Vol.32, January 1st, 1970


  • iTHES mini-workshop next week
  • Upcoming Events
  • Person of the Week

Person of the week

Masato Taki



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.

iTHES mini-workshop next week

There will be a mini-workshop held next week as follows. Please refer to K. Hattori (RIKEN) / T. Hatsuda (RIKEN iTHES) for further information or inquiry.

iTHES Mini-workshop on "Strong-Field Physics"
date: May 29 (Thu.) 2014
place: Room 433, 4th-floor, Main Research Building, RIKEN
11:00-11:45 K. Hattori (RIKEN)
Photon propagations in strong magnetic fields
11:45-12:30 T. Tomaru (KEK)
Vacuum Birefringence and Axion measurement by laser interferometer
1:45-2:30 T. Tamagawa (RIKEN)
X-ray polarimetry satellite GEMS and beyond
2:30-3:15 M. Barkov (RIKEN)
Close binary progenitors of gamma-ray bursts and hypernovae
3:35-4:20 T. Moritaka and H. Takabe (ILE, Osaka University)
Gamma Ray Emission and Induced Vacuum Breakdown
with High-Intensity Pulse Laser
4:20-5:05 T. Ebisuzaki (RIKEN)
Astrophysical ZeV acceleration along the jets of an accreting blackhole

Upcoming Events

Person of the Week


Masato Taki

Hello, I am Masato Taki. This May, I joined the iTHES group. I received my PhD from Tokyo university in 2009, and then I moved to YITP in Kyoto as a postdoc researcher. In 2012, I came to RIKEN as a special postdoctoral researcher, and I have moved to this iTHES group in this month. My main research fields are superstring theory and gauge theory. In the past several years, I have been interested especially in applications of the localization method that sometimes enables us to calculate analytically and exactly the path integral of quantum field theories. In addition, I have also started working on theoretical study of invisibility cloaking devices, which become a real possibility because of many developments in fabrication of metamaterials. I hope to expand this research direction through discussions with the iTHES members.