Unit News

2020-08-31 Congratulations Dr Dhar !

Ankur sucessfully defended his PhD thesis. We wish Ankur to continue his successful academic career.

Online CMT Seminars

Dr. Tokuro Shimokawa organizes online condensed matter theory seminars since this April with Dr. Kazuaki Takasan in UC Berkeley, Dr. Yuki Nagai in JAEA, and Assistant Prof. Hiroshi Shinaoka in Saitama Univ, considering the present difficult situation to hold face-to-face meetings / conferences / seminars due to COVID-19. This online CMT seminar is held every Monday 11:00 (JST) via zoom and the scopes are wide ranging, strongly correlated electron systems, frustrated magnets, topological phases, non-equilibrium systems, new numerical methods and etc.

Dr. Rico Pohle - Graduate of 2018

2020-02-12  Congratulations Dr Yan!

Han sucessfully defended his PhD thesis. We wish Han to continue his successful academic career.

Award for Student Excellence in Graduate Research 2019: Han Yan

Han Yan received OIST’s first award for Student Excellence in Graduate Research, cited for his “important discoveries regarding the physics of frustrated magnets, higher-rank generalisations of electromagnetism, and multiple phase competition in pyrochlore magnets”.

Recipients of 2019 Student Council Awards, from left to right: Pinaki Chakraborty (Students' Choice Teaching Award), Maggi Brisbin (Student Excellence in Community Service), Han Yan (Student Excellence in Graduate Research), Kozue Higashionna (Staff Excellence in Student Support).
Photo by Mr. Yuuki Guzman

First Prize for Poster at HFM 2018 : Kim !

Winners of student poster prizes at International Conference on Highly Frustrated Magnetism 2018.
Poster title: "Semi-classical equations of motion for spin nematics".

From left to right : Kazuki Uematsu (Osaka University), Allen Scheie (Johns Hopkins University) and Kimberly Remund (OIST), together with Prof. Kate Ross (Colorado State)

Young Scientist Award of JPS 2018

Tokuro Shimokawa got the Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan (JPS)!!
He studied quantum spin liquid and ferrimagnetic states in low-dimensional quantum frustrated systems by means of some numerical techniques. He is going to give an award lecture at the next Annual Meeting of the JPS scheduled for March 2018.  Award winners list

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) DC2 Fellowship Award

Han Yan was offered Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Doctoral Course Students (JSPS DC2) Fellowship. The fellowship will provide funding for his projects aiming at discovering and understanding various spin liquids. He is particularly interested in their connection with quantum gauge theory, topological excitations, and conformal field theories.

2017-12-07  Congratulations Dr Pohle !

Rico sucessfully defended his PhD thesis” Signatures of Novel Spin Liquids in Kagome-like Lattices”. We wish Rico to continue his successful academic career.