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Particle physicists at Nagoya University were very excited watching the memorial event of the new international experimental project, the Belle II experiment using the SuperKEKB electron-positron collider at the KEK laboratory in Japan. On April 26 at 0:38 JST, 2018, the electron and position beams collided each other for the first time, and the particle reaction made by the collision was recorded by the Belle II particle detector. This is one of the greatest milestones of the project. The excitement …


Starting from the fiscal year 2018, KMI gives a warm welcome to Prof. Makoto Kobayashi as the new Director General of the institute. Succeeding the position after Prof. Toshihide Maskawa, Prof. Kobayashi is the second Director General of KMI since its establishment. Together with Prof. Kobayashi, who is one of the world leading theoretical physicsits full of wit and expansive ideas, KMI is just on the boad for its further development.


Particle physicists at Nagoya University are getting excited with the start of a new international experimental project, the Belle II experiment using the SuperKEKB electron-positron collider at the KEK laboratory in Japan. On March 21, 2018, the project entered into a new stage of operation with successful storage of electron beams in the SuperKEKB accelerator main ring. The SuperKEKB/Belle II project is the successor of the previous KEKB/Belle project, which contributed to establish the Standard Model by measuring the particle-antiparticle …


Clarivate Analytics has selected Prof. Shin’ichi Nojiri, the director of Center for Theoretical Studies of KMI, as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2017. 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.


We are pleased to announce that our 1st KMI School is scheduled to be held from February 28th to March 2nd, 2018. For this event, we will be inviting renowned researchers including prof. John Ellis and prof. Joseph Silk to give us exciting lectures on the topic “Dark Matter”. For more information, please refer to the first circular below. 1st circular.pdf 2nd circular.pdf Homepage: /workshop/kmischool2018/


KMI is hosting a mini-workshop on General relativity in higher dimensions -recent progress and future perspective- on 26th to 27th of November. Topics of discussion include higher dimensional black holes, dynamics in anti-deSitter, fundamental issue on gravitational theory and so on. Date: 26-27 November 2016Place: ES635, 6F, ES bldg., Nagoya University (/eng/access/) Programme: 26th Nov. 10:30-11:30 Roberto Emparan(Barcelona) “Black holes at large D: Things we’ve learned so far”11:30-12:30 Kentaro Tanabe(Rikkyo) “Black rings in (A)dS”12:30-13:30 Lunch13:30-14:30 Norihiro Tanahashi(Osaka) “Black hole horizon …