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The 3rd KMI School “Machine Learning in Particle and Astrophysics (KMI 2020)” was held on November 16-20, 2020, with about 60 participations from 12 countries. KMI School 2020 was originally scheduled for March 2020, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The five days of lectures and group works were conducted using online communication tools, allowing for fruitful discussions across borders. Due to the limited number of participants, we had to close the pre-registration for the group …


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 …


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 …


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 (


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 …


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        


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. 


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 …