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

Seminar

Biology Seminar

Quantification model of energy of loop structure on biopolymer

June 3 at 10:00 - 10:45, 2020

Dr. Hiroshi Yokota (Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)

During cell division, the chromatin fiber condenses into a rod-like shape, which is the so-called chromosome. The chromosome is constructed by consecutive chromatin loop structures whose excluded volu...more

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: English

Special Lecture

iTHEMS Intensive Course: "Adaptive strategies of organisms, their mathematical bases"

June 18 - 26, 2020

Dr. Yoh Iwasa (Senior Advisor, iTHEMS)

Living systems exhibit features distinct from nonliving physical systems: their structure and behaviors appear to be chosen adaptive. They are the outcomes of evolution. Mathematical formalisms develo...more

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: English

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Opportunities

Seeking a Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher (CPR-PS1903) *Prediction Science

Deadline: Open until filled

The successful candidate will conduct research to pioneer the new “Prediction Science” and to develop the general theory of prediction. The specific research examples include application of data assimilation to new areas, generalization of data assimilation among multiple areas, and applied mathematics of uncertainty quantification (UQ) and topological data analysis. In this project, we collaborate with laboratories in environmental science fields (weather, climate, marine ecology) and life science fields (cell biology, medicine) for specific problems for prediction, and develop the general theory of prediction in collaboration with pure and applied mathematicians and AI and statistical scientists. We will develop new mathematical theories and methods which will serve as a basis for the new “Prediction Science”, apply these new theories and methods to various application areas, and bring virtuous feedback between theoretical developments and application studies.

Seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist (W20001) *condensed matter theory

Deadline: June 30, 2020

iTHEMS is seeking postdoctoral researcher(s)/research scientist(s) in theoretical condensed matter physics. Successful applicant(s) are expected not only to pursue top-level researches in their own field but also to lead interdisciplinary collaborations among different fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences, engineering, computational sciences, information sciences, and social sciences, under the concept of iTHEMS. This time, we encourage junior applicants who have high research potential in theoretical studies of topological states of matter, Majorana modes, topological quantum computing, mathematical physics, non-Hermitian systems, and related fields.

Seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist (W20002) *machine learning

Deadline: June 30, 2020

iTHEMS is seeking postdoctoral researcher(s)/research scientist(s) in the field of machine learning. Successful applicant(s) are expected not only to pursue top-level researches in their own field but also to lead interdisciplinary collaborations among different fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences, engineering, computational sciences, information sciences, and social sciences, under the concept of iTHEMS. This time, we encourage junior applicants who have high research potential in theories and applications of machine learning.

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Latest News

2020-05-29

Seminar Report

Math Seminar by Dr. Masaki Taniguchi

The iTHEMS Math seminar entitled "Knotted 2-spheres in the 4-space and Yang-Mills gauge theory," by Dr. Masaki Taniguchi, was held on 27 May. In the first part, the speaker reviewed that classical ...more

2020-05-28

Award

Dr. Shigenori Otsuka received 11th annual RIKEN Research Incentive Award (Ohbu Award)

Shigenori Otsuka received "FY2019 Researcher Incentive Award (桜舞賞)" on March 10, 2020 for his achievements in the "Development of a novel three-dimensional precipitation nowcast method and its real-ti...more

2020-05-28

Paper of the Week

Week 5 of May

Title: Revisiting relativistic magnetohydrodynamics from quantum electrodynamics Author: Masaru Hongo, Koichi Hattori arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/2005.10239v1 Title: Obtaining the sphaleron field...more

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