Next-Generation Industrial Applications of Muography

On March 29th, a meeting of researchers and business people concerned with the future of industrial applications of muography convened at the University of Tokyo Hongo Campus Sanjo Conference Hall.  Jun Matsushima (University of Tokyo) opened the morning session with a brief introduction.  Then Hiroyuki Tanaka (University of Tokyo) went into more detail about the cooperative research infrastructure for science and society.  He emphasized the need for academic and industrial communities focused on muography in Japan to concentrate on integrating SDGs (sustainable development goals) and international cooperation into future plans.  SDGs are focused on the “humanosphere” (regions of Earth that humans interact with and are impacted by) which includes not