iTHEMS Weekly News Letter

Research News


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Jeffrey Fawcett (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS) was mentioned in an article on theoretical genetics of racehorses by Prof. Hideki Innan (Graduate University for Advanced Studies)


Jefferey has been working closely on this subject with Hideki.
The article is published in a book "Master of Paper Owner Game" (Complete Guide, 2018-2019).


Science Frontier Lectures in the University of Tokyo by iTHEMS Reserchers


iTHEMS Researchers started to give a series of lectures "Frontiers in Physics Science: Universe, Matter, Life and Information" to the undergraduate students in Univ. of Tokyo on every Wed. (16:50-18:35) from this semester.

April 11, 18, 25: Y. Inoue, "Blackholes and the history of our universe"
May 2, 9: Y. Yokokura, "What is spacetime? - exploring from blackhole and information -"
May 16, 23: M. Tachikawa, "Cell Biology from mathematical point of view"
June 6, 13: J Fawcett, "Genome informatics"
June 20, 27: T. Doi, "Looking into supercomputer and looking out from supercomputer"
July 4, 11: M. Taki, "How deep leaning becomes smart."

Contact: Takashi Tsuboi (iTHEMS Deputy Director)

Upcoming Events

Math Lecture

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Theory of Operator Algebras

Theory of Operator Algebras (2nd)

June 21 at 15:30 - 17:00, 2018

Dr. Yosuke Kubota (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)

Please note that the date and time of the 2nd lecture has been changed from May 21 10:30 to June 21 15:30.

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

Event Official Language: English

Math Lecture

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Introduction to Public-Key Cryptography

Introduction to Public-Key Cryptography (3rd)

May 24 at 10:30 - 12:00, 2018

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

This is a series of lectures "Introduction to Public-Key Cryptography" for non-experts. It will be held twice a month (every other Thursday, about 15 times in total).

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

Event Official Language: English


iTHEMS Science Outreach Workshop 2018

June 1 - 4, 2018

This is a workshop in which researchers in natural and mathematical sciences and the science journalists get together and discuss outreach activities. iTHEMS started to support this annual workshop as well as the journalist in residence program from last year to establish better science communication.

Contact: Takashi Tsuboi (iTHEMS Deputy Director)

Venue: Tambara Institute of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Event Official Language: Japanese


iTHEMS Colloquium

On the interplay between intrinsic and extrinsic instabilities of spatially localized patterns

June 7 at 15:00 - 16:30, 2018

Prof. Yasumasa Nishiura (Professor, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University)

Venue: Nishina Hall, 2F Nishina Building, RIKEN

Broadcast: #305-2, 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

Event Official Language: English

Person of the Week

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Self-introduction: Yoshiyuki Inoue


Hello everyone. My name is Yoshiyuki Inoue. I am a senior research scientist at iTHEMS/RIKEN. Previously, I was a JSPS fellow at KIPAC/SLAC/Stanford, and then an International Top Young Fellow at ISAS/JAXA. My research is theoretical astrophysics which is closely connected to observations. I am interested in understanding the nature of supermassive black holes. Here at iTHEMS, I would like to link theory and observations more tightly. I am also hoping to broaden my research fields through interdisciplinary interactions at iTHEMS.

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