Prof. Motoko Kotani (Senior Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS) was elected as the next President-elect of the International Science Council (ISC) at the ISC General Assembly held on October 14, 2012. The term of office is for three years starting in 2024. To read more, please see the related link (in Japanese).
Agreement between RIKEN and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University on Cooperative Graduate School
RIKEN and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) signed an agreement on August 1, 2021, for the purpose of promoting mutual research exchange and contributing to the promotion of science and technology. Under the cooperative graduate school system, RIKEN and OIST will deepen their collaboration in human resource development by accepting graduate students from OIST to provide research guidance and other services at RIKEN, and by having RIKEN researchers give lectures at OIST. The collaborative professors to be appointed for this system include Dr. Shigehiro Nagataki (Deputy Program Director, iTHEMS).
Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda's new book, "The Future of 'Useless' Research", will be published on April 9, 2021
Dr. Hatsuda's new book, "The Future of 'Useless' Research", will be published on April 9th, 2021. It is now available for pre-order!
JST/CRDS Seminar "Series of seminars on the collaboration of mathematics, science and ergonomics" Notice of Registration
The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is pleased to announce that it will hold a seminar titled "Series of Seminars on collaboration between Mathematics, Science and Engineering". There will be 16 sessions in total, covering topics ranging from machine learning to quantum computing, simulation, data science and many more. For more details, please refer to the related link.
The Japanese version of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge" is now available from the University of Tokyo Press, supervised by iTHEMS Program Director Tetsuo Hatsuda. This book is an essay by Flexner who was a founder of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and Dijkgraaf who is its current president. It included with rich translations, researcher's commentary, column articles, and other features, so its made accessible to Japanese readers and is expected to help spread awareness of the importance of basic research. To coincide with the publication of this book, an online discussion on the significance of basic research will be held on August 22. In addition, to help high school students understand the significance of basic research, this book will be donated to designated SSH schools across the country.
Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda supervised a book “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge" will be released on July 22, 2020
“The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge" supervised by Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda, will be released on July 22. Please check on the link for more information.
Dr. Tomoki Ozawa's article, "Study of Topological Lattice Models with Synthetic Dimensions" was published
The article written by Dr. Tomoki Ozawa, "Study of Topological Lattice Models with Synthetic Dimensions" was published in the April 2020 issue of Butsuri, the monthly magazine published by Physical Society of Japan. The cover of the same issue was based on a figure from the article by Dr. Ozawa. For more details, please refer to the article by him in this issue.
Dr. Masato Taki wrote a Japanese article on the current stats of Deep Learning: "AI being Deceived" in Nikkei Science
Dr. Masato Taki (iTHEMS) wrote a Japanese article on the current stats of Deep Learning: "AI being Deceived" in Nikkei Science (Jan. 2020). This volume is in iTHEMS common room (246-248). Take a look it and enjoy his superb explanation on how AIs are fooled!
iTHEMS has exchanged a cooperative agreement with Faculty of Science and Faculty of Human Life and Environment, Nara Women's Univ. (NWU), to promote gender diversity in Science. The picture shows the signing ceremony held on Nov.11 at NWU: Tetsuo Hatsuda from iTHEMS (left), Prof. T. Watanabe from Dean of Faculty of Science (middle) and Prof. M. Takada from Dean of Faculty of Human Life and Environment (right). NWU is one of the two national women's universities in Japan and was founded 110 years ago on 1908. Currently, 21%(Math.), 10%(Bio.) and 13%(Phys. and Chem.) of women's Master students in Japanese national universities are produced from NWU. As a first joint effort between iTHEMS and NWU, RIKEN researchers will deliver a series of lectures "Frontiers in mathematics, universe, matter, life and information" from the fall of 2020 for the 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students in NWU. The lecturers on 2020 are Tetsuo Hatsuda (iTHEMS, nuclear physics), Yuka Kotorii (AIP/iTHEMS, mathematics), Shigehiro Nagataki (CPR/iTHEMS, astrophysics), Makiko Nio (RNC, particle physics), Ryosuke Iritani (iTHEMS, biology), Ai Niitsu (CPR, chemistry), Shigenori Otsuka (R-CCS/iTHEMS, meteorology) and Emi Yukawa (CEMS, information).
It is our great pleasure to announce that two Senior Visiting Scientists have joined iTHEMS from Nov.1, 2019. Prof. Takashi Sakajo (Kyoto Univ.) whose research fields are applied mathematics and mathematical fluid dynamics. He is in charge of the SUURI-COOL Kyoto. Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimori (Tokyo Institute of Technology) whose research fields are statistical mechanics and quantum computation. He is one of the founding members of the iTHEMS QCoIn working group.
The web page of iTHEMS QCoIn (Quantum Computation and Information) working group has launched. QCoIn Seminars/workshops, lecture slides and other information are posted there. Feel free to visit the site.
Dr. Shunji Matsuura will visit iTHEMS to give a series of lectures on Quantum Computing. The lectures will be held from May 13 (Mon.) through May 15 (Wed.) in Wako Campus, RIKEN. The details will be announced later. Shunji received his Ph.D in string theory from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Tokyo. Previously, he was a member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (University of California, Santa Barbara), McGill University, Riken, YITP (Kyoto University), and the Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen). Shunji's current research focuses on the fundamental aspects of quantum-enhanced optimization, such as error correction and speedup.
Mathematics activities in iTHEMS were featured in RIKEN Pamphlet 2018 (in Japanese). Take a look at the photo of our colleagues, Takashi Tsuboi, Yuka Kotorii and Yosuke Kubota (from the left), trying to make a breakthrough with modern mathematics in page 19 of RIKEN Pamphlet.
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA offers several versions of its Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) program, a summer research experience for students of math and related disciplines. Students work in teams on projects sponsored by industry. GRISP-Sendai 2018 on this summer will be held in Tohoku Univ. and iTHEMS cohosts this program. Contact: Hiroshi Suito (iTHEMS Senior Research Scientist and AIMR, Tohoku Univ.) firstname.lastname@example.org
iTHEMS Researchers started to give a series of lectures "Frontiers in Physics Science: Universe, Matter, Life and Information" to the undergraduate students in Univ. of Tokyo on every Wed. (16:50-18:35) from this semester. April 11, 18, 25: Y. Inoue, "Blackholes and the history of our universe" May 2, 9: Y. Yokokura, "What is spacetime? - exploring from blackhole and information -" May 16, 23: M. Tachikawa, "Cell Biology from mathematical point of view" June 6, 13: J Fawcett, "Genome informatics" June 20, 27: T. Doi, "Looking into supercomputer and looking out from supercomputer" July 4, 11: M. Taki, "How deep leaning becomes smart." Contact: Takashi Tsuboi (iTHEMS Deputy Director) email@example.com
Jeffrey Fawcett (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS) was mentioned in an article on theoretical genetics of racehorses by Prof. Hideki Innan (Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
Jefferey has been working closely on this subject with Hideki. The article is published in a book "Master of Paper Owner Game" (Complete Guide, 2018-2019).
In this semester (April to July), iTHEMS members give lectures to the students of University of Tokyo for first and second graders.
Academist Journal featured Program Director Tetsuo Hatsuda (in Japanese)
Academist Journal featured Program Director Tetsuo Hatsuda (in Japanese)
Academist Journal featured Special Postdoctoral Researcher Masaru Hongo (in Japanese)
A new program at RIKEN, Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS) is inaugurated on November 1st, 2016. iTHEMS is an international research program which 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.