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2019-06-26

Award

Akinori Tanaka received particle physics medal

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

2019-06-20

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

Dr. Allard Jan van Marle visited ABBL and iTHEMS this week from his home institute of UNIST in South Korea. On Monday, June 17, he gave a seminar about his work in astrophysics, on particle accelerati...more

2019-06-13

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Seminar by RIKEN researcher, Dr. Nathan Shammah

RIKEN researcher Nathan Shammah gave the first seminar for the QuCoIn (Quantum Computing and Information Science) working group. On June 13, he hosted an interactive workshop on open-source software a...more

2019-06-13

Paper of the Week

Probing localization and quantum geometry by spectroscopy

Localization has been one of the main topics of interest in condensed matter physics for more than half a century. Study of localizatoin has recently been entering into a new stage because of the deve...more

2019-06-07

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Seminar by Professor Yasunori Nomura from Berkeley

Prof. Yasunori Nomura from Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, for which Prof. Nomura serves as the director, gave a seminar entitled " Quantum Mechanics of an Evaporating Black Hole" on June 6th...more

2019-06-05

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The Journalist in Residence Workshop 2019 was held from May 31 to June 3

From May 31 to June 3, Journalist in Residence Workshop 2019 was held at Tambara Institute of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Tokyo. As for the "Journalist in Residence (JIR)" program in Ma...more

2019-05-31

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Introduction to Black Hole Shadow of M87 by Dr. Yosuke Mizuno

On 24 May (Fri.), Dr. Yosuke Mizuno (Frankfurt U.) visited iTHEMS and gave a 15min talk at iTHEMS coffee meeting. Dr. Yosuke Mizuno is a core member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project to obs...more

2019-05-28

Paper of the Week

Uncovering critical properties of the human respiratory syncytial virus by combining in vitro assays and in silico analyses

When a virion is left in a liquid medium over some time, it loses its ability to infect cells. This is often because the virion surface proteins become deformed, e.g. because of heat or the ionic cont...more

2019-05-23

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Report of iTHEMS Special Lecture – How did the Universe Begin? -Inflation Theory & Road to the Proof-

On May 21st, iTHEMS Special Lecture by Dr. Katsuhiko Sato (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo / Director, Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) was ...more

2019-05-18

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Keita Mikami

I am Keita Mikami, a research scientist at iTHEMS. My research field is partial differential equations and I work on linear Schrödinger equation. Main subject in the research of linear Schrödinger equ...more

2019-05-16

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The First Coffee Meeting Talk in Reiwa Era (Dr.Nagisa Hiroshima)

The first 15 min. coffee meeting talk in Reiwa era was given by Nagisa Hiroshima on May 10. She explained how to extract the density distribution of dark matter from observation.

2019-05-16

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Dr. Shunji Matsuura from 1QBit gave a series of lectures

Our visitor Dr. Shunji Matsuura from 1QBit, a startup company specializes in quantum computing and quantum information technology based in Vancouver, Canada gave a series of lectures from May 13 (Mon)...more

2019-05-15

Announcement

Masaru Hongo was highlighted in a recent article of RIKEN RESEARCH "Describing the early Universe by simplifying complicated equations"

A powerful mathematical method for simplifying the analysis of highly complex systems has been extended by a RIKEN-led team. This will enhance its usefulness for researchers in a wide range of fields.

2019-05-15

Paper of the Week

Comments on holographic entanglements in cutoff AdS

AdS/CFT correspondence tells us that a gravity in AdS space is equivalent to CFT which lives on the boundary of the AdS. Recently it has been proposed that an integrable TT deformation of CFTs produce...more

2019-05-11

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Kanato Goto

My name is Kanato Goto and I have been working at iTHEMS since April 2019. I am a theoretical physicist studying string theory and my main research interests lie in foundational questions about quantu...more

2019-05-09

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Visiting Berkeley

Tsukasa Tada, the coordinator of iTHEMS, has visited SUURI-COOL Berkeley, last week. During his stay, Tada gave a seminar at the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, which is one of the best group...more

2019-05-09

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Report of iTHEMS colloquium - Quantum computing: current status and prospects

On April 25th, iTHEMS Colloquium featured Prof. Keisuke Fujii from Osaka University. Prof. Fujii has just moved to Osaka and started his laboratory for Quantum computing. Started with quoting Richa...more

2019-05-08

Announcement

Masaru Hongo and Tatsuhiro Misumi were highlighted in a recent article of RIKEN RESEARCH "A smaller spin system yields its phase diagram"

By employing a clever approximation, three theoretical physicists at RIKEN (Masaru Hongo and Tatsuhiro Misumi of the iTHEMS and Yuya Tanizaki of the RIKEN BNL Research Center) have calculated the phas...more

2019-05-08

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Review on synthetic dimensions published in Nature Reviews Physics

Nature Reviews Physics is a new journal, just launched this year, focusing on publishing reviews in the area of physics. Dr. Tomoki Ozawa (iTHEMS Senior Research Scientist) together with Dr. Hannah M....more

2019-04-26

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Kenta Sato

Hello, I am Kenta Sato. My major is mathematics, in particular algebraic geometry. In algebraic geometry, we study algebraic varieties, which are defined as the zero sets of polynomial equations. When...more