Preface

On 1 April 2018,
Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI)
was renamed
Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science,
Kyoto University (KURNS)

We will focus increasingly on interdisciplinary research for further global development for subsequent generations.

We are successfully renowned as an institute that provides access to research reactors and accelerators including the Kyoto University Reactor (KUR) and the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA). We are proud that users find our remarkable large-scale facilities appealing. Exceptional experiments at those facilities could endorse a promising institute.

KURNS provides specialists the opportunity to connect comprehensively with various fields, thus developing interdisciplinary research.

Over the last 50 years, we have cultivated a cross-academic culture among scientists who utilize our reactors. We encompass diverse fields including physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, agriculture, environment, and medical research.

Meeting researchers from different spheres acts as a catalyst for pioneering innovative ideas, launching unexpected and unpredictable new fields and applications.

We are proud that our institute provides scientists an opportunity to interact
with unique people. Given our resources, an infinite diversity of possibilities exists for interdisciplinary research at KURNS.

Yuji Kawabata
Director