Imre Pázsit together with Nhu-Tarnawska Hoa Kim-Ngan (co-author ) and Noriko Johansson Akinaga (translator).
Women scientists highlighted at a book release seminar in Tokyo
A book release seminar to mark the publication of the Japanese version of the book “The Discovery of Nuclear Fission – Women Scientists in Highlight” was held on 9 May at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo.
The book is about Ida Noddack, Irène Joliot-Curie and Lise Meitner's contributions to science. It is written by Chalmers Professor Imre Pázsit and Professor Nhu-Tarnawska Hoa Kim-Ngan, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland. The seminar was organised by
the Japan Institute of Scandinavian Studies (JISS), and was attended both by members of JISS and the Swedish Embassy, as well as numerous colleagues and friends of Imre Pázsit from various parts of Japan, including Sendai, Nagoya and Kyoto.
Both authors of the book, as well as the translator, Mrs. Noriko Johansson Akinaga were present at the event. Interestingly, some members of JISS turned out to be Chalmers alumni, and the chairman of the local section of CING (Chalmersska Ingenjörsföreningen), Carl Eklund also attended the event. For the sake of non-scientist participants, the talk was translated to Japanese by Prof. Masaharu Kitamura of Tohoku University. Each participant of the seminar received a book, dedicated by the authors. The seminar was followed by a reception, sponsored by the Department of Physics at Chalmers. The seminar was very much appreciated by the participants, and was a good opportunity to spread more information not only about the subject of the book, but also about Chalmers and Sweden.
For this special occasion, Imre Pázsit wore "The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon", which he was awarded in 2016 from the Government of Japan for his "Contribution to the promotion of scientific and technological exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and Sweden".