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10 Jan 2018 Recent academic accomplishments posted by Dr Jason Danely, Oxford Brookes University


A special colloquium at the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan, titled "Thinking about an anthropology of care: A Discussion with F. Aulino and J. Danely." 
This colloquium was based on two projects; “An Anthropological Study on Reorganization of Care in the Post-Welfare Era,” a research project funded by JSPS, and “An Anthropological Study on the Flexible Interface of Family with Society,” a Minpaku joint research project, 9-10 December, 2017. 

2018 SSRC Abe Fellowship for project ‘Comparison of older ex-offender resettlement and community-based organizations for reducing recidivism in Japan and in the United Kingdom’. This project will use ethnographic methods to examine the intersection of social/demographic change, criminal law, and welfare policy in the lives of older men who have been released from prison but who lack family support and who are most at risk of re-offending.

23 Feb 2017 Recent Academic Accomplishments Posted by Dr Basil Athanasiadis


16 works by Dr Athanasiadis have been contracted for publication by United Music Publishing Limited, many of them featuring traditional Japanese instruments. More information can be found here:


The work Interrupted Dreams (2010) for sho and 20-string koto, will be performed on 2 April at Miller Theatre, Columbia University in New York by the internationally renowned artist Mayumi Miyata (shō) and Yumi Kurosawa (21-string koto).

More information can be found at the following links:

This work was composed and recorded during a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Tokyo University of the Arts and Music (2010-2011) and its score has been published by United Music Publishing Limited.

03 Mar 2016 Collaboration on ASTRO-H X-ray Space Telescope "Hitomi" Mission


Details about involvement can be found here:

Link to the Hitomi home page:

Posted by Dr. Poshak Ghandi, University of Southampton

20 Jan 2016 Wronskians, dualities and FZZT- Cardy branes


Research undertaken during JSPS Summer Programme award now available to view in preprint form. Link:

Abstract: The resolvent operator plays a central role in matrix models. For instance, with utilizing the loop equation, all of the perturbative amplitudes including correlators, the free-energy and those of instanton corrections can be obtained from the spectral curve of the resolvent operator. However, at the level of non-perturbative completion, the resolvent operator is generally not sufficient to recover all the information from the loop equations. Therefore it is necessary to find a sufficient set of operators which provide the missing non-perturbative information. In this paper, we study generalized Wronskians of the Baker-Akhiezer systems as a manifestation of these new degrees of freedom. In particular, we derive their isomonodromy systems and then extend several spectral dualities to these systems. In addition, we discuss how these Wronskian operators are naturally aligned on the Kac table. Since they are consistent with the Seiberg-Shih relation, we propose that these new degrees of freedom can be identified as FZZT-Cardy branes in Liouville theory. This means that FZZT-Cardy branes are the bound states of elemental FZZT branes (i.e. the twisted fermions) rather than the bound states of principal FZZT-brane (i.e. the resolvent operator).

Authors: Chuan-Tsung Chan, Hirotaka Irie, Benjamin Niedner, Chi-Hsien Yeh

Posted by Mr. Benjamin Niedner, University of Oxford

16 Nov 2015 ‘Silhouette’


This is the third CD of a series of recordings featuring music composed during research on the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi (refined simplicity). The production was supported by JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Tokyo University of the Arts and Music.

 Available from the Sargasso site, Amazon (physical and download), iTunes etc.:

 Also, the music scores of several of the recordings featured in this music trilogy are published by UMP.

Available from the UMP site:

Posted by Dr. Basil Athanasiadis

03 Aug 2015 Recent academic accomplishments posted by Professor Colin Cooper, King's College London


This article describes ongoing joint research collaboration between

the Yamashita Group Theoretical Computer Science Laboratory

at the University of Kyushu, Fukuoka (KyuDai), and the Algorithm

and Bioinformatics group in the Department of Informatics at King's

College London (KCL).


In the academic year 2014-15 this research saw three joint

publications in computer science conferences. The topic of the work

was on consensus and evolution of periodic behaviour in distributed

systems. The conferences are SSS 2015, SIROCCO 2015 and DISC 2015.


The visit of KyuDai PhD student Takeharu Shiraga to King's College

for an extended period during early 2015 contributed greatly to

this research output. Members of the KyuDai group, and a group from

Tokyo Institute of Technology attended and contributed to a

workshop on random walks organized by Prof. Colin Cooper (KCL) and

hosted at the Eurandom Institute in the Netherlands during April


11 Mar 2015 Recent academic accomplishments posted by Professor Alex Webb, University of Cambridge



BBSRC BB/M006212/1  Mechanisms and functions of photosynthetic entrainment of the Arabidopsis circadian clock Principle Investigator. 539,040. November 2014.


Webb A.A.R.and Satake, A. (2015) Understanding circadian regulation of carbohydrate metabolism in Arabidopsis using mathematical models Plant Cell and Physiology. In press.

09 Mar 2015 Recent accomplishments from Dr. Pavel Karataev (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Workshop Series:

AGTaX: Advanced Generation of THz and Compton X-ray

next workshop will be held in University of Oxford on March 18-19, 2015


E-JADE: Europe - Japan Accelerator Development staff Exchange programme. 

2 Japanese institutions and 7 European partners including Royal Holloway, University of London and University of Oxford to be involved

26 Jan 2015 PhD Opportunities for Japanese Students


Mariotti Research Group

Plasma Science and Nanoscale Engineering

University of Ulster

(Posted by Dr. Davide Mariotti, University of Ulster)

04 Nov 2014 Measurement of Severity of Nicotine Dependence by Using Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) and its limitation for Smokeless Tobacco (ST), and Indigenous Varieties of Smoking Tobacco


Measurement of Severity of Nicotine Dependence by Using Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) and its limitation for Smokeless Tobacco (ST), and Indigenous Varieties of Smoking Tobacco, ResearchGate, DOI:10.13140/2.1.3778.4008

Posted by Professor Chitta Chowdhury, University of Warwick