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Introduction of Hallatschek group and daily activities: Berkeley Report from Dr. T. Okada

2019-11-25

Hi, everyone! In this short article, I will write self-introductiton, also about the laboratory I am belonging to at UC Berkeley and also write my daily activities there.

My research interest is theoretical biology, including biochemical reactions, biological networks, evolutionary dynamics etc.
I am currently working at Hallatschek laboratory as a long-term visitor, and mainly researching on theoretical aspects of evolutionary dynamics there. As a theorist, one of ultimate goals is to predict outcomes of evolution. Since evolutionary processes are very complicated even under well-controlled conditions, this project is very difficult, but, at the same time, very attracting theoretically.

Hallatschek lab studies evolutionary biology both experimentally and theoretically. There are approximately 10 members (students and postdocs) in total, and a half of us do evolutionary experiments using microorganisms, such as yeast and E. coli, and a half of us (including me) study theoretical stuff. For now, I have three meetings in the group every week. The attached photo is one of the weekly meeting which I am doing with Jonas (postdoc, left) and Stephan (graduate student, right). I am very satisfied with the scientific atmosphere here, and I really appreciate the support by iTHEMS. Also, I think that in evolutionary biology, there are many topics that are interesting for many mathematicians and physicist, and I am looking forward to interacting iTHEMS members when I come back to Japan.

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Noncommutative crepant resolutions and some higher dimensional flops

December 4 at 16:00 - 18:10, 2019

Dr. Wahei Hara (JSPS Research Fellow, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University)

Plan of the seminar: we separate each talk into two. In the first 60 minutes the speaker gives an introductory talk for non-mathematicians. After a short break, the second 60 minutes is spent for a bit more detailed talk for mathematicians (working in other areas). We welcome you joining both parts of the seminar or only the first/second half.

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

Event Official Language: English

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´╝╗Postponed´╝ŻSemiclassical phase reduction theory for quantum synchronization

December 5 at 13:30 - 15:00, 2019

Dr. Yuzuru Kato (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

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

Event Official Language: English

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Young Researcher Association for Biological Rhythms 2019

December 7 - 8, 2019

Lecturers:
Hiroshi Ito (Kyushu University)
Shigehiro Ohdo (Kyushu University)
Hiroyuki Kubota (Kyushu University)
Gen Kurosawa (RIKEN)
Shin G. Goto (Osaka City University)
Fustin Jean-Michel (Kyoto University)

Organizers:
Minako Isoda (Kyoto University)
Kyohei Uemoto (Kyoto University / Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Shingo Gibo (RIKEN)
Motohide Seki (Kyushu University)
Yusuke Nakane (Nagoya University)
Arisa Hirano (University of Tsukuba)

This workshop is supported by RIKEN iTHEMS (RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program).

Venue: School of Agriculture, Ito Campus, Kyushu Univiesiry

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Math Seminar

Multiple Zeta Values: Interrelation of Series and Integrals

December 17 at 16:00 - 18:10, 2019

Prof. Syuji Yamamoto (Associate Professor, Keio University)

Plan of the seminar: we separate each talk into two. In the first 60 minutes the speaker gives an introductory talk for non-mathematicians. After a short break, the second 60 minutes is spent for a bit more detailed talk for mathematicians (working in other areas). We welcome you joining both parts of the seminar or only the first/second half.

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

Event Official Language: English

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2019 RIKEN Symposium: Understand to Predict the properties of Things and Matters through Computational Calculations ~ Data Science, Natural Intelligence and Category Theory~

December 23 at 9:50 - 18:10, 2019

This workshop is supported by RIKEN iTHEMS (RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program).

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

Event Official Language: Japanese

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RIKEN-Kyushu workshop on particle, nuclear and astrophysics

December 23 - 24, 2019

Organizers
Emiko Hiyama (Kyushu U./RIKEN)
Hiroshi Suzuki (Kyushu U.)
Tetsuo Hatsuda (RIKEN)

Venue: Faculty of Science, Ito Campus, Kyushu University

Event Official Language: Japanese

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Exploring the learning principle in the brain

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Dr. Taro Toyoizumi (Team Leader, Center for Brain Science, RIKEN)

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Event Official Language: English

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