News

8 December 2014

Professor Akasaki at rehearsal for Nobel lecture

Venue for Nobel lecture in Stockholm University
Venue for Nobel lecture at Stockholm University

Professor Akasaki went to Stockholm University in the morning of December 7th (in the evening of 7th Japan time) to rehearse his Nobel lecture. He carefully ran through the lecture with local staff as well as his research team members - Professor Kamiyama, Associate Professor Takeuchi and Associate Professor Iwaya. Professor Akasaki, getting in a laureate’s car, waved to a crowd of reporters waiting outside to see him. He also responded on site to requests from citizens asking for his autograph.

  • Professor Akasaki rehearing his lecture
  • Professor Akasaki rehearing his lecture
  • Professor Kamiyama, Associate Professor Takeuchi, and Associate Professor Iwaya with local staff
  • Professor Kamiyama, Associate Professor Takeuchi, and Associate Professor Iwaya with local staff
  • Professor Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University and Professor Akasaki’s research members visiting lecture hall
  • Professor Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University and Professor Akasaki’s research members visiting the lecture hall
  • Professor Akasaki waving his hand after his rehearsal
  • Professor Akasaki waving his hand after his rehearsal
  • Professor Akasaki in a car, writing his signature upon request
  • Professor Akasaki in a car, giving his signature upon request

President Nakane arrives at Stockholm

  • President Nakane and other entourages of Professor Akasaki in Stockholm
  • President Nakane and others in the entourage of Professor Akasaki in Stockholm

President Nakane and Dean Yoshihisa, Faculty of Science and Technology, arrived at Stockholm late at night on December 7th (early morning of 8th Japan time). All of Professor Aksaki’s entourages are now in Stockholm and will be here to watch Professor Akasaki’s proud moments at his Nobel lecture and the Nobel Prize presentation ceremony.