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Public Lecture for Darwin Day

February 17 at 9:00 - 10:00, 2021

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

Japan, February 17, 2021, 09:00 AM JST Canada/USA, Feb 16, 2021, 07:00 PM Eastern Time Through mutations and genetic reassortment, a virus can mutate and the resulting virus variants can evade our drugs, our vaccines, and our body's own immune response. Using specific viruses like influenza, HIV or SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19) as examples, I will introduce the basics of how viruses replicate, and the processes via which mutations arise. *Detailed information about the seminar refer to the Prof. Beauchemin’s email.

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: English

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Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture Co-hosted by RIKEN SUURI CORPORATION

Toward the Practical Use of Quantum Computers

December 4 at 10:30 - 12:00, 2020

Dr. Shunji Matsuura (Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS / Fundamental Researcher, Quantum Simulation Division, 1QBit, Canada)

量子コンピュータは古典コンピュータとは異なる原理に基づいて動いており、自然科学を含む様々な分野において大きな変化をもたらすと考えられている。特にこの数年の進展は著しく、量子計算の古典計算に対する優位性が実験的に初めて示されるなど、期待されているマイルストーンが着実に達成されていっている。一方で量子コンピュータの発展において常に障害となっているのがノイズである。量子状態はノイズの影響を受けやすく、現在の量子コンピュータにおいては量子ゲート操作を行うごとに状態の精度が減衰していってしまう。そのため、量子コンピュータにかける負担をできるだけ減らすようなアルゴリズムの開発や、計算結果からエラーを取り除く方法、観測回数をできるだけ減らす方法等、様々な研究が行われている。本講義ではこれら量子コンピュータの実用化に向けた最近の研究と今後の課題について話す。

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Forefront of Modern Science: Frontiers in Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, Biology and Computation

October 2 at 16:20 - 17:50, 2020

Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda (Program Director, iTHEMS)
Dr. Yuka Kotorii (Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS / Associate Professor, Mathematics Program, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University / Visiting Scientist, Mathematical Analysis Team, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP))
Dr. Shigehiro Nagataki (Deputy Program Director, iTHEMS / Chief Scientist, RIKEN Astrophysical Big Bang Laboratory)
Dr. Makiko Nio (Senior Researcher, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC))
Dr. Ryosuke Iritani (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)
Dr. Ai Niitsu (Postdoctoral Researcher, Theoretical Molecular Science Laboratory, RIKEN)
Dr. Shigenori Otsuka (Research Scientist, iTHEMS / Research Scientist, Data Assimilation Research Team, RIKEN Center for Computational Science)
Dr. Emi Yukawa (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Division I, Tokyo University of Science)

Venue: Changed to Zoom

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Co-hosted by iTHEMS

Public Lecture : Math meets Quantum Materials

September 29 at 19:00 - 20:30, 2020

Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimori (Senior Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS / Specially Appointed Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Dr. Tomoki Ozawa (Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS / Associate Professor, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University)

Public Lecture "Math meets Quantum Materials" for high school students and above will be held. The lecture will introduce the latest topics in mathematics and physics, such as topology and quantum computers, in an easy-to-understand manner.

Venue: via Online

Event Official Language: Japanese

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RIKEN Open Campus in Kobe

November 9 at 10:00 - 16:30, 2019

Dr. Takumi Doi (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS / Senior Research Scientist, Quantum Hadron Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC))

RIKEN Open Campus in Kobe will be held on Nov.9, 2019. Dr. Emiko Hiyama (Kyushu Univ.) and Dr. Takumi Doi (Nishina Center / iTHEMS) will give lectures on computational nuclear and particle physics at Kobe IIB building where SUURI-COOL Kobe is located. Please inform the news to anybody who are interested in visiting RIKEN Kobe.

Venue: Integrated Innovation Building (IIB)

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

Outlook for Industrial Applications of Quantum Computers

September 4 at 15:30 - 18:00, 2019

Dr. Yuya Nakagawa (QunaSys Inc.)

Venue: Okochi Hall

Broadcast: R311, Computational Science Research Building / SUURI-COOL (Kyoto) / SUURI-COOL (Sendai)

Event Official Language: Japanese

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SUURI-COOL (Kyushu)

SUURI-COOL (Kyushu) Lecture

July 31 - August 2, 2019

Dr. Takumi Doi (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS / Senior Research Scientist, Quantum Hadron Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC))

SUURI-COOL (Kyushu) at the Ito-campus of Kyushu Univ. will be launched on July 31, 2019. As a first event at SUURI-COOL (Kyushu), the following lecture by Takumi Doi (RIKEN Nishina Center/iTHEMS) will be held. Feel free to join if you will be around Ito-campus.

Venue: SUURI-COOL (Kyushu)

Event Official Language: English

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First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results: The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole

May 24 at 14:00 - 15:00, 2019

Dr. Yosuke Mizuno (Frankfurt University, Germany)

Venue: #435-437, Main Research Building

Event Official Language: English

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Introduction to Quantum Computation

May 13 - 15, 2019

Dr. Shunji Matsuura (Fundamental Researcher, Quantum Simulation Division, 1QBit, Canada)

The schedule of the lectures on "Quantum Computation" by Dr. Shunji Matsuura (1QBit) is as follows. May 13 (Mon) [Lecture 1] 10:00-11:30, [Lecture 2] 14:00-15:30 May 14 (Tues) [Lecture 3] 10:00-11:30, [Lecture 4] 14:00-15:30 May 15 (Wed) [Lecture 5] 10:00-11:30, [Lecture 6] 14:00-15:30

Venue: Nishina Hall

Event Official Language: English

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Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

AI Smart Robot Network

March 22 at 15:00 - 17:00, 2019

Prof. Yoshihiro Ohta (Arithmer Inc. / The University of Tokyo)

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

Broadcast: R311, Computational Science Research Building

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Universal clusters and Efimov physics

January 8 at 10:30 - 17:00, 2019

Dr. Pascal Naidon (Senior Research Scientist, Quantum Hadron Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC))

Unlike classical systems, quantum few-body systems can be unbound in the presence of short-range attractive forces. Near the critical strength of the forces at which they can become bound (resonant forces), they exhibit universal properties that are independent of the details of the forces. In this lecture, I will explain in detail the universality of systems with resonant short-range forces, in particular the Efimov effect for 3 or more particles. I will also present the universal properties of systems with power-law interaction forces, such as van der Waals forces that are relevant to neutral atoms.

Venue: Brain Science Ikenohata Research Bldg. (3rd floor, C56)

Event Official Language: English

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Introduction to Random Matrix Theory 2

September 26 at 10:00 - 16:30, 2018

Dr. Taro Kimura

Venue: #435-437, Main Research Building

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Introduction to Random Matrix Theory 1

September 25 at 10:00 - 16:30, 2018

Dr. Taro Kimura

Venue: #435-437, Main Research Building

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture Supported by iTHEMS

Machinery and business strategy of construction and mining technology

January 15 at 15:00 - 17:00, 2018

Mr. Ichiro Nakamura (Komatsu Ltd.)

The 15th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

Venue: Okochi Hall

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture Supported by iTHEMS

Development of AI Smart Robots and the business model

October 5 at 16:00 - 17:30, 2017

Prof. Yoshihiro Ohta (The University of Tokyo / Mercury Inc.)

The 14th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

Venue: Okochi Hall

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Deep learning primer for physicists and astronomers

May 10 at 13:30 - 17:30, 2017

Venue: Nishina Hall

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

Application of Quantum Beam for Eco-tire Development

February 23 at 15:00 - 17:00, 2017

Dr. Hiroyuki Kishimoto (Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.)

The 13th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

Venue: Okochi Hall

Event Official Language: Japanese