Press Releases

October 20 2009
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Seventh Earth Simulator Symposium
- Ushering into a New Era of Computer Simulations -

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC: Yasuhiro Kato, President) will be hosting the Seventh Earth Simulator Symposium as described below. The aim of the symposium is to increase public awareness of the possibilities of computer simulation sciences, by introducing state-of-the-art research findings from projects using the “Earth Simulator,” a high-performance parallel computer, in an easy and understandable manner.


1.Date and time : Thursday, November 19, 2009, 10:00-17:20
(Admission starts at 9:30)
2.Venue : MIRAICAN Hall National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
2-41, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo (Refer to the MAP)
3.Admission : Free (No pre-registration is required)
4.Host : Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
5.Sponsor : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports. Science and Technology
6.Program : Refer toAppendix
* Please note that the symposium will be delivered only in JAPANESE and the interpretation will NOT be available.


Tokyo Waterfront New Transit YURIKAMOME
5 minute walk from “Fune-no Kagakukan station”


Program for the Seventh Earth Simulator Symposium

(Tentative translation)

9:30 Admission starts
10:00-10:05 Opening remarks

Yasuhiro Kato, President, JAMSTEC

10:05-10:10 Remarks by the honored guest
10:10-10:30 Start of the new Earth Simulator operation

Kunihiko Watanabe, Director General, Earth Simulator Center, JAMSTEC

10:30-11:20 Can we provide for the extreme weather and climate events in the coming global climate change?

Keiko Takahashi, Earth Simulator Center, JAMTEC

11:20-12:10 Computer science in the economics – Simulation of the financial world -

Hideki Takayasu, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

12:10-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:20 Future of fuel-efficient tires engineered by nano-structure simulations

Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

14:20-15:10 Prediction of seismic waves and tsunami for the possible Nankai-Tonankai-Tokai earthquake

Takashi Furumura, CIDIR, University of Tokyo

15:10-15:30 Tea break
15:30-16:20 The protein simulations:Prediction of the mutation of influenza virus strains

Shigenori Tanaka, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University

16:20-17:10 Simulation of the fluid behaving as “a hard fluid” and as “a soft solid” - From the ink flow to the mantle movement -

Hide Sakaguchi, Institute for Research on Earth Evolution, JAMSTEC

17:10-17:20 Closing remarks

Kunihiko Watanabe, Director General, Earth Simulator Center, JAMSTEC


Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
(For the symposium)
Kyohiko Mitsuzawa, Group Leader
Information Systems Planning Group Information systems Department
Earth Simulator Center
(For Publication)
Toru Nakamura, Manager
Press Office Planning Department
Tel: 046-867-9193