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Takehiko Yagi (Carnegie Fellow, Associate 1976-1978) Elected AGU Fellow, Highlights Geophysical Lab-Japan Links

The First GL-GRC Inter-Institutional Symposium was organized by the Geophysical Laboratory and held under co-sponsorship of the Geodynamics Research Center at Ehime University in Japan, on 19-21 September, at the Broad Branch Road campus.

Among the speakers who presented a keynote lecture at the GL-GRC Inter-Institutional Symposium was Takehiko Yagi, a professor at the Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo in Japan.  The First GL-GRC Inter-Institutional Symposium was organized by the Geophysical Laboratory and held under co-sponsorship of the Geodynamics Research Center at Ehime University in Japan, on 19-21 September, at the Broad Branch Road campus.

The symposium represented a historic gathering of Carnegie and Japanese scientists from many disciplines. Instigated by Ehime University as part of the Japanese government’s Global COE Program, the aim of the symposium was to improve scientific collaboration between the GL and GRC through direct exchange and communication. Researchers, particularly post-docs and doctoral students, were brought together to address new creative opportunities and techniques for deep earth mineralogy, further research experience, and develop personal contacts for further scientific collaborations.

Appropriately enough given the venue, Takehiko’s presentation explored the deep-rooted relationship between the Geophysical Laboratory and Japanese scientists, representing what is often portrayed as a unique international collaboration that has spanned over a half-century. He pointed to partnerships such as high-pressure collaborations that have resulted in well-known discussions of the application of diamond vs. multi anvil cells.

This week Takehiko was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union during the Fall Meeting, 5-9 December, in San Francisco, California.  He is a former Postdoctoral Fellow (1976-1977) and Postdoctoral Associate (1977-1978) at the Geophysical Laboratory. His father, Kenzo Yagi was also a Postdoctoral Fellow (1950-1951) at the Laboratory.

Related story- The GL-GRC Inter-Institutional Science Symposium 2011