ISSP has been established for joint research with condensed matter scientists in Japan. ISSP has a variety of systems supporting such joint-research activities, through which many outside researchers constantly visit ISSP and utilize our facilities. The ISSP joint-research program is operated by two committees consisting of ISSP faculties and board members outside the laboratory.
The facilities of ISSP are open to domestic researchers, who are encouraged to submit joint research proposals. In addition, ISSP provides opportunities for young scientist including graduate students across the country to do research for extended periods. ISSP supports travel and research expenses for visitors.
The supercomputer system of ISSP is used via internet by domestic researchers.
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Visitors for joint research can stay in the guest house on the Kashiwa campus(28single and 2twin rooms). Please contact "International Liaison Office".
ISSP holds domestic workshops on specific subjects of condensed matter science typically with a two to three-day schedule and one hundred participants. Proposals for workshops are submitted by researchers over the country and selected by the Advisory Committee for Joint Research.
ISSP Colloquium is one of important events officially hosted by the laboratory, which aims at having lectures on recent interesting topics for a broad audience. Most of the lecturers are from outside of the laboratory, especially from overseas.
ISSP plays an important role as an international center of materials science. The unique facilities of ISSP have been used in many international collaborations. Many foreign researchers have been spending their early careers at ISSP supported by various fellowship programs sponsored by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and other agencies. ISSP has also been coordinating the US-Japan cooperative research program on neutron scattering since 1981. In addition, ISSP organizes international symposiums and workshops.