Vol.24, January 1st, 1970


  • Upcoming Event
  • Travel Note
  • Person of the Week
  • Visitors

Person of the week

Emiko Hiyama



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 Event

Travel Note


On March 13, 2014, the workshop "Frontiers of Hadronic Physics: Brains Recirculate Two" was held at the Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL) located in Long Island, New York. This is a second workshop supported by the "JSPS Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation" under which we can send posdocs and students from RIKEN to BNL as long term (more than 300 days) or short term visitors between 2013 through 2015. I (Tetsuo Hatsuda) is a frequent visitor to the phys. dep. of BNL since 90's, and visited BNL this time as a PI of this program. As you may know, BNL was established in 1947 originally to pursue basic an applied researches on nuclear physics, but is now expanded to high energy physics, nano science, chemistry, environmental science, life science and computational science. In physics, BNL is the well-known place for the discovery of elementary particles (such as the muon neutrino, the K meson, the Omega baryon, the J/Psi, etc), for the discovery of fundamental laws of nature (such as the parity violation and the CP violation) and for the discovery of extreme state of matter (such as the quark-gluon plasma). BNL has so far produced seven Nobel prizes. The photo is the "Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) " for Energy Research in BNL just opened in April 11, 2013 next to the physics building. Isn't it wonderful if we can have a RIKEN iTHES building with this size?

Person of the Week


Emiko Hiyama

I am Emiko Hiyama, an associate chief scientist of strangeness nuclear physics laboratory. After I obtained PhD at Kyushu Univ. in 1998, I moved to RIKEN as a PD. And after PD, I was an associate researcher. And I moved to Nara Women’s Univ. in 2004 and spent 4 four years there. In 2008, I moved to RIKEN. My research is to develop calculation method for few-body problem named by Gaussian Expansion Method which has been proposed some 30 years ago. This method is one of powerful method which is applicable to various fields such as atomic physics, hypernuclear physics, nuclear physics of unstable nuclei etc. Now, iTHES project has being run to develop science among physics, biology, and chemistry etc. I am quite interested in applying our own method to such field including physics.



Prof. Bernold Fiedler
(Institute of Mathematics, Free University of Berlin)
Dynamical Systems, Partial Differential Equations, Pattern Formation, Topological Methods, Chemical Reactors, Bifurcations without parameters
March 8 - April 10, 2014
Room S404 (4the floor, Bioscience building)


Prof. Bijay Kumar Agrawal
(Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics) Pairing
reentrance in hot rotating nuclei Mar. 15 - 31,2014 room 159 (1st floor, main building)


Dr. Tran Viet Nhan Hao
(Tan Tao University) Nuclear Physics, Computational Physics Mar 15 - 30, 2014 room 159, (1st floor, main building)


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


Prof. Igor Shovkovy
(Arizona State University)
physics of graphene, quantum field theory,
dense matter in nuclear/particle physics.
March 2 - March 15, 2014
room 433 (4th floor, main research building)


Prof. Gordon Baym
(Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
cold atom physics, condensed matter physics,
dense matter and neutron stars
March 18 - April 10, 2014
room 433 (4th floor, main research building)