Hokkaido Summer Institute & International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017

Hokkaido Summer Institute
-Soft Matter: From single molecules to materials-
and
International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017 

 

This summer, the Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University will hold “Summer School on Soft Matter” for graduate students and early career researchers.  This is a two-week summer  program focusing on polymer physics, soft matter mechanics, and chemistry and characterization of materials. The first session will be held at Otaki Seminar House in central Hokkaido, located about 20 km from the Lake Toya where the G8 Summit took place in 2008. The second session will be held at the Sapporo Campus of Hokkaido University. The lecturers are world-leading scientists in the field of soft matter. (flyer )

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Venue:      1st Session   Otaki Seminar House, Otaki Village / 2nd Session  Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, City of Sapporo

Date:         1st Session    July 30 (Sun) – Aug 5 (Sat), 2017 / 2nd Session   Aug 7 (Mon) – Aug 11 (Fri), 2017

Coordinators and Organizers

Dr. Michael Rubinstein
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and
GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University
Dr. Costantino Creton
ESPCI Paris Tech and
GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University
Dr. Jian Ping Gong
GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University
 

This summer school is organized by Global Station for Soft Matter (GSS), Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE), Hokkaido University. GSS was established in April 2016 to further the progressive development of soft matter research. Serving as an international research hub, in collaboration with ESPCI ParisTech and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and so forth, GSS aims to provide one of the most innovative platforms of soft matter research and education in the world. By the initiative of GSS, a new division, “Division of Soft Matter” is planned to be established in the Graduate School of Life Science, Hokkaido University, starting from 2018. The Division of Soft Matter intends to produce multidisciplinary graduates of science and engineering. Ahead of the starting of the new division, the international faculty of GSS will organize the summer school, inviting world-renowned international instructors in the field of soft matter to give a series of lectures. Having a cooperation with Hokkaido Summer Institute, we offer this course as an advanced graduate course of Graduate School of Life Science and an inter-graduate school course, Hokkaido University.

Taking this opportunity, we will host a soft matter symposium “International Symposium on Advanced Soft Matter: From Single Molecule to Tough Polymers” to widely share our summer school instructors’ expertise, knowledge, and cutting-edge results of soft matter science and tough polymers. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For the symposium details, please click here.

Contact

Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University
TEL: +81-11-706-9097, E-mail: summerschool_gss@oia.hokudai.ac.jp

International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017 (application closed!)

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Hokkaido Summer Institute for Students
International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017 for Young Researchers
Outdoor Activities and Events
Logistics

 


Hokkaido Summer Institute for Students

 

Outline

The aim of this summer school is to provide graduate students with fundamental education on Soft Matter Science.  The course program consists of two sessions: the first session will be held at Otaki Seminar House. The second session will be held at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus. Both sessions will consist of series of lectures and practical sessions. To earn credit, students must take all the lectures of Lecture #1 to #32, a student poster session, and two oral presentation sessions (shown in pink in the schedule above). 

As one of the optional activities, the second session will contain laboratory tours of our advanced facilities on Hokkaido University campus.  The tour details will be announced in due course. 

We will not have classes in the afternoon on Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 due to an international symposium which most of the summer school lecturers will take part in. The Summer School participants are all welcome to attend the symposium. Although it is not a course requirement to attend the symposium, you have a chance to make a poster presentation and are strongly encouraged to make a poster presentation at the symposium. You may present the poster that you will use for the Student Poster Session in the first week, but of course you may make another new poster for the symposium. For more detailed information about the Hokkaido Summer Institute, visit the website at http://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/.

Language and Capacity

Language:  English

Capacity:    60 seats (This is a preliminary figure and is subject to change.)

Target Group

Any graduate student may take this course as a student under a “special auditor” status if you complete your application at Hokkaido Summer Institute website. A selection will be made if the number of applicants exceeds the capacity. For Hokkaido University enrolled graduate students, you may take this course as an advanced graduate course of Graduate School of Life Science or an inter-graduate school course, Hokkaido University. Check the website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/hu_students/.

Lecturers

patricia-bassereauDr. Patricia Bassereau

Institut Curie

Lectures #11 and #17

taihyun-changDr. Taihyun Chang

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Lectures #14 and #20

michel-cloitreDr. Michel Cloitre

ESPCI Paris Tech

Lectures #25 and #27

1.CraigDr. Stephen Craig 

Duke University

Lectures #24 and #29

2.CretonDrCostantino Creton

ESPCI Paris Tech

Lectures #16 and #21

masao-doiDr. Masao Doi

Beihang University

Lectures #22 and #31

Studio portrait of Jan Genzer AffiliateDr. Jan Genzer

North Carolina State University

Lectures #1, #6, and #32

alexander-y-grosbergDr. Alexander Y. Grosberg

New York University

Lectures #2, #5, and #26

chung-yuen-huiDr. Chung-Yuen Hui

Cornell University

Lectures #4,  #13, and #28

sergey-v-panyukovDr. Sergey V. Panyukov

Russian Academy of Sciences

Lectures #7, #9, and #23

9.RubinsteinDr. Michael Rubinstein

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lectures #3 and #15

zhigang-suoDr. Zhigang Suo

Harvard University

Lectures #10, #18, and #30

hiroshi-watanabeDr. Hiroshi Watanabe

Kyoto University

Lectures #8, #12, and #19

 

Schedule

*Students must take all the lectures of Lecture #1 to #32, a student poster session, and two oral presentation sessions (shown in pink in the schedule below).  (schedule  and map)

Lecture Materials and Presentations

<Lecture Materials> Sorry, this webpage is in preparation.  All the summer school participants will be provided with an ID # and password  for the website.  Please make sure to check the site well in advance, print out all the materials, and bring them with you.

<Student Poster Presentations> In the poster presentation on August 1, you are expected to explain your research topic (including relevant background, important results, and main conclusion).  There is no poster size restrictions. The poster can be horizontal or vertical – whatever you prefer.  Please note that you are required to tape the poster on the wall in the presentation site (gym) by 7:30 pm on August 1.  Adhesive tape will be provided.

<Presentations 1 and 2> This webpage is in preparation.  At the beginning of the course, all of the students will be divided into groups, and each group will be assigned a small project. The students will discuss and present their project at the practical sessions based on the knowledge learned from the course. Evaluation will be based on the presentations and discussions.

How to apply

Application period is February 1 – 28, 2017 (closed). 

Please submit the following documents to our contact address at summerschool_gss@oia.hokudai.ac.jp.  We will make the selection of participants based on the summary of the poster presentation and other additional documents.  Notification of decision will be sent in April.

  • Brief CV
  • Advisor’s recommendation letter
  • A summary of your poster presentation to be held on August 1 evening: In the poster presentation, you are expected to explain your research area, your motivation to attend the summer school, and the expected impact of your participation.  The summary should be at least 200 words in length and 300 words maximum.

Furthermore, please do not forget to apply as a “special auditor” at the Hokkaido Summer Institute website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/applications/ This program is open only to non-degree seeking students who wish to attend Hokkaido University and Hokkaido University enrolled graduate students.  For the course syllabus, please visit the HSI website at http://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/courses/CourseDetail=G060.  For Hokkaido University enrolled graduate students, you may take this course as an advanced graduate course of Graduate School of Life Science or an inter-graduate school course, Hokkaido University. Check the website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/hu_students/.

The Summer School does not provide insurance. Please ensure that you have your own insurance policy before traveling

Fee information

<Hokkaido Summer Institute tuition>   The tuition fee is ¥29,600 (2 credits). For details about the tuition and waiver, please refer to the Hokkaido Summer Institute website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/fees_payments/.

<Activity fees (optional)> ¥2,930 ~ ¥3,220  Please pay onsite when participating in any of the activities in Otaki Village and surrounding areas.

<Lodging & meals at Otaki>  All students stay on-site.  Students receive their room assignment on the day of check-in.  Total fees are ¥15,120 (6 nights including meals) per person. The Otaki Seminar House has bunk bed rooms for six to eight and “tatami” rooms for three to four. The rate is ¥150 (per night/person) (modified). Breakfast ¥620 / Lunch ¥620 / Dinner ¥1130.  Cancellation Policy: No refund is possible.

<Accommodation at Sapporo>  ¥30,000 ~ ¥70,000  Accommodation fee varies, depending on the accommodations.  For international students, all of you are assigned to International House Fushimi, located 4-min walk from street car station “Nishisen juyo jo” (about 20-min ride from “Nishi yon chome” Station near Odori Park). Please check out the details by logging into My Page of the HSI website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/mypage/login.html.   

<Examples of total cost estimate for students from abroad> ¥48,000 ~ ¥120,000 (excluding traveling expenses).

Students from partner universities who will stay in university-owned dormitories in Sapporo: ¥48,000

Students from non-partner universities who will stay in university-owned dormitories in Sapporo: ¥78,000

Students from non-partner universities who will stay in hotels in Sapporo: ¥120,000

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the cost of the summer school, please feel free to contact us at summerschool_gss@oia.hokudai.ac.jp.

 


International Soft Matter Summer School in Hokkaido 2017 for Young Researchers

 

Outline

This summer school consists of two sessions: the first session will be held at Otaki Seminar House. The second session will be held at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus. Both sessions will consist of series of lectures given by world-leading scientists in the field of fundamental sciences and soft matter. The lectures will cover Polymer Physics, Soft Matter Mechanics, Soft Matter Characterization, and Soft Matter Chemistry and Materials.

The second session will also contain laboratory tours of our advanced facilities on Hokkaido University campus. We will not have classes in the afternoon on Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 due to an international symposium which most of the summer school lecturers will take part in. The symposium will be jointly organized by GI-CoRE (Hokkaido University) and ImPACT “Ito Program” (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan). The Summer School participants are all welcome to attend and are strongly encouraged to make a poster presentation at the joint symposium.

Language and Capacity

Language:  English

Capacity:    10 seats (This is a preliminary figure and is subject to change.)

Course Aim

The aim of this summer school is to provide early career researchers with a fundamental education on soft matter sciences, and to build an international network of young career researchers working in the field of soft matter science.  You are strongly expected to participate in the evening presentation sessions for networking.  As this course is offered as a part of the Hokkaido Summer Institute program, participating young researchers are expected to play a role as a mentor to help participating students. If you are a student, please apply following the instructions above in the “Hokkaido Summer Institute for Students” section. 

 Lecturers

Please see the Lecturers section of the Hokkaido Summer Institute above.

Schedule

Please see the Schedule section of the Hokkaido Summer Institute above.  (schedule   and map)

Lecture Materials

This webpage is in preparation.

How to apply

Application period is February 1 – 28, 2017 (closed).  For the application form and procedures, please click here (Word | PDF).

The Summer School does not provide insurance. Please ensure that you have your own insurance policy before traveling

Fee information

<Registration fee>  Free, but you are expected to play a role as a mentor to help participating students as this course is offered as a part of the Hokkaido Summer Institute program.

<Activity fees (optional)> ¥2,930 ~ ¥3,220  Please pay onsite when participating in any of the activities in Otaki Village and surrounding areas.

<Lodging & meals at Otaki>  ¥60,000 ~ ¥144,000 (6 nights)  Lodging fee varies, depending on the hotel.  Please select preferred hotel and room type in the application form if you would like us to book a room for you.  Let us know a room type of your choice: single use, twin use, triple use, or quad use. Young researchers do not have a choice to stay on-site unless there is a vacancy. Horohoro-sanso: ¥20,000 (single use), ¥10,000 (per person, twin use), ¥9,500 (per person, triple use), and ¥8,500 (per person, quad use). Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa): ¥ 24,000 (single use), ¥12,000 (per person, twin use), ¥11,000 (per person, triple use), and ¥10,000 (per person, quad use).   Please note that it does not include any lunch. Please pay on the first day the lunch cost of ¥3,720 (¥620 per meal at Otaki Seminar House).  Cancellation Policy: No refund is possible.

<Accommodation at Sapporo>  ¥80,000 ~ ¥120,000 (7 nights)  Accommodation fee varies, depending on the hotel.


 

Outdoor Activities and Events

On July 30th, on our way to Otaki Village, we will stop off at the Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano UNESCO Global Geopark on July 30 to have lunch and enjoy the Geopark. You may bring your lunch box or eat at a restaurant. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops near the ropeway on Mt. Usu.  On August 3rd, you can either participate in Nordic Walking or the boat cruise. You can enjoy shopping at a roadside station “Michi-no-eki Aputa” on our way from Lake Toya back to Otaki Village.  For how to sign up, click here and download the survey form (MS Excel). Send us the filled form by Tuesday, June 6 as e-mail attachment. For the activities, you cannot sign-up after June 6. You may cancel on the day or change the choice if you have to do so. Please note that the Summer School does not provide insurance. Please ensure that you have your own insurance policy before traveling If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us!  

  • Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano UNESCO Global Geopark http://www.toya-usu-geopark.org/?page_id=560 (official site) |  http://usuzan.hokkaido.jp/en/  (Mt. Usu Ropeway official site) Pamphlet and Map *Please note that the “1-hour course (Mt. Nishiyama Trail), which an English speaking tour guide will attend, has a limited capacity of up to 20. It is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Otaki Village Nordic Walking  Nordic Walking is a low impact exercise, also called pole walking, which is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles.  Pamphlet and Map
  • Lake Toya Boat Cruise  http://www.toyakokisen.com/price/price01.html (official site)  Pamphlet and Map 
  • Hotel Recreational Facilities  [Otaki Seminar House] A large and a smaller hotspring bathroom, gym, sports ground. Workout sport wear is not available for rent. When using the gym, you must wear sports shoes. [Horohoro Sanso] Large hotspring bathrooms, rotenburo (outdoor hotspring), sauna bath, tennis court, fitness room. Workout sport wear is not available for rent. [Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa)] Large hotspring bathrooms, rotenburo (outdoor hotspring), sauna bath, indoor swimming pool, open-air swimming pool, tabletennis table, bar and game room, karaoke room, billiard room. Swimwear is available for rent (¥700) or you can bring your own.  [Inter-hotel shuttle bus service “Yumeguri Go”]  Complimentary bus service is available between Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa) and Horohoro Sanso every 15 minutes between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. everyday so that the hotel guests can enjoy a variety of different hotspring baths and recreational facilities of both hotels. [Hotspring bath for visitors (non-hotel guests)Visitors can enjoy the facilities . Rates for non-hotel guests are: ¥500 (10 am – 2 pm), ¥800 (2 pm – 9 pm) | ¥1,000 (common pass for both hotel’s baths)       FeesSorry, this webpage is in preparation.

We will not have classes in the afternoon on Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 due to an international symposium which most of the summer school lecturers will take part in. The symposium will be jointly organized by GI-CoRE (Hokkaido University) and ImPACT “Ito Program” (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan).  The Summer School participants are all welcome to attend the symposium. Although it is not a course requirement to attend the symposium, you have a chance to make a poster presentation and are strongly encouraged to make a poster presentation at the symposium. You may present the poster that you will use for the Student Poster Session in the first week, but of course you may make another new poster for the symposium.


 

Logistics

JR Line JR Hokkaido operates train services from the airport every 15 minutes during daytime. JR New Chitose Airport Station is located on the first basement level of the domestic terminal building. The JR Sapporo Station is 5-minute walk from Hokkaido University main gate.

Buses Take a bus to downtown Sapporo. The bus stops are located on the arrivals level of the domestic terminal building (bus stop #14 and #22) and the international terminal building (#65).

Taxi services Take a taxi to downtown Sapporo. The taxi stands are located on the arrivals level of the domestic terminal building (#11 and #17) and the international terminal building (#64). The cost of a taxi is often approximately ¥10,000.

  • Traveling to Otaki Seminar House

    Complimentary bus transportation Complimentary bus transportation will be available between Sapporo and Otaki on July 30 and August 5. (bus timetable )  The bus will depart from Hokkaido University, Clark Memorial Student Center at 10 a.m. on July 30. Meet at the departure point by 9:30 a.m. and get a name tag with an assigned bus number.  For those who cannot make the bus, please take the limited express “Super Hokuto” and get off at the JR Muroran-honsen Line Datemonbetsu Station, located about 40-minute drive from the Seminar House.  A complimentary shuttle service will be available from the station to Otaki Seminar House upon request.  Our staff will be waiting at the station from 4:20 p.m. to pick you up and leaving around 4:30 p.m. Please note that if you want to use the service, you must make a reservation in advance and make it sure to be there before 4:30 p.m. (Take the limited express Super Hokuto #14 or Super Hokuto #16.)

    Hotel shuttle bus For those who will arrive late and cannot make the complimentary bus transportation, Horohoro Sanso and Hotel Daini Meisuitei run shuttle bus to/from the JR Sapporo Station (free of charge), and to/from New Chitose International Airport (one way ¥1,000) for their guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus departs from the JR Sapporo Station at 1:30 p.m. and arrives at the hotel at 4:00 p.m.  The bus departs from New Chitose Airport at 2:00 p.m. and arrives at the hotel at 3:30 p.m.  Please check the hotel websites and reserve the seat on your own.  Or you can get there by public transportation.  Take the limited express “Super Hokuto” and get off at the JR Muroran-honsen Line Datemonbetsu Station, located about 35 minutes by taxi to the hotel. From the Datemonbetsu Station, a local bus is available too. Get off at Kita Yuzawa Onsen stop (5-minute walk to Horohoro Sanso) or Shiraginu-no-toko (7-mintue walk to Hotel Daini Meisuitei). (Donan Bus Timetable )

    JR Line Take the limited express “Super Hokuto” from the JR Sapporo Station and  get off at the JR Muroran-honsen Line Datemonbetsu Station (one way ¥5,490). Take a bus bound for Otaki-Kimobetsu at the Datemonbetsu Station. Get off at Otaki Seminar-mae (one way ¥750). (Donan Bus Timetable )

    Complimentary shuttle service will be provided in Otaki too.  For the shuttle service timetable between the two hotels and the Seminar House, please click here (shuttle timetable).  The Seminar House has rental bikes. The number of available bikes is limited. Please return on the day. 

  • Seminar Site

    Otaki Seminar House (Lectures #1 – #20)  Yutoku-cho 32, Otaki-ku, Date, Hokkaido 052-0317

    Hokkaido University Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Bldg. (Lectures #21 – #29)  North 13 West 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628

    Faculty of Advanced Life Science Bldg. (Lectures #30 – #32)  North 10 West 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810

    *Wi-Fi environment is not good enough in Otaki Village. We will provide pocket Wi-Fi devices for communal use.

  • Hotels

    Otaki Seminar House Otaki Seminar House has lodging facilities. All  the summer school students stay at Otaki Seminar House during the first session. Students receive their room assignment on the day of check-in. The seminar house has a large and a smaller hotspring bathroom (open 7 am – 9:00 am and 4 pm – 10 pm). [Laundry Facilities] One clothes dryer and one washing machine are available on the 2nd floor. Laundry detergents will be provided. [Amenities] Home slippers, Two-in-one shampoo, Body soap. Hair dryer (Each bathhouse has one). [Other Facilities] gym, sports ground, communal fridge and microwave.

    Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa) (5-minute drive from the seminar house) Guest rooms are equipped with TV, refrigerator, phone, in-room safe, electric pot, tea set, air-conditioning, bathroom, and bathtub.  The hotel also has large hotspring bathrooms, rotenburo (outdoor hotspring, and a sauna bath (24 hours available).  http://en.dai2-meisuitei.com/ <double occupancy ¥12,000 / triple occupancy ¥11,000 / four-people occupancy ¥10,000> [Dinner and Breakfast] 7 am – 9:30 am (breakfast) and 6 pm – 9 pm (dinner) at a self-service buffet restaurant [24 Hour Laundry Facilities] Three washing machines (¥150/load) and three clothes dryers (¥100/30 min) are available 24 hours  in the basement. [Amenities] Toothbrush kit, Home slippers, Towel, Bath towel, Home wear, Two-in-one shampoo, Body soap, Hair dryer. [Other Facilities] Indoor swmming pool, Open-air swimming pool, Tabletennis table, Bar and Game room, Karaoke room, Biliard room.  Swimwear is available for rent (¥700) or you can bring your own.

    Horohoro Sanso Mountain Villa (7-minute drive from the seminar house)  Guest rooms are equipped with TV, refrigerator, phone, in-room safe, electric pot, and air-conditioning (without bathroom).  The hotel has large hotspring bathrooms, rotenburo (outdoor hotspring), and a sauna bath. A private-use hotspring bath is also available (Fees: ¥1,235 per 50 minutes per bath).  http://en.horohoro-sanso.com/ <double occupancy ¥10,000 / triple occupancy ¥9,500 / four-people occupancy ¥8,500> [Dinner and Breakfast] 7 am – 9 am (breakfast) and 6 pm – 8:30 pm (dinner) at a self-service buffet restaurant  [Laundry Facilities] It has no laundry facilities, but guest can use the facilities at  Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa). [Amenities] Toothbrush, Cup, Home slippers, Towel, Bath towel, Home wear. Hair dryer (Large bathroom has some.) [Other Facilities] Tennis court, Fitness room. Please note that workout sport wear is not available for rent.

    *Inter-hotel shuttle bus service “Yumeguri Go” Complimentary  bus service is available between Hotel Daini Meisuitei (Mori no Soraniwa) and Horohoro Sanso every 15 minutes between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. everyday so that the hotel guests can enjoy a variety of different hotspring baths and recreational facilities of both hotels.

    Cheap hotels and lodgings in downtown Sapporo  For a list, please click here.

    International House Fushimi (for overseas students only) Please check out the details by logging into My Page of the HSI website at https://hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/mypage/login.html