What is iTHES?
I was asked from an ithes associate that "what is the goal of iTHES?".
I would say there is no definite goal to be set from the beginning.
Instead, we should create and solve interesting scientific problems
through the discussions among the reserchers with different disciplines.
I would recommeed the people who have similar questions
to take a look at
the article published in RIKEN news about iTHES.
This is in Japanse, but an English digest version (without figures
unfortunatelly) can be seen from
iTHES is a growing concept and it depends very much on your
Date: 16:00-17:30, June 30 (Mon), 2014 <<---- **TODAY!!**
Place: RIKEN Main Research Building 4F, 433
Speaker: Prof. W. Weise (ECT*)
Title: "Topics in Low-Energy QCD with Strange Quarks"
iTHES-Kavli IPMU-RESCEU Joint Meeting
7-8 July, 2014
Nishina Hall, Wako Campus
This joint meeting is one of our activities based on the research
between iTHES and Kavli IPMU .
iTHES-HPCI Joint Summer School
"From Quarks to Supernova explosion - Challenges in Fundamental Physics -"
Date: July 22 (Tue) -26 (Sat), 2014
Place: Yukawa Institute for Theorerical Physics (YITP), Kyoto
Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts 2014
RIKEN Symposium - iTHES workshop on
Thermal Field Theory and its applications
Date: Sep.3(Wed)-5(Fri.), 2014
Place: Ookochi hall
iTHES-IPMU-Osaka Joint Symposium
Tentative date: Nov. 6 (Thu.) 2014 (*** Note that the date has not yet been fixed. Likely different from previously announced ones ***)
at Kavli IPMU, Univ. Tokyo (http://www.ipmu.jp/ )
"Movie of Supernova Explositon at 4D Theater"
On 24th June, demonstration of a movie of supernova explosion
was performed at 4D Theater in the Information Science Building.
It is well known that massive stars explode as supernova explosions,
although its explosion mechanism is not understood completely.
Super-computing using a sophisticated numerical code is essential
to unveil the mechanism. The simulation was done using K-Computer
by Dr. Tomoya Takiwaki who will join Astrophysical Big Bang (ABB) Lab.
on 1st Aug 2014, and the visualization was done by 4D2U team in
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. On 24th June, the
theater was full of audience (about 50 people, including both of
researchers and administrative staffs) to see the movie with
special glasses. Hiro Nagataki, the PI of ABB lab., presented
short introduction on supernova explosion, then showed the movie.
ABB lab. would like to improve the simulation as well as the visualization
to understand the mechanism of supernova explosion completely and
present the results impressively to any people who are interested in
Astrophysics & Cosmology.
"iTHES Weelky Coffee Meeting Started"
On 27th June, iTHES Weekly Coffee Meeting started at the large
meeting room on the second floor of the Main Cafeteria. Many iTHES
members (about 20-30 people) gathered and enjoyed free chatting and
discussions. Impressively, discussions using a white board started soon
after the beginning of the meeting. We belive that the coffee meeting should
help to enhance communications & collaborations among iTHES members.
At the first meeting, we talked how we can improve the meeting, and we could
hear many helpful ideas for the purpose. We would like to take the ideas into
account and improve the meeting so that every participant can enjoy
friutful chattings & discussions. For the moment, the coffee meeting will be
held every Friday during 12:30-14:00. Next time (4th July) the place is again
at the large room on the second floor of the main cafeteria. Please feel free
to come and enjoy conversations!
The anual strings conference, Strings2014, was held at Princeton university
for the period of 23rd - 27th June, 2014.
This time the conference was hosted by really the center of the world as for
string theory research --- Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton and
Princeton university. Probably that is one reason why the 2014 conference
accommodated more than 600 participants, which is the record among the
series of the Strings conferences ever, and another reason is that, in the week
prior to the conference, IAS hosted a school program for younger generations.
The Strings conference was successful in the sense that it made new creative
ideas to gather, which should create new findings and directions of research.
Intriguing part of the conference was that many talks were devoted to
not string theory but to related subjects, such as various quantum field theories,
scattering amplitudes, quantum entanglement, condensed matter like Kondo
effect and superconductors, number theory, and cosmology. Every participant
has a feeling that intertwining ideas in different fields is the most interesting
and efficient way to create new ideas, and that is along the spirit of iTHES.
Person of the Week
Hello, I’m Noriaki Ogawa, a newcomer to Hatsuda Lab. as an SPDR fellow and iTHES associate.
I’m a string theorist and my main research topic is gauge/gravity correspondence,
while I’m also interested in theoretical biology.
I’m working with two other labs of iTHES --- Hashimoto Lab. and Mochizuki Lab.,
on these topics above respectively.
Prof. Wolfram Weise (Director, ECT*)
Theoretical nuclear and hadron physics
June 30 - July 3, 2014
room 433 (4th floor, main research building)
See the Upcoming event entry for TODAY's seminar by him.