Talk in science cafe

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On Oct 11th, I was invited to deliver a talk on theology in the Aichi Science Cafe, which is a series of talks by the researchers in the university in this region. This year 15 talks are planned in total, and all of the talks will be in October and November. The topics are widely […]

Analysis of Brownian Motion of DNA

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I found this paper very interesting. From my phD study, Brownian motion of DNA molecules has been observed via fluorescent microscope, and typical observed behavior of DNA is as shown above. (This movie was taken by Mr Sato who graduated form my group when I was in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.) Just following […]


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An interesting article for clotting of human blood, I have found. I can imagine that clotting (solidification) of blood has significant effects on surgeries and other medical operations. But I did not know how people quantify it. According to the article above, medical people make rheological measurements so-called thrombelastography. Because I did not know the […]

Subtraction of a scientific paper

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There has been announced the subtraction of the paper in which the behavior of polymers under fast shear deformations is discussed. As mentioned in the article above, their first paper appeared in ACS MacroLetter. This specific paper had a great impact for the description of polymer dynamics in entangled states. In the conventional […]

Photos from IWEAYR-12

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All the students and post-doc members joined the 12th International Workshop for East Asian Young Rheologysis in Thailand. The event has been organized by the research groups in which the topics are related to rheology. From the organizer, I have received the kind message with weblinks for the photo taken in the event. In particular, […]

Rheology of Flog’s Saliva

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Take a look at the very interesting video above. In particular, I am very much interested in the flow-curve of saliva that is available in this paper. To me, this flow-curve is quite exceptional. There are many shear-thinning fluids for which the viscosity decreases with increasing shear rate. For instance, mayo is such a fluid. […]