Special Lecture

Special Lecture

Tetsuo Hatsuda x Kunihiko Nakata x Yoshihiro Kozuka x Kenshiro Sadaka‏ x Aiko Teranishi - Will Useless Knowledge Change the Future? - What is the Black Hole Recorder?

August 2 at 20:00 - 22:00, 2021

Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda (Program Director, iTHEMS)
Mr. Kunihiko Nakata (NAKATA KUNIHIKO DESIGN)
Mr. Yoshihiro Kozuka (ADK Holdings Inc.)
Mr. Kenshiro Sadaka (ADK Holdings Inc.)
Ms. Aiko Teranishi (President and CEO, indigo.inc)

This event will feature a thorough explanation of the "Black Hole Recorder," a device inspired by the latest black hole theory. Free of charge. Registration required.

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: Japanese

Special Lecture

iTHEMS x academist online open to the public "Mathematical Science World 2021"

April 18 at 10:00 - 16:30, 2021

Dr. Kanato Goto (Special Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)
Dr. Jeffrey Fawcett (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS)
Dr. Takuya Sugiura (Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)
Dr. Naomi Tsuji (Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)
Dr. Keita Mikami (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)
Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda (Program Director, iTHEMS)

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: Japanese

Special Lecture

Tetsuo Hatsuda × Yoshinori Ohsumi × Sayaka Oki Online Discussion: "The Usefulness of 'Useless' Knowledge" Presented by iTHEMS & academist

August 22 at 13:00 - 15:30, 2020

Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda (Program Director, iTHEMS)
Prof. Yoshinori Ohsumi (Cell Biology Center, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Prof. Sayaka Oki (Graduate School of Economics, Department of Socio-Economic System, Nagoya University)

学問の世界で大切なのは、研究者の「なぜ」「不思議だな」という好奇心です。研究者は自らの好奇心をもとに想像力を膨らませ、さまざまな仮説を立て、それを実験、観測、調査で検証し、最終的には理論的に体系づけていきます。このような基礎研究で得られた知識は、私たちの生活に直接「役に立つ」ものではありません。しかし、5年、10年といった期間ではなく、100年、1000年単位で考えると、基礎研究は確実に世の中の役に立ち、私たちはその恩恵にあずかっています。 現在、国内外の大学や研究機関には、企業の経営戦略からきている「選択と集中」の考えが入ってきており、好奇心に基づいた研究を進めることが難しくなっています。令和時代において、私たちはどのように基礎研究を継続させていくことができるのでしょうか。今回のイベントでは、各分野で活躍する3名の研究者にお越しいただき、登壇者の一人でもある初田哲男氏監訳の書籍タイトル『「役に立たない」科学が役に立つ』をテーマとした議論を進めていきます。

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: Japanese

Special Lecture

iTHEMS Intensive Course-Evolution of Cooperation

iTHEMS Intensive Course [5] : "Adaptive strategies of organisms, their mathematical bases" - Evolution of cooperation

June 26 at 13:30 - 15:00, 2020

Prof. Yoh Iwasa (Senior Advisor, iTHEMS / Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University)

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 developed in engineering and social sciences (e.g. control theory, game theory, evolutionary game theory) are sometimes very useful in biology.

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: English

Special Lecture

iTHEMS Intensive Course-Evolution of Cooperation

iTHEMS Intensive Course [3] : "Adaptive strategies of organisms, their mathematical bases" - Masting, synchronized reproduction of trees: Coupled chaotic system

June 25 at 13:30 - 14:30, 2020

Prof. Yoh Iwasa (Senior Advisor, iTHEMS / Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University)

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 developed in engineering and social sciences (e.g. control theory, game theory, evolutionary game theory) are sometimes very useful in biology.

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: English

Special Lecture

iTHEMS Intensive Course-Evolution of Cooperation

iTHEMS Intensive Course [2] : "Adaptive strategies of organisms, their mathematical bases" - Dynamic optimization models for growth and reproduction

June 19 at 13:30 - 15:00, 2020

Prof. Yoh Iwasa (Senior Advisor, iTHEMS / Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University)

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 developed in engineering and social sciences (e.g. control theory, game theory, evolutionary game theory) are sometimes very useful in biology.

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: English

Special Lecture

iTHEMS Intensive Course-Evolution of Cooperation

iTHEMS Intensive Course [1] : "Adaptive strategies of organisms, their mathematical bases" - Sex expression and sex allocation of marine organisms

June 18 at 13:30 - 15:00, 2020

Prof. Yoh Iwasa (Senior Advisor, iTHEMS / Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University)

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 developed in engineering and social sciences (e.g. control theory, game theory, evolutionary game theory) are sometimes very useful in biology.

Venue: via Zoom

Event Official Language: English

Special Lecture

iTHEMS x academist Online open to the public "Mathematical science world"

April 18 at 10:00 - 17:00, 2020

Dr. Yuki Yokokura (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS)
Dr. Ryosuke Iritani (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)
Dr. Hirotaka Irie (Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS / Assistant Manager, DENSO Corporation)
Dr. Nagisa Hiroshima (Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS / Assistant Professor, Theoretical Physics Group, University of Toyama)
Dr. Hiroyasu Miyazaki (Special Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)
Dr. Akinori Tanaka (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

Venue: Register at the link below to participate.

Event Official Language: Japanese

Special Lecture

How did the Universe Begin? -Inflation Theory & Road to the Proof-

May 21 at 15:00 - 16:30, 2019

Dr. Katsuhiko Sato (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo / Director, Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Venue: Okochi Hall

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

Event Official Language: Japanese

Special Lecture

The physical and biological basis of tissue growth

December 12 at 15:00 - 16:30, 2018

Dr. Kaoru Sugimura (Program-Specific Research Center Associate Professor, Kyoto University)
Dr. Shuji Ishihara (Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo)

15:00 - 15:40 "Physical and molecular mechanism of cell rearrangement" Kaoru Sugimura 15:50 - 16:30 "From cells to tissue: A continuum model of epithelial tissue mechanics" Shuji Ishihara

Venue: Okochi Hall

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

Event Official Language: Japanese

Special Lecture

Development and Evolution

December 1 at 15:00 - 17:30, 2017

Dr. Shigeru Kuratani (Chief Scientist, Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory, RIKEN)

Venue: Suzuki Umetaro Hall

Event Official Language: Japanese

Special Lecture

The Dawn of the Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the Discovery of the Neutron Star Merger

October 31 at 15:30 - 17:00, 2017

Dr. Shigehiro Nagataki (Deputy Program Director, iTHEMS / Chief Scientist, RIKEN Astrophysical Big Bang Laboratory)
Dr. Susumu Inoue (Research Scientist, Astrophysical Big Bang Laboratory, RIKEN)
Dr. Toru Tamagawa (Chief Scientist, High Energy Astrophysics Laboratory, RIKEN)

Venue: Okochi Hall

Event Official Language: Japanese

Special Lecture

"Nihon Shoki" Classification Theory

August 24 at 15:00 - 17:30, 2017

Prof. Hiromichi Mori (Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University)

Venue: Okochi Hall

Event Official Language: Japanese

Special Lecture

Harmony in Nature and Mathematics

November 18 at 15:00 - 18:00, 2016

Prof. Shigefumi Mori (Director-General, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study)
Prof. Takaaki Kajita (Director, The Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), The University of Tokyo)

Venue: Suzuki Umetaro Hall

Event Official Language: Japanese