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The first “KMI Flash” hybrid – face-to-face and remote – conference was held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Due to the COVID19 disaster, students and young researchers have fewer opportunities to interact and present their research across fields and generations. Therefore, KMI Flash, a research presentation event for students and young researchers in the field of elementary particles and cosmology/astrophysics at Nagoya University, was organized by volunteers from KMI young researchers. There are different approaches and specialties in astro/particle physics, …


KMI welcomed Dr. Nodoka Yamanaka, as a new KMI’s assistant professor. Dr. Yamanaka joined the Division of Theoretical Studies at KMI on September 1st, 2021. Welcome, Yamanaka-san!  Visit his member page for his profile. 


It is with great sadness that KMI shares the news of the passing of Toshihide Maskawa, Professor Emeritus of Nagoya University, on July 23, 2021. Maskawa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2008, then he became the first Director of the Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) from 2010 to 2018. Afterwards, Maskawa continued to mentor KMI from a broad perspective, as Director Emeritus. Remembering his inspiring words, we continue to explore basic …

Job Opportunities

The Division of Experimental Studies in KMI seeks to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track, Associate Professor position. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with researchers in Division for Experimental Studies and promote the experimental projects and/or future researches in the Division.  For more details, please read 20210618_kmi_en The pdf files of 1)-7) in Application Requirements should be uploaded via Academic Jobs Online. 


KMI welcomed Dr. Kazuhito Suzuki, as a new KMI’s Lecturer. Dr. Suzuki joined the Flavor Physics Group of the Division of Experimental Studies at KMI. Welcome, Suzuki-san!  Visit his member page for his profile. 


A new associate professor, Keisuke Yoshihara, has joined the Flavor Physics Group of the Division of Experimental Studies at KMI. Welcome, Yoshihara-san!  Visit his member page for his profile.  On Friday, April 9, Dr. Junji Kuno, Director of KMI, handed over the letter of appointment to Dr. Yoshihara.


Dr. Hironao Miyatake is newly assigned to KMI as an associate professor. Welcome!  Visit his member page for his profile. 


Concern over attractiveness to the opposite sex affects the masculine image of physics and mathematics only in England, while having a negative view of intellectual women is correlated with a masculine image of mathematics as a field only in Japan, according to a survey conducted in the two countries by a Japanese research group. This comparative study shows that programs to increase women’s representation in these fields must take into account each country’s social context surrounding gender roles.   Visit …


Associate Professor Yu Nakahama was awarded the 2nd Fumiko Yonezawa Memorial Prize of the Physical Society of Japan (JPS).   The JPS has established the “Fumiko Yonezawa Memorial Prize” in 2019 to honor and encourage the activities of woman members of the JPS celebrating the achievements of Professor Yonezawa who made major contributions to physics, such as the development of the coherent potential approximation, and the theory of metal-insulator transition in liquid selenium, and served as the first female president …


KMI Associate Professor Kiyotomo Ichiki was selected for the Fusion Oriented REsearch for disruptive Science and Technology (FOREST) program by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). FOREST aims to create seeds that lead to innovation through diversity and interdisciplinary research without setting specific projects or short-term goals, this program provides long-term support for unrestricted, challenging, interdisciplinary, and diverse research not bound by the existing frameworks, for the period of seven years in principle (up to 10 years with an interim …