Symposium on Hierarchy and Holism in Natural Sciences


Feb.5 (Fri)
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 9:40 Opening Address by T. Sakurai
Astrobiology Session (1) Chairman: K. Tomisaka
9:40 - 10:20 Norio Narita (Astrobiology Center, NINS, Japan)
Invited Talk "Toward detections of habitable terrestrial planets around the Solar neighborhood"  
10:20 - 10:50 Yasunori. Hori (Astrobiology Center, NINS, Japan)
Invited Talk "The atmospheres and water on our terrestrial planets and other planets"  
10:50 - 11:10 Break
Astrobiology Session (2) Chairman: M. Ehara
11:10 - 11:50 Mitsuo Shoji (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Invited Talk "Possibilities of Glycine formation in interstellar medium"
11:50 - 14:10 Lunch & Excursion
Astrobiology Session (3) Chairman: S. Saito
14:10 - 14:50 Shigeyuki Masaoka (Institute for Molecular Science, Japan)
Invited Talk "Molecular Catalysts Designed for Water Oxidation"
Magnetic Reconnection Session (1) Chairman: R. Horiuchi
14:50 - 15:30 Chio Z. Cheng (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Invited Talk "Microscopic mechanisms of driven magnetic reconnection"
15:30 - 16:00 Shunsuke Usami (National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan)
Oral Talk "Studies on the Ion Heating Mechanism in the Downstream of Magnetic Reconnection"
16:00 - 16:20 Break 
Magnetic Reconnection Session (2) Chairman: T. Sakurai
16:20 - 17:00 Jörg Büchner (Max-Planck Institute, Germany)
Invited Talk "Microscale Routing Of Large Scale Reconnection in the Solar Corona"
17:00 - 17:30 Keizo Fujimoto (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Japan)
Oral Talk "Multi-scale kinetic simulation of collisionless magnetic reconnection"
18:00 - 20:00  Banquet

Feb. 6 (Sat)
Molecular Dynamics Session (1) Chairman: H. Nakamura
9:00 - 9:40 Takuji Oda (Seoul National University, Korea)
Invited Talk "Molecular dynamics simulations for modeling of hydrogen behaviors in bcc-metals"
9:40 - 10:10 Shuichi Kato (Doshisha University, Japan)
Oral Talk "BCA-KMC Hybrid Simulation for Hydrogen Retention in Tungsten Material by Exposure to Plasma Irradiation"
10:10 - 10:30 Break
Molecular Dynamics Session (2) Chairman: H. Okumura
10:30 - 11:10 Tomoyuki Tamura (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
Invited Talk "Materials analysis and design of Li-ion battery with first-principles calculations"
11:10 - 11:50 Yoshiharu Mori (Institute for Molecular Science, Japan)
Invited Talk "Enhanced molecular simulation methods: Generalized-ensemble algorithms and their applications to biomolecular systems"
11:50 - 13:30 Lunch
Magnetic Reconnection Session (3) Chairman: S. Ishiguro
13:30 - 14:10 Hirohisa Hara (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Japan)
Invited Talk "Solar Flares: what we learned from space observations"
14:10 - 14:40 Shin-ya Nitta (Tsukuba University of Technology, Japan)
Oral Talk "Asymmetric magnetic reconnection in self-similar expansion phase"
14:40 - 15:00 Closing Remarks by R. Horiuchi