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Group BS: Basic science


Basic science focuses on understanding the underlying principles behind various phenomena and providing useful knowledge for the future developments. This year, we aim at bringing together Korean and European scientists working in the various fields of basic science to strengthen the networks and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the area of interest. In the talk sessions, delegates will discuss the current main issues of the relevant research area, whereas the poster session will provide a comprehensive opportunity to develop networks between the participants by understanding each participant’s expertise and research topics. Furthermore, we also encourage participants to join other session groups which can be relevant for their research topics.
Following sessions are focused in Basic Science at EKC 2016:
1) Deep Learning and Mathematics
2) Solid-state physics and quantum science
3) Earth science

4) Poster presentation
Session BS 1: On Deep Learning and Mathematics (Room: Estrel C3) 11:00 - 12:40, 28 July   
Convener/Chair Dr. Imbo Sim (National Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), Korea;
Session description: Lately, AlphaGo became the first computer go program to beat the professional go player. It consists of mathematical tools such as Monte Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) and Deep Learning. MCTS is a heuristic search algorithm for some kinds of decision processes. Deep Learning is one of machine learning based on algorithms that attempt to model high-level abstractions in data by using multiple processing layers composed of multiple non-linear transformations. Recently, it has been in the spotlight by advances in numerical algorithms, and applied to fields like computer vision, speech recognition, audio recognition. By these tools, AlphaGo has learned around 30 million records of the previous games and improve its skill by self-play so that it could be a sublime go program. In this session, we focus on Deep Learning and mathematics which are used in AlphaGo.

11:00 - 11:30 "Recent progress in Deep Learning looking through AlphaGo"

Dr. Ohsung Kwon (National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), Korea)
Dr. Kwon is an applied mathematician graduated in POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Korea. He has worked for the analysis of acoustics using Big Data at NIMS (National Institute for Mathematical Sciences). His main research interests are the algorithms used in Deep Learning. Currently, he establishes IT start-up for the data analysis

11:30 - 11:50 “Brief introduction to deep learning based on Bayesian inference”, Dr. Imbo Sim (National Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), Korea)

11:50 - 12:10 “Method for Learning and Discovering the Features: survey on representation learning”, Mr. Youngjoo Seo (EPFL, Switzerland)


12:10 - 12:30 “Selecting adaptive step size for stiffness detection in the parareal algorithm”, Dr. Sunyoung Bu (Hongik University, Korea)




Session BS 2: Recent progress in solid-state physics and quantum science (Room: Estrel C3) 14:00 - 15:40, 28 July


Convener/Chair: Dr. DongKeun Ki (University of Geneva, Switzerland;
Session description: The recent advances in solid-state physics and quantum science have not only given us deeper understandings of the underlying principles of various phenomena, but also raised more questions that need to be answered. This session, therefore, aims at introducing and discussing such recent developments and various topics will be covered including:

- Topology, low-dimensional materials and their hybrids
- Strongly correlated systems and collective excitations (quasiparticles)
- Fundamentals of new functional devices: plasmonics, oxide electronics, etc
- Mathematical, statistical, and computational physics
- Quantum optics, information, and computing

14:00 - 14:30 "Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres"

Dr. Anaïs Dréau (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)_invited speaker
Anaïs Dréau research interest is a particular defect in diamond, the NV center, and its applications in quantum technologies. During her PhD at the ENS de Cachan, France, she investigated local interactions of this diamond defect with surrounding nuclear spins. Currently she is a post-doc at TU Delft, the Netherlands, where she focuses on using the NV center as spin-photon interface for quantum networks.


14:30 - 15:00 "Quantum transport in hexagonal boron nitride-graphene heterostructures"

Dr. Romain Danneau (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)_invited speaker


Romain Danneau is a solid state physicist who specialized in mesoscopic physics and low temperature and low noise electrical measurements. He graduated in material science in Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France and obtained his PhD in physics at Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. After two successive postdocs worked at the School of Physics in the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland, he moved to the Institute of Nanotechnology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany to study the electronic properties of graphene and where he became scientific staff member.



15:00 - 15:20 “Graphene Metasurfaces”, Dr. Teun-Teun Kim (University of Birmingham, UK)


15:20 - 15:40 “DMFT + NRG study of the SU(N) Fermi-Hubbard model”, Dr. Seung-Sup Lee (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)



Session BS 3: Earth science (Room: Estrel C3) 16:00 - 17:40, 28 July
Convener/Chair: Prof. Young-Hyang Park (National Museum of Natural History, France;
Session description: Our planet, the Earth, consists of different components, e.g. lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere and biosphere. Understanding each component and its interactions with other components need broad scientific approaches from field expeditions to numerical modelling based on physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics. This session focuses on the current issues in Earth Science including scientific achievement, discovery and its societal impacts, methodological application to the resource exploration, and development of all aspects of the Earth from deep interior, ocean to surrounding atmosphere. Broad range of interests in this session invites earth scientists and engineers in a variety of fields, whose common concern can be increasing knowledge of the Earth itself, prediction of its environment/climate change and optimal use of its resources. Subject areas include, but are not limited to: geology, geophysics, hydrology, oceanography, atmospheric science and climate/environment change, and all forms of exploring technology and engineering.



16:00 - 16:20  "Induced Seismicity in Development of Deep Geothermal Energy: Challenges and State-of-the-Art Research at GFZ Potsdam", Dr. Jeoung Seok Yoon (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany)



16:20 - 16:40  "Ocean Science Programmes in Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission(IOC)", Dr. Seonghwan Pae (IOC/UNESCO)


16:40 - 17:00 "MIRIAD project: a long range RPAS dedicated to air/sea fluxes measurements", Dr. Michel Gavart (, France)


17:00 - 17:20  ”Insights into a 5 million year history of the Indonesian Throughflow, Australian monsoon, and subsidence on the northwest shelf of Australia”, Dr. Eun Young Lee (University of Vienna, Austria)


17:20 – 17:40 Open communication for "A novel Southern Ocean oceanographic cruise on the Korean icebreaker Araon”, Prof.Dr. Young-Hyang Park (LOCEAN/Univ. Paris 6, France)




Group BS: Poster Presentation (Room: Convention Hall/Foyer) 12:40 - 14:00, 28 July

Chair: Dr. DongKeun Ki (University of Geneva, Switzerland;


BS-01 "The Presence of Barrier Layer in the East Sea/Japan Sea"

Sehan Lim (Republic of Korea Naval Academy (ROKNA), Korea)


BS-02 "JEM-EUSO and Its Pathfinders — A Space Based Approach to UHECR Studies"

Aera Jung (Université Paris Diderot, France)


BS-03 "Electronic Interactions in Few-Layer Graphene: Fractional Quantum-Hall Effect and Even-Odd Insulating Behavior"

Dong-Keun Ki (University of Geneva, Switzerland)


BS-04 "Strong Spin-Orbit Interaction in Graphene-on-Transition Metal Dichalcogenides"

Dong-Keun Ki (University of Geneva, Switzerland)


BS-05 "Trend of Increasing Jellyfish Blooms: Prismatic Features of Jellyfish Lead to the Global Ocean in Crisis"

Sunhee Lee (Christian-Albrechts-Universität; GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany)


BS-06 "State of the art technology for Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering"

Hana Lee (Graz Universiy of Technology, Austria)


BS-07 "Analysis of Structural Changes of Quartz under Dynamic Compression"

Heetae Park (Ecole polytechnique, France)


BS-08 "Correcting North Atlantic Sea Surface Salinity Biases in the Kiel Climate Model"

Taewook Park (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany)