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The University of Tokyo, also known as “Todai” was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, Todai offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The university aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.


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Un investigador del la Agencia de la Energía Atómica señala el Reactor 3 en la planta de Fukushima Daiichi el 27 de mayo de 2011. Greg Webb, IAEA/Flickr

Diez años después de Fukushima la seguridad sigue siendo el mayor reto de la energía nuclear

En el décimo aniversario de la catástrofe nuclear de Fukushima, dos expertos explican por qué las decisiones humanas son más importantes para la seguridad nuclear que la tecnología, y por qué el trabajo está lejos de estar terminado.
An International Atomic Energy Agency investigator examines Reactor Unit 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant, May 27, 2011. Greg Webb, IAEA/Flickr

10 years after Fukushima, safety is still nuclear power’s greatest challenge

On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, two experts explain why human choices are more important to nuclear safety than technology, and why the job is far from finished.
Récupération de la capsule contenant des échantillons de l’astéroïde Ryugu à Woomera (Australie) à la fin de la mission Hayabusa2. JAXA

La mission OSIRIS-REx rapporte de la poussière d’astéroïde, une nouvelle étape dans notre collecte d’échantillons extraterrestres

Avec le retour sur Terre de la mission Osiris-REx, l’exploration d’échantillons d’astéroïdes nous renseigne sur le tout début de l’univers.
Between the Earth and the moon: An artist’s rendering of a refueling depot for deep-space exploration. Sung Wha Kang (RISD)

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

To get us to Mars and beyond, a team of students from around the world has a plan involving lunar rovers mining ice and a space station between the Earth and the moon.
Optical elements of the experimental setup allowing to obtain visible-spectrum laser pulses as short as 10 femtoseconds. Courtesy of Dr. R. Borrego-Varillas and Prof. G. Cerullo, University Politecnico Milan (Italy)

Using lasers to make data storage faster than ever

The speed comparison between today’s technology and femtosecond spintronics is like comparing the fastest bullet train on Earth to the speed of light.
Fixing our oceans is going to take a new perspective. Flickr/Carmyarmyofme

Solutions for our ‘broken’ oceans

We’ve heard quite a bit about the health of our oceans lately. Australian yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen recently retraced his oceanic voyage of ten years ago from Melbourne to Japan, finding an absence of sea…


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