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2018-09-11

Press Release

An unstable isotope Technetium-98 (98Tc) could be synthesized by neutrinos emitted from supernova explosions

A joint research group consisting of Masaomi Ono, a Research Scientist at RIKEN, and others has theoretically predicted that an unstable isotope Technetium-98 (98Tc) could be synthesized by neutrinos ...more

2018-09-10

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Book on "Origins of the Gravitational Wave"

Kotaro Kyutoku (Assistant Prof. in KEK and iTHEMS visiting researcher. Former iTHEMS SPDR) has published a book "Origins of the Gravitational Wave" in Japanese with Masaru Shibata (Max Planck Institut...more

2018-09-10

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Gen Kurosawa

My name is Gen Kurosawa. I study “Biological Timing”. We know timing of meal influences timing of sleep. Similarly, we know timing of taking medicine influences its efficacy. We know these facts, but ...more

2018-09-03

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The Black Coffee and Dr. Hawking

A short essay "Black coffee and Dr. Hawking" (in Japanese) by Yuki Yokokura (iTHEMS) was published in RIKEN News (vol.446, 2018). Similarity and difference between the black coffee and the black hol...more

2018-09-03

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The Di-Omega Picture

The image of Di-Omega (an exotic particle with 6 strange quarks) was selected as the front page picture of the August issue of RIKEN NEWS (vol.446, 2018). This is based on the work done by HAL QCD ...more

2018-08-28

Paper of the Week

Two Ck1δ transcripts regulated by m6A methylation code for two antagonistic kinases in the control of the circadian clock

Thanks to the accumulation of molecular knowledges about biological clock, we can predict a missing link “X” in the system by using a realistic simulator. Meal-time is known to influence our sleep-wak...more

2018-08-28

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iTHEMS Coffee Meeting is held on every Friday

iTHEMS Coffee Meeting is held on every Friday from 12:30- at our common room. From this fiscal year, we have changed the style of the short talk at the coffee meeting. The speaker will give a 15 min...more

2018-08-14

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International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) held at Rio de Janeiro, Brasil on August 1 - 4

On the first day August 1, 2018 of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) held at Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, the Fields Medals were awarded to the following four mathematicians. Caucher Bi...more

2018-08-14

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Takumi Doi

My name is Takumi Doi. My main research subject is to unravel the mysteries of nuclear forces from the fundamental theory, quantum chromodynamics (QCD), and hereby to establish the bridge between diff...more

2018-08-06

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Don Warren

I grew up in America, but lived in Japan for a year before starting my Ph.D. course. I earned my doctorate at NC State University, studying cosmic ray acceleration and the morphology of supernova rem...more

2018-07-30

Paper of the Week

Structural Bifurcation Analysis in Chemical Reaction Networks

In living cells, large numbers of chemical reactions form complicated networks (e.g. metabolic networks). It is considered that dynamics arising from such networks are the origin of biological functio...more

2018-07-30

Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Jeffrey Fawcett

My name is Jeffrey Fawcett and I've been working at iTHEMS since March 2018. My main interest is Genome Evolution, and I work on or have worked on a broad range of topics related to genomics, evolutio...more

2018-07-26

Press Release

Diffuse x-ray emission from the northern arc of loop I observed with suzaku

The research team, including Yoshiyuki Inoue (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS), have published a press release.

2018-07-23

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iTHEMS-CEMS Joint Colloquium was held on July 19

iTHEMS-CEMS Joint Colloquium was held on July 19 at Okochi hall with a distinguished speaker, Prof. A. J. Leggett (Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The hall was packed with full of audience ...more

2018-07-23

Paper of the Week

Hilbert schemes of two points on K3 surfaces and certain rational cubic fourfolds

The goal of birational geometry is the classification of algebraic varieties up to birational equivalence. An algebraic variety is called rational if it is birationally equivalent to the projective sp...more

2018-07-20

Press Release

Spatial Distribution of the Milky Way Hot Gaseous Halo Constrained by Suzaku X-Ray Observations

The research team, including Yoshiyuki Inoue (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS), have published a press release.

2018-07-17

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High-energy neutrinos from a gamma-ray emitting supermassive black hole: the dawn of the electroweak sector of multi-messenger astronomy

Background: Since 2010, the IceCube Observatory, utilizing a cubic-km volume of ice in Antartica, has been detecting neutrinos with energies exceeding 100 TeV (~10^13 times the energy of a visible ph...more

2018-07-17

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Series of lectures at Komaba Campus, Univ. of Tokyo

Series of lectures "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences: Universe, Matter, Life and Information" were at Komaba Campus, Univ. of Tokyo, on every Wed. April-July, 2018, for the 1st and 2nd year underg...more

2018-07-17

Paper of the Week

Production of intense episodic Alfvén pulses: GRMHD simulation of black hole accretion disks

The episodic dynamics of the magnetic eruption of spinning black hole (BH) accretion discs and the associated intense shape-up of their jets are studied via three-dimensional general-relativistic magn...more

2018-07-09

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A first joint meeting between iCeMS (Kyoto Univ.) and iTHEMS on interdisciplinary biology was held on July 4

On July 4, a first joint meeting between iCeMS (Kyoto Univ.) and iTHEMS on interdisciplinary biology was held at the 2nd floor of the Maskawa building in Kyoto Univ. After the welcome address by Pr...more