Dr. Tim Hunt, BOG Member, gives lectures in Okinawa

On July 10, 2010, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (OIST) and Okinawa People’s Council for the Promotion of OIST co-sponsored a public lecture by Dr. Tim Hunt, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and member of the OIST Board of Governors.  In his lecture, titled “Creative Science ? How to Make the Best Science,” Dr. Hunt talked about the personal side of his own life and education as an example of how to encourage creative science.  About 150 people attended the lecture that took place at Okinawa Miyako Hotel in Naha City.


Dr. Tim Hunt at the podium


About 150 people attended the lecture


Dr. Hunt takes a question from the audience


In the afternoon, Dr. Hunt visited Okinawa Prefectural Naha Kokusai Senior High School in Naha City to give a lecture to approximatey 120 second graders. In the lecture lasting for 90 minutes and entitled "How to Win a Nobel Prize," Dr. Hunt talked about his upbrining in Oxford, U.K., how he developed interest in science as youth, and his very research that won him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001. Using old photos and citing quotes from famous scientists and researchers he worked with in the past, Dr. Hunt gave a very inspiring presentation that ended with a vigirous Q&A session.


Dr. Tim Hunt speaks at Naha Kokusai Senior High School


Students listen attentively to Dr. Hunt


Dr. Hunt is surrounded by students and teachers


 Dr. Hunt's biography



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