The LDIA schedule

18:00 Welcome party at Room P, 2nd Floor, OIT UMEDA TOWER(Conference venue)

09:00-09:30 Opening ceremony at Hall, 3rd Floor
09:30-10:10 Keynote speech 1 at Hall, 3rd Floor
10:10-10:25 Coffee break at Room P, 2nd Floor
10:25-12:30 Oral session at Room 1 and Room 2, 2nd Floor
12:30-14:00 Lunch*
14:00-15:40 Poster session at Room P, 2nd Floor
15:40-16:00 Coffee break at Room P, 2nd Floor
16:00-17:15 Oral session at Room 1 and Room2, 2nd Floor
18:00-20:00 Banquet at 21F Restaurant

09:30-10:10 Keynote speech 2 at Hall, 3rd Floor
10:10-10:25 Coffee break at Room P, 2nd Floor
10:25-12:30 Oral Session at Room 1 and Room 2, 2nd Floor
12:30-14:00 Lunch*
14:00-15:15 Oral Session at Room 1 and Room 2, 2nd Floor
15:15-15:30 Coffee break at Room P, 2nd Floor
15:30-16:45 Oral Session at Room 1 and Room 2, 2nd Floor
17:00-17:30 Closing at Hall, 3rd Floor

*) Lunch is NOT served at the conference. We will give you the map of the restaurants at the registration desk. Please enjoy your lunch at the restaurants. There are a lot of restaurants around conference venue.

The LDIA Keynote Speech

Keynote Speaker 1

Title: Origin of Magnetism - 90 years of misunderstanding -
Prof. Yoshiyuki KAWAZOE
Professor in New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University
Professor in Tohoku University
Research Area : Material engineering / Structural/Functional materials / Physics / Condensed matter physics/

Starting from Slater's explanation of the Hund's rule, in these 90 years origin of magnetism has been believed and explained in all standard textbooks to be the exchange interaction between electrons in atoms, molecules, and bulk materials. His theory assumes degenerate states for kinetic and potential energies in the Hamiltonian for magnetic systems. Several papers have been published after Davidson on the excited states in He atom in 1965, showing doubts to the Slater's perturbation theory. However, unfortunately these contributions used simple Hatree-Fock theory and not so accurate enough numerically without electron correlations. We have continuously made a series of highly accurate calculations including electron interactions fully to finalize this contradiction, since this is a very important problem to understand the origin of magnetism. To confirm our results we numerically check the virial theorem for equilibrium states; Virial=2T+V=3P Ω =0, where T, V, P, and Ω are kinetic energy, potential energy, pressure, and volume, respectively, which is a necessary condition for Coulomic system to satisfy. This theorem requires for the total energy E=T+V to be E=V/2=-T; i.e. T and V are not independent. Based on this fundamental theorem, we could have completely certified that the Slater's perturbation theory violates this necessary condition, and is wrong. Therefore, we can clearly say that the origin of magnetism is not the exchange interaction of electrons, but it is mainly the interaction between positively charged nucleus and negatively charged electrons with spins to minimize the total energy. We have extended this new finding up to the second Hund's rule, which is for the angular momentum states in the Russell-Saunders notation, as the first theoretical contribution to understand it. In my talk detailed theory and numerical results will be given, and model calculations assuming perturbation theories are categorized to be good or wrong based on the virial theorem satisfaction. Based on this correct theory on magnetism, now we can predict fundamentally new magnetic materials with better properties, higher magnet moment, etc. to be useful in industrial applications.

Keynote Speaker 2

Title: Application of Linear Machinery in Public Transport
Prof. Takafumi KOSEKI
Professor in University of Tokyo
Research Area : Electrical and electronic engineering / Power engineering/Power conversion/Electric machinery/

This short report deals with the application of linear machinery in public rail-guided transport. After summarizing advantages and disadvantages of linear motors, several examples of application of linear synchronous/induction motors in railways, including maglev applications, are briefly described. Furthermore, the author explains recent efforts for international standardization of linear induction traction technology as well as for energy-saving automatic train operation at Japanese linear metros.

The LDIA Technical Tour

A technical tour will be organized on Sep. 6.
We will visit the linear metro(linear motor-driven subway) vehicle base.
After lunch, we will visit railway-related facilities.
Only twenty(20) applicants can attend to this tour in order of receipt.
The technical tour is included within the conference fee.

As you know, the number of this tour participants is very limited
If you have to cancel this technical tour, please cancel your entry on the REGISTRATION page as soon as possible.
The applicants on the waiting list will participate in this technical tour.

Brief Schedule:

08:30 Tour Registration starts at tour registration desk.
You have to complete it before 9:00.
Tour Registration desk is located on 1st floor at the OIT Umeda tower (Conference site)
09:00 Bus leaves conference site
09:30 Linear metro vehicle base
12:00 Lunch inside the bus
13:00 Railway-related facilities
16:00 Back to OIT Umeda Tower
16:00 Conference registration starts at registration desk on 2nd floor.
18:00 Welcome party