の素粒子実験、宇宙の果てを探る基礎研究、物質の性質を支配する法則とそれを応用した物質合成の科学、人のからだに作用する物質群と創薬研究,新たな物質社会を切り拓いていく材料開発の世界を概説する。最後に、物質科学の発展に支えられた人類・社会の活動によって、有限になりつつある地球の環境を持続させる智慧について考える。 本講義はきっと皆さんに新しい物質観をもたらすに違いない。’狭い意味での理系’以外に、広い分野の理系学生はもとより、多数の文系学生の聴講を期待している。 All of the matter on Earth and the atoms that constitute our bodies were originally created deep in outer space. Interest in the elements in and around us is very far-reaching. There are endless questions we may ask: What was that moment like when the universe was suddenly created? Why does the matter around us have such diverse properties? How is the matter that does not exist in nature, which has it own fascinating properties, created? How can we develop materials that will make our daily lives more convenient? To what extent are we human beings just matter? And so on. With “matter” as the keyword, this lecture series will provide an overview of: international-level experiments in particle physics that are unlocking the mysteries of the creation of the universe and the origin of matter; basic research searching the outer limits of space; materials science, which uncovers laws that govern the properties of matter and develops applications for these properties; research on the discovery of drugs and materials that have salubrious effects on our bodies; and the world of materials development, which is opening up new areas in our material world. Finally we will consider wisdom that can sustain the global environment, which is reaching its limits due to the activities of mankind and its societies, which in turn have been supported by materials science. The lectures in this series will surely give you a new perception of matter and materials. They will go beyond a narrow meaning of science, and should be of interest to not only of course science students from various fields but also students studying the arts and humanities.
ミクロな素粒子からマクロな宇宙へ
From Micro Particles to Macro Space
原子・電子・分子のふるまいが生む物質の多様性
The Diversity of Matter Born from the Actions of Atoms, Electrons, and Molecules
望ましい性質を持つ物質の探索と創成-創薬科学の分野から-
The Search for and Creation of Matter with Desirable Properties --- Discoveries from the Field of Pharmaceutical Science
物質が変わる-物質から材料へ-
Changing Matter --- From Matter to Material
小さな地球を永遠に
An Everlasting Future for Our Small Earth