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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 Prof. Shigefumi Mori (Director of KUIAS, Kyoto Univ. and the science advisor of iTHEMS) followed by the introductions to iCeMS and iTHEMS, there were 8 talks on experimental and theoretical studies on biology from both institutes. It turned out that all 8 talks were extremely interesting and stimulating for more than 40 participants from Kyoto Univ. and RIKEN. There were many questions and discussions during the talks and at the coffee breaks. We were very much excited about the fruitful interactions between experimentalists and theorists, so that we expect to have the 2nd joint workshop in the near future.
All the slides can be seen from the workshop web page.

Upcoming Events

Math Lecture

Introduction to Public-Key Cryptography

Introduction to Public-Key Cryptography (6th)

July 11 at 10:30 - 12:00, 2018

Dr. Eren Mehmet Kıral (Visiting researcher, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP))

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

Event Official Language: English

Math Lecture

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Theory of Operator Algebras

Theory of Operator Algebras (3rd)

July 12 at 15:30 - 17:00, 2018

Dr. Yosuke Kubota (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

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

Event Official Language: English


Co-hosted by iTHEMSSUURI-COOL (Kyoto)

The 9th RIKEN-Kyoto University Joint Data Assimilation Workshop

July 17 at 13:30 - 17:30, 2018

If you plan to attend the workshop, please register by July 13.

Hosted by Data Assimilation Research Team, RIKEN and Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Co-hosted by iTHEMS, RIKEN

Venue: #809 Graduate School of Science Bldg. No 6, Kyoto University

Event Official Language: Japanese


iTHEMS Colloquium

Bell's Theorem, Entanglement, Quantum Teleportation and All That

July 19 at 16:00 - 17:30, 2018

Prof. Anthony James Leggett (Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

iTHEMS-CEMS Joint Colloquium.

Professor Leggett is widely recognized as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, and his pioneering work on superfluidity was recognized by the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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

Broadcast: #311, 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 / 2F Seminar Room, AIMR Main Building, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University

Event Official Language: English


Number Theory Seminar

Number Theory Seminar

July 24 at 10:00 - 12:35, 2018

Dr. Masataka Ono (Keio University)
Dr. Shingo Sugiyama (Nihon University)
Mr. Yoshinosuke Hirakawa (Keio University)

This seminar is aimed at scientists in general, not only to mathematicians.

10:00-10:45 "Multiple zeta functions associated with 2-colored rooted trees" Masataka Ono
10:55-11:40 "Modular forms and trace formulas with applications to equidistributions of their Fourier coefficients" Shingo Sugiyama
11:50-12:35 "On a generalization of Dobinski's formula" Yoshinosuke Hirakawa

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

Event Official Language: English


Supported by iTHEMS

International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids (QFS)

July 25 - 31, 2018

The International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids (QFS) will be held at Ito International Research Center (IIRC) on Hongo campus of the University of Tokyo, Japan, from July 25 through 31, 2018. One of the sponsors of this conference is iTHEMS.

The QFS series started forty-three years ago making it one of the oldest series of international conferences in the field of low temperature physics. It has historically been focusing on physics of liquid and solid helium and hydrogen. But in this century its scope is expanding widely from laser cooled cold atoms to topological matters. At QFS2018 in Tokyo, this trend will be continued and with even more interdisciplinary aspects emphasized between the traditional subjects and those in broader physical systems.

Venue: Ito International Research Center (IIRC), Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo

Event Official Language: English

Person of the Week

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Self-introduction: Yosuke Kubota


I am Yosuke KUBOTA, a mathematician who have joined the iTHEMS from 2017. I'm basically working in the area of mathematics called index theory or noncommutative geometry (NCG), which has developed highly abstract theory related with a wide variety of other mathematics such as operator algebra, topology, geometry, group theory and mathematical physics. For example, a mathematics of topological insulators is one of the branches of NCG. I aspire to apply the theory of NCG to practical problems in mathematics and other areas. Please feel free to talk to me anytime.

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