Vol.16, January 1st, 1970


  • Article on iTHES in RIKENETIC Online
  • Upcoming Event
  • Travel Note
  • Person of the Week
  • Visitors

Person of the week

Yoshimasa Hidaka



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.

Article on iTHES in RIKENETIC Online

A special report, "iTHES: Unraveling “Multi-scale Problems Through Interdisciplinary Theory" is now posted in the Jan. 15 (2014) issue of RIKENETIC which is an English-language in-house newsletter published monthly by the Global Relations Office and distributed to all RIKEN campuses.

Upcoming Event

Travel Note


International Conference on "Matter at Extreme Conditions: Then & Now" was held on Jan. 15-17, 2014, at the Bose Institute in Kolkata, India. The Bose Institute, which pioneered the concept of inter-disciplinary research in India, was founded on 1917 by A.J.C. Bose(*) who is the father of modern scientific research in India.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bose_Institute I was lucky enough to attend this conference to give a talk on "Dense QCD and Compact Stars". It was my first visit to India: Although I was in Kolkata only for 4 days, I was really fascinated by the lively atmosphere of the city and also impressed by many bright Indian students attending the conference. The photo is taken at the courtyard in the Bose Institute. (*) A.J.C. Bose was himself an interdisciplinary scientist. In physics, A.J.C.Bose is known as the teacher of S.N.Bose (known by the Bose-Einstein condensation) and M. Saha (known by the Saha equation).

Tetsuo Hatsuda (ithes-phys team)

Person of the Week


Yoshimasa Hidaka

I am Yoshimasa Hidaka, Researcher at Quantum Hadron Physics Laboratory. My research interest is hadron physics under extreme conditions such as high energy, high temperature, high density and/or strong fields. In particular, I have been interested in dynamical properties of quark-gluon plasma, restoration of chiral symmetry breaking at high temperature, and a new matter called quarkyonic matter at high density. Recently, I am also interested in nonequilibrium phenomena of quantum many-body systems. I received my Ph.D. in Physics in 2005 from the University of Tokyo. I spent two and a half years in RIKEN BNL research center, USA as a special postdoctoral researcher of RIKEN. After that, I came back to Japan as a posdoc at Kyoto University. Then, I moved to RIKEN as a posdoc on April 2011, and became a researcher of the present group from April 2012. I am looking forward to discussions with iTHES members.



Prof. Lembit Sihver
(Chalmers University of Technology, SWEDEN)
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Jan.20th - March 20th, 2014
room 302 (3rd floor, RIBF building)


Dr. Marco Cristoforetti
(ECT*, Trento, Italy)
Jan.20th - 25th, 2014
Phase structure of the strong interaction, advanced numerical techniques in quantum field theories.
room 433 (4th floor, main research building)