Living things exhibit clever information processing to cope with environmental changes, even at individual level. In addition, we are often fascinated with emergence of more intelligent behaviors when living things collectively self-organize at population level. My ultimate research purpose is to understand a principle underlying this intelligence. Therefore, I employ the nematode C. elegans as a model animal and seek physical rules governing individual and population level behaviors. For this purpose, I have taken interdisciplinary approaches between neuroscience, ethology, engineering and nonlinear physics.
Our paper has been published in Nature Communications. We found that C. elegans collectively forms dynamical networks with simple physical rules, providing the experimental evidence on a physical rule underlying collective motions of self-propeled particles in the active matter physics. This paper is featured in news media and highlighted in Nature Reviews Physics.
2018.12 公益財団法人 島津科学技術振興財団の研究開発助成を受賞しました. My grant application to Shimazu Science Foundation was approved.
2018.9 2nd International Symposium on Biotremology（Riva del Garda, Itary）で発表しました. I gave a talk in 2nd International Symposium on Biotremology in Riva del Garda, Itary.