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Events
2020.02.20

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Nagoya City Science Museum and KMI cohosted a special planetarium night at the museum where the planetarium movie “Phantom of the Universe” was screened before prof. Makoto Tomoto from KMI gave a talk about dark matter search at LHC. More than 250 people registered the event, and there was a long line to talk with prof. Tomoto after the event.  Learn more about the planetarium movie “PHANTOM OF THE UNIVERSE — the hunt for dark …

News
2020.02.20

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) selected KMI’s proposal “International research network to reveal dark matter in the universe by multidisciplinary approach in particle and astrophysics” as one of the Core-to-Core programs.  The Core-to-Core program is designed to create top world-class research centers that partner over the long term with other core research institutions around the world in advancing research in leading-edge fields on issues of high international priority. The KMI’s project — International research network to reveal …

Events
2019.12.23

On Monday, December 16, 2019, Quark-Hadron Theory Group (H Lab) and KMI held a special event celebrating that the Prof. Chiho Nonaka was selected as a “particularly outstanding female researcher (who not only excels in research achievements and competence but is also expected to play an active role as a university director or manager in the near future)” by the Gender Equality Promotion Expert Committee of Nagoya University.    Prof. Nonaka gave a talk on her latest research on quark …

Events
2019.12.16

We held an international workshop “the 6th Korea-Japan Workshop on Dark Energy at KMI” starting from 2019/12/3 to 12/5. More than 50 participants from five countries joined the meeting to share recent progress regarding both theoretical and observational aspects, and discuss future directions in this research field. Learn more about the workshop here (http://www.c.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp/DE2019/).

Events
2019.11.21

On November 15, 2019, Nagoya University held a symposium to celebrate the establishment of the Institutes for Advanced Research Excellence (IARE). In October, Nagoya University decided to establish the Institutes for Advanced Research Excellence (IARE) in order to boost basic research. In recognition of its ongoing contribution to basic research excellence at Nagoya University, KMI was selected to be an IARE center, along with the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) and the Institute for Advanced Research (IAR). As an IARE …

Events
2019.11.12

The 3rd KMI school  (KMI school 2020) Machine Learning in Particle and Astrophysics Nagoya University, ES635 March 3-6, 2020 Visit KMISchool2020 website for details and registration        

Research
2019.09.06

  A research group including Associate Professor Kazuhiro Nakazawa, of the Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University, detected a downward burst of gamma rays during lightning discharge with scintillation detectors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station at sea level in Japan. This research was published in Physical Review Letters on August 7, 2019.   Although lightning is a familiar natural phenomenon, thunderclouds still hold many mysteries. Terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs), which are …

News
2019.08.02

Prof. Chiho Nonaka, KMI, was selected to commend as a “particularly outstanding female researcher (who not only excels in research achievements and competence but is also expected to play an active role as a university director or manager in the near future)” by the Gender Equality Promotion Expert Committee of Nagoya University. The Commendation of top leaders among female researchers was one of programs of the MEXT’s Diversity Program – support for Female Researchers at Nagoya University. The commendation ceremony …

Job Opportunities
2019.08.01

The Division of Experimental Studies in KMI seeks to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track, designated Associate Professor position. The successful candidate is expected to participate in a flavor physics experiment using a high-energy accelerator, together with researchers at KMI, and also promote collaborative research with other groups in KMI, such as theoretical particle physics.   For more details, please read Associate Professor KMI-2019-1    

News
2019.06.28

  June 21, 2019, Prof. Tom Browder (University of Hawaii) turned over the role of the Belle II spokesperson to Prof. Toru Iijima (Nagoya University, KMI).  The Belle II Experiment is an international collaboration of about 1000 physicists and engineers from 26 countries. Together we explore the fundamental secrets of the Universe with the SuperKEKB cutting-edge electron-positron collider and the new Belle II particle detector. I am greatly honored to be elected Spokesperson of this wonderful international team. Our experiment …