RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program

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Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS) is an international research program at RIKEN. It facilitates close collaborations among researchers from different disciplines in theoretical, mathematical and computational sciences. The ultimate goal of iTHEMS is to unravel the mystery of the Universe, matter, and life, as well as to solve key problems in modern society through interdisciplinary approaches.

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Upcoming Events


In Session

g-RIPS Sendai 2019

June 17 - August 9, 2019

GRIPS (Graduate-level Research in Industrial Projects for Students)-Sendai program was held last summer (June 18 - Aug. 10, 2018) with the support of iTHEMS as well as other institutions and companies...more

Venue: 4F Research Space, AIMR Main Building

Event Official Language: English


iTHEMS Colloquium

Spacetime Geometry of Black Holes, Wormholes, and Time Machines

July 2 at 15:30 - 17:00, 2019

Prof. Pei-Ming Ho (Department of Physics, National Taiwan University)

Venue: Large Meeting Room, 2F Welfare and Conference Building

Broadcast: R511, Computational Science Research Building / SUURI-COOL (Kyoto) / SUURI-COOL (Sendai)

Event Official Language: English


1-day Workshop on Quantum Gravity

July 4 at 9:30 - 18:00, 2019

In order to construct a quantum theory of gravity, it is currently required to study freely from various viewpoints. In this small workshop, we will discuss various different topics such as field theo...more

Venue: #132, 1F, Main Research Building

Event Official Language: English


SOKENDAI-iTHEMS Joint Workshop "Genetics meets Mathematics"

July 7 - 8, 2019

Venue: LecTore Hayama

Event Official Language: Japanese


Workshop on Sine-square deformation and related topics 2019

July 11 at 10:00 - 18:00, 2019

Sine-Square Deformation (SSD) is a newly found boundary condition that involves the spatial modulation of the coupling constant of quantum systems. Since its discovery, it has received broad attentio...more

Venue: #435-437, Main Research Building

Event Official Language: Japanese

External Event

Interstellar Memes

July 25 at 20:00 - 21:30, 2019

Dr. Don Warren (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

Memes are to cultures what genes are to people: ideas, behaviors, or styles that are transmitted within the culture and can propagate or die out. The universe is a big place. How much of it knows ab...more

Venue: Good Heavens Bar (2F 5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0032)

Event Official Language: English


Co-hosted by iTHEMS SUURI-COOL (Kyoto)

RIMS-iTHEMS joint WS on "Math of Jets"

July 29 - 31, 2019

Co-hosted by RIMS Kyoto University and iTHEMS RIKEN.

Venue: Kyoto University, Main Campus Research Bldg No 15, #201

Event Official Language: Japanese


Math-Life Workshop

August 19 - 20, 2019

Organizers Masaharu Nagayama (MSC, Hokkaido Univ.) Tetsuo Hatsuda (iTHEMS, RIKEN) Hiroshi Suito (AIMR, Tohoku Univ.) Takayuki Sakajyo (SACRA, Kyoto Univ.)

Venue: 1F Seminar Room, Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, Hokkaido Univ.

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Seeking a Deputy Program Director(W19020)

Deadline: October 31, 2019

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Our iTHEMS member, Dr. Akinori Tanaka (AIP/iTHEMS) together with Dr. Akio Tomiya (RIKEN BNL Research Center) have received "14th Particle Physics Medal: Young Scientist Award in Theoretical Particle P...more


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Seminar by Dr. Allard van Marle from UNIST in Shouth Korea

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Seminar by RIKEN researcher, Dr. Nathan Shammah

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