|Bust of Kenjiro Takayanagi, who transmitted the katakana letter イ by all-electronic means with Braun’s cathode ray tube (Braunsche Röhre). The bust is located in front of the Research Institute of Electronics (RIE) at the Hamamatsu Campus of Shizuoka University (SU)|
Currently, Erik Bründermann together with Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Inokawa, Prof. Dr. Norihisa Hiromoto, and their research teams are engaged in a Cooperative Research Project "Extreme-performance diagnostics in time-and-space for sources emitting terahertz transients" to develop terahertz cameras for imaging that use near-field effects. The project is supported by the Research Institute of Electronics (RIE), headed by its director Prof. Dr. Hidenori Mimura. Shizuoka University is home of an IEEE Milestone received in 2009 for Kenjiro Takayanagi's development of electronic television, while KIT was awarded in 2014 with an IEEE Milestone for Heinrich Hertz's first generation and experimental proof of electromagnetic waves. This autumn, the city of Hamamatsu also hosts The Second International Symposium on Frontiers in THz Technology.