Past Events

Recreation

Basic Life Support Course (non-certification)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00
B250

Ocean Safety Course and Basic Life Support Course

Recreation

Ocean Safety Course

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 10:30 to 12:00
B250

Learn the skills neccessary to enter the water safely, through ocean risk assessment and management.

Recreation

Zumba toning classes by Chika Price

Monday, January 30, 2023 - 18:45 to 19:45
Ocean View Room
Zumba toning classes by Chika Price
Lecture

Public Lecture by Prof. Svante Pääbo in Tokyo, 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Monday, January 30, 2023 - 18:00 to 19:30
Yasuda Auditorium, University of Tokyo

Science Talk by Prof. Svante Pääbo, 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Seminar

[Seminar] Interactions between turbulence and particles

Monday, January 30, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
B503 (Ctr Bldg.)

Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field.

Language: English

Industry Relations

Danish Design Center Seminar: "How should societal design change when the society expands?"

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:30
B250

Dr. Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Center. Language: English, Open to OIST Community

Training

Introduction to HPC and scientific computing - Session 2

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00
C700

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

Industry Relations

OIST Innovators Society Seminar - Bringing medical devices to the market

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
Seminar room L4E01 (Lab 4, Floor E) + zoom (Meeting ID: 959 3115 2658 Passcode: 914922)

Are you developing or want to develop medical devices, drugs or vaccines at OIST? Would you like to see your technology reach the hands of patients after they are developed in research labs?

Then, please join us at the next Innovators society meeting on January 27 th , where Dr. Laurent Metz will give us a glimpse into his 20 years of experience of bringing medical devices to the markets.

Recreation

TSVP Teatime

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 16:00
Lab 4 Level D Break Area (L4D01)

"TSVP Teatime": informal discussions and getting to know each other

Training

Introduction to HPC and scientific computing - Session 1

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00
C700

This training course will show you how to make best use of the high-performance computing resources at OIST. In the first session we show you how computing clusters are organized and introduce the fundamental concepts of parallel computing.

Seminar

Mathematics in the Science : Self-Correcting Quantum Many-Body Control using Reinforcement Learning with Tensor Networks

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
L4E48

SPEAKER : Ms. Friederike Metz (Busch Unit Phd student)

Seminar

EHE – Epithelial Hemangio-Endothelioma, cancer driven by fusions of YAP or TAZ oncogenes with genes that encode transcription factors

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 11:00
zoom

Yamamoto Unit will host a series of seminars on cancer and oncology. This seminar is a part of GS course, A307 Molecular Oncology and Cell Signaling, by Prof. Yamamoto.

Speaker:Marius Sudol, PhD,Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

zoom Meeting URL: https://oist.zoom.us/j/95797251923?pwd=ekcrUlNhejNyMlpoTUV1SlgxOHI3Zz09 Meeting ID: 957 9725 1923 Passcode: 390997

OIST Mini Symposium

OIST Mini Symposium "Translating evidence on altered motivational processes in ADHD into behavioral management strategies: Toward new research ideas"

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 09:00 to Friday, January 27, 2023 - 17:00
OIST Seaside House

OIST Mini Symposium | Organizing unit: Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required; contact the organizers (furukawa [at] oist.jp) | For non-OIST members: Please contact the organizers (furukawa [at] oist.jp) for information on how to participate.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
On Zoom
Pavel Turek , Royal Holloway, University of London Title: On stable modular plethysms of the natural module of \(\textrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{F}_p)\) in characteristic \(p\)
Seminar

[Seminar] 'Measurement of optical forces and torques acting on trapped particles' by Prof Monika Ritsch-Marte

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom

Speaker: Prof Monika Ritsch-Marte Director of the Institute of Biomedical Physics, Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Training

7th ABiS Advanced Light Microscopy Course at OIST

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 09:00 to Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 17:00
C209 and B380

Microscopy Training Course at OIST

Registration required: Deadline 2022 Dec. 28

Lecture

Cancelled: Nobel lecture (Sat., Jan. 21)

Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 18:30 to 20:00

Cancelled: Nobel lecture (Sat., Jan. 21)

Culture

Community Cooking Series

Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 11:30 to 14:00

The Community Cooking Series aims to bring the OIST community and residents of Onna closer through a shared love of food. Each session will be focused on one dish, taught by someone with a personal connection to the recipe (perhaps you?).

Seminar

Seminar: "Rotation Sensing with Nuclear Spins in Diamond" by Dr. Andrey Jarmola

Friday, January 20, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
L4E01
Seminar: "Rotation Sensing with Nuclear Spins in Diamond" by Andrey Jarmola, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar

[Seminar] Ultimate heat transfer in wall-bounded turbulent flows

Friday, January 20, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30
B700 Lab 3

Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field.

Language: English

Research

Optomechanics with levitated liquid Helium

Friday, January 20, 2023 - 10:00
Meeting Room L4F23 L4 Bldg

Optomechanics is the science that describes the interaction of light with moving objects. It has developed rapidly over the past ten years and has many applications in developing novel high precision sensors such as LIGO. Dr Harris will describe research which uses magnetically levitated liquid Helium to perform optomechanical experiments.

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge

Officially declaring 2023 the year of the ukulele

Culture

OIST Teatime with Professor Svante Pääbo

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
Center Court

Special OIST Teatime! Professor Svante Pääbo will attend. Please bring your own mug. Registration requested: https://groups.oist.jp/cpr/teatime-registration

Seminar

Marine Genomics Seminar: Interaction between host Chondrus ocellatus and two endophytes by Dr. Han-Gil Choi, Wonkwang University, Republic of Korea

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab 1, Level C, Meeting Room C016

Marine Genomics Seminar Sereies 39

Title: Interaction between host Chondrus ocellatus and two endophytes

Speaker: Dr. Han-Gil Choi, Wonkwang University, Republic of Korea

Seminar

Mathematics in the Sciences (MiS).

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
L4E48

Prof. Ugur Abdulla Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Unit

Professor Ugur Abdulla received Ph.D. in Mathematics from Soviet Union Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physical & Mathematical Sciences degree from High Attestation Comission of the Azerbaijan Republic, Habilitation Doctor degree in Mathematics from Saxon Ministry of Art and Sciences in Germany. He was a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Nottingham in England, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Paderborn, Bremen and Bonn in Germany, and Max-Planck Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in Natural Sciences in Leipzig , Germany. Prior joining OIST, he was a Professor of Mathematics at the Florida Institute of Technology, United States in 2004-2022. Professor Abdulla is an expert on Partial Differential Equations, Potential Theory, Calculus of Variations & Optimal Control, and Mathematical Biosciences with 62 scholarly publications. He solved an outstanding open problem posed by Kolmogorov in 1928, and proved the Wiener-type criterion at infinity for the second-order elliptic and parabolic PDEs.

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Nonlinear nanocrystals for electro-optic and quantum devices' by Prof. Rachel Grange

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
on Zoom

Speaker: Prof. Rachel Grange, ETH Zurich, Department of Physics, Institute for Quantum Electronics, Optical Nanomaterial Group

Seminar

[Seminar] Spin nematic, dimensional reduction, and chiral spin liquid in the spin-1 Kitaev-Heisenberg model with biquadratic interactions

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
B503 Center Bldg

Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field. Language: English

Conference

[Conference] Geometric PDEs and Applications

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 10:00 to Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 12:30
C209 or Zoom

Speakers:

Goro Akagi (Tohoku University) Jiwoong Jang (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Tianling Jin (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) Inwon Kim (University of California, Los Angeles) Shuhei Kitano (Waseda University) Olivier Ley (IRMAR, INSA-Rennes) Adam Oberman (McGill University) Norbert Pozar (Kanazawa University) Julio Rossi (University of Buenos Aires) Hung Tran (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Shuntaro Tsubouchi (University of Tokyo) Yifeng Yu (University of California, Irvine) Erbol Zhanpeisov (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)

Organizers: Qing Liu (OIST), Hiroyoshi Mitake (University of Tokyo), Xiaodan Zhou (OIST)

Visit the conference website for more details.

Seminar

[Seminar 2] "Contraction analysis of convergence and synchronization" by Prof. Slotine

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:30
Seminar Room B503 - Lab1 Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Jean-Jacques Slotine Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research

Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) microresonators for sensing applications - Dr V Kavungal from the LMI-QT Unit

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 16:00
A719 - Bottom of Lab 3

Optical sensors can play a role in many technologies ranging from biosensing through to magnetic field sensing. This talk will give some overview on how one can use whispering gallery optical resonators for sensing.

Seminar

Seminar "The New Physics of Fluids" by Professor Alan Jeffrey Giacomin

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab3 B700 / Zoom

Speaker: Professor Alan Jeffrey Giacomin, Queen’s University, CANADA

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Feedback Control and Variability in the Nervous System" by Timothy O'Leary

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: General audience / everyone at OIST and beyond. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Seminar

[Seminar 1] "Stable adaptation and learning" by Prof. Slotine

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:30
Meeting Room D015 - Lab1 Bldg

Speaker: Prof. Jean-Jacques Slotine Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom
Rowena Paget, University of Kent Title: Plethysm and the Partition Algebra
OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Recent Trends in Microrheology and Microfluidics"

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 09:00 to Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 17:00
Day 1 9:00-16:00@C209, 16:30- Poster Session@Conference Center: Days 2-3 OIST Seaside House

OIST Workshop | Program | Visit the workshop's website for more details. | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (working meals are closed sessions).

Holiday

成人の日 Coming of Age Day

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

Recreation

Cosmos screening (episode 7)

Friday, January 6, 2023 - 18:00
Lab 4 discussion space (F22c)

Cosmos episode 7: The Backbone of Night

Culture

Cycle Energy for Creation : Art Exhibition by Graduate School of Formative Arts Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts at OIST

Friday, January 6, 2023 - 15:30 to Friday, January 20, 2023 - 10:30
OIST Tunnel Gallery

The Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts and OIST will hold another exhibition at the OIST Tunnel Gallery this year! This event is a voting contest, and you can vote for your favorite works during the exhibition! We hope you will join us!

Date :January 6th - January 20th

Venue : OIST Tunnel Gallery

Research

Fast imaging of individual impurities in an atomic gas - Dr Jinjin Du

Friday, January 6, 2023 - 10:00
A719 - Bottom of Lab 3

The imaging of individual atoms in a atomic cloud or gas is a challenging task. In this talk we will discuss how to experimentally achieve this using techniques from quantum optics and in particular using Electromagnetically Induced Transparency

Seminar

[Hybrid Seminar] " Bernstein's theorem for minimal surfaces and its generalization" by Prof. Min Ru, University of Houston

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
C209, Center Building (Hybrid)

Dr. Min Ru, Professor of Department of Mathmatics, University of Houston

Zoom URL:

https://oist.zoom.us/j/95676276965?pwd=QTN2QjBVRWwwL01Dbm1ndFBQa2FTQT09

Holiday

New Years Holiday 年末年始 2023

Thursday, December 29, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, January 3, 2023 (All day)

National holiday

Training

Registration Deadline: 7th ABiS Advanced Light Microscopy Course at OIST

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 (All day)
C209 and B380

Registration for Microscopy Training Course at OIST is now open until Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

The 7th ABis Advanced Light Microscopy Course at OIST will run from January 23 - January 24, 2023.

Recreation

TSVP Teatime

Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 16:00
Lab 4 Level D Break Area (L4D01)

"TSVP Teatime": informal discussions and getting to know each other

Seminar

[Hybrid Seminar] "Differential glial control of parallel memory formation" by Prof. Ko Matsui, Tohoku University

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
C700, Lab 3 (Hybrid)

"Differential glial control of parallel memory formation" by Prof. Ko Matsui,

Super-network Brain Physiology, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University

Seminar

[Seminar] Open problems in CV QKD

Monday, December 19, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
Center Building B503

Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field.

Language: English

Prospective Students

OIST Café in Tokyo December 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 15:00
Dogenzaka Pia 2F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Would you like to know more about our fully funded PhD program and Research Internship as well as opportunities to experience the atmosphere at OIST? Staff and Alumni from OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology) will come to Tokyo to answer all your questions about the PhD & Research Internship admission process, support for students as well as student life at OIST.

Culture

Community Cooking Series

Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 11:30 to 14:00

The Community Cooking Series aims to bring the OIST community and residents of Onna closer through a shared love of food. Each session will be focused on one dish, taught by someone with a personal connection to the recipe (perhaps you?).

Workshop

Neural Computation Workshop 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022 (All day)
OIST seaside house

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

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge OR beach behind Seaside House

There's a limit to how much you can grow your hair out in a week, but we're going to ask you to try.

Seminar

[Seminar] "On Reuleaux and Cohn-Vossen, or buttons and balls that cannot run away" by Prof. Bernd Kawohl

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 16:30
Zoom

Speaker: Prof. Bernd Kawohl (University of Cologne)

Title: On Reuleaux and Cohn-Vossen, or buttons and balls that cannot run away

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