About the Symposium

This years‘ interdisciplinary Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium is dedicated to the following cutting-edge research topics:

  • Animal Linguistics: Origins and Evolution of Language
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Explainable and Robust Machine Learning
  • High-resolution Global Modeling for Weather and Climate
  • Quantum Science and Technology
  • The James Webb Space Telescope: from Exoplanets to Dark Energy and the Expanding Universe

A Planning Group comprised of six US American, six Japanese and six German researchers has developed the program for this event.

The symposium brings together 72 outstanding early-career researchers from various universities and research institutions in Japan, the USA, and Germany to introduce their areas of research and technical work, thus enabling an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methods. Researchers working in different fields of sciences and social sciences build cross-disciplinary networks and take the opportunity to work on future international collaborations.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports collaboration between Japanese and German participants as well as between US American and German participants with its dedicated follow-up program CONNECT which grants residence allowances for working visits in the partner country for up to 30 days.

The Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science (JAGFOS) symposia are a series of interdisciplinary conferences co-organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the US National Academy of Sciences and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Funding on the German side is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Participation is by invitation only.