KEK 50th Anniversary Symposium


This year marks the 50th anniversary of KEK, established in 1971 as the first inter-university research institute with the idea of establishing large-scale research facilities that would not be owned by a single university but would allow university researchers from all over Japan to use them collaboratively and achieve exciting results. Since its establishment, KEK has been developing, building, and operating state-of-the-art accelerators, and has also played an important role as an international center of excellence in the field of accelerator science. KEK provides important research and collaboration opportunities for researchers both in Japan and abroad and in academia and industry. These opportunities continue to significantly advance the frontiers of science and technology.

We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate KEK’s 50th anniversary by gathering both in person and online, to look back on its history and to discuss the achievements and outstanding results of 50 years of research and the future direction of science for KEK and its collaborators.

The symposium is open to everyone, and there is no registration fee. Please note that only speakers and invited guests will be able to attend in person. However, we sincerely look forward to hosting all other attendees online.

《The Schedule of the Symposium》

* November 9th (Tuesday) Symposium for a full day and Virtual Poster Session

* November 10th (Wednesday) Symposium for a full day

KEK 50th Anniversary Symposium
  • Akira Yamamoto
  • Chikaori Mitsuda
  • Haruki Takahashi
  • Hiroaki Sugiyama
  • Hiromichi Kichimi
  • Hiroshi Iwase
  • Hiroyuki Sekiya
  • Hitoshi Sugimura
  • Honoka Hirayama
  • Kazunori Kohri
  • Kazuro Furukawa
  • Ken-Ichi AOKI
  • Kenzo Nakamura
  • Kodai Oda
  • Kouichi Toda
  • Kyoko Nomura
  • Masahiro Yoshimoto
  • Masani Gomita
  • Masashi Hazumi
  • Masashi Otani
  • Masashi Yokoyama
  • Ritsuko OTA
  • Ryota Matsushita
  • Satoshi N. Nakamura
  • Satsuki Nishimura
  • Shigemi Ohta
  • Shohei NISHIDA
  • Shoji UNO
  • Shu Nakamura
  • Stephen Olsen
  • Tadashi Nomura
  • Takashi Kaneko
  • Thomas Chen
  • Tomoya Nagai
  • Toshihiro Mimashi
  • Tsunayuki Matsubara
  • Yasuhiro Sekino
  • Yoshinobu Takaiwa
  • Yuta Mayama
  • Tuesday, 9 November
    • 09:00 09:10
      Opening Address 10m
      Speaker: Masanori Yamauchi
    • 09:10 09:40
      INS to KEK 30m
      Speaker: Fumihiko Takasaki
    • 09:40 10:25
      KEK-12GeV Proton Synchrotron to J-PARC 45m
      Speaker: Hikaru Sato
    • 10:25 10:45
      coffee break 20m
    • 10:45 11:30
      Partners: Then and Now ~How a small team came together to create a facility that continues to serve~ 45m
      Speaker: Hirofumi Hanaki
    • 11:30 12:15
      Electron - Positron Collider 45m
      Speaker: Mika Masuzawa
    • 12:15 13:30
      Lunch 1h 15m
    • 13:30 13:50
      KEK Computing Center in 50 years 20m
      Speaker: Yoshiyuki Watase
    • 13:50 14:10
      50years of the Radiation Science Center 20m
      Speaker: Hideo Hirayama
    • 14:10 14:30
      KEK Administration Bureau 20m
      Speaker: Koki Uchimaru
    • 14:30 14:50
      Evolving Mechanical Technology for High Energy Accelerator Science 20m
      Speaker: Kenji Ueno
    • 14:50 15:10
      Advances in Superconducting Technology at KEK and Wishes to the Future 20m
      Speaker: Akira Yamamoto
    • 15:10 15:30
      coffee break 20m
    • 15:30 16:15
      Retrospect and Prospect of the Photon Factory 45m
      Speaker: Toshiaki Ohta
    • 16:15 16:45
      KENS ~ First pulsed spallation neutron facility, KEK-University neutron science network ~ 30m
      Speaker: Susumu Ikeda
    • 16:45 17:15
      Muon Science with Pulsed Beam - Initiation and Development at KEK 30m
      Speaker: Kanetada Nagamine
    • 17:15 18:00
      50 years of Science and KEK 45m
      Speaker: Hirotaka Sugawara
    • 18:00 20:00
      Virtual Poster Session 2h
  • Wednesday, 10 November
    • 08:30 09:15
      Physics at TRISTAN and Belle 45m
      Speaker: Yoshihide Sakai
    • 09:15 09:45
      Particle Physics with Proton Accelerators 30m
      Speaker: Taku Yamanaka
    • 09:45 10:15
      Nuclear Physics with Proton Synchrotrons 30m
      Speaker: Tomofumi Nagae
    • 10:15 10:45
      Accelerator Neutrino Experiments at KEK/J-PARC 30m
      Speaker: Atsuko Ichikawa
    • 10:45 11:00
      coffee break 15m
    • 11:00 11:30
      Activities of the Institute of Materials Structure Science from a Viewpoint of a User: from the Past to the Future 30m
      Speaker: Takahisa Arima
    • 11:30 12:00
      The Miracle on Higashi Oodori 30m
      Speaker: Stephen Olsen
    • 12:00 12:30
      50 years of KEK and the future by Outsider 30m
      Speaker: Young-Kee Kim
    • 12:30 13:45
      Lunch 1h 15m
    • 13:45 14:30
      Role of Theoretical Physics, Past, Present and Future 45m
      Speaker: Mihoko Nojiri
    • 14:30 15:15
      Japan-U.S. cooperative program and LHC collaboration 45m
      Speaker: Takahiko Kondo
    • 15:15 15:30
      coffee break 15m
    • 15:30 16:00
      Look back my days at KEK: Establishing KEK Public Relations Office 30m
      Speaker: Yuichi Takayanagi
    • 16:00 16:30
      Straight to the Future: the International Linear Collider 30m
      Speaker: Daniel Jeans
    • 16:30 17:00
      Industrial Application based on Accelerator Technologies: Especially Super-conduction Accelerator Technologies 30m
      Speaker: Hiroshi Kawata
    • 17:00 17:30
      From Tsukuba to the World 30m
      Speaker: Yasuhiro Okada
    • 17:30 17:50
      Closing Address 20m
      Speaker: Shoji Uno