Transdisciplinary Mie-Symposium 2017

Transdisciplinary Mie-Symposium 2017
“Origins and Evolutions of Complexity”

  • Date :June 17 -18, 2018
  • Place:Mie Prefectural Museum
  • Co-organized by:
    Mie Prefectural Museum
    International Research Unit of Advanced Future Studies (IRU-AFS), Kyoto University
  • Co-chairs:
    Terufumi Ohno (Mie Prefectural Museum)
    Masatoshi Murase (IRU-AFS, Kyoto University)

Scope: Nature is full of complexity. Due to the advancement of science and technology, we have discovered complex nature not only at the microscopic molecular level, but also at the macroscopic cosmic level. In between the above two extreme levels, we have rediscovered similar complex nature at any space and time scales. Fractal nature is now used to describe such self-nested hierarchy: particular characteristic patterns of structures and dynamics appear successively at descending or ascending scales so that their parts, at any scale, are similar in shape and dynamics to the whole. This means that there must be simple principles behind complexity, and that we can not only understand complex systems at certain levels, but also can apply to the other systems at quite different levels to predict the future or to avoid the emerging problems. It is our hope to develop new perspectives and new actions toward our future through stimulating discussions beyond different disciplines through the present “Transdisciplinary Symposium”.

Invited Speakers

Paul G. Mezey (Memorial University, Canada)
Barbara A. Oakley (Oakland University, U.S.A.)
Kohei Shiota (Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan)
Noboru Hidano (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Remo Job (University of Trento, Italy)
Antonio, De Felice (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan)

Organizers

Takayuki Ohgushi (Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University)
Noriko Fujii (Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University)
Naohide Tomita (Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
Komei Kadowaki (Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University)

Guest Speakers

Tsutomu Nishimura (Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation, Kobe)
Takayuki Miyazawa (Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University)
Tomoko Murase (Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing)
Takumi Takata (Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University)
Toshinao Tsunemi (Office of Community Relations, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)

Graduate Students Organizers

Michele Oliosi Pasco (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University)
Iki Murase (Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental

[June 17 (Sat)] 14:00-18:00  Place: Mie Prefectural Museum

Afternoon Session 1: 14:00-15:00  
Chair: Barbara A. Oakley (Oakland University, U.S.A.)
14:00-14:05 Masatoshi Murase
(IRU-AFS, Kyoto University)
“Simply Complexity”
14:05-14:25 Terufumi Ohno
(Mie Prefectural Museum)
“Evolution of Complexity”
14:25-14:45 Paul G. Mezey
(Memorial University, Canada)
“A Fuzzy Set Approach to the Complexity of Unexpected Consequences in Chemistry and in Society”
14:45-15:05 Noriko Fujii
(Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University)
“Collapse of homochirality of amino acids in proteins during aging”
15:05-15:30 Break (Discussions)
Afternoon Session 2: 15:30-16:30 
Chair: Michele Oliosi Pasco (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University)
15:30-15:50 Antonio, De Felice
(Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University)
“Dark energy: the acceleration which drives our universe”
15:50-16:10 Takayuki Miyazawa
(Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University)

“Possible induction of mammalian genome complexity by endogenous retroviruses activated by the solar wind”
16:10-16:30

Iki Murase
(Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University)

“Intraspecific variation in ecology of fish”
16:30-17:00

Break (Discussions)
Evening Session: 17:00-18:00
Chair: Komei Kadowaki (Center for Ecological Resrch, Kyoto University)
17:00-17:20 Naohide Tomita
(Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
“Bio-environment designing for Medical Engineering”
17:20-17:40 Noboru Hidano
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Creativity development through bodily art performance for adapting to human complexity”
17:40-18:00 Remo Job (University of Trento, Italy) “The mind: so complex and yet so limited or so limited and yet so complex?”
Night Session: 19:00-21:00 Shuttle Bus leaves at 18:15 p.m. Banquet at Hotel Green Park Tsu

[June 18 (Sun)] 10:00-16:00 Place: Hotel Green Park Tsu

Morning Session1: 10:00-11:00
Chair: Paul G. Mezey (Memorial University, Canada)
10:00-10:20 Barbara A. Oakley
(Oakland University, U.S.A.)
“Learning How We Know”
10:20-10:40 Takayuki Ohgushi
(Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University)
“Indirect effects can promote complexity of ecological systems”
10:40-11:00 Kohei Shiota
(Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan)
“Life is more complicated than it was expected”
11:00-11:30 Break (Discussions)
Morning Session2: 11:30-12:30
Chair: Iki Murase (Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University)
11:30-11:50 Takumi Takata
(Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University)
“Biological uncommon D-amino acids appear in various proteins during aging”
11:50-12:10 Komei Kadowaki
(Center for Ecological Resrch, Kyoto University)
“Eco-evolutionary thinking: towards common principles linking evolution, biodiversity, and ecosystem functioning”
12:10-12:30 Toshinao Tsunemi
(Office of Community Relations, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
“Behavior of Connected Networks in a Learning Network”
12:30-14:00 Lunch (Discussions)
Afternoon Session: 14:00-15:00
Chair: Takumi Takata (Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University)
14:00-14:20 Michele Oliosi Pasco
(Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University)
“Complex Fluctuations in Universe”
14:20-14:40 Tsutomu Nishimura
(Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation, Kobe)
“Living Phenomena in Complex Environments”
14:40-15:00 Tomoko Murase
(Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing) and Masatoshi Murase (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics,
Kyoto University)
“Origins and Evolutions of Care”
15:00-15:30 Discussions