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The University of Tokyo Faculty of Science Homecoming Day 2023 - Experience the Wonderland of Science with Your Family

The University of Tokyo's Faculty of Science has designated Homecoming Day as a "Family Day," during which alumni and alumnae give lectures that are open to the whole family.
The lectures are designed to be accessible to children in the upper grades of elementary school. We hope this will be an opportunity for children with a curious mind to experience the world of science.

Date and Program

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 13:30 Start (Doors open at 13:00)

13:30-13:35 Greetings
OHKOSHI Shin-ichi, Professor 
 Dean of the School of Science
13:35-14:05 Lecture 1
"A Story of Gravity and the Universe"
ANDO Masaki, Associate Professor, Department of Physics
14:05-14:15 Q&A for Lecture 1
14:15-14:25 Break
14:25-14:55 Lecture 2
"Looking at Plant Budding"
ITO Kyoko, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
14:55-15:05 Q&A for Lecture 2
15:05 End

Introduction of Lecturers

ANDO Masaki
Associate Professor, Department of Physics

ITO Kyoko
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences


Lecture for elementary school students (upper grades) and graduates of this university
Live streaming is open to everyone, no registration required.


Free of charge

Registration (on-site participation only by advance registration)

On-site participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis (capacity of 150 people). Please register here.
We have reached capacity for this event. Thank you!


  • Elementary school students must register with a parent or guardian and come to the venue together.
  • For families, only the representative of the family is required to register for the event. Please enter the name and e-mail address of one representative as well as the grade level of the children participating on the day.
  • The receptionist at the venue will confirm the e-mail automatically sent upon receipt of your application. Please note that if we cannot confirm your e-mail, you will not be allowed to enter the venue.
  • The University of Tokyo Faculty of Science provides "Barrier-Free Support. Please contact us in advance if you require facilities, information security, or other considerations due to a disability or other reason.


Koshiba Hall, Faculty of Science Building No. 1, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo Access Map

Live Streaming

Anyone can watch the live webcast from the YouTube channel of the Graduate School of Science and School of Science without prior registration. We invite the general public, as well as high school and university students, to attend. The lectures will be available on demand until 23:59 on October 22 (Sun.).

Other Information

Materials for participants ( PDF) will be posted on this page by the day before the event.
Lecture1  Lecture2
No materials will be distributed at the venue, so on-site attendees can download the materials from here.

Each lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period .
All questions will be taken via Slido, so please bring your own device.
Please enter the access code provided on the lecture screen or in the YouTube summary section into the Slido website to ask questions.
Question for Prof. Ando:# 1466470
Question for Prof. Ito:# 3548901


School of Science, The University of Tokyo


The Office of Communications, School of Science, The University of Tokyo

TEL. 03-5841-7585