Message from the Dean

KATO, Hiroo: Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Hirosaki University

To create your own World View

What is a role for modern universities? I hope universities are the place where not only adding extra knowledge onto what you have studied, but also creating a unique concept for the World by utilizing what you learn. The individuals' knowledge and skills as experiences in the field of the Natural Science unites and composes networks.

Professor R. P. Feynman is a well-known scientist who has a very creative point of view towards field of physics, and also an author of 'The Feynman Lectures on Physics". In the book, he asks us that "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generations of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? " (Feynman, 11)

Feynman answers to his question in his book, but I would like you to take a moment to think about it. When you start growing your own perspectives to the world, then the answers will come to you; what you should study at the university, and how you should spend your life. We, the faculty of science and technology would like to help you creating your world. I will see you on campus.

(Message by MIYANAGA, Takafumi)