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Social Initiatives

Rigaku engages in activities that contribute to developing the next generation of scientists and initiatives closely connected to our local communities as part of our corporate social responsibility.

Sponsorship of the Physical Society of Japan Jr. Session

In 1905, Einstein published three papers, including his theory of relativity, in what is known as the “miraculous year” of physics. Exactly 100 years later, in 2005, declared by the United Nations as the “World Year of Physics,” the “Physical Society of Japan Jr. Session” was launched as a next-generation talent development project aimed at junior and senior high school students interested in physics.

The 20th Physical Society of Japan Jr. Session was held on March 16, 2024. There were 103 initial submissions, and 88 were selected to present at the Session. We sponsored this event to support the research activities of young people who will lead the future in science and technology. We awarded the Grand Prize and Rigaku Prize for Excellence to Uto Senior High School (Kumamoto pref.) and Kurashiki Amaki Senior High School (Okayama pref.), and the Excellence Award and Rigaku Prize to Tokyo Metropolitan High School of Science and Technology.

We were honored to be the first company to present awards in the contest’s history. The donations and gifts for the winning students will be used to further their research activities.

We will continue to support this project in cooperation with the Physical Society of Japan.

熊本県立宇土高等学校Jr.セッション参加の様子
Students at Kumamoto Uto High School participating
in Jr. Session
岡山県立倉敷天城高等学校Jr.セッション参加の様子
Students at Okayama Kurashiki Amaki High School participating
in Jr. Session