We participated in the 27th Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) last December. We had the great privilege of attending the Nobel Lectures given by the Laureates, the Nobel Ceremony, and the Nobel Banquet together, with 24 other student participants selected from all over the world.

Most of the other participants were younger than we are, but they were keen to learn about the cultures and languages of other countries, as well as having a broad interest in science. Their attitude impressed us greatly.

At the Nobel Reception, held on the day before the Ceremony, we were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to talk with some of the Nobel Laureates including the Japanese Laureates, Dr. Koshiba and Mr. Tanaka. We were greatly stuck by their earnestness as regards science.

During the week we were there, we renewed our notion of what science is about, and we come to recognize the importance of building good personal relations.

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