The present Visiting Committee consisted of the following five members:
|Russel Hemley||Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington||Mineral physics and high pressure physics|
|Mizuho Ishida||National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention||Seismology|
|Marc Javoy||Institut Physique de Globe de Paris, Universite de Paris VII||Geochemistry and cosmochemistry|
|Hitoshi Mizutani||Institute for Space and Astronautical Science||Geophysics and planetary science|
|Eiichi Takahashi(Chair)||Tokyo Institute of Technology||Volcanology and high pressure physics|
The Committee Members assembled at ISEI in Misasa on January 12, 2000.
They spent three days to make interviews with ISEI scientists, to visit
the laboratories, and discuss the contents of this review report.
The following is the Report submitted from the Visiting Committee, and some additional comments from Committee Members. In each case, the English is the original text and the Japanese translation was prepared by the staffs of ISEI. As there are quite a number of acronyms appearing in the report, a glossary was prepared also by ISEI.
We are very grateful to the Committee Members for spending so much energy and time to prepare this report. We will try hard to follow the Committee's recommendations and make necessary improvements as far as possible.