vol. 110 | iTHES

Vol. 110, January 18th, 2016


  • Announcement
  • Upcoming Events
  • Paper of the week
  • Contributions

Paper of the week

Takemasa Miyoshi, Keiichi Kondo, Koji Terasaki


"Big Ensemble Data Assimilation in Numerical Weather Prediction"

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.


NHK BS TV program "Marie Curie - a pioneer of the research on radioactivity"
in which? Emiko Hiyama (ithes-phys team) appears as a guest
will be rerun on Jan.24 (Sun), 2016, 12:00-12:59
Do not miss!

Upcoming Events

The 8th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture
Date: March 1st (Tue.)
Place: Nishina Hall, Wako, RIKEN
Company: JSOL
Details to be announced.

Person of the Week

"Big Ensemble Data Assimilation in Numerical Weather Prediction"
Computer, vol.48, no. 11, pp. 15-21, Nov. 2015, doi:10.1109/MC.2015.332
by Takemasa Miyoshi, Keiichi Kondo, Koji Terasaki,
paper, http://www.computer.org/csdl/mags/co/2015/11/mco2015110015-abs.html
press release, http://www.riken.jp/en/pr/press/2015/20151111_1/

Powerful computers and advanced sensors enable precise simulations of the atmospheric state, requiring data assimilation to connect simulations to real-world sensor data using statistical mathematics and dynamical systems theory. Numerical weather prediction (NWP) thus enables simulations that more closely represent the real world. The authors explore the NWP-associated challenges in managing big data through supercomputing.


From Dark Matter to Disease Modeling

Franco Nori (ithes-cond team) informs us an intesting article in APS (American Physical Society) News about the successful carrier trasition from astroparticle physics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroparticle_physics to epidemiology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemiology .
The article says, "You can do it!. It's a very different field but don't be intimidated.
Your skills will translate very well."