Report on the Fourth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2011)

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World famous scientists meet and talk with young attendees at MICS2011

With the aim of making the Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science a venue for an intellectual exchange of opinions on catalysis science, Nobel Prize Laureates and world famous scientists took time out to meet and talk about catalysis science and other science topics with symposium attendees.
The Fifth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science was attended by more than 300 students, 40 of whom were junior high and high school students. At the symposium, young scientists of the future were given the chance to communicate with Nobel Prize Laureates and world famous scientists.

Japanese high school students who are medalists of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2010, and medalist candidates for the International Chemistry Olympiad 2011, and other young scientists meet and talk with Nobel Prize Laureates

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The trees-planting ceremony commemorating the plenary and special lectures given by the Nobel Prize Laureates at MICS2011

Prof. Yuan T. Lee and Prof. Sir John E. Walker delivered the plenary lectures, and Emeritus Prof. Akira Suzuki and Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi gave the special lectures, visited Sodegaura Center of Mitsui Chemicals, for the planting of commemorative trees on March 8th, 2011. There are now ten commemorative trees planted by the Nobel Prize Laureates in commemoration of their plenary and special lectures at MICS2003-2011.
Additionally, they wrote message to researchers, and Emeritus Prof. Suzuki show us the Nobel Prize Medal in Chemistry.

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