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September 8, 2017

The 1st Joint Workshop of Nanyang Technological University and Osaka University on Fundamental Science

Nanyang Technological University(NTU,Singapore) and Osaka University(OU) are taking initiatives for increasing research collaboration in all fields of the fundamental sciences. Further collaboration will also make possible the start of a dual-degree program for doctoral students of the two universities. In this first workshop of a series, topics in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology will be discussed. 

Parallel Session 1. Mathematics
Date: September 28, 2017
Venue: E404 meeting room, 4th floor, Graduate School of Science Bldg. E, Osaka University
           http://www.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/access-maps/
PROGRAM
09:00- Opening words & Coffee
09:30-10:00 Chaoping Xing (NTU) On torsion limit of Jacobian varieties over finite fields
10:10-10:40 Seidai Yasuda (OU) Existence of a tamely rational function on a curve
10:50-11:20  Viet Ha Hoang (NTU) Numerical Solutions of Stochastic Partial Differential
                    Equations
11:30-12:00 Haruya Mizutani (OU) Eigenvalue and eigenfunction bounds for
                   multidimensional Schrödinger operators

LUNCH
Short talks (10-15min.)
13:30- Gaku Hoshino (OU) Analytic smoothing effect for the nonlinear Schrödinger
           equations without square integrability
13:50- Kotaro Kawatani (OU) Root systems and derived categories
14:10- Hiroaki Nakamura (OU) Chebyshev type polynomials with XY-skeletons
14:30-15:00 TEA & Coffee
15:00-15:30 Gary Royden Watson Greaves (NTU) On algebraic integers and combinatorial
                   objects
15:45-16:15 Hiroshi Sugita (OU) Secure pseudorandom generator for Monte Carlo
                    integration
16:30-17:00 Li-Lian Wang (NTU) High-order simulations of wave scattering problems

※ This program is subject to change and will be finalized on confirmation.

Parallel Session 2. Physics
Date: September 28, 2017
Venue:H701 meeting room, 7th floor, Graduate School of Science Bldg. H, Osaka University
           http://www.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/access-maps/
PROGRAM
09:00 – 09:10 Opening remarks by Masayuki Asakawa
09:10 – 09:40 Rainer Dumke (NTU) Superconducting atom chips: towards quantum
                      hybridization
09:40 – 10:10 Yasuhiro Niimi (OU) Spin current as a probe to detect spin dynamics
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:00 Mikito Koshino (OU) Physics of topological nodal semimetals
11:00 – 11:30 Pinaki Sengupta (NTU) Strange correlations in Symmetry Protected
                     Topological phases
11:30 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:30 Setsuko Tajima (OU) Electron-hole asymmetry in a doped Mott insulator:
                      Revisit the cuprate phase diagram
13:30 – 14:00 Bent Weber (NTU) Quantum Electronic Devices at the Atomic Limit
14:00 – 14:10 Coffee break
14:10 – 14:40 Hiroshi Murakawa (OU) Enhancement of magnetoresistance in a molecular
                      conductor and a binary semimetal
14:40 – 15:10 Siew Ann Cheong (NTU) From the Knowledge of Physics to the Physics of
                      Knowledge
15:10 – 15:30 Discussions for future collaboration
16:00 Lab tours (tentative)

※ This program is subject to change and will be finalized on confirmation.

Parallel Session 3. Chemistry and Biology
Date: September 28, 2017
Venue: F608 meeting room, 6th floor, Graduate School of Science Bldg. F, Osaka University
            http://www.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/access-maps/
PROGRAM
09:00-09:10 Opening remarks by Takashi Kubo

Parallel Session 3.MORNING SESSION (BIOLOGY)
09:10-09:35 Zbynek Bozdech (NTU) From cells to molecules to drugs; an overview of the
                   research at SBS NTU
09:35-10:00 Tatsuo Kakimoto (OU)  Regulatory mechanisms for plant development:
                   intercellular communication and transcriptional regulation.
10:00-10:25  Andrew Tan (NTU)  An overview of the roles of angiopoietin-like 4 in metastasis
                    and inflammation-associated pulmonary damage
10:25-10:35  Coffee break
10:35-11:00  Sakiko Shiga (OU)  Neurobiological study of the seasonal timing system
                     in insects
11:00-11:25  Koh Cheng Gee (NTU)  POPX2 phosphatase exhibits dual regulatory functions
                     in cancer metastasis
11:25-11:50  Kotaro Kimura (OU)  The molecular mechanism for decision-making
                    revealed from worms
11:50-13:00   LUNCH
13:00-13:20   Introduction of NTU (TBA)

Parallel Session 3.AFTERNOON SESSION (CHEMISTRY)
13:20-13:45  Leong Weng Kee (NTU)  Research in the EM Clusters Laboratory
13:45-14:10  Takuya Matsumoto (OU)  Time-resolved electrostatic force microscopy towards
                     imaging of electron transfer between molecules
14:10-14:35   Ling Xing Yi (NTU)  Using Nanoparticle-assembled Fluid-Fluid Interfaces to
                     Reveal Chemical Reactions at Molecular Level
14:35-15:50   Coffee break
15:50-15:15   Naoto Ishikawa (OU)   Coupling of 4f electrons and Photo-Excited Cyclic π
                     electrons in Single Molecule Magnets
15:15-15:40   Chen Gang (NTU)  Studying RNA mechanical unfolding dynamics using optical
                     tweezers and targeting RNA structures with chemically-modified dsRNA-binding
                     PNAs
15:40-16:05   Kazuhiko Nakatani (OU) Regulation of –1 Ribosomal Frameshifting by Small
                      Molecules
16:05-16:15   Closing remarks by a NTU professor
16:15-17:00   Free discussion on future collaborations

※ This program is subject to change and will be finalized on confirmation.