Vol.10, January 1st, 1970


  • Special Theoretical Science Colloquium
  • Upcoming Event
  • Person of the Week

Person of the week

Tetsuo Hatsuda



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.

Special Theoretical Science Colloquium


We are going to have a special Theoretical Science Colloquium jointly organized by RIKEN iTHES and Kavli IPMU on Dec.4 (Wed.) 3pm-4:30pm. (See the upcoming event below.) Coffee/tea and cakes will be served from 2:30pm in front of the lecture room (2nd floor of the RIBF building: The building no.45 of E-3 area in http://www.riken.jp/en/access/wako-map/#campus_map ).
Please join together with your colleagues!

Upcoming Event

Person of the Week


Tetsuo Hatsuda
From theoretical physics to theoretical biology

My name is Tetsuo Hatsuda. My main research area at present is the structure of matter under extreme conditions, such as the quark-gluon plasma in early Universe and the quark matter inside the neutron stars. Also I am very much interested in the strongly interacting quantum systems in particle, nuclear and atomic physics. I received my Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from Kyoto University in 1986. After spending 5.5 years in abroad (mostly in USA) as a posdoc and a faculty, I came back to Japan and eventually moved to RIKEN last year from The Univ. of Tokyo. One of the reasons why I moved to RIKEN is its diversity in Science within a single Institute. Indeed, I enjoy very much the discussions with the scientists in various different disciplines in RIKEN. After the iTHES was started this year, I stay in Atsushi Mochizuki’s theoretical biology laboratory on every Friday to start something completely new to me. Since I have been always fascinated by the mystery of the origin and evolution of life-forms, I am now very much excited to have an opportunity to unravel the mystery of life (or at least some part of it). I believe that daily or weekly interactions among the researchers in different disciplines would be very important to produce something really new in Science. I do hope that researchers in iTHES challenge new interdisciplinary collaborations by maximally utilizing the iTHES environment. Also, any ideas to enhance collaborative activity are highly welcome.