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2019-04-05

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Nagisa Hiroshima

Hello, I am Nagisa Hiroshima. I have joined the iTHEMS from April 2019. My research interest covers varieties of topics in the Universe such as dark matter, structures of galaxies, and gamma-ray emitt...more

2019-04-04

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Hokuto Konno

I have been working in the mathematical study of gauge theory. In particular, I have developed Seiberg-Witten theory and Yang-Mills theory for families of 4-dimensional manifolds, and used them to exa...more

2019-04-03

Press Release

Researchers pinpoint origin of photons in mysterious gamma-ray bursts

Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research and collaborators have used simulations to show that the photons emitted by long gamma-ray bursts—one of the most energetic events to take pla...more

2019-04-01

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Review on Topological Photonics published in RMP

A team of physicists led by Dr. Tomoki Ozawa (iTHEMS Senior Research Scientist) published a review article titled "Topological photonics" in Reviews of Modern Physics. Study of topological phases of m...more

2019-04-01

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RIKEN's community newsletter features Dr. Chang at SUURI-COOL (Berkeley)

Jason Chang ( iTHEMS Research Scientist in LBNL ) was featured in the RIKEN's community newsletter, RIKENETIC. He talks about exciting challenges and opportunities in San Francisco Bay Area. Worth re...more

2019-03-27

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Congratulations on new positions, farewell message from Program Director of iTHEMS

This is the last volume of iTHEMS NewsLetter in FY2018. It is our great pleasure that iTHEMS has been so active during this fiscal year. Some of the members will leave iTHEMS. Keisuke Fujii (JS...more

2019-03-26

Award

Dr. Iritani receives the Best English Presentation Award

Ryosuke Iritani (iTHEMS, Research Scientist) received "the Best English Presentation Award" on March 16, 2019 for his English presentation, When parasites are selected to kill the young, at the 66th A...more

2019-03-25

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Article of Dr. Ade Irma Suriajaya on RIKEN Research “Making the most of zeros”

Article of Dr. Ade Irma Suriajaya has been posted on RIKEN Research. Please check out the interview on her research life !

2019-03-22

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The 2nd International Workshop in Vietnam ended successfully

"The 2nd International Workshop on Quantum Many-Body Problems in Particle, Nuclear, and Atomic Physics" was held on March 7-11, 2019 at University of Khanh Hoa (UKH), Nha Trang city, Vietnam. We had ...more

2019-03-20

Award

Dr. Hongo receives FY2018 Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan

Masaru Hongo (iTHEMS, SPDR) received "FY2018 Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan" on March 15, 2019 for his work, Relativistic hydrodynamics from quantum field theory in the local G...more

2019-03-18

Award

Dr. Chang receives 10th annual RIKEN Research Incentive Award

Jason Chang (iTHEMS Research Scientist) received "FY2018 Researcher Incentive Award" on March 12, 2019 for his recent paper; A per-cent-level determination of the nucleon axial coupling from quantum c...more

2019-03-14

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Summary of nuclear astrophysics workshop at Hokkaido University

Nuclear astrophysics workshop was held at Hokkaido University from 6th to 8th of March, 2019, under the support of iTHEMS as well as other institutions and centers. Major issues of this meeting are nu...more

2019-03-12

Paper of the Week

Diffusive Nambu-Goldstone modes in quantum time-crystals

Symmetry and its breaking is one of the most important notions in modern physics. It is known that when a continuum symmetry is spontaneously broken, there appears a gapless excitation called the Namb...more

2019-03-12

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Papers soon-to-be published in Nature Communications

A recent paper authored by several iTHEMS members has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications. The authors from iTHEMS include Hirotaka Ito (ABBL /iTHEMS), Shigehiro Nagataki (ABBL/iTHE...more

2019-03-11

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Ryosuke Iritani

Hi, what's up! I'm Ryosuke (Ryo) Iritani. I'm originally from Kobe and did my biology and math undergrad at Kyoto University in Japan. I started my Ph.D. with Yoh Iwasa at Kyushu University in 2011 an...more

2019-03-06

Paper of the Week

Non-sinusoidal Waveform in Temperature-Compensated Circadian Oscillations

We have autonomous daily rhythm in our body, so-called “circadian clock” for which we can wake up without alarm clock. The rhythm governs the timing of physiological events such as hormone secretion. ...more

2019-03-06

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RIBF “Hodan-kai” meeting on the future of exotic nuclear physics

The second in the series of the RIBF “Hodan-kai” meeting by the young researchers was held at Kobe campus of RIKEN, Integrated Innovation Building, from Feb.18 to 20, 2019. This meeting is aimed at an...more

2019-03-01

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Report of iTHEMS colloquium - Tropical Rain Forest

iTHEMS Colloquium was held on February 21st, inviting Dr. Akiko Satake, Professor of Kyushu University. Her lecture was entitled “Tropical Rain Forest.” In forests, flowering and fruit production are ...more

2019-02-28

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iTHEMS NOW and NEXT

The in-house gathering entitled iTHEMS NOW and NEXT was held on February 26th. This is the occasion we share current status and future perspectives on our research and organization. In the morning, ke...more

2019-02-28

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Yuki Koyanagi

Hi everyone. My name is Yuki Koyanagi and I am a visiting student at iTHEMS. My research interest is the study of protein structures, specifically how we can predict local structures of a protein from...more