Past Events

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 09:30 to 10:30
on Zoom
Speaker: Tianyuan Xu , University of Colorado at Boulder Title: On Kazhdan–Lusztig cells of a-value 2
Recreation

Ocean Safety Classroom Session Lab 3 C700

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00
Lab 3 C700

OIST Health and Safety and Recreation Services presents a classroom session on Ocean Safety.

Guest Speakers are:

Jason Macdonald: Program Director

Taishi Otono: President of Japan Water Patrol: Representative Director and Chief Instructor of Okinawa Lifesaving Association

James Renshaw: Instructor

Outreach

足元に目を向けよう Science Talk vol.1

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
ジュンク堂書店那覇店(先着50名) / ZOOM(事前登録制)

OISTサイエンストーク2021 vol.1

タイトル:「足元に目を向けよう」

やんばると西表島がついに世界自然遺産に登録。この豊かさを守るための主戦場は、実はあなたのすぐ側にある。

登壇者:OIST環境科学セクション リサーチサポートリーダー 吉村 正志

      株式会社Endemic Garden H 環境部長 上開地 広美

Recreation

Bike Share Club Seaside Ride - Safety Lesson

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 08:00 to 10:00
Seaside House

Bike Share Club Seaside Ride - Safety Lesson at the Seaside House

Saturday, November 27th from 8am to 10am.

Seminar

[Seminar] Direct numerical simulation of bubble-induced turbulence

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 17:30 to 18:30
Zoom

CFF unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Seminar

[Seminar:C700&Zoom] Non-linear effects in Hybrid Quantum Systems

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 10:00
Seminar room:Lab 3 C700

Non-linear effects in Hybrid Quantum Systems--Prof. Bill Munro from NTT

Seminar

Carrollian and Galilean conformal higher-spin algebras in any dimensions

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 16:30
Lab4 F01 and Zoom

Seminar hosted by QG Unit. Speaker: Dr. Andrea Campoleoni , Universite de Mons Title: Carrollian and Galilean conformal higher-spin algebras in any dimensions

Seminar

Notes from Underground: vocal communication in a eusocial rodent

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 16:00
Zoom

Notes from Underground: vocal communication in a eusocial rodent

Naked mole-rats are exceptionally long-lived (reported lifespans > 30 years), highly resistant to cancer and low oxygen conditions and live in colonies organized to support a single breeding female, queen. This type of social behavior is rare among mammals, although commonly found in the social insects: bees, wasps, and ants. Yet how naked mole-rats organize and maintain their elaborate social groups is largely unknown. Recent work from our group identified a critical role for vocal communication in naked mole-rats societies. Using machine learning techniques, we developed methods to automatically classify and analyze features of one vocalization type, the soft chirp, a greeting call used by naked mole-rats when they encounter one another in their subterranean habitat. We demonstrated that soft chirps encode information about individual and colony identity, suggesting the possibility of colony specific dialects. In a series of behavioral tests, we found that vocal responses were enhanced to home colony vs. foreign colony audio playbacks and to artificially generated colony-specific dialects. We further demonstrated that these dialects can be learned, as pups that were cross-fostered early in life acquired the dialect of their adoptive colonies. Colony specificity of vocal dialects is controlled in part by the presence of the queen: when the queen was lost the vocal cohesiveness of the colony dialect disintegrated. In this lecture I will highlight some of the remarkable lessons we can learn from the naked mole-rat including how vocal communication emerges as an evolutionary mechanism for enhanced cooperation.

Industry Relations

OIST Innovators Society Meeting - Dr. Masaru Nagura

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Meeting room C016 (Lab1) + zoom

At our next Innovators Society meeting, we will be joined by Dr. Masaru Nagura - General Manager at Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Tokyo.

Colloquium

Catch-All Mathematical Colloquium

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
zoom
This 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. November speaker is Masato Mimura from Tohoku University. In the discussion session, we will hear about the speaker's experience as a mathematician, especially in choosing fields of research. Y ou 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 November 19, 5 pm. Click here to register!

Part I Expository math talk 3-4 pm

Speaker: Masato Mimura 見村万佐人 (Tohoku University 東北大学)

Talk Title : The Green--Tao theorem for number fields

Abstract: The celebrated Green--Tao theorem states that an upper dense subset of the set of rational primes contains arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions. Later, Tao proved that an upper dense subset of the set of Gaussian primes, namely, prime elements in the integer ring $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{-1}]$ of the number field $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-1})$ contains arbitrarily shaped constellations. (We will explain the precise statement in the talk.) In the paper, Tao asked whether the same conclusion holds in the setting of arbitrary number fields. In this joint work with Wataru Kai (Tohoku U.), Akihiro Munemasa (Tohoku U.), Shin-ichiro Seki (Aoyama Gakuin U.) and Kiyoto Yoshino (Tohoku U.), we answer Tao's question in the affirmative. We have an application to the setting of a binary quadratic form. More precisely, given a form $F$, we study combinatorics on the set of pair of integers $(x,y)$ for which $F(x,y)$ is a rational prime. No serious background of number theory is required for this talk.

Part II Diversity Panel Discussion 4-5 pm

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Special Lecture Part 1 of 3

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Wednesday 10th November 2021, 10:00–11:00 JST (UTC+9), online on Zoom Associate Professor Kabe Moen , The University of Alabama Title: Fractional Integrals and weights Part I Abstract:

I will introduce fractional integral operator and its related maximal operator. After developing some of the relevant background, we will discuss its boundedness on Lebesgue spaces and various related inequalities of Hedberg and Welland. We will also cover endpoint bounds and applications to Sobolev-Poincare inequalities.

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

[Seminar] Blueprint for a Scalable Photonic Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computer by Dr. J. Eli Bourassa and Dr. Ilan Tzitrin, Xanadu

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 10:00
Zoom

Blueprint for a Scalable Photonic Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computer – Dr. J. Eli Bourassa and Dr. Ilan Tzitrin, Xanadu

Research

[PhD Thesis Presentation_External] – Sam Ross – “The stability of ecosystems under global environmental change.”

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 18:30 to 19:00
Zoom

Ph.D Thesis Presentation for External by Sam Ross

Holiday

Labor Thanksgiving Day 勤労感謝の日 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 00:00

National holiday

Seminar

Systemic host response to virus and the development of precision medicine for infectious disease

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
C210 Center Building

Speaker:

Yumiko IMAI, Project Leader, Ph.D. Regulation for Intractable Infectious Diseases Center for Vaccine & Adjuvant Research National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN)

Recreation

Rhythm & Beats - A Benefit Concert

Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 04:00
OIST Auditorium

Let's mark the end of the year 2021, and get ready to welcome the new year with joy and positivity!

Event Date and Time

Saturday, November 20th, 2021 - 16:00-18:00

Venue

OIST Auditorium

**Masks, social distancing between viewing seats, and the use of hand sanitizer will be asked from all spectators**

Seminar

Clock in clocks: how clock ticking in the heart of the cell is coupled to diurnal rhythms

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 15:30 to 17:00
C210 Center Building

Speaker: Prof. Hitoshi Okamura Department of System Biology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Kyoto University

Professional Development

Academic Speaking Skills - Participating in small group discussions

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 15:00
zoom

This seminar is aimed at interns and students hoping to practice their conversation skills

Training

Mini Course: COMSOL Multiphysics (by KESCO) - 3 of 3

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Mini Course: COMSOL Multiphysics training course aims to a tour for the most advanced equation based modeling and multiphysics modeling software. This course will be provided by KESCO, the company selling and supporting COMSOL Multiphysics in Japan.

Zoom available . More information and signup here .

Professional Development

Orators Meeting for Communication & Public Speaking

Friday, November 19, 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.

Research

[PhD Thesis Presentation_Zoom] - Ivan Mbogo - "The evolution of dual functionality of β-catenin in metazoans"

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Please join via zoom

PhD public presentation

Public Lecture

[Webinar] Extreme Events & Climate Change

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

Dr. Suzana Camargo at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, will give an overview of the current state of knowledge on the relationship between extreme weather and climate events and anthropogenic climate change. She will present a general overview on various types of extreme events, but provide special attention to hurricanes and typhoons.

Register here

Seminar

Fractals and the dynamics of Thurston maps

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom
Speaker : Professor Mario Bonk, UCLA Title : Fractals and the dynamics of Thurston maps

Abstract:

A Thurston map is a branched covering map on a topological 2-sphere for which the forward orbit of each critical point under iteration is finite. Each such map gives rise to a fractal geometry on its underlying 2-sphere. The study of these maps and their associated fractal structures links diverse areas of mathematics such as dynamical systems, classical conformal analysis, hyperbolic geometry, Teichmüller theory, and analysis on metric spaces. In my talk I will report on some recent developments. Registration: https://oist.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtcOGqrDsrE9KqW7_5WOdtPTZ2XEJIqo6-
Recreation

Inside remoto webinar presentation and workshop

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00
Seminar Room B250

Webinar: No registration necessary THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th | 6pm-8pm | Seminar Room B250

Workshop: Registration Necessary - please see the link to register

Seminar

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season 5: Fate of colliding ribosomes -Induction of stress response or elimination by quality control-

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 17:30 to 18:30
Zoom

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season 5: Fate of colliding ribosomes -Induction of stress response or elimination by quality control-

Seminar

The Festina Lente Bound and some applications

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 16:00
L4E01 and Zoom

Seminar hosted by QGU.

Speaker: Prof. Thomas Van Riet, KU Leuven

Title: The Festina Lente Bound and some applications

Training

Mini Course: COMSOL Multiphysics (by KESCO) - 2 of 3

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Mini Course: COMSOL Multiphysics training course aims to a tour for the most advanced equation based modeling and multiphysics modeling software. This course will be provided by KESCO, the company selling and supporting COMSOL Multiphysics in Japan.

Zoom available . More information and signup here .

Research

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Hoehn)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:10 to 12:50
L4E48 (Lab 4, Level E)

Title: How do quantum systems see each other?

Abstract: I will discuss what happens when you use quantum systems as frames of reference and how this might help us understand more about the structure of spacetime in a theory that encompasses both quantum and relativity theory.

https://groups.oist.jp/faculty-lunch

Seminar

[Seminar] Sensing and NV (color centers in diamond)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
Zoom

Title: Sensing and NV (color centers in diamond)

Speaker: Dr. Dmitry Budker Section Leader, Helmholtz Institute Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany Professor of Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom
Speaker: Samuel Creedon, City, University of London Title: Defining an Affine Partition Algebra
Seminar

Webinar: UltraMicroscope Blaze

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 14:00
Online link: windows teams

Automated light sheet imaging of cleared large samples using UltraMicroscope Blaze

Recreation

Open Tida Art Market

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:30 to 13:30
OIST Center Court

Open Tida Art Market

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Professor Galia Dafni , Concordia University Title: Boundedness and continuity of rearrangements in BMO and VMO Abstract:

Joint work with Almut Burchard (Toronto) and Ryan Gibara (Cincinnati). Let \(f\) be a function of bounded mean oscillation (BMO) on cubes in \(\mathbb{R}^n\), \(n > 1\). If \(f\) is rearrangeable, we show that its symmetric decreasing rearrangement\(Sf\) belongs to \(\mathrm{BMO}(\mathbb{R}^n)\). We also improve the bounds for the decreasing rearrangement \(f^*\) by Bennett, DeVore and Sharpley, \(\|f^*\|_{ \mathrm{BMO}(\mathbb{R}_+)} \leq C_n\|f\| _{\mathrm{BMO}(\mathbb{R}^n)}\), by eliminating the exponential dependence of \(C_n\) on the dimension \(n\). The key is to switch from cubes to a comparable family of shapes. Using a family of rectangles that is preserved under bisections, one can prove a dimension-free Calder\'on-Zygmund decomposition, and the boundedness of the decreasing rearrangement with the same constant. Restricting to the subspace of functions of vanishing mean oscillation (VMO), we show that these rearrangements take VMO functions to VMO functions. Furthermore, while the map from \(f\) to \(f^*\) is not continuous in the BMO seminorm, we prove continuity when the limit is in VMO.

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

[Seminar] Quantum spin entanglement and criticality in 2D triangular magnet KYbSe2

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Training

Mini Course: COMSOL Multiphysics (by KESCO) - 1 of 3

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Mini Course: COMSOL Multiphysics training course aims to a tour for the most advanced equation based modeling and multiphysics modeling software. This course will be provided by KESCO, the company selling and supporting COMSOL Multiphysics in Japan.

Zoom available . More information and signup here .

OIST Mini Symposium

OIST Mini Symposium "New Proteins by Evolution and Engineering"

Monday, November 15, 2021 (All day) to Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (All day)
Online (Zoom)

Originally scheduled for December 2020, this mini-symposium has been rescheduled to November 2021 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are Nov 15 - 17, 2021. The mini-symposium will be held online.

OIST Mini Symposium | Organizing unit: Protein Engineering and Evolution | Open to OIST members | For non-OIST members: Please contact the organizers for information on how to participate.

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

Seminar

My Entrepreneurship Journey-Eli Lyons, CEO of Genome Miner

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab 3 C700

INNOVATION SEMINAR: Mr. Eli Lyons, CEO of Genome Miner and OIST Entrepreneur-in-Residence, will regale us with stories of his roller-coaster ride from a graduate student at the University of Tokyo to Co-founder of 2 startup companies in Japan. Pizza to follow. In-person:open to the first 30 participants.

Professional Development

Academic Presenting Skills - Why you should write out your speech part 2

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 15:00
zoom

This seminar is aimed at interns, students and researchers who ware presenting at International conferences.

Seminar

What Do Venture Capitalists Do? by Paul McInerney of Incubate Fund

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
Lab 4 Room F01

The OIST Innovators Society is hosting a virtual fireside chat with Paul McInerney, General Partner of Incubate Fund , a venture capital firm based in Tokyo. This is an exciting opportunity to ask a venture capitalist anything! In-person and online.

External Events

The 34th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments

Thursday, November 11, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, November 13, 2021 (All day)
OIST Conference Center & Zoom

This is an externally organized event. For more information contact the organizers. For more information please visit the meeting's website (external link)

Seminar

A Recipe for Scientific Synergy Series 1 by Dr. Svante Pääbo and Dr. Hisashi Arase

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

OIST - Osaka University: A Recipe for Scientific Synergy-Series 1 by Dr. Svante Pääbo and Dr. Hisashi Arase

Industry Relations

Meet the Innovation Supporters at OIST-Free coffee and snacks!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00
Lab 3, Level A, Lunch Room

Meet the Innovation Supporters at OIST

Join the staff of the Technology Development & Innovation Center for free coffee and snacks and ask them how OIST can help support innovative ideas, prototyping, starting a business, and more. Come any time between 2 pm-4 pm and bring your coffee cup, mask, and boundless curiosity.

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Online via Zoom
Tuesday 9th November 2021, 16:00–17:00 JST (UTC+9), online on Zoom Professor Denis Serre , The UMPA Title: Compensated integrability: classical and singular Divergence-BV symmetric tensors Abstract:

Compensated Integrability is a recent tool of Functional Analysis, which extends both the Gagliardo Inequality and the Isoperimetric Inequality. It concerns the determinant of positive symmetric tensors whose row-wise Divergence is controlled in the space of bounded measures. It is somehow dual to Brenier's Theorem of Optimal Transport. Its applications cover several domains in Mathematical Physics and in Differential Geometry.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 09:30 to 10:30
On Zoom
Speaker: Arik Wilbert , University of South Alabama Title: Real Springer fibers and odd arc algebras
Seminar

[Seminar] Realizations of Fractonic Quantum Phases and Quantum Spin Liquids

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Seminar

Seminar "Mindshaping, Racist Habits, and White Ignorance"

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 09:30 to 10:30
Zoom

Our speaker will be Michelle Maiese on Mindshaping, Racist Habits, and White Ignorance . We will be meeting on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 9:30 am, Japan time (GMT +9).

Workshop

Nikon AXR Hands-on Demo

Monday, November 8, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, November 11, 2021 (All day)
Lab1 B380

Hands on Demo

Nikon AX R New Confocal system

Professional Development

Academic Speaking Skills - Using Transition Phrases in Presentations

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 15:00
zoom

This language seminar is aimed at Interns and Students who want to make their presentations flow better.

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