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2016EPD

[2016EPD] July 2016 – December 2016

Earth and Planetary Dynamics

This program will focus on the “Origin, Evolution, and Future of the Earth” based on research in four major areas: Planetary exploration, the Earth’s dynamics, Interactions between the ocean and...

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2016AGP

[2016AGP] April 2016 – July 2016

Modern Interactions between Algebra, Geometry and Physics

The major goals of this thematic program are to discuss and study recent developments in the field of moduli spaces and their quantization by inviting distinguished researchers in mathematics and...

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2015INE

[2015INE] September, 2015 – December 16, 2015

The Effects of Technological Changes on Social Mobility and Income Distribution

Program Theme This program will consider the effects of technological changes on social mobility and income distribution, focusing specifically on their impact on social inequality in the modern age....

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2015SPN

[2015SPN] September 14, 2015 – December 11, 2015

Spintronics: from Mathematics to Devices

Program Theme Since Pauli and Dirac we know that the electron comes in 4 flavors, which in the non-relativistic limit reduce to 2 components of the intrinsic angular momentum, the “up” and “down” spi...

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2015FBS

[2015FBS] July 21, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Frontiers of Brain Science

Program Theme The fundamental aim of brain science is to understand how our mind emerges from matter. By unveiling the complexity and dynamics created by the simple molecular interactions which...

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2015TPH

[2015TPH] April 20, 2015 – September 18, 2015

Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics: Strings, Black Holes and Quantum Information

Program Theme The discovery of the Higgs particle was a cornerstone in the development of the theory of elementary particle physics and has opened the door to a new era. It is now the time to discuss...

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2015INE

[2014INE] May 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015

【Pre-program】 Theoretical and Empirical Studies of the Effects of Technological Changes on Social Mobility and Income Distribution: Focusing on Inequalities of Social Mobility and Income in East Asia

Program Theme This program focuses on the effect of technological change on social mobility and income distribution. This will consist of an interdisciplinary collaboration between sociologists and e...

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2014DIS

[2014DIS] July 22, 2014 – March 10, 2015

Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Future Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction

Program Theme Huge natural disasters in our societies are now a global issue. To address the need for an international disaster prevention strategy, the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction...

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2014TMM

[2014TMM] November 8, 2014 – February 25, 2015

A Health Informatics Infrastructure for a New Era

Program Theme Health care, biomedical research, and public health have entered the digital age. With these developments come revolutionary opportunities to improve the health of individuals and popul...

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2014BIG

[2014BIG] July 18, 2014 – November 27, 2014

Challenges for Big Data in our Society: Statistical Analysis of Large Scale, High Dimensional Data for Socio-Economic Problems

Program Theme In the summer of 2014, we will commence the “Challenges of Big Data in our Society” program series. In the first program, we will discuss the development of tools for analyzing socioeco...

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2013HIG

[2013HIG] October 21, 2013 – October 25, 2013

Particle Physics and Cosmology after the discovery of the Higgs boson

Program Theme Tohoku University has decided to establish the Tohoku Forum for Creativity, which is modeled after the Aspen Center for Physics, USA, or the Isaac Newton Institute, UK. Namely, it will ...

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