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iTHES presentation at Science Agora

"Science Agora" will be held on Nov. 9-10 at Odaiba in Tokyo:
It is one of the biggest outreach activities organized by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency ) every year.
This time, T. Hatsuda, K. Hashimoto and E. Hiyama from iTHES Fundmental Physics Team will reproduce the daily life of theoretical physicists at RIKEN booth: http://www.riken.jp/pr/events/events/20131109/#program
Feel free to drop by Odaiba with your friends and families!

Upcoming Events

  • iTHES Colloquium
    15:00 ~, Nov. 5th, 2nd floor of Main Cafeteria
    Prof. Shigenori Maruyama (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
    "From Origin of life to systematization of Astrobiology"
  • iTHES - HPCI Joint Workshop
    November 11th ~ 15th,
    "Nuclear equation of state with strangeness"
  • iTHES Workshop
    Dec. 7-8, 2013
    "Interdisciplinary mini-workshop on non-equilibrium physics"
    Kyoto university (Room 525, Bldg. No. 5, Faculty of Science) http://ribf.riken.jp/~hidaka/workshop/iwnp.html
  • Person of the Week

    Konstantin Bliokh
    My name is Konstantin Bliokh, and I joined the Interdisciplinary Fundamental Physics Team of iTHES this September. I received a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Kharkov National University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. In 2001–2009, I worked at the Institute of Radio Astronomy (Kharkov, Ukraine) and collaborated with a number of scientific groups worldwide. I was a post-doctoral fellow in 2003–2006 at Bar-Ilan University (Israel), a Linkage International research fellow in 2008–2009 at the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia) and a Marie Curie research fellow in 2009–2011 at the National University of Ireland (Galway, Ireland). Starting from 2011, I was a researcher in the Digital Material Laboratory at Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN. My ongoing research areas include: geometric phases; spin-orbit interactions; optical angular momentum; wave propagation, localization, and scattering in inhomogeneous and random media; dynamics of spins and vortices in external fields (Hall and Magnus effects); quantum weak measurements; relativistic wave equations; electron vortices; adiabatic, WKB, geometrical optics theories; optical currents, polarization, and singularities; plasmonics and metamaterials; coupling and resonances. My scientific results have been published in 73 peer-reviewed full-length papers (more than 1300 citations, h-index 22), 4 book chapters, and presented in numerous conferences and workshops. I am looking forward to fruitful collaborations, discussions and new great results within the iTHES team.


    Emirio Segre (left), Toichiro Kinoshita (right)

    Prof. Toichiro Kinoshita
    (Cornell Univ.)
    High precision test of quantum electrodynamics and the Standard Model
    More about Prof. Kinoshita
    Aug. 20th - Nov. 12th, 2013
    room 431 (4th floor, main building)