Peter Somogyi delivered two lectures about his experiences and principles as a scientist to postgraduate research students in Japan. On the 8th of October, he lectured at the Hayama Campus in Shonan village (Miura peninsula, near Yokohama) to students from Institutes all over Japan, including international students, at the induction ceremony to the Graduate University of Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI, http://www.soken.ac.jp). The theme of the two days programme was "Unity and Identity", which fit perfectly Peter's research on identified neurons in complex networks of the brain. The meeting is organized for new students by more senior students, and the President Prof. Takahata Naoyuki inducts the students in the presence of the faculty. This year, typhoon Melor somewhat disrupted plans, as it hit Honshu on the day of the ceremony and brought to a standstill the Japanese train network.
The second lecture was given on the 14th of October to graduate students of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan. See the abstract of the lectures.