Nonlinear Dynamics Lab

Nonlinear Physics Lab. (Department of Complexity Science and Engineering)
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Modeling and analysis of dynamical systems





To understand natural, biological, and artificial systems, we perform mathematical modeling and analysis. Moreover, closely collaborating with experimentalists of various fields, we try to solve problems related to our lives. 

Modeling and development of general theories
By constructing simple models that describe complex dynamical phenomena, we try to understand, predict, and control such phenomena. Moreover, through the generalizing and abstraction of problems, we try to construct general theories. Examples of our subjects include biological rhythms, locomotion, hydrodynamic phenomena, power grids, transportation networks, traffic networks, pattern formation in biological and chemical systems, social systems, neural networks.

Collaboration with experimentalists
To solve problems closely related to our lives, we collaborate with researchers of various disciplines such as engineering and biology. Our roles are to provide theoretical ideas, to analyze and interpret experimental data, and to propose new experiments. 

nonlinear phenomena, oscillations, synchronization, fluctuation, complex networks, control, optimization, biological rhythms, circadian rhythms, locomotion, biological physics

Hiroshi KORI


Hiroshi KORI

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo

5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba-ken 277-8561
Tel: +81 4 7136 3936

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March 2003 Doctor of Physics, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
April 2004 Research Fellow of Max Planck Society (Fritz Haber Institute
March 2005 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (Fritz Haber Institute)

April 2006

Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Hokkaido University
March 2008 Assistant Professor, Ochadai Academic Production, Ochanomizu University
April 2012 Associate Professor, Affiliation: Department of Computer SciencesOchanomizu University
September 2018 Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Research Topics

I am working on various dynamical systems, such as
– Synchronization
– Complex networks
– Biological rhythms, circadian rhythms, jet lag
– Locomotion
– Power grids, transportation networks
– Self-organization, pattern formation
– Chemical reactions
– Micro-Macro links in nonlinear non-equilibrium systems


Selected Publications

  • H. Kori, Y. Yamaguchi, H. Okamura: “Accelerating recovery from jet lag: prediction from a multi-oscillator model and its experimental confirmation in model animals”, Scientific Reports 7, 17466 (2017)
  • H. Kori, Y. Kuramoto, S. Jain, I.Z. Kiss, J.L. Hudson: “Clustering in Globally Coupled Oscillators Near a Hopf Bifurcation: Theory and Experiments”, Phys. Rev. E 89, 062906 (2014)
  • Y. Yamaguchi, H. Kori, H. Okamura et al: “Mice Genetically Deficient in Vasopressin V1a and V1b Receptors Are Resistant to Jet Lag”, Science 342,  85 (2013)
  • I. Imayoshi, H. Kori, R. Kageyama et al.: “Oscillatory Control of Factors Determining Multipotency and Fate in Mouse Neural Progenitors”, Science 342, 1203 (2013)
  • I.Z. Kiss, C.G. Rusin, H. Kori, J.L. Hudson: “Engineering Complex Dynamical Structures: Sequential Patterns and Desynchronization”, Science 316, 1886 (2007)