Tour Report

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand Visits ELSI

On April 21, 2015, ELSI had the honor of hosting Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand. This was a part of the Princess and her delegation's visit to Tokyo Tech. ELSI Director Kei Hirose presented an overview of our interdisciplinary research and our role as a WPI institute.

HRH Princess Sirindhorn listening intently to the the presentations

Hirose also invited HRH Princess Sirindhorn to participate in a diamond anvil cell experiment in which high pressure was applied to room-temperature water to produce ice.

HRH Princess Sirindhorn participates in a high-pressure experiment

HRH Princess Sirindhorn showed her deep knowledge and interest in science and asked many questions concerning research approaches to elucidating the origins of the Earth and of life, of planet formation, and of the possibility of life outside of our solar system.

HRHPrincess Sirindhorn engaged in conversation with the ELSI director