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2019.04.24

Dr. Kobayashi, the director of KMI, was inaugurated as the honorary director of Nagoya City Science Museum. “I will try my best so that young people are interested in science” says Makoto Kobayashi.  The inauguration ceremony was held at the Nagoya City Hall on April 23rd.   

Events
2019.04.24

Dr. Michihisa Takeuchi is newly assigned to KMI as an associate professor. His profile is here.    Dr. Takeuchi received his letters of appointment from Makoto Kobayashi, the director of KMI, on April 23, 2019. 

Events
2019.04.08

KMI held a workshop on “Future perspective in Cosmology and Gravity,” from April 2 through 4, 2019. Our goal of the workshop is to improve collaboration between KMI and Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (LeCosPA), National Taiwan University. We had about 50 attendees including 11 people from Taiwan. This tremendous joy, I found this first workshop between KMI, Nagoya University and LeCosPA, National Taiwan University organized by Prof. Keisuke Izumi extremely inspiring. To my knowledge, this is a rather unique workshop in …

Research
2019.04.02

“Neutron is a massive and chargeless particle, which can be used for various precision measurements”, Associate Professor Masaaki Kitaguchi of KMI says. “We have successfully developed a new type of position sensitive detector with extremely-high resolution of 11 nm. It can be a strong tool for experiments with neutrons.” Nuclear emulsion is used for various experiments for particle physics with muons and neutrinos, which is also applied to imaging through a pyramid today. Nagoya University team is continuing to develop …

Research
2019.03.11

  On March 11th, 2019, Phase 3 operation of the SuperKEKB/Belle II project began successfully, marking a major milestone in the development of Japan’s leading particle collider. This phase will be the physics run of the project, in which the Belle II experiment will start taking data with a fully instrumented detector. The KEKB accelerator, operated from 1999 to 2010, currently holds the world record luminosity for an electron-positron collider. SuperKEKB, its successor, plans to reach a luminosity 40 times …

News
2019.02.13

The 17th Sakata-Hayakawa Lecture was held at Nagoya City Science Museum on Saturday, January 26th, 2019. Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2019. In The 17th Sakata-Hayakawa Lecture, we invited Dr. Taichiro Kugo, professor emeritus at Kyoto University/ deputy director of Maskawa-juku, Kyoto Sangyo University. More than 240 people attended the lecture and Professor Kugo answered their questions after his talk.  Speaker: Dr. Taichiro Kugo Title: 消えた真空エネルギー (The missing vacuum energy) See also: http://www.kmi.nagoya-u.ac.jp/eng/events/1244/

News
2019.02.01

The 4th KMI International Symposium (KMI2019) “Quest for the Origin of Particles and the Universe” Nagoya University, ES Hall | February 18-20, 2019  Webpage   The 2nd KMI school  (KMI school 2019) “Particle-Antiparticle Asymmetry in the Universe” Nagoya University, ES635 | February 21-23, 2019  Webpage

News
2019.01.30

40 students from Koyo high school visited Prof. Toshihide Maskawa, the KMI director emeritus, at KMI on Wednesday, January 30th. Students gave presentations on their research in physics and mathematics, before they enjoyed a questions and answer session with Prof. Maskawa. In the end of the event, students presented a beautiful bouquet and the president of Koyo high school expressed their gratitude to Prof. Maskawa.  

News
2019.01.09

On December 25th, Professor Makoto Kobayashi, the director of KMI, visited Super-Kamiokande at Kamioka Observatory, ICRR, the University of Tokyo and KAGRA Observatory, ICRR, the University of Tokyo, with Professor Akira Fujimaki, the vice president of Nagoya University, Professor Hideyo Kunieda, the deputy vice director of KMI, from Nagoya University and Professor Naoshi Sugiyama, Professor Shin’ichi Nojiri and Professor Yoshitaka Itow from KMI under the guidance by Professor Masayuki Nakahata, the director of Kamioka Observatory, and Professor Masatake Ohashi, the …

News
2018.12.26

Clarivate Analytics has selected Prof. Shin’ichi Nojiri, the director of Center for Theoretical Studies of KMI, as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2018. Highly Cited Researchers represent the world’s leading scientific minds and earn the distinction by writing the greatest number of reports ranked among the top 1% most cited papers for their subject field. The full details are available from the Clarivate Analytics website.