Symposium:Quarks to Universe in Computational Science (Dec.13-16)

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Symposium:Quarks to Universe in Computational Science (QUCS 2012)

Scientific program and slides (12/25)

December 13(Thu)-16(Sun), 2012
Nara Prefectural New Public Hall Access

Sponsorship: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Research on the Emergence of Hierarchical Structure of Matter by Bridging Particle, Nuclear and Astrophysics in Computational Science”, Joint Institute for Computational Fundamental Science (JICFuS), Strategic Programs for Innovative Research (SPIRE) Field 5 “The origin of matter and the universe”, RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science


The aim of this symposium is to discuss the current topics in particle physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics from the point of view of large scale numerical simulations.
The major topics will be
* hadron physics from lattice QCD
* nuclear physics from lattice QCD
* high precision quantum few-body calculations
* large scale simulations of nuclear many-body problems
* supernova simulations
* formation of black holes and gravitational waves

We expect about 100 participants from particle/nuclear/astrophysics and we invite several distinguished physicists from abroad listed below. We also invite Japanese experimentalists from big collaborations.

There will also be a public lecture by Prof. T. Maskawa (2008 Nobel Prize) on December 15 (Sat.), 16:00 p.m.-18:00 p.m. Public Lecture (Japanese)

Invited speaker and Title
Z. Fodor (Wuppertal) Computational particle physics
J. Carlson (LANL) Computational nuclear physics
T. Janka (Munich) Computational astrophysics
T. Kennedy (Edinburgh) Computational physics

Invited speaker (experimentalist) and Title
T. Ijima (Nagoya) Hadron structure
Y. Akiba (RIKEN) Quark-gluon plasma
H. Tamura(Tohoku) Strangeness nuclear physics
H. Sakurai (Tokyo/RIKEN) Nuclear physics at RIBF
K. Makishima (Tokyo/RIKEN) Astrophysics and compact stars

Local Organizing Committee
Sinya Aoki (Tsukuba), Tetsuya Onogi (Osaka), Tetsuo Hatsuda (RIKEN), Emiko Hiyama (RIKEN), Hideyuki Suzuki (Tokyo Univ. of Science), Masaru Shibata (Kyoto Yukawa Inst.), Hideo Matsufuru (KEK)

1. Place

The symposium will be taken place at the Reception Hall in Nara Prefectural New Public Hall(奈良県新公会堂). The access to the symposium place will be seen the above URL.

Those who stay in hotel ‘Sun hotel Nara’ can get on the City-circle bus (市内循環バス) from JR Nara station to the venue. (If you go to JR Nara station, you can find easily bus terminal in front of JR Nara station.)

From JR Nara Station
Bus Route #2 (City-circle bus outbound line) [JPY 200] Get on: Bus stop #1 (East side of the station) Get off: Daibutsuden Kasuga Taisha mae (大仏殿春日大社前). It’s operated every 6-10 minutes from early morning (around 6:00) to midnight (around 23:30)

Or you can take taxi from the hotel to the symposium place. The cost is approximately 1,000 Japanese Yen.

2. Scientific program

The scientific program for the presentation and poser presentation will be attached in this e-mail. Please check carefully the title of your contribution and let us if changes are necessary as soon as possible.

3. Registration

Registration fee
All participants should pay registration fee by 4,000 Japanese Yen. The fee is included coffee, snacks and symposium dinner.
On-site registration will be taken place in the front of the ‘Reception Hall’ from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on 13th December. Later registration is possible during the opening hours of the symposium office.

4. Symposium dinner

We will have the symposium dinner at 19:30 p.m. on 14th December at the restaurant 葉風泰夢 on B1F in Nara National Museum. It takes 5 minutes on foot from the symposium venue. To reach there, please see

5. Poster session

Poster session will be held on Thursday 13th December. Drink and snacks will be served during the poster session.
The poster presenters are requested to place a poster, prepared in English, on the assigned board in the lunch time on Thursday. The posters will be removed until the coffee break in the afternoon on Friday. The size of the poster board is 1200mm (width) by 1800mm(height).
We will select three best presentations among poster contribution. Those who are selected as best presentations will give oral presentations on 16th December.

6. Symposium Photo

We will take a Symposium photo just after the first morning plenary session (coffee break time) on 14th December.

If you have any questions, please ask Emiko Hiyama (hiyama [at]

Scientific program

Thursday, December 13

09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:20 S. Aoki (Tsukuba) Opening and overview
10:20-10:45 T. Oonogi (Osaka) Particle physics project (A01) report
10:45-11:10 T. Hatsuda (RIKEN) Nuclear physics project (A02) report
11:10-11:35 H. Suzuki (Tokyo Sci.) Astrophysics project (A03) report
11:35-12:00 H. Matsufuru (KEK) Computational physics project (A04) report
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:20 T. Janka (MPA) Core-collapse supernovae
14:20-14:50 Y. Sekiguchi (YITP) Numerical Relativity Simulations of NS-NS binary merger
14:50-15:40 T. Kennedy (Edinburgh) Progress of algorithms in lattice gauge simulations
15:40-16:00 K. Ishikawa (Hirosima) Testing SSOR preconditioner for Domainwall/Overlap normal equations
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-17:00 M. Hayakawa (Nagoya) Numerical approach to QED contribution in the lepton g-2
17:00-17:20 H. Fukaya (Osaka) Pion form factors in the epsilon regime
17:20-17:40 K. Sato (RIKEN) Mean-field calculation including proton-neutron mixing in atomic nuclei –towardproton-neutron pairing–
17:40-18:00 T. Yoshida (Tokyo) Current Status of Massive Star Evolution
18:00-18:20 K. Kiuchi (YITP) Black hole-neutron star merger with neutrino cooling
18:30-20:30 Poster Session

Friday, December 14

09:00-09:50 Z. Fodor (Wuppertal) Computational particle physics
09:50-10:30 Y. Akiba (RIKEN) Quark Gluon Plasma
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:50 J. Carlson (LANL) Computational nuclear physics
11:50-12:30 H. Sakurai (RIKEN/Tokyo) Nuclear physics at RIBF
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:40 H. Tamura (Tohoku) Strangeness nuclear physics
14:40-15:10 T. Abe (Tokyo) No-core Monte Carlo shell model towards ab initio nuclear structure
15:10-15:40 T. Doi (RIKEN) Hadron interactions on the lattice
15:40-16:00 H. Togashi (Waseda) Variational Study of a Nuclear Equation of State for Core-Collapse Supernovae
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-16:50 C. Guido (KEK) Finite temperature study of axial symmetry on the lattice
16:50-17:10 T. Inoue (Nihon) Neutron stars from Lattice QCD
17:10-17:30 S. Ejiri (Niigata) Study of finite density lattice QCD by the histogram method
17:30-17:50 Y. Tsunoda (Tokyo) Study of medium-mass nuclei by large-scale shell model calculations
17:50-18:10 S. Wanajo (NAOJ) r-process: supernovae vs. neutron star mergers
19:30- Banquet

Saturday, December 15

09:00-09:40 K. Makishima (Tokyo/RIKEN) Physics and Astrophysics of Compact Stars
09:40-10:20 T. Iijima (Nagoya) Hadron spectroscopy with a variety of flavors
10:20-10:50 Break
10:50-11:20 T. Yamazaki (Nagoya) Calculation of light nuclei from lattice QCD
11:20-11:50 K. Nagata (Hirosima) Finite density lattice QCD at low temperature
11:50-12:20 Y. Suwa (YITP) Physical Ingredients in Core-Collapse Supernova Explosion Mechanism
12:20-13:50 Lunch
13:50-14:20 S.W. Kim (Osaka) Cosmological solutions in the Lorentzian matrix model
14:20-14:50 S. Motoki (KEK) Common code system for the lattice QCD simulations
14:50-15:20 A. Imakura (Tsukuba) A parameter tuning technique of a weighted Jacobi-type preconditioner and itsapplication to supernova simulations
16:00-18:00 Special Session
16:00-16:50 T. Maskawa 現代社会と科学
17:00-17:50 T. Kobayashi “ヒッグス粒子”の発見と今後の展望

Sunday, December 16

09:00-09:30 J. W. Lee (KEK) Large Nc gauge theory and Chiral Random Matrix Theory
09:30-09:50 N. Yamada (KEK) Exploring many flavor QCD on the lattice
09:50-10:20 M. Kimura (Hokkaido) Modifying and Probing Nuclear Structure by Λ Particle
10:20-10:40 A. Umeya (NIT) Lambda Hypernuclei of He isotope with TOSM + UCOM
10:40-11:10 Break
11:10-11:40 K. Nakazato (Tokyo Sci.) Stellar Core Collapse and Exotic Matter
11:40-12:10 K. Sumiyoshi (Numazu) Numerical modeling of core-collapse supernovae with progress in nuclear physics andsupercomputing
12:10-12:30 A. Mizuta (KEK) Jet Opening angle of gamma-ray burst outflows
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Poster Award (3 talks)
Y. Aoki (Nagoya) Exploring for walking technicolor from QCD
K. Sasaki (Tsukuba) Coupled channel approach to
S=-2 baryon-baryon system in lattice QCD
H. Sotani (YITP) Possibility to restrict on neutron star matter by using asteroseismology
14:45-14:55 T. Hatsuda (RIKEN) Closing-Address
15:00 Adjourn
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