Vol.6, January 1st, 1970

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • iTHES presentation at Science Agora
  • Upcoming Event
  • Person of the Week
  • Visitors

Person of the week

Konstantin Bliokh

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Self-introduction

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 presentation at Science Agora

"Science Agora" will be held on Nov. 9-10 at Odaiba in Tokyo: http://www.jst.go.jp/csc/scienceagora/ It is one of the biggest outreach activities organized by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency ) every year. This time, T. Hatsuda, K. Hashimoto and E. Hiyama from iTHES Fundmental Physics Team will reproduce the daily life of theoretical physicists at RIKEN booth:
http://www.riken.jp/pr/events/events/20131109/#program
Feel free to drop by Odaiba with your friends and families!

Upcoming Event

Person of the Week

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Konstantin Bliokh
Self-introduction

My name is Konstantin Bliokh, and I joined the Interdisciplinary Fundamental Physics Team of iTHES this September. I received a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Kharkov National University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. In 2001?2009, I worked at the Institute of Radio Astronomy (Kharkov, Ukraine) and collaborated with a number of scientific groups worldwide. I was a post-doctoral fellow in 2003?2006 at Bar-Ilan University (Israel), a Linkage International research fellow in 2008?2009 at the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia) and a Marie Curie research fellow in 2009?2011 at the National University of Ireland (Galway, Ireland). Starting from 2011, I was a researcher in the Digital Material Laboratory at Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN. My ongoing research areas include: geometric phases; spin-orbit interactions; optical angular momentum; wave propagation, localization, and scattering in inhomogeneous and random media; dynamics of spins and vortices in external fields (Hall and Magnus effects); quantum weak measurements; relativistic wave equations; electron vortices; adiabatic, WKB, geometrical optics theories; optical currents, polarization, and singularities; plasmonics and metamaterials; coupling and resonances. My scientific results have been published in 73 peer-reviewed full-length papers (more than 1300 citations, h-index 22), 4 book chapters, and presented in numerous conferences and workshops. I am looking forward to fruitful collaborations, discussions and new great results within the iTHES team.

Visitors

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Emirio Segre (left), Toichiro Kinoshita (right)

Prof. Toichiro Kinoshita
(Cornell Univ.)
High precision test of quantum electrodynamics and the Standard Model
More about Prof. Kinoshita
Aug. 20th - Nov. 12th, 2013
room 431 (4th floor, main building)