Hiromi Yokoyama
Professor (from 2017/04/01 )
Research Field
Science and Society
<hiromi.yokoyama _at_> 

Last Update 2018/03/07

I have been promoting science communication research based on science and technology sociology. In our post-truth era today, I am interested in how science maintains to be highly trusted by society, how it can develop in harmony, and how academia should fulfill their responsibility to society. In particular, I am interested in the following three studies:

1. Research on patronage of basic science (the difference between science born out of crowd funding and ordinary science, changes in scientific view as seen from society, etc.)
2. Big science and mega science policy and communication strategy (research on the relation between a big science facility such as TMT or SK and a local community, comparison between SSC and ILC, etc.), and
3. Communication strategy for the basic science (research on scientists' information dissemination and trust from society using social psychology, etc.). I will focus on discussing how to communicate with society in each research.

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