We had a welcome party with a cake and tea, also went to a day trip to experience Kaga traditional cultures & leaf peeping (to see the colorful autumn leaves) in members.
One Ph.D and two MS students from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, supported by JASSO,
stayed in the Ozaki laboratory for 2012/Oct.-2012/Nov. and theoretically studied geometrical and electronic properties of silicenes, Si counterpart of graphene, using first-principle methods and supercomputers of JAIST.
On 14th Nov. they made final presentation as summary of their researches. Members of the Yukiko Takamura-Yamada group also participated in the meeting, and we had active discussion.