• research 2018.Feb.8
    Press Release: February 06, 2018 / Discovery of a primordial metabolic system that gives us a glimpse of the origin of life on earth / Yoshito Chikaraishi
  • research 2018.Feb.8
    Press Release: February 06, 2018 / Baby, it's cold outside: understanding conditions for star formation / Yasuhiro Oba, Naoki Watanabe
  • information 2018.Jan.5
    Updated: Research Groups, Faculty Members
  • information 2017.Nov.2
    Recruitment page was updated.
  • collaboration 2016.Sep.13
    Symposium > Symposium page was updated: H2O Science · 2017 / September 14-15, 2017 / Auditorium, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University
  • research 2017.Sep.7
    Press Release: September 06, 2017 / Unraveling a major cause of sea ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean / Kay I. Ohshima
  • research 2017.Sep.7
    Press Release: September 06, 2017 / Cloud formation suppressed by biogenic organic emissions /Yuzo Miyazaki
  • information 2017.Sep.6
    International > Exchanges page was updated.
  • information 2017.Aug.24
    Updated: Research Groups - Visiting Faculties
  • research 2017.May.25
    Press Release: May 11, 2017 / Teleconnection between the tropical Pacific and Antarctica / Shigeru Aoki
  • research 2017.May.25
    Press Release: April 18, 2017 / Why don't fish freeze to death in icy water? / Ken Nagashima
  • information 2017.May.1
    Updated: Research Groups, Faculty Members
  • research 2017.Feb.15
    Press Release: February 08, 2017 / Pure iron grains are rare in the universe / Yuki Kimura
  • research 2017.Feb.15
    Press Release: January 24, 2017 / Mapping the migration of house shrews / Satoshi Ohdachi
  • research 2017.Feb.14
    Press Release: November 21, 2016 / Answering a longstanding question: Why is the surface of ice wet? / Ken-ichiro Murata
  • research 2017.Feb.14
    Press Release: October 25, 2016 / The gene of autumn colours / Hisashi Ito
  • information 2017.Feb.13
    International > Exchanges page was updated.
  • information 2017.Jan.17
    Lecture: Exploring a Comet Through Art / Ekaterina Smirnova / 3 Feb (Fri) 5:30pm / Auditorium at ILTS
  • research 2016.Nov.14
    Research Topics: Does sea ice supply nutrients to spring phytoplankton bloom in the Sea of Okhotsk? / Naoya Kanna, Jun Nishioka
  • collaboration 2016.Oct.14
    Symposium > Symposium page was updated: Workshop on Interstellar Matter 2016, October 19-21, 2016, Auditorium, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University
  • research 2016.Sep.29
    Press Release: August 24, 2016 / The origins of Cuban species / Satoshi Ohdachi
The institute of Low Temperature Science is promoting comprehensive research of various natural phenomena occurring in the cryosphere and cold environments.

Press Release

* February 06, 2018 / Discovery of a primordial metabolic system that gives us a glimpse of the origin of life on earth / Yoshito Chikaraishi / Multi-omics research on Thermosulfidibacter (isolated from a hydrothermal field in the Southern Okinawa Trough) has enabled the discovery of possibly the most primordial form of tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. The TCA cycle is a key metabolic mechanism essential for most organisms. .....
* February 06, 2018 / Baby, it's cold outside: understanding conditions for star formation / Yasuhiro Oba, Naoki Watanabe / The mechanism by which hydrogen sulphide is released as gas in interstellar molecular clouds is described by scientists in Japan and Germany, in the journal Nature Astronomy. The process, known as chemical desorption, is more efficient than previously believed, and this has implications for .....
* September 06, 2017 / Unraveling a major cause of sea ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean / Kay I. Ohshima / Ice-covered sea areas in the Arctic Ocean during summer have nearly halved since the 1970s and 1980s, raising alarm that the ocean is shifting from a multiyear to a seasonal ice zone. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has forecasted summer ice cover in the polar ocean might disappear almost completely .....
* September 06, 2017 / Cloud formation suppressed by biogenic organic emissions / Yuzo Miyazaki / Submicron atmospheric aerosols, although they are not so visible, play a pivotal role in the climate system. They cause temperature variations by scattering or absorbing sunlight, while they also act as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). Consequently, they can impact cloud cover and the precipitation process. Organic matter, .....
* May 11, 2017 / Teleconnection between the tropical Pacific and Antarctica / Shigeru Aoki / In April 2016, a large-scale breakup of land-fast ice was observed in Lützow-Holm Bay near Syowa Station, a Japanese research facility. It was the first comparably large calving in the region since 1998. Land-fast ice is sea ice that grows along the Antarctic coast and does not move much once formed. Syowa Station is .....
* April 18, 2017 / Why don't fish freeze to death in icy water? / Ken Nagashima / Fish can survive even in subzero environments, such as under ice floes. Researchers have hypothesized that when glycoproteins contained in fish blood are absorbed on the surface of ice crystals, it curbs the growth of ice crystals. Verifying the functions of these glycoproteins requires precise measurements of the normal growth rates .....