To tell the truth, I am a fan of Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, a Nobel Prize winter. He is a scientist and also warm-hearted person. Such scientists like him are rare. Therefore, he is truly a treasure for all humanity. He knows what is truly important.
November 27, 2012
English translation of an excerpt from Summary of Associate Prof. of Kyoto University Hiroaki Koide’s Unofficial Website – November 27, 2012 –
It Is Revealed on November 15 That Prf. Shinya Yamanaka, a Nobel Prize Winner, Had Attended Lecture by Associate Prof. Hiroaki Koide As an Audience! (Interviewer: Noriyuki Imanishi)
Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, a Nobel Prize winner, attended the lecture by Associate Prof. Hiroaki Koide.
On November 15, a video picture on the interview with Associate Prof. Hiroaki Koide made by Mr. Noriyuki Imanishi, “Suki Suki Tanemaki no Kai,” was webcasted on YOU TUBE. We would like to share it in this blog, too.
Imanishi: Did Prof. Yamanaka attend your lecture meeting?
Koide: Yes, he came as an audience.
Koide: A little over one year ago.
Imanishi: It’s after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, wasn’t it?
Koide: Yes. I was given a chance to speak at Nara Women’s University. I gave an ordinary lecture. Prof. Yamanaka was among the audience. After the lecture, he came to talk with me. At first, I didn’t recognize that he was Prof. Yamanaka. Later I participated in an exchange party held by organizers, but he seemed to refuse participating in it. Therefore, I ended up standing around chatting with him before the party.
Imanishi: What did you talk about?
Koide: He took up the biological effects of radiation as a topic. I said what I had been thinking about it. I had an impression that he is different from so-called great people.
Imanishi: How different?
Koide: Great people usually won’t attend my lecture.
Imanishi: Well, I certainly think so.
Koide: Such people who have achieved social status live in established society or organization. Basically, they have no interest in the world outside. Even more, almost none of them come out to attend such a lecture as an audience.