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31 May 2017 Evidence for a bi-partition of the Younger Dryas Stadial in East Asia


Sci. Rep. 7, 44983; doi: 10.1038/srep44983 (2017).

Posted by co author Dr Jonathan Tyler, University of Oxford  

30 May 2017 Information about Recent Papers and Conference Presentation Posted by Dr Gorana Pobric, University of Manchester


1. Ishibashi R, Pobric G, Saito S & Lambon Ralph MA (2016) The neural network for tool-related cognition: An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis of 70 neuroimaging contrasts. Cognitive Neuropsychology Vol. 33 , Iss. 3-4


2.  Ishibashi R, Saito S,  Lambon Ralph MA & Pobric G (forthcoming) Enhancing semantic cognition of tools with neurostimulation. To appear in Frontiers of Integrative Neuroscience: Modulating Cortical Dynamics in Language, Speech and Music.


Conference presentation:

1. Ishibashi, Ueno, Saito, Mima, Lambon Ralph & Pobric G,

Title: Enhancing semantic cognition of Japanese two-Kanji words using transcranial direct current stimulation, 15th Annual Convention of Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology. 3-4 June 2017, Keio University, Tokyo

15 May 2017 Recent papers posted by Professor Davide Mariotti, University of Ulster


Mariotti D, Belmonte T, Benedikt J, Velusamy T, Jain G, Švrček V “Low-temperature atmospheric pressure plasma processes for ‘green’ third generation photovoltaics” Plasma Processes and Polymers 13 (2016) 70 - Invited Review


Rocks C, Švrček V, Maguire P, Mariotti D “Understanding surface chemistry during MAPbI3 spray deposition and its effect on photovoltaic performance” Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5 (2017) 902


Mitra S, Švrček V, Macias-Montero M, Velusamy T, Mariotti D “Temperature-dependent photoluminescence of surface engineered silicon nanocrystals” Scientific Reports 6 (2016) 27727


Askari S, Haq AU, Macias-Montero M, Levchenko I, Yu F, Zhou W, Ostrikov K, Maguire P, Švrček V,  Mariotti D “Ultra-small photoluminescent silicon-carbide nanocrystals by atmospheric-pressure plasmas” Nanoscale 8 (2016) 17141


Švrček V, Mariotti D, Cvelbar U, Filipič G, Lozac’h M, McDonald C, Tayagaki T, Matsubara K “Environmentally Friendly Processing Technology for Engineering Silicon Nanocrystals in Water with Laser Pulses” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 (2016) 18822


Rocks C, Mitra S, Macias-Montero M, Maguire P, Švrček V, Levchenko I, Ostrikov K, Mariotti D “Impact of silicon nanocrystal oxidation on the non-metallic growth of carbon nanotubes” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (2016) 19012


Macias-Montero M, Askari S, Mitra S, Rocks C, Ni C, Švrček V, Connor PA, Maguire P, Irvine JTS, Mariotti D “Energy band diagram of device-grade silicon nanocrystals” Nanoscale 8 (2016) 6623

02 May 2017 A first look at multiple institutional affiliations: a study of authors in Germany, Japan and the UK


Hanna Hottenrott, Cornelia Lawson

Scientometrics (2017) 111:285–295; DOI 10.1007/s11192-017-2257-6

Posted by Dr Cornelia Lawson

11 Apr 2017 Recent academic accomplishments posted by Dr Pontus Stenetorp, University College London


Paper presented at the following conference: Neural Architectures for Fine-grained Entity Type Classification, tier-A Conference EACL 2017, Valencia, 3-7 April 2017 (This paper was 1 of 3 out of 119 to be given an "outstanding paper" award)


Leading to a paper in Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics:vol1. long papers,pgs 1271-1280, Valencia, Spain, 3-7 April 2017

03 Apr 2017 Academic accomplishments linked to research with Japan posted by Dr Henrik Stotz, University of Hertfordshire


Jasmonate-Dependent and COI1-Independent Defense Responses Against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Arabidopsis thaliana: Auxin is Part of COI1-Independent Defense Signaling

Henrik U. Stotz, Yusuke Jikumaru, Yukihisa Shimada, Eriko Sasaki, Nadja Stingl, Martin J. Mueller and Yuji Kamiya

Plant Cell Physiol. 52(11): 1941–1956 (2011) doi:10.1093/pcp/pcr127


Role of camalexin, indole glucosinolates, and side chain modification of glucosinolate-derived isothiocyanates in defense of Arabidopsis against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Henrik U. Stotz, Yuji Sawada, Yukihisa Shimada, Masami Y. Hirai, Eriko Sasaki, Markus Krischke, Paul D. Brown, Kazuki Saito and Yuji Kamiya

The Plant Journal, (2011), doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04578.x

Academic accomplishments linked to research with Japan posted by Professor Raphael Blumenfeld, University of Cambridge


1. Matsushima, T., Blumenfeld, R., "Elementary Volumes Distribution and Cell Structural Stability in 2D Granular Assemblies", ESMC2012, Graz, 2012.

2. Matsushima, T., Blumenfeld, R., "Microstructural characteristics of planar granular solids", In POWDERS AND GRAINS 2013: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, AIP Publishing, 1542(1), 325-328, 2013.

3. Matsushima, T., Blumenfeld, R., "Elementary volumes distribution in 2D granular solids", International workshop on Physics of Granular Flows, YITP, June 26th, 2013

4. Matsushima, T., Blumenfeld, R., "Universal Structural Characteristics of Planar Granular Packs", Physical Review Letters, 112(9), 098003, 2014.

5. Matsushima, T., Blumenfeld, R., "Structural evolution of 2D granular solid under shear deformation", EMI annual conference, Stanford University, 2015.

6. Matsushima, T., Blumenfeld, R., "Self-organization and scaling away friction and initial state", Physical Review E., accepted (2017)


1. “Stress transmission in granular packs - why do conventional theories struggle” - Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, February 2010.

2. “Stress transmission in granular packs - Isostaticity theory and beyond” - Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, February 2010.

3. "Stress transmission in granular packs and incipient yield flow" - Yukawa Institute  for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, February 2010.

4. "An entropic formalism for the statistics of granular packs" - Yukawa Institute  for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, February 2010.

5. “The rich dynamics of process zone limited fracture propagation in heterogeneous materials” - Yukawa Institute  for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, February 2010.

6. “Continuum stress theory for large statically determinate structures and implications for granular materials” - Tsukuba University, February 2010.

7. “Understanding stress transmission in dense granular materials” - Tokyo University, February 2010.

8. “A local morphological descriptor of granular materials and its uses" - Tokyo University, March 2015.

9. “Towards a fundamental stress theory for real granular materials" - Tokyo University, March 2015.

10. “Progress in statistical mechanics of a-thermal particulate systems" - Yukawa Institute  for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, July 2016.

11. “Towards a fundamental stress theory for real granular materials" - Tsukuba University, July 2016.

12. “Progress in statistical mechanics of a-thermal particulate systems" - Yukawa Institute  for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, July 2016.

Inelastic neutron scattering investigations of an anisotropic hybridization gap in the Kondo insulators: CeT2Al10 (T=Fe, Ru and Os)


D.T. Adroja, Y. Muro, T. Takabatake, M.D. Le, H. C. Walker, K.A. McEwen andA.T. Boothroyd,

Solid Compounds of Transition Elements, Vol 57, 11 (2017); 10.4028/ ;arXiv:1607.06538

Posted by Dr Devashibhai Adroja, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

30 Mar 2017 Stress-mediated Allee effects can cause the sudden collapse of honey bee colonies


Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 420, 7 May 2017, Pages 213–219

Paper resulting from research undertaken during a JSPS Summer Programme Award, 2015

Posted by co-author Mr Ross Booton, University of Sheffield

Bayesian updating and model class selection with Subset Simulation


Garbuno-Inigoa A, DiazDelaO FA, Au SK, Yoshida I (2017), Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 317:1102-1121:

Posted by Dr Siu-kui Au, University of Liverpool