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RIKEN Day: Let's Talk with Researchers! "Can Artificial Intelligence Draw Pictures?"

June 25 at 18:00 - 18:30, 2021

Dr. Akinori Tanaka (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

In the June RIKEN Day, we will have a talk with Akinori Tanaka, a researcher who is researching on the theme of "Can Artificial Intelligence Draw Pictures?" See related links for details.

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Presented by iTHEMS & academist - Do you really know what the black hole is?

December 6 at 14:00 - 16:00, 2020

Dr. Shigehiro Nagataki (Deputy Program Director, iTHEMS / Chief Scientist, RIKEN Astrophysical Big Bang Laboratory)
Dr. Yoshiyuki Inoue (Senior Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS / Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)
Dr. Yuki Yokokura (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

–From the latest theories and observations to the explanation of the Nobel Prize in Physics! An introduction to black holes from active physicists– The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Sir Roger Penrose, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel and Prof. Andrea Ghez for their contributions to the theory and observation of black holes. Black holes have continued to provide hot topics in recent years, such as gravitational waves from black hole coalescence and black hole imaging, but do you really know what black holes are? Three cutting-edge black hole researchers will explain its identity and mystery.

Venue: via Online

Event Official Language: Japanese

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A physicist’s adventures in virology: Catherine Beauchemin live webcast

November 5 at 9:00 - 10:00, 2020

Prof. Catherine Beauchemin (Deputy Program Director, iTHEMS / Professor, Department of Physics, Ryerson University, Canada)

In her public lecture webcast, physicist Catherine Beauchemin will draw on contemporary examples from COVID-19 and influenza to explain eroding public trust in health research and why physics might be the answer. To watch the webcast, visit the page at the relevant link on November 4 at 7 pm ET (November 5 at 9 am JST).

Venue: via Online

Event Official Language: English

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The Mathematical Society of Japan: Cross-discipline and cross-industry research exchange meeting 2020

October 31 at 10:00 - 17:00, 2020

「数学・数理科学専攻若手研究者のための異分野・異業種研究交流会(研究交流会)」は、 数学・数理科学専攻の博士課程学生をはじめとする若手研究者と産業界を含む異分野の方々 との「双方向の交流の場」として2014年から開催しております。若手研究者の皆様に、諸科学や産業への応用展開のような数学の思わぬ力を発見してもらう ことや、産業界を含む様々な分野で活躍できる場の存在を認識してもらうことが主たる目的 です。高等学校、大学を含む教育・研究機関の教職員や企業関係者の皆様にも、産業界における数学 ・数理科学やその知識を有する人材のニーズを把握してもらうことも目的の一つです。

Venue: via Online

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Daikanyama College of Music Lecture Series Vol.1 - Music x Mathematics : May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason?

October 21 at 20:00 - 21:00, 2020

Prof. Takashi Tsuboi (Deputy Program Director, iTHEMS / Musashino University)

Prof. Takashi Tsuboi, Deputy Program Director of iTHEMS will explain the beauty and harmony of Mathematics together with the piano performance by Rutsuko Yamagishi.

Venue: via Online

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Tetsuo Hatsuda x Koji Hashimoto x Aiko Teranishi "Science for the Future"-"The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge" (University of Tokyo Press) Commemorative Publication

October 10 at 15:00 - 17:00, 2020

Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda (Program Director, iTHEMS)
Prof. Koji Hashimoto (Professor, Department of physics, Osaka University)
Ms. Aiko Teranishi (President and CEO, indigo.inc)

Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda, iTHEMS Program Director, published "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge" in this July by the University of Tokyo Press. This book is a collection of essays by Abraham Flexner, the first director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, USA, and Robbert Dijkgraaf, the current director. To celebrate the publication of this book, a talk event will be held at Bookstore B&B.

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Fast Radio Bursts: a cosmic mystery

September 28 at 10:30 - 11:00, 2020

Dr. Don Warren (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

On Monday morning, iTHEMS researcher Don Warren will give a public talk on fast radio bursts. He will describe this cosmic mystery, and reveal how impatient Australians play an important role in the story. This talk is part of the global Stream You series, hosted by National Geographic and Nerd Nite. Don’s talk begins at 10:30am, but there will be three talks before his starting at 9:00am. To watch Don’s talk, or any of the others, visit facebook.com/nerdnite on Monday and look for the YouTube link.

Venue: via Online

Event Official Language: English

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Perspective of nuclear physics in the 21 century

September 27 at 13:30 - 17:00, 2020

Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda (Program Director, iTHEMS)
Prof. Hiroyoshi Sakurai (Director, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC))
Prof. Naohito Saito (Director, J-PARC Center)
Prof. Takaaki Kajita (Director, The Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), The University of Tokyo)

世界最先端の日本の原子核物理研究を行う4施設の牽引者がそれぞれリレー方式で講義を行います。21世紀の原子核物理学の潮流といえる、重力波や中性子星連星合体など宇宙の謎に迫る高密度世界の解明に関する研究内容から、先端加速器やスーパーコンピューターを用いた最先端の研究スタイルまで、日本が誇る原子核物理学の今と今後の展望をお話します。

Venue: via YouTube Live

Event Official Language: Japanese

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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 about Grumpy Cat? Tale of Genji? Earth? Cost: JPY1,500 including a drink

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

Event Official Language: English

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RIKEN Day: Let's Talk with Researchers! "The Wonder of Numbers"

March 17 at 14:00 - 16:00, 2019

Dr. Ade Irma Suriajaya (Special Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)

In the March RIKEN Day, we will have a talk with Ade Irma Suriajaya, a mathematician who is researching "prime numbers", on the theme of "the wonder of numbers". See related links for details.

Venue: Science Museum

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Nerd Nite Tokyo

November 9 at 20:00 - 22:00, 2018

Dr. Ade Irma Suriajaya (Special Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)

Chacha will tell us about infinities, some bad math, and some good math. Price: ¥1000, but speakers get in free Food and drinks available at the event

Venue: Nagatacho GRID (2-5-3 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093)

Event Official Language: English

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Nerd Nite Tokyo

October 12 at 20:00 - 22:00, 2018

Dr. Don Warren (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

Don Warren will give a talk about fast radio bursts and impatient Australians. Please come join us on October 12, and consider giving a presentation about something you enjoy. It doesn’t have to be your main research topic; if you have an interesting hobby or side project, that could be fun as well. Price: ¥1000, but speakers get in free Food and drinks available at the event

Venue: Nagatacho GRID (2-5-3 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093)

Event Official Language: English

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Nerd Nite Tokyo

May 11 at 20:00 - 22:00, 2018

Prof. Catherine Beauchemin (Senior Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS)

Nerd Nite is "the Discovery Channel with beer", a worldwide monthly event series that mixes presentations, performances, trivia, demos, music, and of course drinking. Nerd Nite Tokyo events are held in English. This time, Dr. Catherine Beauchemin (iTHEMS senior visiting scientist) will give a 20min. talk on the problems of being a physicist in the world of virology. Fee: 1000 JPY per person

Venue: Nagatacho GRID (2-5-3 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093)

Event Official Language: English