Kyushu U Connect is back again this year, and we're taking you out of this world with the theme of 'Space.' Kyushu U's extensive history in space and aeronautics can be traced back to before the very first space age. It was all the way back in 1937 when the the Department of Aerospace Engineering was established, the second ever aeronautics department in Japan. The 21st century has brought about a new space age. As humanity comes to grips with the existential threat of the climate crisis, we continue to look to the stars to explore the depths of the universe and human potential. So, we ask you today: Why should you care about space? We will cover everything from space weather, space debris, building materials for space, and the literature that inspires us to the stars. Join us with Kyushu U faculty, students, and science communicators for an afternoon of bilingual exploration beyond mother earth.
|General, High school students, Elementary and junior high school students, Current students and staff
|Full bilingual event
|2023.07.01 [Sat] 13:30 – 17:00
|Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza
|120 people, in order of arrival
|Free of charge
Each talk is 10 min followed by 15 min Q&A
13:30 Opening remarks, video message from Astronaut Koichi Wakata
13:40 Professor Fujio Tsumori (Jpn)
14:05 Associate Professor Huixin Liu（Eng）
14:30 Break（15 min）
14:45 Student Team (Jpn)
15:10 Assistant Professor Britton Brooks（Eng）
15:35 Free roaming group discussion
16:40 Closing remarks
Bio-inspiration for Aerospace Engineering
Professor Fujio Tsumori (Faculty of Engineering)
You may be wondering why 'life' is in the title of this talk about aerospace. Is knowledge from living organisms useful in machine engineering? Let's all think about it while talking about biomimicry.
The ionosphere: where surface weather meets space weather
Associate Professor Huixin Liu (Faculty of Sciences)
Ionosphere is the upper part of Earth's atmosphere, whose existence is critical for wireless communication and global navigation. I'll briefly introduce its discovery and basic structures, then give some examples of its variabilities that we call space weather and their societal impacts. I will also touch on space weather forecast at the end.
Extraterrestrial Human Life: Imagination and Reality
Assistant Professor Britton Brooks (Faculty of Languages and Cultures)
This talk will explore how literature has imagined human life in space, and how such stories both create and are created by the scientific and physical reality of living away from the earth.
Space Debris: Closer and Safer Space
Three students from Professor Toshiya Hanada lab (Faculty of Engineering)
Shun Isobe, Kenta Nakajima, Ai Hayashibara, Kajikawa Takumi
Because it supports our daily lives, we have become very familiar with our current space age. But that future is threatened by space debris! Let's discuss how the Hanada Lab is confronting the space debris problem!
Professor Natalie Konomi
Global Strategies Office
Professor Johan Lauwereyns
Faculty of Arts and Science
Advanced registration required
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