JSPS Alumni Association of the UK and Republic of Ireland

24 Nov 2017 Single-gene speciation: Mating and gene flow between mirror-image snails

Authors: Richards PM, Morii Y, Kimura K, Hirano T, Chiba S, Davison A, Evolution Letters, November 2017. DOI: 10.1002/evl3.31

Link to article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/evl3.31/full

Posted by Dr Angus Davison, University of Nottingham 

07 Nov 2017 Mind in World: A History of Distributed Cognition

Distributed cognition means that the mind is not ‘brainbound’ but extends across brain, body and world. Our project examines evidence of distributed cognition from Classical Greece to Modernism in Europe. Now we want to look at Japan and Asia. Join Dr Miranda Anderson for the following lectures in Japan if you’re interested in:

 ・       distributed cognition

 ・       a history of distributed cognition in Europe

 ・       a future project on the history of distributed cognition in Japan and Asia 

For more information about this project please visit the following website: www.hdc.ed.ac.uk or contact miranda.anderson@ed.ac.uk to discuss further.


 1) Kyoto University

 Meeting room, 1st floor, Main Building of Faculty of Letters

 (No.8 of http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/access/yoshida/main.html )

18:00-19:30, Friday 8 December 2017


2) Osaka University 

Room 31, 3rd floor, Main School House, Graduate School of Human Sciences 

(http://www.hus.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/access.html )

17:30-19:00, Monday 11 December 2017


3)Hosted by  University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP)

Collaboration Room 2, Bldg. 18, Komaba I Campus of the University of Tokyo

18:00-19:30, Thursday 14 December 2017


[Lecture Tour Supported by a Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Award and the Arts and Humanities Research Council]

Posted by Dr Miranda Anderson, University of Edinburgh 

25 Oct 2017 Thermal winds in stellar mass black hole and neutron star binary systems


Authors: Chris Done, Ryota Tomaru and Tadayuki Takahashi, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 473, Issue 1, 1 January 2018, Pages 838–848, Published: 16 September 2017

This is a paper resulting from research undertaken during a JSPS Long Term Invitation Fellowship. 

Link to paper: 


Posted by Professor Chris Done, University of Durham

19 Oct 2017 Bandgap Engineering in OH-Functionalized Silicon Nanocrystals: Interplay between Surface Functionalization and Quantum Confinement


Authors: Bürkle M, Lozac’h M, McDonald C, Mariotti D, Matsubara K, Švrček V. Advanced Functional Materials 27 (2017) 1701898

Link to paper:


Posted by Professor Davide Mariotti, Ulster University