Past Events

Research

[PhD Thesis Presentation_Zoom] - Po-Shun Chuang - "From Polyps to Colonies: Applying polyp bail-out to study coral coloniality"

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
Please join via zoom

PhD Public Presentation

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Tatiana Engel: Flexible identification of cognitive computations from spikes

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:00
ZOOM Event

Prof. Tatiana Engel

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Engel Laboratory, United States

https://facultyprofiles.cshl.edu/tatiana.engel

Zoom link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/98260915981?pwd=dWNFRVQrcUhCNWhrbGhtYWs0TEZPUT09

Colloquium

Catch-All Mathematical Colloquium

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 09:00 to 11:00
Zoom

The colloquium will be held once a month. It will be held online for the time being. Each event consists of a one-hour talk on mathematics followed by a one-hour diversity panel discussion session.

In the mathematics part, we will hear an exciting overview talk for a general audience. October speaker is Megumi Harada, Professor of McMaster University. In the discussion session, we will hear about the speaker's personal journey as a mathematician. You can take inspiration from them and exchange ideas with other participants in a small group. After the sessions are over, there will be a tea time where participants can chat freely.

You can join Part I only or both parts of the colloquium. Please register before Oct 18th, 5 pm. Click here to register!

Seminar

Carroll Symmetry and Cosmology

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 16:00
Lab4 E01 and Zoom

Seminar hosted by QG unit. Speaker: Jelle Hartong, The University of Edinburgh Title: Carroll Symmetry and Cosmology

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 11:00 to 15:00
Resource Center Center Bldg next to the ATM

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Public Lecture

Climate Change: Everything Goes Somewhere

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

The presenters talk about their new book, A Guide to Understanding Fundamental Principles of Environmental Management: It Ain’t Magic: Everything Goes Somewhere, and how it relates to climate change and other “sticky” natural resource management problems.

Presenters: Mr. Andrew Manale, Policy Analyst & Writer Mr. Bengt “Skip” Hyberg, President, H&H Conservation

Register here .

Seminar

(Somewhat) Functional Journal Club

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
B701,Lab 3
Jeremie Gillet will continue talking about the basics on Category Theory. Join the Slack to access the book.
Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Online via Zoom
Dr. João Pedro Ramos , Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Title: STABILITY FOR GEOMETRIC AND FUNCTIONAL INEQUALITIES Abstract
Seminar

Faculty lunchtime seminar: Eugene Kroll

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:10
Lab 4, E48

Faculty Lunctime Seminar. Speaker: Eugene Kroll (STG). Title: "Knocking Out Cancer's Sweet Tooth".

Training

Introduction to Python programming on the Cluster — Session 3

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
L4E01

Python is a popular, powerful programming language that is often used in scientific computing. You will get an introduction to the Python language and to common scientific libraries, and you will learn how to use Python in the OIST cluster environment.

Professional Development

Academic Presenting Skills - Learning from TED part 2

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00

What makes a good presentation good?

Join us as we consider the aspects of making memorable presentations.

Professional Development

Survival Japanese: Restaurants

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00
https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918

Learn how to make a reservation at a restaurant, order food and ask for items, and order food for pickup, all in Japanese.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link, then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918 )

Public Lecture

[Webinar] Innovating Higher Education in Japan

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 08:00 to 09:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

Join the Japan ICU Foundation and the OIST Foundation for this new webinar series focused on the Future of Education in Japan. Panelists: Prof. Monte Cassim (President, Akita International University), Dr. Peter Gruss (President, OIST), Dr. Kohei Itoh (President, Keio University), Dr. Shoichiro Iwakiri (President, ICU)

Register here .

Seminar

Quasiconformal and Sobolev mappings in metric measure spaces

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
Zoom

Analysis on Metric Spaces Fall Seminar

Title: Quasiconformal and Sobolev mappings in metric measure spaces

Speaker: Panu Lahti, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Abstract: Starting from Gehring, the equivalence between the metric, geometric, and analytic def- initions of quasiconformality has been investigated by various authors. There are many results stating that if a mapping is metrically quasiconformal, perhaps only in a relaxed sense, then it is analytically quasiconformal, or at least a Sobolev mapping. In recent joint work with Xiaodan Zhou, we have shown an improved version of such a result, which seems to detect more Sobolev mappings than previous results in the literature. I will discuss these results as well as the general strategy of the proofs.

Training

Introduction to Python programming on the Cluster — Session 2

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
L4E01

Python is a popular, powerful programming language that is often used in scientific computing. You will get an introduction to the Python language and to common scientific libraries, and you will learn how to use Python in the OIST cluster environment.

Seminar

Zoom Seminar by Karapet Mkrtchyan from Imperial College London

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 17:00
Lab4 E01 and Zoom

Seminar hosted by QG Unit. Speaker: Karapet Mkrtchyan, Imperial College London Title: Duality-symmetric formulation of electrodynamics and (chiral) p-form generalizations

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
On Zoom
Speaker: Paul Wedrich , University of Hamburg Title: Knots and quivers, HOMFLYPT and DT
Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Professor Alex Iosevich, University of Rochester Title: Finite point configurations and the Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension Abstract:

The Vapnik-Chervonenkis (VC) dimension was invented in 1970 to study learning models. This notion has since become one of the cornerstones of modern data science. This beautiful idea has also found applications in other areas of mathematics. In this talk we are going to describe how the study of the VC-dimension in the context of families of indicator functions of spheres centered at points in sets of a given Hausdorff dimension (or in sets of a given size inside vector spaces over finite fields) gives rise to interesting, and in some sense extremal, point configurations.

Seminar

[Joint Seminar] Universal transport features in spin-orbit-coupled quantum wires

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

Theory of Quantum Matter Unit and Quantum Machines Unit joint Seminar.

Training

Introduction to Python programming on the Cluster — Session 1

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
L4E01

Python is a popular, powerful programming language that is often used in scientific computing. You will get an introduction to the Python language and to common scientific libraries, and you will learn how to use Python in the OIST cluster environment.

Workshop

RIMS x OIST Jointly-funded Workshop "Interactions of New Trends in Algebraic Geometry and Singularities"

Monday, October 11, 2021 (All day) to Friday, October 15, 2021 (All day)
Zoom (meeting URL will be sent to registered participants)

RIMS x OIST Jointly-funded Workshop | Main organizer from OIST: Shinobu Hikami (Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions | Application Form (Deadline Oct 4, 2021)

We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the the current COVID-19 situation.

Recreation

Yoga with Yasuko

Saturday, October 9, 2021 (All day)
Village Center Ocean View and Seaside House Chura Hall

https://groups.oist.jp/recreation/iyengar-yoga-yasuko Yasuko -san will be offering two classes in two locations.

For more information and REGISTRATION , please visit our website.

Research

Modern Ecology and Evolution Journal Club [VENUE&TIME CHANGED]

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 16:30
Seaside House Recreation Lounge/ Zoom
[VENUE AND TIME CHANGE] Please feel free to join us for the continuation of fortnightly MEEJC, this Friday, 4.30pm, Seaside House, Recreation Lounge. This week we are invited to join for discussion on this recent preprint: Functional repertoire convergence of distantly related eukaryotic plankton lineages revealed by genome-resolved metagenomics https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.15.341214v2
Professional Development

Academic Speaking Skills - Concluding a Presentation

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
Zoom

Do you have a strategy for finishing your presentation?

Join us to leanr about some tried and tested techniques as we discuss microfanancing.

Professional Development

Survival Japanese: Basic conversations

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 12:00
https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918

Learn how to have a basic conversation in Japanese, including speaking about likes, dislikes and the weather. You'll also learn some high-frequency phrases that you hear often in Japan.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link , then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918 )

Professional Development

Orators Meeting for Communication & Public Speaking

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 12:00
Seminar Room B503 (Lab 1)

Come and join us for an exciting and fulfilling meeting on building better communication skills through impromptu speaking exercises, listening to prepared speeches, and providing constructive feedback. We run our meetings at lunchtime every other Friday. Email oist.tm@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to receive further information.

Seminar

On weak solutions to first-order discount mean field games

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Zoom seminar
Analysis on Metric Spaces Fall Seminar Title: On weak solutions to first-order discount mean field games Speaker: Hiroyoshi Mitake, University of Tokyo
Public Lecture

Online Roundtable Discussion: Chasing Coral

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

This is the roundtable discussion following the film screening Chasing Coral, in a Q&A style.

Panelists: Prof. Robert Dunbar (Stanford University; OIST Foundation Climate & Ocean ambassador) / Prof. Timothy Ravasi (Marine Climate Change Unit) / Prof. Noriyuki Satoh (Marine Genomics Unit)

Register here

Public Lecture

Screening: Chasing Coral (documentary film)

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 16:30 to 18:15
OIST Auditorium

Come to watch (one more time) this epic award-winning documentary film about vanishing coral reefs around the world and climate change. Special introduction by Prof. Timothy Ravasi, Marine Climate Change Unit.

No registration required.

An online roundtable discussion and Q&A to further reflect about Ocean's health, climate challenge, coral reef research, and SDG - life below water, will follow on the next day (October 8). Registration separate.

Seminar

[Seminar] Professor Genevieve Konopka: Cell type-specific transcriptional networks in brain evolution and disease

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 09:00
ZOOM Event

Professor Genevieve Konopka

Jon Heighten Scholar in Autism Research

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Seminar

On Broken Supersymmetry in String Theory

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 15:00
Lab4 E01 and Zoom

Seminar hosted by QG Unit. Speaker: Prof. Augusto Sagnotti , Scuola Normale Superiore Title: On Broken Supersymmetry in String Theory

Research

Day 6: Entrepreneurship Training Final presentation

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 09:00 to 11:30
Seminar Room C700

Language: English

Reservation required

Application Deadline: Sep 1 (Wed)

Symposium

Kinds of Minds - what is thinking? 2nd OIST-RIKEN Symposium-

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, October 7, 2021 (All day)
ONLINE-Registration is required.

This is the second series of the OIST-RIKEN institutional level symposium.

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Online Seminar Seminar Series Sagun Chanillo , Rutgers University Title: Local Version of Courant's Nodal domain theorem. Abstract:

Consider a smooth, compact Riemannian manifold with no boundary, endowed with a smooth metric. A famous theorem of Courant states that the k-th eigenfunction for the Laplace-Beltrami operator can have at most k nodal domains. Nodal domains are the open and connected sets where the eigenfunction does not vanish. H. Donnelly and Fefferman obtained some 30 years ago a local version of this theorem. Improvements were made by Chanillo-Muckenhoupt and others. In this talk we obtain the optimal local version of the local Courant theorem. We also relate this result to conjectures of S.-T. Yau on nodal sets, that is the zero set of eigenfunctions. The results of our talk have been obtained jointly with A. Logunov, E. Mallinikova and D. Mangoubi.

Training

Mini Course: R Package Development 3 of 3

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

R Package Development aims to provide you with the basic tools and knowledge to write your own high-quality R packages.

In this course, we aim to show you how to develop your own R packages. By doing so, you can take your R programming skills to the next level, becoming not just a user, but also a developer.

▼Target audience This course is suitable for people who:

Have some previous exposure to R (like Skill Pill: R ) Want to become active contributors to the R community through package development or Want to learn some advanced features of R
Training

Scientific Computing on AWS 4 of 4

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Amazon Web Service ( AWS )​​ is a very powerful cloud computing platform powering not only Amazon, but also many other web services across the globe. Scientists are now embracing the massive computing capacity of AWS to perform innovative scientific computing.

▼Target audience

The course requires basic knowledge of Python programming language. In addition, basic understanding of Linux command line is desired to run the hands-on tutorials.

No prior knowledge in cloud computing is needed, but if you know how to use Deigo that will help.

Professional Development

Academic Presenting Skills - Learning from TED part 1

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
zoom

What makes a good presentation good?

Join us as we consider the aspects of making memorable presentations.

Professional Development

Survival Japanese: Grocery store

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00
https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918

Learn how to ask questions about ingredients and allergens, ask about price and quantity of goods, and pay for your purchases at the register, all in Japanese.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link , then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918 )

Prospective Students

OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session) in October 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:00
Online

This session will be done in English. The program will start off with OIST general introduction, PhD & Research Internship admission process, financial support and student life followed by the panel discussion by 2 OIST PhD students. One of them has joined OIST Research Internship Program before becoming OIST PhD student so this session will be very exciting for those who are interested in Research Internship Program as well as PhD program.

Symposium

Registration deadline for 2nd OIST-RIKEN Symposium "Kinds of Minds - What is Thinking?-"

Friday, October 1, 2021 (All day)

Registration deadline for 2nd OIST-RIKEN Symposium "Kinds of Minds - What is Thinking?-" is October 1st, 2021.

Seminar

[Seminar] Exploring competing electronic phases under extreme conditions in superconducting FeSe1-xSx

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Training

Introduction to HPC and scientific computing - Session 2

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
L4E01

A beginner's introduction to using the clusters and other computing resources at OIST. This is the second, hands-on session.

Training

Mini Course: R Package Development 2 of 3

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

R Package Development aims to provide you with the basic tools and knowledge to write your own high-quality R packages.

In this course, we aim to show you how to develop your own R packages. By doing so, you can take your R programming skills to the next level, becoming not just a user, but also a developer.

▼Target audience This course is suitable for people who:

Have some previous exposure to R (like Skill Pill: R ) Want to become active contributors to the R community through package development or Want to learn some advanced features of R
Training

Scientific Computing on AWS 3 of 4

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Amazon Web Service ( AWS )​​ is a very powerful cloud computing platform powering not only Amazon, but also many other web services across the globe. Scientists are now embracing the massive computing capacity of AWS to perform innovative scientific computing.

▼Target audience

The course requires basic knowledge of Python programming language. In addition, basic understanding of Linux command line is desired to run the hands-on tutorials.

No prior knowledge in cloud computing is needed, but if you know how to use Deigo that will help.

Research

Day 5: Entrepreneurship Training Mid-check-in

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 09:00 to 11:30
Seminar Room C700

Language: English

Reservation required

Application Deadline: Sep 1 (Wed)

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom
Speaker: Hankyung Ko , Uppsala University Title: Bruhat orders and Verma modules
Seminar

Seminar "Melting driven by sheared/rotating Rayleigh-Benard convection" by Dr. S. Ravichandran

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

Speaker: Dr. S. Ravichandran, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stockholm, Sweden

Training

Mini Course: Vector Graphics

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Vector graphics are computer graphics defined with points, lines and curves rather than pixels, which has the advantage of scaling perfectly to any resolution. This is well suited for many scientifics graphs and illustrations.

▼Target audience This course is suitable for anyone.

Public Lecture

Resonance: The Future and Past of Art, Science, and Diplomacy Intersections

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

The OIST Foundation, the Canales Project, and the Ambassador's Council invite you to a dialogue examining how leaders from the disciplines of art, science and diplomacy can work together to achieve common goals.

Panelists: Dr. Cvetkovikj Andrijana (former Ambassador Macedonia to Japan), Dr. Peter Gruss (OIST), Prof. Robert Langer (MIT), Ms. Diemut Strebe (artist). Moderators: Ms. Carla Dirlikov Canales (Classical singer and arts envoy for the US Department of State), Mr. David Janes (OIST Foundation)

Register here .

Recreation

Learning Uchinaaguchi - Zoom Course

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 09:00 to Monday, October 18, 2021 - 05:00
Zoom Course

Learning Uchinaaguchi - This is Eedee Activity.

このクラスはEedee活動です。

Eedee: Working together in Onna-son language.

Eedee: 恩納村の方言で一緒に仕事をしましょう

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