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Seminar Report

iTHEMS Program Director gave a talk at the 28th RIKEN Satosho Seminar


Program Director of iTHEMS, Prof. Tetsuo Hatsuda gave a talk at the 28th RIKEN Satosho Seminar on Aug. 29, 2019.

Research News

iTHEMS is focused on RIKEN NEWS


iTHEMS is focused on RIKEN NEWS. See the cover and the article on August issue (page 6 from the following link).

Press Release

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Genomic analysis of 370 Japanese Thoroughbred horses: the genetic background of why Thoroughbreds can run fast


Humans have been trying to improve Thoroughbreds by selectively breeding horses that can run fast. Each generation, a small number of males are selected to breed so that only these “elite” males can pass on their genes to the following generation. In this study, we examined how this continuous artificial selection has affected the evolution of the genomes of Thoroughbreds. First, we found that the genetic diversity is low in Thoroughbreds due to repeated inbreeding since even before the establishment of Thoroughbreds. Second, we found several regions that exhibit signatures of artificial selection. These regions typically show locally reduced genetic variation and should contain genes that are important for the athletic performance of Thoroughbreds. This study opens the way for genomic information to be utilized in the selective breeding of Thoroughbreds.

Research News

Gilles Ferrand was highlighted in a recent article of RIKEN RESEARCH
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Gilles Ferrand was highlighted in a recent article of RIKEN RESEARCH "Supernova remnants used to probe how star explosion took shape"


RIKEN astrophysicists have bridged the gap between studies of supernova and those of their remnants by using the output of a supernova model as the input for a model of a supernova remnant. This approach offers a way to assess the validity of supernova models.

Upcoming Events


STAMP Seminar

Introduction to quantum many-body system

September 5 - 6, 2019

Dr. Hosho Katsura (Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science & Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

Venue: #535-537, Main Research Building, RIKEN / #435-437, Main Research Building, RIKEN

Event Official Language: Japanese


iTHEMS Biology Seminar

September 13 at 15:00 - 17:20, 2019

Dr. Hiroyuki Kubota (Professor, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University)
Dr. Yasufumi Uezu (Researcher, Sensory And Motor Research Group, NTT Communication Science Laboratories)

15:00-16:00 Hiroyuki Kubota (Kyushu Univ.)
16:00-16:20 Break
16:20-17:20 Yasufumi Uezu (NTT)

Venue: #424-426, Main Research Building, RIKEN

Event Official Language: Japanese


ABBL-iTHEMS Joint Seminar

Angular power spectrum analysis on current and future high-energy neutrino data

September 18 at 14:00 - 15:00, 2019

Ms. Ariane Dekker (Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (the))

Venue: #160, 1F, Main Research Building, RIKEN

Event Official Language: English


iTHEMS Colloquium

Topological phases of matter and operator algebras

October 4 at 15:30 - 17:00, 2019

Prof. Yasuyuki Kawahigashi (Senior Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS)

Venue: Okochi Hall, 1F Laser Science Laboratory, RIKEN

Broadcast: R511, Computational Science Research Building, R-CCS, Kobe Campus, RIKEN / SUURI-COOL (Kyoto), #204-205, 2F Maskawa Building for Education and Research, North Campus, Kyoto University / SUURI-COOL (Sendai), #303, 3F AIMR Main Building, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University

Event Official Language: English

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