vol. 54 | iTHES

Vol. 54, November 4th, 2014


  • Upcoming Events
  • Person of the Week
  • Visitors

Person of the week

Hirotaka Ito



From the Office

The office of iTHES assistant, Ms.Chikako Oota is situated at the first floor of the main research building, room # 159. The extension number is 3185. She will be at the office from 10 a.m. to 16 p.m. except on Wednesday.

Upcoming Events

iTHES-IPMU-Osaka Joint SymposiumNov. 6 (Thu.) 2014 at Kavli IPMU, Univ. Tokyo http://www.ipmu.jp/

Keynote speakers:
Tetsuo Hatsuda (iTHES/Nishina): iTHES overview
Hiroshi Ooguri (Kavli IPMU/Caltech): Particle Physics
Eiichiro Komatsu (Kavli IPMU/MPA): Cosmology
Franco (iTHES/CEMS):Condensed Matter
Koichi Fujimoto (Osaka): Theoretical Biology
Contact: Hiro Nagataki


Nov.5, 10:30-11:30
Jooyoung Lee (Center for In Silico Protein Science, KIAS, Korea)
"Protein Structure Modelling by Global Optimization using Sparse and Ambiguous NOE restraints"
Room 435-437 in the Main Research Building

Nov. 11, 13:30-
Jonathan H. Manton (Univ. of Melbourne)
"Optimization on Manifolds, and Optimization Geometry"
S406, Bioscience Building 4F

Nov.12, 14:00-15:00
Keitaro Takahashi (Kumamoto Univ.)
"New Era of Astronomy with Square Kilometre Array"
Room 224-226 in the Main Research Building

Nov.13, 15:00-17:00
Yasumichi Aoki (KMI, Nagoya Univ.)
"Topics in conformal lattice QCD"
Room 433 in the Main Research Building

Person of the Week

I am Hirotaka Ito, a posdoc researcher in Astrophysical Big Bang Labrotory. I joined the group from April 2013. I am studying the physics of relativistic jets which are often found in various astrophysical objects.

During my Ph.D. course, I mainly investigated the high energy phenomena related to relativistic jets that are observed in active galaxies. After receiving my Ph. D. degree , I began to study the emission mechanism of Gamma-ray Burst (GRB), which is also the main theme of my current study in RIKEN.

Physics of GRB is very attractive and challenging, because almost all fundamental physics (e.g., theory of relativity, electromagnetics, quantum fields, and so on) play an important role. In order to understand the whole picture, knowledge of various physics and calculation methods are required. I am very happy to join iTHES, since communication with experts in theory of wide field is very important to tackle this issue.


Prof. Gordon Baym, Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
cold atom physics, condensed matter physics, dense matter and neutron stars
Nov.14 - Nov.25, 2014
room 433 (4th floor, main building)