Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Hiroshi Yokota

I am Hiroshi Yokota, a physicist, who have joined iTHEMS since April, 2019. For 5 years, I have investigated a polymer physics, especially, theoretical framework of polymer crystallization. The pol...more


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iTHEMS Starter Meeting for FY 2019

In Japan, April is the time for a fresh start blessed by cherry blossoms. On April 12th, we held the annual iTHEMS Starter Meeting. It was an occasion for us to welcome new members. At the meeting, Pr...more


Person of the Week

Self-introduction: Takuya Sugiura

My name is Takuya Sugiura and I have been working at iTHEMS/RIKEN since April 2019. My main interest is on theoretical hadron physics, including interactions between hadrons, exotic hadrons, and heavy...more


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Fruitful Exchange Across the Disciplines: iTHEMS-AIMR Joint Workshop "Medicine meets Mathematics"

A truly interdisciplinary workshop was held at Tohoku University, as a joint workshop of iTHEMS and AIMR, Tohoku Univ. on March 29th. The workshop was veritably entitled “Medicine Meets Mathematics,” ...more


Press Release

Observation of Quantized Heating Rate in Ultracold Topological Matter

An international collaboration of researchers from University of Hamburg, Université libre de Bruxelles, and RIKEN iTHEMS observed quantized heating rate, demonstrating a novel universal probe for top...more



Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT

Prof. Hiroshi Suito (AIMR/iTHEMS) has received the Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT : Prizes for Science and Technology. Citation is 数学を用いた大動脈病態メカニズムの解明に関する研究 Research on the eluc...more


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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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



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


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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 !


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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



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



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


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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


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


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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