Article on iTHES in RIKENETIC Online
A special report, "iTHES: Unraveling “Multi-scale Problems
Through Interdisciplinary Theory" is now posted
in the Jan. 15 (2014) issue of RIKENETIC which
is an English-language in-house newsletter
published monthly by the Global Relations Office and
distributed to all RIKEN campuses.
24th iTHES Theoretical Science Colloquium with 2nd iTHES Meeting
Jan. 31 (Fri.) 13:30-
2F of the Main Cafeteria
iTHES Meeting (13:30 ~):
Dr. K. Uriu (from ithes-bio team)
"Dynamics of mobile coupled
Dr. T. Iitaka (from ithes-cond team)
"Atomistic modelling of planets"
Dr. T. Kanazawa (from ithes-phys team)
"Taming the randomness in QCD"
Prof. Kei Tokita
(Dept. of Complex Systems Science, Grad. Sch. of
Information Science, Nagoya University)
"An answer to the "Diversity-Stability Debate" in Community Ecology"
Feb. 6th (Thu.) 13:30 -
Prof. Lembit Sihver
"PHITS and its application (TBC) "
International Conference on "Matter at Extreme Conditions: Then & Now"
was held on Jan. 15-17, 2014, at the Bose Institute in Kolkata, India.
The Bose Institute, which pioneered the concept of inter-disciplinary
research in India, was founded on 1917 by A.J.C. Bose(*) who is the father
of modern scientific research in India.
I was lucky enough to attend this conference to give a talk on
"Dense QCD and Compact Stars". It was my first visit to India:
Although I was in Kolkata only for 4 days, I was really fascinated
by the lively atmosphere of the city and also impressed by
many bright Indian students attending the conference.
The photo is taken at the courtyard in the Bose Institute.
(*) A.J.C. Bose was himself an interdisciplinary scientist.
In physics, A.J.C.Bose is known as the teacher of S.N.Bose (known
by the Bose-Einstein condensation) and
M. Saha (known by the Saha equation).
Tetsuo Hatsuda (ithes-phys team)
Person of the Week
I am Yoshimasa Hidaka, Researcher at Quantum Hadron Physics Laboratory. My research interest is hadron physics under extreme conditions such as high energy, high temperature, high density and/or strong fields. In particular, I have been interested in dynamical properties of quark-gluon plasma, restoration of chiral symmetry breaking at high temperature, and a new matter called quarkyonic matter at high density. Recently, I am also interested in nonequilibrium phenomena of quantum many-body systems. I received my Ph.D. in Physics in 2005 from the University of Tokyo. I spent two and a half years in RIKEN BNL research center, USA as a special postdoctoral researcher of RIKEN. After that, I came back to Japan as a posdoc at Kyoto University. Then, I moved to RIKEN as a posdoc on April 2011, and became a researcher of the present group from April 2012. I am looking forward to discussions with iTHES members.
Prof. Lembit Sihver
(Chalmers University of Technology, SWEDEN)
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Jan.20th - March 20th, 2014
room 302 (3rd floor, RIBF building)
Dr. Marco Cristoforetti
(ECT*, Trento, Italy)
Jan.20th - 25th, 2014
Phase structure of the strong interaction,
advanced numerical techniques in quantum
room 433 (4th floor, main research building)