2022.07.29 Two figures in a paper by Associate Professor Ryutaro Kanno et al. appear in the front cover of Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research Vol. 98, No. 7. ["Monte Carlo Solver for Partly Calculating a Solution to the Poisson Equation in Three-Dimensional Curvilinear Coordinates", R. Kanno, G. Kawamura, M.Nunami, S. Matsuoka, and S. Satake, Plasma and Fusion Research 17
, 1403029 (2022).]
2022.03.16 Results of an interdisciplinary collaboration research by Dr. R. T. Ishikawa(SOKENDAI), Assoc. Prof. Nakata(NIFS), and Assoc. Prof. Katsukawa(NAOJ) et al., have been published in Astronomy & Astrophysics. [Paper information: Ryohtaroh T. Ishikawa, Motoki Nakata, Yukio Katsukawa,Youhei Masada, and Tino L. Riethmuller, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 658, A142 (2022)] (Press Release
2021.11.25 Graduate student Hanzheng Li won the Best Presentation Award at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research for the presentation "Simulation study of energetic-particle driven off-axis fishbone instabilities in tokamak plasmas".
2021.11.25 Graduate student Shu Habu won the JSST 2021 Outstanding Presentation Award in the 40th JSST Annual International Conference on Simulation Technology for his study on "Structure formation of chiral needles by modeled force fields with helical phase using molecular dynamics simulation".
2021.10.21 The research team of Associate Prof. Masanori Nunami, Associate Prof.Shinsuke Satake, Assistant Prof. Seikichi Matsuoka, Associate Prof. Motoki Nakata, Mr. Keiji Fujita, and Mr. Tomonari Nakayama won the award for excellence in large-scale computational research in QST, IFERC-CSC (URL
2021.10.06 Associate Professor Motoki Nakata, Associate Professor Masanori Nunami, and Assistant Professor Seikichi Matsuoka won the JT-60 Joint Research Prize for their gStudy of turbulent transport and profile formations in multi-ion-species mixed plasmash in collaborations with National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology (QST).
2021.09.02 One of figures in a paper by Specially Appointed Researcher Malik Idouakass appears in the front cover of Physics of Plasmas Vol. 28, No. 8. [ "Precession drift reversal and rapid transport of trapped energetic particles due to an energetic particle driven instability in the Large Helical Device", M. Idouakass, Y. Todo, H. Wang, J. Wang, R. Seki, and M. Sato, Physics of Plasmas 28, 080701 (2021). ]
2021.02.26 Assistant professor Gakushi Kawamura won the 10th NINS Young Scientists Award.
2020.11.26 One of the figures in the paper by Dr. M. S. Islam is selected as a cover picture in J. Plasma Fusion Res. Vol. 96 Num. 11, and the Plasma and Fusion Research website.
2020.11.18 The Plasma Simulator 'Raijin' ranked 3rd in Japan and 10th in the world in the HPCG (High Performance Conjugate Gradients) benchmark showing the performance of supercomputers for practical applications. (information
2020.11.04 Project Review "Numerical Simulation Reactor Research Project" was published in The Journal of the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research, Vol.96, No.10, October 2020.
2020.11.04 Associate Professor Atsushi M. Ito won "2020 AAPPS-DPP Young Researcher Award (U40)". (information
2020.10.07 Prof. Hiroaki Nakamura and Assit. Prof. Gakushi Kawamura won "The Outstanding Performance Award of Super Computation" among projects of IFERC-CSC's JSRS-1 for their study "Molecular dynamics simulation of hydrogen recycling in plasma facing materials for neutral transport code (PI: Assoc. Prof. Seiki Saito, Yamagata Univ.)" (information
2020.06.21 A simulation research topic of Associate Professor Motoki Nakata was published in "ę[l (People at the forefront)" of the Asahi Shimbun on Jun. 21, 2020.
2020.06.03 A simulation research topic of Assoc. Prof. Shinsuke Satake was published in evening edition of The Asahi Simbun on Jun.3, 2020.
2020.06.01 The nickname of the new Plasma Simulator, which starts operating in 2020, became 'Raijin (_)' as a result of the open call.
2020.05.14 Prof. H. Nakamura won the 38th JSST Annual International Conference on Simulation Technology (JSST2019) Outstanding Presentation Award.
2020.04.20 Associate Professor Motoki Nakata won "The Young Scientistsf Award in The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)h for his study on gTurbulence suppression mechanisms and improved confinement in magnetically confined high-temperature plasmash.
2019.12.09 Assit. Prof. G. Kawamura won the Yoshikawa Masaji Fusion Energy Award of Fusion Energy Forum of Japan 2019 (Title : Three dimensional transport model of fusion edge plasmas based on EMC3-EIRENE code).
2019.11.08 Assit. Prof. M. Nakata won the 14th Research award for young scientists of the Physical Society of Japan (Title : Turbulent transport and isotope effects in magnetic confinement plasmas).
2019.09 19 Plasma Simulator Symposium 2019
2019.08.16 A paper by Assoc. Prof. S. Toda et al., Phys. Plasmas 26, 012510 (2019) is ranked 12th in the top 15 articles that were most downloaded in the past year from Physics of Plasmas.
2019.02.13 A paper by Assoc. Prof. S. Toda et al., [Phys. Plasmas 26, 012510 (2019)] is chosen as one of the Most Read articles (Jan. 28, 2019).
2018.11.16 Assoc. Prof. M. Nunami won the Akira Hasegawa Poster Prize in "2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics (AAPPS-DPP 2018)".
2018.09.06 Reuslts of a collaboration research by Dr. Bierwage and Prof. Todo have been published in Nature Communications [Andreas Bierwage, Kouji Shinohara, Yasushi Todo, Nobuyuki Aiba, Masao Ishikawa, Go Matsunaga, Manabu Takechi, and Masatoshi Yagi, Nature Communications 9 , 3282 (2018)].
2018.08.22 Plasma Simulator Symposium 2018 -PSS2018-
2018.05.02 A paper by Assit. Prof. Hao WANG et al
has been published in Physical Review Letters [Hao Wang et al
., Phys. Rev. Lett. 120
, 175001 (2018)].
2018.03.02 Assit. Prof. M. Nakata won the Research award for young scientists
of National Institutes of Natural Sciences.
2018.02.22 A paper by Assoc. Prof. S. Satake "S. Matsuoka, Y. Idomura, and S. Satake, Phys. Plasmas 25
, 022510 (2018)" is chosen as the Editor's Picks.
2018.01.23 Prof. H. Nakamura won the 36th JSST Annual International Conference on Simulation Technology / Outstanding Presentation Award.
2018.01.23 Assoc. Prof. H. Ohtani won the 36th JSST Annual International Conference on Simulation Technology / Outstanding Presentation Award.
2017.12.27 One of figures in a paper by Assist. Prof. H. Hasegawa appears in the front cover of J. Plasma Fusion Res. Vol. 93 Num. 12
2017.10.31 Assit. Prof. M. Nakata won the Research award for young scientists of the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research (Title : Gyrokinetic simulation studies of isotope effects on turbulent transport in plasmas)
2017.06.27 Plasma Simulator Symposium 2017 (2017.9.7-8)
2017.04.24 Research activities on deuterium plasmas by Assit. Prof. M. Nakata et al. are highlighted in several newspaper articles, THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, etc.
2017.04.21 A paper on the plasma turbulence study by Assit. Prof. M. Nakata et al. is published on Physical Review Letters [M. Nakata et al.
, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118
, 165002 (2017)].
2017.02.13 Prof. Y. Todo's paper is selected in Nuclear
Fusion highlights of 2016 as one of the articles that have generated a particular interest in the community.
2017.01.09 Edge plasma simulation by Assit. Prof. H. Hasegawa et al. is highlighted in ITER Newsline.
2016.08.12 Prof. Y. Todo's paper is highlighted with a LabTalk article published on the web of IOP.
2016.07.20 One of figures in a paper by Prof. C.Z.Cheng et al. appears in the front cover of J. Plasma Fusion Res. Vol. 92 Num 6.
2016.06.16 Prof .H. Sakagami won the Best Paper Award of the Laser Society of Japan.
2016.04.28 Assit. Prof. M. Nunami won the 10th Young Scientist Award of JPS.
2016.04.18 Mr. Y. Fujita won the JSST2015 Outstanding Presentation Award.
2015.12.07 Symposium on Hierarchy and Holism in Natural Sciences (Feb.5-6, 2016)
2015.12.01 Asst. Prof. G. Kawamura won the Best Presentation Award for Young Scientists
at the 32nd anuual meeting of JSPF.
2015.11.18 Asst. Prof. M. Sato, Assoc. Prof. Y. Suzuki, Prof. M. Yokoyama, et al.
won the 20th JSPF Award for Notable Contribution to Technology.
2015.11.18 Prof. Y.Todo, Asst. Prof. H. Wang, et al. won the 20th JSPF Award for Notable
Contribution to Technology.
2015.11.18 Asst. Prof. M. Nunami won the 10th Young Scientist Award of the JPS.
2015.11.18 Mr. S. Kato won the Best Student Presentation Award at the 2015 Fall meeting
2015.08.18 Sokendai Asian Winter School (Dec.1-4, 2015)
2015.07.16 In HPCG, Plasma Simulator is ranked 2nd in Japan and 12th in
2015.07.13 In TOP500, Plasma Simulator is ranked 3rd in Japan and 27th
in the world.
2015.05.29 One of figures in a paper by Mr. Yuuichi. Asahi, Assistant Prof.
Akihiro Ishizawa, Prof. Hideo Sugama et al. appears in the front cover
of J. Plasma Fusion Res. Vol.91 Num 5.
2015.05.22 Mr. Y. Fujita won the Best Student Presentation Award at the 70 Annual
meeting of JPS.
2015.05.15 A paper by Assistant Prof. Akihiro Ishizawa et al. is selected
as one of Featured Articles in J. Plasma Phys.
2015.05.01 One of figures in a paper by Mr. Ryosuke Goto appears in the
front cover of Physics of Plasmas Vol.22 Num.3.
2014.08.01 Sokendai Asian Winter School (Dec.2-5, 2014)
page is updated [2014.7.22]
2014.07.01 The project's name is changed to "Numerical Simulation
Reactor Research Project".
2013.11.15 2013 US-Japan JIFT Workshop on New aspects of plasma kinetic
simulation (Nov. 22-23, 2013)
2013.10.25 NEWS page is updated
2013.09.19 NEWS page is updated
2013.09.02 Sokendai Asian Winter School (Dec.10 - 13, 2013)
2013.08.05 ACTIVITY page is updated
2013.04.24 NEWS page is updated
2013.03.29 NEWS page is updated
2012.11.14 NEWS page is updated
2012.10.23 Sokendai Asian Winter School (Jan.29 -Feb.1, 2013)
2012.10.15 NEWS page is updated
2012.10.02 2nd International Symposium on Hierarchy and Holism in Natural
Sciences (Feb. 19-21, 2013)
2012.10.02 2012 US-Japan JIFT Workshop on Innovative Methods in Plasma
Particle Simulations (Nov. 2-3, 2012)
2012.07.20 NEWS page is updated
2011.12.07 ACTIVITY page is updated
2011.11.29 2011 US-Japan JIFT Workshop on The Next Stage in the Progress
of Simulation Science in Plasma Physics (Dec. 2-3, 2011)
2011.10.28 Sokendai Asian Winter School (Feb. 14-17, 2012)
2011.08.16 Agenda ot the 6th Japan-Korea Workshop on Theory and Simulation
of Magnetic Fusion Plasmas (Jul. 28-29, 2011)
2010 10.26 Sokendai Asian Winter School (Feb. 15-18, 2011)
2010.04.01 Numerical Sumulation Research Project Starts