Again this year, FUTI has provided a research grant of $10,000 to the research collaboration between Kavli IPMU (Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe) at the University of Tokyo and BCTP (Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics) at the University of California, Berkeley. The main goal of the grant is to promote exchanges of researchers in their early career (i.e., graduate students and postdocs) at Berkeley and Tokyo. Those from the Kavli-IPMU would benefit from having exposure to the active research environment in Berkeley with a broad spectrum of topics in theoretical particle physics. Having both research and cultural exposure will prove crucial for the development of the careers of young researchers in the global scientific community. Particularly, this should provide great opportunities for the UTokyo graduate students.
As for the research objectives, the common interests between Berkeley and Kavli-IPMU students are in four major areas: Higgs and new physics searches at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), large-scale structure and dark energy studies in large astronomical surveys, dark matter searches in underground experiments, and building a unified theory and new mathematics based on string theory. Each institution would try to match up visiting students with local researchers having similar interests, and encourage them to attend relevant seminars and lectures.
With support from FUTI, students from Kavli-IPMU will be able to attend courses at Berkeley during their semester-long visit. A longer stay has been recognized to dramatically enhance fruitful scientific collaborations, and one of these collaborations has resulted in a very meaningful publication. Having learned that longer stays make exchanges more meaningful and successful, Kavli-IPMU plans to follow the same approach this year.
Articles in this newsletter:
- Alumni in Japan and Illinois Make the Fourth Annual Campaign Successful
- The Annual Board and Advisory Committee Meeting Held
- Eight More Receive FUTI’s Summer Scholarships for Participating in GSP and Other Summer Programs
- UTokyo Students Challenge Summer Sessions at Yale
- Reception Held to Welcome UTokyo Students on a “Taiken” Program
- 2013 UTRIP Reception Held
- GSP Reception Held at UTokyo
- 450 Students Attend Overseas Study Orientation Program at Komaba
- FUTI’s Support of Kavli-IPMU’s Program Continues
- FUTI’s Grant to the Columbia-UTokyo Joint Lecture Program Renewed
- Dr. Fumiko Tamura Appointed "Advisor to Treasurer"
- Dr. Shigenori Matsushita joins the Award Committee
- Mr. Seiei Ono, FUTI Advisory Committee Member, Returns to Japan
- Mr. Sung Kie Paik, a New York Ichokai Member, Dies
- Blog Article: ”Science of Vowels” by Shigenori Matsushita
- Book Review, “Mathematicians Who Lost Their Faces: Essays in Idleness on Mathematics,” by Shoshichi Kobayashi