The Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposia (JAGFOS) are a series of interdisciplinary conferences jointly organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the US National Academy of Sciences, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The symposium brings together 72 outstanding early-career researchers from various universities and research institutions in Japan, the United States, and Germany to present their fields of research and technical work, thus enabling an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methods.
Each year, 6 topics are selected that represent the frontiers of science across a wide range of disciplines. This year, “Quantum Science and Technology” was chosen as one of the topics and Uri was selected as the introductory speaker. The discussions during the session and the symposium in general were very enlightening and it was inspiring to learn about such a diverse range of topics and to make connections between them. Special thanks to the session organizing committee: Anna Schenk (University of Bayrouth), Akinobu Nakada (Kyoto University), and Charles McCrory (University of Michigan), and the other session speakers: Ryan Hadt (Caltech) and Kenji Sugisaki (Keio University).