August 8, 2014

Electrons moving in a magnetic field exhibit strange quantum behavior

Researchers have made the first direct observations of free-electron Landau states—a form of quantized states that electrons adopt when moving through a magnetic field.

July 23, 2014

K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather

Using Japan’s flagship 10-petaFLOPS K computer, researchers have succeeded in running 10,240 parallel simulations of global weather, the largest number ever performed.

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August 20, 2014

A surprising new role for natural killer T cells

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T cell. Courtesy of NIAID

Researchers have discovered an intriguing new role of a subset of invariant natural killer T cells, which seem to play an intermediate role between the adaptive and innate immune systems.

August 15, 2014

Latest QBiC newsletter is out

You can download the latest issue of the newsletter published by the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center.

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RIKEN Research

Higgs versus the Big Bang

The Higgs boson, which gives elementary particles mass, could also explain the earliest expansion of the Universe

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