vol. 104 | iTHES

Vol. 104, November 30th, 2015


  • Upcoming Events
  • Person of the week

Person of the week

Robert Johansson


Numerical Python: A Practical Techniques Approach for Industry

From the Office

The office of iTHES assistant, Ms.Chikako Oota is situated at the second floor of the main research building, room # 246. The extension number is 3261. She will be at the office from 10 a.m. to 16 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Fundamental Physics Using Atoms 2015
- Towards better understanding of our matter universe -

Nov. 30 (Mon.) -- Dec. 1 (Tue.), 2015
Oral sessions: RIKEN Wako, Okochi Hall (C32)
Poster sessions: Welfare and Conference Bldg. 2F (C61)

Recently much effort has been directed to investigation of the fundamental physics which exploits remarkable developments in atomic physics and/or quantum optics techniques. Examples include (A) test of the time reversal invariance by observing permanent electric dipole moments of atoms or molecules, (B) neutrino mass spectroscopy using atoms, (C) measurement of fine structure constant's time dependence with precession atomic clock etc. This conference aims to bring together recent research results, to discuss future prospects, and to expand research network, making this field more active and productive.

Person of the week

Book of the week

Former iTHES-cond Researcher, Robert Johansson, who is now in Rakuten, has recently published a book, "Numerical Python: A Practical Techniques Approach for Industry". http://www.amazon.com/Numerical-Python-Practical-Techniques-Approach/dp/1484205545/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448722857&sr=8-1&keywords=numerical+pytho Congratulations, Robert!
The book shows you how to leverage the numerical and mathematical modules in Python and its Standard Library as well as popular open source numerical Python packages like NumPy, FiPy, matplotlib and more to numerically compute solutions and mathematically model applications in a number of areas like big data, cloud computing, financial engineering, business management and more. Big data analytics and cloud computing programmers are seeing Python's immense use. Financial engineers are also now employing Python in their work. Python seems to be evolving as a language that can even rival C++, Fortran, and Pascal/Delphi for numerical and mathematical computations.