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Spintronics: from electrons to quarks (iTHEMS-CEMS Joint Meeting)

November 7 at 10:00 - 17:30, 2018

10:00-10:15 T. Hatsuda (RIKEN) “Opening”
10:15-10:45 S. Maekawa (RIKEN) “Introduction to Spintronics”.
10:45-11:45 M. Matsuo (KITS, Beijing) “Spintronics phenomena in non-inertial frames” (Review)
13:30-14:30 M. Hongo (Riken) “Introduction to chiral transport phenomena” (Review)
14:30-15:00 Y. Hidaka (RIKEN) “Non-Equilibrium Quantum Transport of Chiral Fluids”
15:30-16:00 Y. Tsutsumi (RIKEN) “Spin-Vorticity Coupling in Liquid He”.
16:00-16:30 T. Takiwaki (NAOJ) “Chiral magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in core-collapse supernovae”
16:30-17:30 Discussion (and Closing by T. Hatsuda)

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

Event Official Language: Japanese

Math Lecture

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Theory of Operator Algebras

Theory of Operator Algebras (5th)

November 8 at 13:30 - 15:00, 2018

Dr. Yosuke Kubota (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

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

Event Official Language: Japanese


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MACS ColloquiumSupported by iTHEMSSUURI-COOL (Kyoto)

The 6th MACS Colloquium

November 8 at 15:00 - 17:30, 2018

Prof. Chikara Furusawa (Team Leader, Laboratory for Multiscale Biosystem Dynamics, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research / Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Dr. Ken Takai (Program Director, Extremobiosphere Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC))

15:00- Teatime
15:15- Talk by Prof. Chikara Furusawa
16:30- Talk by Dr. Ken Takai

The 6th MACS colloquium supported by iTHEMS. It will be broadcasted to Wako, but if you can join the colloquium physically in Kyoto, that would be better. iTHEMS provides good cakes/cookies at Kyoto!

Venue: Lecture room #401, Graduate School of Science Building No 6, Kyoto University

Event Official Language: Japanese


The 28th QCD Club

November 9 at 15:00 - 17:00, 2018

Title: Application of a gradient flow method to thermodynamics of QCD with dynamical quarks
Language: Japanese or English

Event Official Language: English


Supported by iTHEMS

Workshop on Recent Developments of Chiral Matter and Topology

December 6 - 9, 2018

The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers of high-energy and condensed-matter physics working on chiral Matter and Topology, to exchange ideas and establish collaborations to tackle unsolved issues and carry out future extensions. The workshop expects to welcome 40-60 participants who are interested in the aforementioned topics.

Tomoki Ozawa, Tetsuo Hatsuda (RIKEN iTHEMS)
Di-Lun Yang (RIKEN Nishina Center; YITP, Kyoto)
Chang-Tse Hsieh (Kavli IPMU / ISSP, the Univ. of Tokyo)
Jiunn-Wei Chen, Guang-Yu Guo (National Taiwan Univ.)
Hsiang-Nan Li (Academia Sinica)

Venue: National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Event Official Language: English

Special Lecture

The physical and biological basis of tissue growth

December 12 at 15:00 - 16:30, 2018

Dr. Kaoru Sugimura (Program-Specific Research Center Associate Professor, Kyoto University)
Dr. Shuji Ishihara (Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo)

15:00 - 15:40 "Physical and molecular mechanism of cell rearrangement" Kaoru Sugimura
15:50 - 16:30 "From cells to tissue: A continuum model of epithelial tissue mechanics" Shuji Ishihara

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: Japanese

Math Lecture

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Theory of Operator Algebras

Theory of Operator Algebras (6th)

December 20 at 15:30 - 17:00, 2018

Dr. Yosuke Kubota (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

Title: An introduction to operator algebras

Abstract: Operators are linear maps from a (usually an infinite dimensional) linear space (most frequently the Hilbert space) to itself, which is like matrices of infinite degree. Operators form an algebra by obvious addition and multiplication. Operators appear in most of the fields in mathematics, in algebra, in geometry, in analysis, ... Some of the key words at the beginning of these lectures are "spectral theory" "operator algebras" "Tomita-Takesaki theory". These lectures are for non-professional people.

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

Event Official Language: Japanese


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Co-hosted by iTHEMS

The 7th International Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA2019)

January 21 - 24, 2019

The symposium will focus on the cross-cutting issues shared in broad applications of data assimilation from geoscience to various physical and biological sciences. In particular, the symposium will enhance discussions among researchers with various background on, for example, non-Gaussian and nonlinear data assimilation problems, Big Data Assimilation (BDA), high-performance computation (HPC), Uncertainty Quantification (UQ), advanced intelligence (AI) and machine learning, multi-scale and multi-component treatments, observational issues, and mathematical problems.

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. UTC
Registration Deadline: December 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. UTC
Submission/Registration Fee: Free

Venue: 6F auditorium, Computational Science Research Building, R-CCS, Kobe Campus, RIKEN

Event Official Language: English

Person of the Week

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Self-introduction: Masahiro Nozaki


Hi everyone. My name is Masahiro Nozaki.
I am a Special Postdoctoral Researchers at iTHEMS. I worked in YITP, Kyoto University as a JSPS fellow, and then in The Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics, The University of Chicago as a Kadanoff Center fellow.
I have been studying theoretical physics such as holography and non-equilibrium physics in terms of quantum entanglement.
Currently, I am interested in and studying quantum chaos, scrambling and so on.
I am very happy if I can interact with researchers in iTHEMS, broaden my research fields, and have fruitful collaborations!!

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