Date : 28-29 Jan, 2023
Place: Kawauchi Hagi Hall, Tohoku University
One is entitled “Position-Control Experiments of the Localized Bioconvection of Euglena by Non-Uniform Light Environment” by Prof. Hiroshi Yamashita (Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Hiroshima University), Prof. Nobuhiko J. Suematsu (Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University) and Prof. Makoto Iima (Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Hiroshima University) et al., who are members of group B02-2. The other is entitled "Microswimming Theory of Odd-elastic Materials" by Prof. Kenta Ishimoto (Research Institute for Mathematical Science, Kyoto University) et al., who is a member of group B01-2.
In addition, a photograph of the experiment taken by Prof. Yamashita was adopted for the cover of Nagare, the Journal of the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 41, No. 6 (2022)!
Press release "Force determines asymmetry in body building"
"The mysterious world of slime mold approaching the "intelligence" of single cells"
Summary article "The common sense of single cells has changed!
The "information processing ability" of the mysterious creature "slime mold" was amazing! ”
"Doctor's room" "When Dr. was a child. Vol.9"
Rebroadcast November 19, 11:10 a.m.~
Visitors can directly observe 30 kinds of protozoa using 4 different microscopes according to their interests, and wrote short comments to share with other visitors.
Humanience: 4 Billion Year Plan
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 22:00-22:59
[Rebroadcast] : Thursday, November 3, 2022 23:00-23:59
NHK BS Premium
*To be made available on NHK On Demand
SCIENCE AGORA 2022
Friday, 4th– Sunday, 6th November
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Two speakers from overseas and four from Japan gave lectures. Forty participants attended in person and 30 participated online.
Let's look into the world of microorganisms
Sunday, August 28, 2022, 13:00-15:00
Miyoshi City Library Learning Exchange Plaza "SunLive"
introduction of various microorganisms and their research, observation of microorganisms in water using a microscope. In this lecture, we introduced the research activities of Ethological dynamics of protists in diorama environments.
This was our first meeting in which all members participated.
Senior scientific research specialists and external evaluation committee members also attended the meeting to give their comments.
Photo: a student dissecting a female of “akaika” squid
Asahi Shimbun web article on July 14, 2022, "Road Leads to Rome, Mucus 'Intelligence' Almost Replicates Italian City."
The article "Italian Urban Development Verified by slime mold 'Intelligence';Research Team from Kagawa University, Hokkaido University, and Others Write Paper" appeared in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper on July 16, 2022.
Dr. Atsushi Taniguchi, Dr. Charles Fossepre, and graduate student Shun Echigoya gave a science lecture for high school students at Asahikawa Kita High School in Hokkaido. The theme was "Exploring the Ecology and Behavior of Protists," and participants learned experientially through field practice, laboratory practice, and lectures. It was hosted by Hokkaido University and the Hokkaido branch of the Yomiuri Shimbun, and co-sponsored by Diorama Behavioral Dynamics.
Reported in the Hokkaido edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper on July 20, 2022.
Hokkaido University Research Times
science lecture 2022 part1
science lecture 2022 part2
Titles: Nonlinearly interacting entrainment due to shear and convection in the surface oceanAbstracts: This study reveals that sheared flow and convection nonlinearly interact in the ocean surface mixed layer, resulting in reduced entrainment of water from below the mixed layer. Overestimated mixed layer depths seen in many ocean general circulation model simulations may likely be ascribed to inappropriate representation of this nonlinear interaction by those models.
Saturday, 29th October, 2022
Hybrid style: Online + Maskawa Hall, Kyoto University
Under the guidance of Assistant Professor Yukinori Nishigami and others, the program students studied and conducted experiments on the theme of "Exploring the Behavior of Protists," and then presented and discussed their findings.
Two Ig Nobel laureates discuss “Research that makes people laugh and then think”
‘Equation of motion of slime mold: Does a single-celled organism move like a railroad network? Behavioral study of slime mold using computers'
Professor Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Research Group B02-1) and his group's research was introduced in the second volume of the book "Let's Talk about Disability! - Disability and Welfare as Considered by 'Kotonone'" edited by Kikuo Satomi, published on October 30, 2021. "Brainless slime mold solves the maze”, pp. 205-219. The research was introduced in the form of a dialogue with the editor Mr. Satomi.
NHK BS World Documentary "Slime mold: Genius without a brain" was aired (rebroadcast). In this documentary, Professor Nakagaki's laboratory was introduced as one of the world's masters of slime mold. This documentary was produced by ARTE France/Hauteville Productions and broadcasted in France and other countries, but NHK translated it into Japanese and broadcasted it.
"Slime molds," single-celled organisms that have characteristics of both amoebas and fungi, are now attracting attention in the world of science. The film depicts the forefront of research to utilize the "intelligent" properties of slime mold, which has no brain or nerves. One of the "intelligent" properties of slime mold is the ability to find the route to the exit of a maze in the shortest distance. One of the "intelligent" properties of slime mold is its ability to find the shortest route to the exit of a maze, and a scientist who used slime mold to create an efficient railroad map of the Tokyo metropolitan area won the Ig Nobel Prize. There are also hopes for the use of slime mold in medicine, environmental issues, and even in the development of bio-computers. The film depicts the forefront of research, including the eerily beautiful growth of slime mold, as well as B-grade horror film footage using slime mold as a motif.