Past Events

Seminar

[Seminar] "A twisted loop between inside and outside: Searching for an appropriate image of consciousness based on phenomenology and enactivism"

Monday, January 17, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30
Zoom / L4F01 (Lab4)

Our speaker, Shigeru Taguchi will be talking on " A twisted loop between inside and outside: Searching for an appropriate image of consciousness based on phenomenology and enactivism ".

Training

Mini Course: Speeding up MATLAB (by MathWorks) 2 of 2

Friday, January 14, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

This Mini Course will be taught by engineers from MathWorks, the company developping MATLAB. The focus will be on accelerating MATLAB code, using different approaches: better general coding practices, using the Parallel Computing Toolbox, and using Deigo's resources.

◆Target audience This course is suitable for people with some experience with MATLAB. Ideally, the participants will already have some code that they are interested in speeding up.

Seminar

Virtual Seminar"Explosive boiling of drops near a solid surface and inside a turbulent flow"Chao Sun

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 16:00
Zoom

Language: English

Workshop

Silver workshop 2022 “Complex geometry and related topics”

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 09:00 to Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 14:30
Hybrid of on-site & on-line (zoom) conference. For the security of Covid-19, on-site attendants are restricted only to the invited talkers.

Organizers: Noriko Yui (Queen’s University at Kingston), Kyoji Saito (RIMS), Shinobu Hikami (OIST)
Recreation

Sustainable Eating - Cooking Workshop

Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 10:00 to 13:00
Onna-son Culture School

Date of Workshop : Saturday, January 8th - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Holiday

New Years Holiday 年末年始 2022

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 (All day) to Monday, January 3, 2022 (All day)

National holiday

Workshop

Registration: 6th ABiS Advanced Light Microscopy Course at OIST

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 17:00
OIST Seminar room C209

Registration deadline: December 28th 2021

Seminar

[Seminar] "Lagrangian Studies in Active and Inertial Turbulence" by Mr Rahul Kumar Singh

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

CFF unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar.

Seminar

[Seminar] "An Immersed Boundary Method for high-fidelity simulations with moving objects: application to active flow control" by Dr. Athanasios E. Giannenas

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
Zoom

CFF unit is pleased to invite you to the semianr!

Seminar

Orchestrating inter-organ communication and treating metabolic disorders by mRNA decay of hepatokines

Monday, December 20, 2021 - 14:00
C210 Center Building
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Monday, December 20, 14:00-15:00

Seminar

[Seminar] "Elastic instabilities in confined geometries" by Mr. Manish Kumar

Monday, December 20, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00
Zoom

CFF unit is please to invite you to the seminar!

Recreation

Cosmos screening (episode 2)

Friday, December 17, 2021 - 18:00
B250 auditorium

Cosmos episode 2: One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue

Professional Development

Orators Meeting for Communication & Public Speaking

Friday, December 17, 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.

Training

Mini Course: Speeding up MATLAB (by MathWorks) 1 of 2

Friday, December 17, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

This Mini Course will be taught by engineers from MathWorks, the company developping MATLAB. The focus will be on accelerating MATLAB code, using different approaches: better general coding practices, using the Parallel Computing Toolbox, and using Deigo's resources.

◆Target audience This course is suitable for people with some experience with MATLAB. Ideally, the participants will already have some code that they are interested in speeding up.

Professional Development

Workshop: "Building Your Next Course: Forward Thinking on Curriculum through Backward Course Design".

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:30
You must RSVP to attend. A virtual Zoom link will be shared upon registration.

C-Hub warmly invites you to join us to hear about best practices for ensuring your teaching is engaging, transformative, and impactful.

Dr. Jason Heustis will articulate the essentials for creating a great course and discuss how to build a syllabus that will create clear, intentional pathways for teaching and learning. We will also discuss how “active learning” facilitates deep understanding and engages students from diverse backgrounds. Participants will also have the opportunity to consider different modes of assessment to measure student learning and mastery, and be strategic in development the assessments that will be aligned with your desired learning objectives.

Seminar

[Seminar] James Webb Space Telescope: The First Light Machine, by Philip Stahl

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 10:00
Zoom: https://oist.zoom.us/j/99334845276

Seminar talk on the James Webb Space Telescope mission by Dr. H. Philip Stahl, Space Optics Manufacturing Technology Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center , AL 35812

Organized by the OIST Optics and Photonics Student Society

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Special Lecture Part 2 of 2

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:30
Online via Zoom
Mr. Julian Weigt , Aalto University Title: Higher dimensional techniques for the regularity of maximal functions Abstract:

It has been an open question if maximal operators M satisfy the endpoint regularity bound \(mathop{\mathrm{var}}(Mf) \leq C \mathop{\mathrm{var}}(f)\). So far the majority of the known results has been in one dimension. I give an overview of the progress on this question with a focus on the techniques. Next I present the techniques used in the recent proofs of \(mathop{\mathrm{var}}(Mf) \leq C \mathop{\mathrm{var}}(f)\) for several maximal operators in higher dimensions. They are mostly geometric measure theoretic in the spirit of the relative isoperimetric inequality and involve a stopping time and various covering arguments.

Please click here to register *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Seminar

[Seminar] Clusters and orbitals in transition metal compound

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar.

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom

Dr. David Beltran, University of Wisconsin – Madison Title: Endpoint Sobolev regularity of the fractional maximal function Abstract: Abstract: I will report some of the recent progress regarding the boundedness and continuity of the map \(f \mapsto |\nabla M_\beta f|\) from the endpoint space \(W^{1,1}(\mathbb{R}^d)\) to \(L^{d/(d-\beta)}(\mathbb{R}^d)\), where \($M_\beta\) denotes the fractional version of either the centered or uncentered Hardy--Littlewood maximal function. After contributions by several authors, the problem is now totally solved in an affirmative way. I will focus on my contributions, which correspond to the radial case (in joint work with J. Madrid), and also to the general case for the continuity of the map (in joint work with C. González-Riquelme, J. Madrid and J. Weigt). Please click here to register *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please click here to register *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Special Lecture Part 1 of 2

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:30
Online via Zoom
Mr. Julian Weigt , Aalto University Title: Higher dimensional techniques for the regularity of maximal functions Abstract:

It has been an open question if maximal operators M satisfy the endpoint regularity bound \(mathop{\mathrm{var}}(Mf) \leq C \mathop{\mathrm{var}}(f)\). So far the majority of the known results has been in one dimension. I give an overview of the progress on this question with a focus on the techniques. Next I present the techniques used in the recent proofs of \(mathop{\mathrm{var}}(Mf) \leq C \mathop{\mathrm{var}}(f)\) for several maximal operators in higher dimensions. They are mostly geometric measure theoretic in the spirit of the relative isoperimetric inequality and involve a stopping time and various covering arguments.

Please click here to register *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Seminar

Japan Eco-Evo English Seminar #4

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 15:00 to 19:30
L4-E1 or zoom

The seminar aims to initiate interactions between international and Japanese researchers and students in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The 4th event is specially presented by three great speakers.

Elio Borghezan (Kyoto University) from 3pm - Iki Murase (University of the Ryukyus) from 4pm Marta Quitián (Tokyo Metropolitan University) from 5pm

on Dec. 13th(Fri).

Please join us if you have time. https://sites.google.com/view/jee-english-seminar

We’ll meet at L4-E1 or via zoom.

You can get the zoom link after registering from the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf67u80HNik6YePCyHYNENst5IVEc2Jq4xpkXbWwrU-y1W5HQ/viewform

*JEEES is created by Jamie M Kass (Economo Unit) and me to cultivate interactions between international and domestic researchers/students in ecology/evolution in Japan.

Campus

Visit by Mr. Jules Irrmann, Consul General of France in Kyoto

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 13:00

Visit by Mr. Jules Irrmann, Consul General of France in Kyoto

Industry Relations

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Office Hours: Friday

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 13:00 to 16:30
Lab 3 Room A704

OIST Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Eli Lyons, is holding office hours on Friday afternoons for anyone interested in working with industry or starting their own company. He also serves as a resource on various programs available to OIST to support researchers at the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey.

Seminar

Analysis on Metric Spaces Seminar

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom
Title: Helgason-Fourier analysis techniques on hyperbolic spaces and sharp geometric and functional inequalities Speaker : Professor Guozhen Lu, University of Connecticut Abstract : In this talk, we will report some recent progress on sharp geometric and functional inequalities by using the Helgason-Fourier analysis techniques on hyperbolic and symmetric spaces. These techniques allow us to establish sharp higher order Hardy-Sobolev-Maz'ya and Hardy-Adams inequalities on upper half spaces, complex Siegel domains and quaternionic and octanionic hyperbolic spaces. Some applications to PDEs will also be given. Click here to register.
Industry Relations

The power of industry-academia ecosystems on innovation

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom (Registration Required)

Panelists: Prof Hiroaki Kitano (OIST Professor, President of SONY CSL), Mr. Jonathan Solomon (CEO of BiomX), Dr. Kohta Satake (CEO of CureApp), Mr. Gil Granot-Mayer (Vice President, TDIC)

Moderator: Ms. Lauren Ha (Associate Vice President, TDIC)

Zoom: Registration Required. Language: EN/JP available.

Research

[Seminar] Rise of the turfs: the simplification of marine ecosystems under ocean acidification by Dr. Ben Harvey, Tsukuba University

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 13:30 to 15:00
Lab4 L4F01 Seminar Room

Speaker: Dr. Ben P. Harvey, Assistant Professor at the Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba

Hosted by: Professor Timothy Ravasi, OIST Marine Climate Change Unit

Abstract: Human activities are rapidly changing the structure of coastal marine ecosystems, but the ecological consequences of these changes remain uncertain. Natural analogues of futuristic conditions are increasingly being used to assess the likely effects of rising atmospheric CO 2 emissions on marine ecosystems. (...)

Seminar

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season5

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 17:30 to 18:30
Zoom

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season 5: Understanding of superorganisms: collective behavior, differentiation and social organization

Research

[PhD Thesis Presentation_Zoom]-Masakazu Taira- Investigation of serotonergic regulation of reward-based behaviors

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Please join via zoom

PhD public presemtation

Research

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Christine Luscombe)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:10 to 12:50
C700 (Lab 3, Level C)
Living electronics and fate of plastics

Organic electronics is a rising field, with novel applications including but not limited to stretchable solar cells, flexible display screens, and biosensors. The high performance of these organic electronics is enabled by the outstanding optoelectronic and thermomechanical features of organic semiconducting materials. As the field has progressed, bioelectronics has attracted increasing interest. Bioelectronics, merging manufactured electronics and biology, has emerged as a promising platform for translating electronic signals into ionic ones and vice versa , converting ionic signals into electronic signals ( e. g., biosensors and ionic skins). As a result, in recent years, applications in tissue engineering, drug delivery, electrophoresis and physiology have been developed. As we look into the future of bioelectronics, “living” electronics that merge the synthetic and biological world, holds some interest.

Separate to the above, microplastics composed of various plastic and polymeric materials pose as a major global environmental issue that can cause detrimental consequences to marine organisms and across the food chain. We have been collaborating with researchers at UW to identify microplastics in marine organisms in the Puget Sound and have identified that not all organisms consume the same microplastics.

In both projects, we seek to initiate collaborations with those at OIST and look forward to initiating discussions with various units.

Living electronics and fate of plastics

Organic electronics is a rising field, with novel applications including but not limited to stretchable solar cells, flexible display screens, and biosensors. The high performance of these organic electronics is enabled by the outstanding optoelectronic and thermomechanical features of organic semiconducting materials. As the field has progressed, bioelectronics has attracted increasing interest. Bioelectronics, merging manufactured electronics and biology, has emerged as a promising platform for translating electronic signals into ionic ones and vice versa , converting ionic signals into electronic signals ( e. g., biosensors and ionic skins). As a result, in recent years, applications in tissue engineering, drug delivery, electrophoresis and physiology have been developed. As we look into the future of bioelectronics, “living” electronics that merge the synthetic and biological world, holds some interest.

Separate to the above, microplastics composed of various plastic and polymeric materials pose as a major global environmental issue that can cause detrimental consequences to marine organisms and across the food chain. We have been collaborating with researchers at UW to identify microplastics in marine organisms in the Puget Sound and have identified that not all organisms consume the same microplastics.

In both projects, we seek to initiate collaborations with those at OIST and look forward to initiating discussions with various units.

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Special Lecture Part 3 of 3

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Associate Professor Kabe Moen , The University of Alabama Title: Fractional Integrals and weights Part III Abstract:

In this talk we will cover the two weight inequalities for the fractional integral operator and related fractional maximal operator. We will discuss the background of two-weight inequalities and Sawyer’s testing conditions and two weight characterization. We will also discuss bump conditions and some open questions.

Please click here to register *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Seminar

Seminar "On Diffusive and Stochastic Transport barriers" by Dr. Florian Kogelbauer

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab1 C016

Speaker: Dr. Florian Kogelbauer, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Sendai, Japan

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Online via Zoom
★DISTINGUISHED LECTURE Professor Yoshikazu Giga , The University of Tokyo Title: On a singular limit of a single-well Modica-Mortola functional and its applications Abstract:

It is important to describe the motion of phase boundaries by macroscopic energy in the process of phase transitions. Typical energy describing the phenomena is the van der Waals energy, which is also called a Modica-Mortola functional with a double-well potential or the Allen-Cahn functional. It turns out that it is also important to consider the Modica-Mortola functional with a single-well potential since it is often used in various settings including the Kobayashi-Warren-Carter energy, which is popular in materials science. It is very fundamental to understand the singular limit of such a type of energies as the thickness parameter of a diffuse interface tends to zero. In the case of double-well potentials, such a problem is well-studied and it is formulated, for example, as the Gamma limit under L 1

convergence.

However, if one considers the Modica-Mortola functional, it turns out that L 1

convergence is too rough even in the one-dimensional problem.

We characterize the Gamma limit of a single-well Modica-Mortola functional under the topology which is finer than L 1

topology. In a one-dimensional case, we take the graph convergence. In higher-dimensional cases, it is more involved. As an application, we give an explicit representation of a singular limit of the Kobayashi-Warren-Carter energy. Since the higher-dimensional cases can be reduced to the one-dimensional case by a slicing argument, studying the one-dimensional case is very fundamental. A key idea to study the one-dimensional case is to introduce “an unfolding of a function” by changing an independent variable by the arc-length parameter of its graph. This is based on a joint work with Jun Okamoto (The University of Tokyo), Masaaki Uesaka (The University of Tokyo, Arithmer Inc.), and Koya Sakakibara (Okayama University of Science, RIKEN).

Please click here to register *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Seminar

[Seminar] Hydrodynamic interaction and coalescence of rising bubbles in viscoelastic fluids: a numerical approach

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Zoom

CFF unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar.

Seminar

[Seminar] Enactive solutions to the integration problem in psychiatry.

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 09:30 to 10:30
Zoom

Our speaker will be Shaun Gallagher (PhD, Hon D.Phil) on Enactive solutions to the integration problem in psychiatry. We will be meeting on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 9:30 am, Japan time (GMT +9).

Workshop

Neural Computation Workshop 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 09:00 to 18:30
OIST conference center(Auditorium)

Neural Computation Unit will hold a retreat/reunion at OIST conference center. If you are interested in joining, pleaese contact ncus@oist.jp

Prospective Students

OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session) in December 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 14:00
Online

This session will be in Japanese. 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.

Training

HPC User Group Meeting

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 13:00
C700

The OIST High-Performance Computing User Group Meeting. Everybody is welcome! Hear the results of the User Survey, and get all the latest info about the OIST clusters and storage.

Industry Relations

OBI-Hub Information Session

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00
Online

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and Beyond Next Ventures cordially invite you to join an information session on OBI-Hub, their recently launched co-investment scheme to catalyze and launch your startup to the world. OBI-Hub leaders from OIST and Beyond Next Ventures will be available for you to ask them anything.

Research

[PhD Thesis Presentation_Zoom] - Xunwu Hu - "Developing Integrin-targeted Peptide Assemblies to Direct Cancer Cell migration"

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Please join via zoom

PhD Public Presentation

Public Lecture

[Webinar] The Temperature of Butterfly Wings: Prospecting for Bio-inspired Materials from Nature

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

Dr. Naomi E. Pierce (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University) and Dr. Nanfang Yu (Dept of Applied Physics and Applied Math, Columbia University) will consider the temperature of butterfly wings from a few different angles. They will also present several technologies inspired by these studies. Moderated by Prof. Evan Economo, Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit.

Register here .

Professional Development

[CV workshop] - Creating an impressive academic CV

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 15:15 to 16:45
Seminar Room Lab4, L4E01

[CV workshop] - Creating an impressive academic CV

"Creating an impressive academic CV" workshop where you will discover strategies to design a more focused, relatable, and readable CV.

Recreation

Baby Sensory Class

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
Village center Ocean View Room

Class Organizer: Kimberlie Ward

Classes will start: Thursday 2 nd December 2021

3-4pm, Ocean View meeting room in Village Center.

Public

Fire Evacuation Drill 火災避難訓練

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 14:00 to 14:30
Campus on OIST

A fire evacuation drill will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 14:00 to 14:30.

Wellness

Occupational physician: Dr. Yamamoto| 産業医: 山本先生

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 13:00 to 16:00
OIST Health Center

Reservation required.

External Events

RIKEN Science and Technology Hub Symposium 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 11:30
Wako Campus RIKEN

Dean of Research Dr. Tadashi Yamamoto will give a presentation entitled "RIKEN and OIST work for full-spectrum collaboration-Research, Education and Core facility."

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Special Lecture Part 2 of 3

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Associate Professor Kabe Moen , The University of Alabama Title: Fractional Integrals and weights Part II Abstract:

In this talk we will cover the one weight inequalities for the fractional integral operator and related fractional maximal operator. We will discuss the background of A_p weights and A_{p,q} weights and go over the dyadic decomposition of the fractional integral operator. We will also cover auxiliary results like sharp constants and.

Please click here to register *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Culture

[OIST 10th] OIST Images of Science Exhibition

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, January 16, 2022 (All day)
Tunnel Gallery

An exhibition of images generated by OIST researchers over the past 10 years. Part of the OIST 10th Anniversary celebrations.

Seminar

[Seminar] Localisation phenomena in frustrated magnets

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

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