Thematic Programs

Current and Upcoming Programs


[2018FCL] May 2018 – September 2018

Frontier of Chemical Communication

Chemical Communication is newly defined as a system for inducing certain bio-functions through multiple molecular interactions. We have already studied chemical biology to elucidate bio-functions by molecular …

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[2018SRM] June 2018 – August 2018

String-Math 2018

For mathematics, string theory has been a source of many significant inspirations, ranging from Seiberg-Witten theory in four-manifolds, to enumerative geometry and Gromov-Witten theory in algebraic…

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[2018NEA] June 2018 – February 2019

Geologic Stabilization and Human Adaptations in Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia is one of the coldest regions of human geographical distribution on our planet and is home to the Pole of Cold in northern hemisphere. How did the human population adapt the harsh environment,…

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[2018UAC] October 2018 – November 2018

Tohoku Universal Acoustical Communication Month 2018

Sound has played a fundamental role in communications since the dawn of humankind and the rise of spoken languages. With the advent of technology, we devised methods to record sounds and to transmit…

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[2019STM] May 2019 – July 2019

Plant Stem Cells: Source of Plant Vitality

The main theme of this program is plant stem cells. Stem cells are the foundation for every organ. Unlike stem cells in animals, plant stem cells can form after embryogenesis and are dispersed throughout…

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[2019QSC] June 2019 – June 2019

Creating a New Frontier through the Synergy of Quasicrystals and Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

The program is devoted to emerging research interests in strongly correlated electron systems realized in structurally complex materials, with particular focus on quasicrystals and related compounds. The aim…

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[2019CBA] March 2019 – December 2019

Cancer – from Biology to Acceptance

Cancer has been the leading cause of death since 1981 in Japan, accounting for 30% of all deaths. Therefore, cancer study (understanding of the mechanisms of oncogenesis, improvement of diagnostic…

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