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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 …


Prof. Nakahama received the Silver Award of Toshiko Yuasa Prize in recognition of contribution to study of new physics using particle accelerators. The award ceremony was held online by Ochanomizu University on Monday, February 15, 2021.  I am very honoured to receive the Toshiko Yuasa award for international female researchers in physics. I greatly appreciate the continuous support of my colleagues in KMI, N-lab, the LHC-ATLAS experiment and my family. In the interdisciplinary & international research environments at KMI, I could …


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 …


A group of researchers, including scientists from Nagoya University, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Tsukuba University, and Osaka University, reported the first result of neutron lifetime measurement by adopting a new experimental technique. Neutrons are one of the particles that constitute the nuclei of atoms. Neutron decay is related to the mechanism of synthesis of elements in the early universe and particle physics. This result paves a …


The website of DMNet is launched at     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 …


KMI had the International Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting online on Monday, December 14th, 2020.KMI has the IAB meeting every two years to report KMI’s activities and discuss our next step for the future of KMI.  This year, KMI welcomed two outstanding scientists as new members of the International Advisory Board: Prof. Hitoshi Murayama from University of California, Berkeley and Prof. Misao Sasaki from Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo. We were able …

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Division of Theoretical Studies in KMI seeks to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track, designated Assistant Professor position.   Please read PDF for more details. PDF KMI Division of Theoretical Studies (KMI 2020-04)