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November 29, 2017

French Ambassador visits RIKEN AICS

On November 28, a delegation led by Laurent Pic, French Ambassador to Japan, paid a visit to RIKEN’s Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS). Following a greeting, AICS Director Kimihiko Hirao made a presentation on the institute and the K computer, including the latest research accomplishments using the supercomputer.

After a viewing of the supercomputer from the visitor's hall, the two sides exchanged views on research collaborations between RIKEN and French institutions, including the collaborative agreement between RIKEN and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

AICS director Hirao introducing the K computer

AICS Director Hirao (left) introduces the K computer.

Photo of the delegation

The delegation. Ambassador Pic is fourth from the left.