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2021-03-01

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RIKEN RESEARCH: Supernova had a missing companion star

The massive star that exploded to form the supernova known as Cassiopeia A most likely had a companion star that has yet to be spotted, a spectro-scopic analysis by RIKEN astro-physicists suggests. ...more

2021-03-01

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RIKEN RESEARCH: RIKEN and JAXA collaborate on real-time rainfall forecasts

Researchers from RIKEN, Chiba Univer-sity, the University of Tokyo and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have used a combination of satellite data and supercomputer simulations to offer fi...more

2021-02-08

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RIKEN NEWS: Tracking the Evolution of Matter in the Universe─From nuclei to atoms and molecules

A five-year project titled "Material Evolution in the Universe──Nuclei, Atoms, Molecules, and Beyond" is underway at RIKEN starting in 2019. The project is led by the Dr. Sakai at Star and Planet Form...more

2021-01-13

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RIKEN NEWS: Guerrilla Rainstorm forecast updated every 30 seconds

It has been a long time since guerrilla rains have become a social problem, threatening our daily lives with localized and sudden fierce rains that cause flooding and power outages. However, current w...more

2020-11-13

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Dark-matter candidate could display stringy effects in the lab

-Calculations show how theoretical ‘axionic strings’ could create odd behavior if produced in exotic materials in the lab- A hypothetical particle that could solve one of the biggest puzzles in cos...more

2020-09-07

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RIKEN NEWS: To produce the best racehorse

The article written by Dr. Jeffrey Fawcett, Senior Research Scientist, was published in this month's RIKEN News. He wrote about the genetics of Thoroughbred horses and his research using genomic data ...more

2020-09-02

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Dr. Nagisa Hiroshima and Dr. Yoshiyuki Inoue were highlighted in an article of RIKEN 2020 about Dark Matter Search

It is our great pleasure to inform you that our iTHEMS colleagues, Nagisa Hiroshima and Yoshiyuki Inoue, are highlighted in RIKEN Annual Report 2020 for their leading role in organizing the iTHEMS "Da...more

2020-06-26

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"Modeling the insides of a neutron star" article on RIKEN RESEARCH about model for the interior structure of neutron stars

Astrophysicists at RIKEN have developed an improved model for the interior structure of neutron stars. It agrees well with obser-vations, and, unlike previous models, it can be extended to consider wh...more

2020-06-26

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"Minute-to-minute weather prediction" article on RIKEN RESEARCH by Takemasa Miyoshi

Deputy Program Director at iTHEMS Dr. Takemasa Miyoshi talks about weather simulation using a supercomputer "Fugaku".

2020-06-25

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A Black Hole’s Lunch Provides a Treat for Astronomers

iTHEMS Senior visiting scientist, Gordon Baym, gave a comment on GW190814 in New York Times.

2020-06-25

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Is interdisciplinary research really the best way to tackle global challenges?

In this magazine article, various researchers include Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda advocate for issues and opinions about interdisciplinary research. Please read it at the related link.

2020-06-25

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Neutron star particles go under the LHC microscope

This article form Symmetry contains an interview with Dr. Tetsuo Hatsuda, Program Director at iTHEMS . Please enjoy.

2020-05-18

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Mesoscopic spin transport between strongly interacting Fermi gases

Understanding of physical properties for quantum many-body systems with strong interparticle interactions is one of key issues common to various subfields of physics. Such systems range from high-Tc s...more

2020-02-26

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New story released "Let's ask a RIKEN doctor!" (Written in Japanese)

"Let's ask a RIKEN doctor!" is a content that explains the forefront of RIKEN research for children in an easy-to-understand.

2020-02-19

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Modeling the insides of a neutron star -- Improvements to a model for the inside of a neutron star make it applicable to neutron star mergers

RIKEN astrophysicists have developed an improved model for the interior structure of neutron stars that agrees well with observations. Unlike previous models, it can be extended to consider what happe...more

2019-12-18

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Blasts from the past, article on RIKEN Research with reference of iTHEMS Researchers

The evolution of an exploding star begins more haphazardly than previously thought. Reference: Ferrand, G., Warren, D. C., Ono, M., Nagataki, S., et al.

2019-11-22

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Discovery of teraelectronvolt photons from gamma-ray bursts: A new window for exploring the most luminous explosions in the Universe

On January 14, 2019, TeV gamma rays (photons with energies a trillion times that of visible light) were clearly detected for the very first time from a gamma-ray burst (GRB; dubbed GRB 190114C) by the...more

2019-11-19

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Article about iTHEMS on Journal of the Mathematical Society of Japan

Professor Takashi Tsuboi, Deputy Program Director of iTHEMS posted an article about RIKEN iTHEMS on Journal of the Mathematical Society of Japan. See the article in the November issue from the follow...more

2019-10-30

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The modelling work on supernova remnants made at ABBL & iTHEMS is highlighted in the latest image release from NASA's Chandra observatory

On October 17 the Chandra X-ray Observatory released an updated image of the supernova remnant known as Tycho. Supernova remnants, the aftermath of a stellar explosion, are key to understand how stars...more

2019-09-17

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Tracking down the origin of photons in gamma-ray bursts, article on RIKEN Research by Drs. S. Nagataki & D. Warren

The photons released by long gamma-ray bursts - the most powerful electromagnetic phenomena in the Universe - originate in the photosphere, the visible portion of the ‘relativistic jet’ emitted by exp...more