As part of international educational activities, the Multiscale Analysis, Modelling and Simulation Unit, in collaboration with the DAAD-Waseda University Partnership Program, held an international workshop on moving contact angles and free boundary problems from August 18 to 20, 2021. The workshop was held online through the Zoom meeting platform. We invited 9 professors from Japan and abroad who have been contributing to pioneering research, and they gave lectures on their latest research results. The detailed and educational lectures were extremely valuable for students of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences course. During the question and answer session, many people engaged in discussions, and participants were able to deepen their knowledge of the world’s most advanced technologies.
Since more than half of the invited speakers were from Europe, we decided to hold the workshop in the evening (Japan time) to accommodate. As a result, the number of attendees, both domestic and international, exceeded 50 for each session. Some of the talks have been made available to view on our YouTube channel.
One of the advantages of holding an international workshop via Zoom is that all people can easily participate regardless of physical location. Taking advantage of this, we will continue to provide the students of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Unit with lectures on the most advanced theories and create opportunities for research exchange under the current Covid-19 pandemic.