vol. 112 | iTHES

Vol. 112, February 1st, 2016


  • Upcoming Events
  • Travel report

Person of the week


TODAY's BlackBoard @ 248

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

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

iTHES Symposium
Baymfest in Tokyo:
"Exploring Extreme Forms of Matter - A symposium in honor of Professor Gordon Baym -"
Date: March 14 (Mon) 2016. 10:00am-
Place: Faculty of Science 4th-bldg 1320, Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo

This is a joint symposium hosted by The University of Tokyo and RIKEN on nuclear physics, condensed matter physics and astrophysics in hornor of Prof. Gordon Baym's 80th birth year. We welcome participation of all scientists who are interested in these fields and related interdisciplinary research. We hope to have fruitful discussions on the current status and future perspectives in these fields at the symposium.

Travel report

Travel Note

At the end of 2015, I visited two computer centers affiliated to universities in Hanoi, Vietnam. At Centre for High Performance Computing of Vietnam National University, I made two presentations. The first is “RIKEN Spirit” on the synergy of Riken Industry Group and Basic Science Institute established by Dr. Masatoshi Okochi . The second is “Extreme Materials Science for the Deep Earth and Planets”, introducing a proposal of Challenging Project for Post-K Supercomputer. At International Institute for Computational Science and Engineering of Hanoi University of Science and Technology, they introduced me the supercomputer system donated by Indian government. I was impressed by a physics professor, who is very active in research and education, inheriting the distinct tradition of Russian Physicists after his 14-years of academic life at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The academic exchange between Vietnamese universities and our laboratory (Computational Astrophysics Laboratory, RIKEN) started in 1998 when Prof. Toshikazu Ebisuzaki invited Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Minh as a trainee of computational science for two years, and then Mr. Tran Vu Viet Anh and Mr. Nguyen Hai Chau followed after her. I am happy to see them again in Hanoi after such long time and wish this tradition further develop in future.

Toshiaki Iitaka (iTHES-cond team)

Mr. Tran Vu Viet Anh (left) and me in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum .