
Selected Publications (peerreviewed)
1) 
L. Zhu, S.J. Kim, M. Hara, M. Aono, "Remarkable problemsolving ability of unicellular amoeboid organism and its mechanism," Royal Society Open Science 5: 180396 (2018).

2) 
Z. R. Adam, A. C. Fahrenbach, B. Kacar, M. Aono, "Prebiotic geochemical automata at the intersection of radiolytic chemistry, physical complexity, and systems biology," Complexity, Volume 2018, Article ID 9376183 (2018).

3) 
Z. R. Adam, Y. Hongo, H. J. Cleaves, R. Yi, A. C. Fahrenbach, I. Yoda, M. Aono, "Estimating the capacity for production of formamide by radioactive minerals on the prebiotic Earth," Scientific Reports 8, 265 (2018).

4) 
R. Afrin, N. Ganbaatar, M. Aono, H. J. Cleaves, T. Yano, M. Hara, "Sizedependent affinity of glycine and its short oligomers to pyrite surface: A model for prebiotic accumulation of amino acid oligomers on a mineral surface," International Journal of Molecular Science 19(2), 365 (2018).

5) 
Z. R. Adam, D. Zubarev, M. Aono, H. J. Cleaves, "Subsumed complexity: abiogenesis as a byproduct of complex energy transduction," Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A 375: 20160348 (2017).

6) 
B. Real, C. Cantillano, D. LopezGonzalez, A. Szameit, M. Aono, M. Naruse, S.J. Kim, K. Wang, R. A. Vicencio, "Flatband light dynamics in Stub photonic lattices," Scientific Reports 7, 15085 (2017).

7) 
A. C. Fahrenbach, C. Giurgiu, C. P. Tam, L. Li, Y. Hongo, M. Aono, J. W. Szostak, "A common and potentially prebiotic origin for precursors of nucleotide synthesis and activation," Journal of American Chemical Society 39 (26), 87808783 (2017).

8) 
M. Naruse, S.J. Kim, T. Takahashi, M. Aono, K. Akahane, M. D'Acunto, H. Hori, L. Thylen, M. Katori, M. Ohtsu, "Percolation of optical excitation mediated by nearfield interactions," Physica A 471, 162168 (2016).

9) 
S.J. Kim, M. Naruse, M. Aono, H. Hori, T. Akimoto, "Random walk with chaotically driven bias," Scientific Reports 6, 38634 (2016).

10) 
S.J. Kim, M. Naruse, M. Aono, "Harnessing the computational power of fluids for optimization of collective decision making," Philosophies 1(3), 245260 (2016).

11) 
K. Chandru, A. Gilbert, C. Butch, M. Aono, H. J. Cleaves, "The abiotic chemistry of thiolated acetate derivatives and the origin of life," Scientific Reports 6, 29883 (2016).

12) 
G. Narangerel, N. Matsuzaki, Y. Nakazawa, R. Afrin, M. Aono, T. Yano, T. Hayashi, M. Hara, "Surface force analysis of pyrite: its reactivity to amino acid adsorption," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry 6, 167176 (2016).

13) 
K. Iwayama, Y. Hirata, M. Aono, L. Zhu, M.Hara, K. Aihara, "Decisionmaking ability of Physarum polycephalum enhanced by its coordinated spatiotemporal oscillatory dynamics," Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 11, 036001 (2016).

14) 
S.J. Kim, T. Tsuruoka, T. Hasegawa, M. Aono, K. Terabe, M. Aono, "Decision maker based on atomic switches," AIMS Materials Science 3(1), 245259 (2016).

15) 
C. Scharf, N. Virgo, H. J. Cleaves, M. Aono, et al. (37 authors), "A strategy for origins of life research," Astrobiology 15(12), 10311042 (2015).

16) 
M. Naruse, M. Berthel, A. Drezet, S. Huant, M. Aono, H. Hori, S.J. Kim, "Singlephoton decision maker," Scientific Reports 5, 13253 (2015).

17) 
S.J. Kim, M. Aono, E. Nameda, "Efficient decisionmaking by volumeconserving physical object," New Journal of Physics 17, 083023 (2015).

18) 
M. Aono, S. Kasai, S.J. Kim, M. Wakabayashi, H. Miwa, M. Naruse, "Amoebainspired nanoarchitectonic computing implemented using electrical Brownian ratchets," Nanotechnology 26, 234001 (2015).

19) 
M. Aono, N. Kitadai, Y. Oono, "A principled approach to the origin problem," Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 45 (3), 327338 (2015).

20) 
M. Aono, M. Wakabayashi, "Amoebainspired heuristic search dynamics for exploring chemical reaction paths," Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 45 (3), 339345 (2015).

21) 
M. Aono, S.J. Kim, S. Kasai, H. Miwa, M. Naruse, "Amoebainspired spatiotemporal dynamics for solving the satisfiability problem," In: Special Issue of Advances in Science, Technology and Environmentology Vol. B11, Waseda University, pp. 3740 (2015.3).

22) 
S.J. Kim, M. Aono, "Decision maker using coupled incompressiblefluid cylinders," In: Special Issue of Advances in Science, Technology and Environmentology Vol. B11, Waseda University, pp. 4146 (2015.3).

23) 
M. Aono, S.J. Kim, S. Kasai, H. Miwa, M. Naruse, "Amoebainspired heuristic search for NPcomplete problem solution at the nanoscale," Proceedings of NOLTA 2014, Luzern, Switzerland, 499502 (2014).

24) 
M. Naruse, W. Nomura, M. Aono, M. Ohtsu, Y. Sonnefraud, A. Drezet, S. Huant, S.J. Kim, "Decision making based on optical excitation transfer via nearfield interactions between quantum dots," Journal of Applied Physics 116, 154303 (2014).

25) 
M. Naruse, S.J. Kim, M. Aono, H. Hori, and M. Ohtsu, "Chaotic oscillation and randomnumber generation based on nanoscale opticalenergy transfer," Scientific Reports 4, 6039 (2014).

26) 
M. Aono, S.J. Kim, M. Hara, T. Munakata, "Amoebainspired tugofwar algorithms for explorationexploitation dilemma in extended bandit problem," BioSystems 117, 19 (2014).

27) 
W. Nomura, M. Naruse, M. Aono, S.J. Kim, T. Kawazoe, T. Yatsui, M. Ohtsu, "Demonstration of controlling the spatiotemporal dynamics of optical nearfield excitation transfer in Yjunction structure consisting of randomly distributed quantum dots," Advances in Optical Technologies, Vol. 2014, Article ID 569684 (2014).

28) 
S.J. Kim, M. Aono, "Amoebainspired algorithm for cognitive medium access," Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, IEICE, 5(2), 198209 (2014).

29) 
S. Kasai, M. Aono, M. Naruse, "Amoebainspired computing architecture implemented using charge dynamics in parallel capacitance network," Applied Physics Letters 103, 163703 (2013).

30) 
M. Naruse, M. Aono, S.J. Kim, "Nanoscale photonic network for soluton searching and decision making problems," IEICE Transactions on Communications 1E96B, 27242732 (2013).

31) 
S.J. Kim, M. Naruse, M. Aono, M. Ohtsu, M. Hara, "Decision maker based on nanoscale photoexcitation transfer," Scientific Reports 3, 2370 (2013).

32) 
M. Aono, M. Naruse, S.J. Kim, M. Wakabayashi, H. Hori, M. Ohtsu, M. Hara, "Amoebainspired nanoarchitectonic computing: Solving intractable computational problems using nanoscale photoexcitation transfer dynamics," Langmuir 29, 75577564 (2013).

33) 
M. Naruse, N. Tate, M. Aono, M. Ohtsu, "Information physics fundamentals of nanophotonics," Reports on Progress in Physics 76, 056401 (2013).

34) 
L. Zhu, M. Aono, S.J. Kim, M. Hara, "Amoebabased computing for traveling salesman problem: Longterm correlations between spatially separated individual cells of Physarum polycephalum," BioSystems 112, 110 (2013).

35) 
M. Naruse, M. Aono, S.J. Kim, T. Kawazoe, W. Nomura, H. Hori, M. Hara, M. Ohtsu, "Spatiotemporal dynamics in optical energy transfer on the nanoscale and its application to constraint satisfaction problems," Physical Review B 86, 125407 (2012).

36) 
M. Aono, S.J. Kim, L. Zhu, M. Naruse, M. Ohtsu, H. Hori, M. Hara, "Amoebainspired SAT Solver," Proceedings of NOLTA 2012, Majorca, Spain, 586589 (2012).

37) 
S.J. Kim, M. Aono, E. Nameda, M. Hara, "Tugofwar Model for Competitive Multiarmed Bandit Problem: Amoebainspired Algorithm for Cognitive Medium Access," Proceedings of NOLTA 2012, Majorca, Spain, 590593 (2012).

38) 
M. Aono, L. Zhu, S.J. Kim, M. Hara, "Performance enhancement of amoebabased neurocomputer for 8city traveling salesman problem," Proceedings of NOLTA 2011, Kobe, Japan, 104107 (2011).

39) 
L. Zhu, M. Aono, S.J. Kim, M. Hara, "Problemsize scalability of amoebabased neurocomputer for traveling salesman problem," Proceedings of NOLTA 2011, Kobe, Japan, 108111 (2011).

40) 
S.J. Kim, E. Nameda, M. Aono, M. Hara, "Adaptive tugofwar model for twoarmed bandit problem," Proceedings of NOLTA 2011, Kobe, Japan, 176179 (2011).

41) 
M. Aono, L. Zhu, M. Hara, "Amoebabased neurocomputing for 8city traveling salesman problem," International Journal of Unconventional Computing 7, 463480, (2011).

42) 
M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Greedy versus social: Resourcecompeting oscillator network as a model of amoebabased neurocomputer," Natural Computing 10, 12191244 (2011).

43) 
S.J. Kim, M. Aono, M. Hara, "Tugofwar model for multiarmed bandit problem," Unconventional Computation 2010, LNCS 6079, Springer, 6980 (2010).

44) 
S.J. Kim, M. Aono, M. Hara, "Tugofwar model for the twobandit problem: Nonlocallycorrelated parallel exploration via resource conservation," BioSystems 101, 2936 (2010).

45) 
K. Ozasa, M. Aono, M. Maeda, M. Hara, "Simulation of neurocomputing based on the photophobic reactions of Euglena with optical feedback stimulation," BioSystems 100, 101107 (2010).

46) 
Y. Hirata, M. Aono, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Spontaneous mode switching in coupled oscillators competing for constant amounts of resources," Chaos 20, 013117 (2010).

47) 
M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "A model of amoebabased neurocomputer," Journal of Computer Chemistry, Japan 9 (3), 143156 (2010).

48) 
M. Aono, M. Hara, K. Aihara, T. Munakata, "Amoebabased emergent computing: Combinatorial optimization and
autonomous metaproblem solving," International Journal of Unconventional Computing 6, 89108 (2010).

49) 
M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Resourcecompeting oscillator network as a model of amoebabased neurocomputer," Unconventional Computation 2009, LNCS 5715, Springer, 5669 (2009).

50) 
K. Ozasa, M. Aono, M. Maeda, M. Hara, "Simulation of neurocomputing based on photophobic reactions of euglena: Toward microbebased neural network computing," Unconventional Computation 2009, LNCS 5715, Springer, 209218 (2009).

51) 
M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Amoebabased chaotic neurocomputing: Combinatorial optimization by coupled biological oscillators," New Generation Computing 27, 129157 (2009).

52) 
M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Combinatorial optimization by amoebabased neurocomputer with chaotic dynamics," Natural Computing, PICT1, Springer, 115 (2008).

53) 
M. Aono, M. Hara, "Spontaneous deadlock breaking on amoebabased neurocomputer," BioSystems 91, 8393 (2008).

54) 
M. Aono, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Amoebabased neurocomputing with chaotic dynamics," Communications of the ACM 50(9), 6972 (2007).

55) 
M. Aono, M. Hara, "Amoebabased nonequilibrium neurocomputer utilizing fluctuations and instability," Unconventional Computation 2007, LNCS 4618, Springer, 4154 (2007).

56) 
Y.P. Gunji, K. Sasai, M. Aono, "Return map structure and entrainment in a timestatescale reentrant system," Physica D 234, 124130 (2007).

57) 
M. Aono, M. Hara, "Dynamic transition among memories on neurocomputer composed of amoeboid cell with optical feedback," Proceedings of NOLTA 2006, Bologna, Italy, 763766 (2006).

58) 
M. Aono, Y.P. Gunji, "Material implementation of hyperincursive field on slime mold computer," CASYS 2003, AIP conference proceedings 718, 188203 (2004).

59) 
M. Aono, Y.P. Gunji, "Resolution of infiniteloop in hyperincursive and nonlocal cellular automata: Introduction to slime mold computing," CASYS 2003, AIP conference proceedings 718, 177187 (2004).

60) 
Y.P. Gunji, T. Takahashi, M. Aono, "Dynamical infomorphism: Form of endoperspective," Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 22, 10771011 (2004).

61) 
S. Tsuda, M. Aono, Y.P. Gunji, "Robust and emergent Physarum logicalcomputing," Biosystems 73, 4555 (2004).

62) 
M. Aono, Y.P. Gunji, "Beyond inputoutput computings: Errordriven emergence with parallel nondistributed slime mold computer," BioSystems 71, 257287 (2003).

63) 
Y.P. Gunji, Y. Kusunoki, M. Aono, "Interface of global and local semantics in a selfnavigating system based on the concept lattice," Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 13, 261284 (2002).

64) 
M. Aono, Y.P. Gunji, "Local semantics for the partwhole problem: An alternative CA system based on unserializable parallel processing," CASYS 2002, AIP conference proceedings 627, 7184 (2002).

65) 
M. Aono, Y.P. Gunji, "Autonomous selection and indefinite goals: A system using Bezier curves as dynamically redefined transition rules," CASYS 2001, AIP conference proceedings 573, 242256 (2001).

