Past Events

Seminar

【Seminar】On the Minimization of the Canham-Helfrich energy by Prof. Luca Lussardi

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
C700, Lab3

Dr. Luca Lussardi, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences of Politecnico di Torino

Seminar

QG group meeting: Supersymmetry, Localization and BV-polyvectors (part2)

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Quantum Gravity group meeting Speaker: Slava Lysov Title: Supersymmetry, Localization and BV-polyvectors (part 2)

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Akio Tomiya "Equivariant Transformer is All You Need"

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
B503 Lab1, and Zoom

https://oist.zoom.us/j/92184528527?pwd=RlVxL2RQZktCWXhHUzBXdXB4UG1Gdz09#success Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field. Language: English

Seminar

MLDS Unit seminar, Akari Asai (University of Washington), Sean Welleck (University of Washington), Seminar Room C210

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 10:00
Center Bldg C210

MLDS Unit seminar, Akari Asai (University of Washington), Sean Welleck (University of Washington), Seminar Room C210 (Hybrid)

Seminar

Seminar"Complex viscoplastic flows in superhydrophobic channels"Hossein Rahmani

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 10:00
C209

Language: English

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
L5EF06 and online on Zoom
Nicolas Williams, Lancaster University Title: Higher-dimensional cluster combinatorics and representation theory
Seminar

TSVP Seminar: "Future directions in topological recursion" by Kento Osuga

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 14:00
L4E01

TSVP Seminar: "Future directions in topological recursion" by Kento Osuga

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Masafumi Udagawa "Local detection of Majorana zero mode in Kitaev’s chiral spin liquid"

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
C210 Center, and Zoom

https://oist.zoom.us/j/96323578691?pwd=ZkpFUXkxbVZTb3RCQ3pDM2x2MzBWUT09

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

Seminar

[Mini-course]: Metric geometry on the configuration space | Professor Kohei Suzuki, Durham University

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - 10:00 to Friday, September 1, 2023 - 11:00
Onsite (see classroom below) + Zoom
Title: Metric geometry on the configuration space Speaker: Professor Kohei Suzuki, Durham University

Abstract: The configuration space Y(X) over a base space X is the space of all Radon point measures on X. The space Y(X) has been studied in many fields such as algebraic geometry (e.g., the hyperplane arrangement with X=Grassmannian), algebraic topology (e.g., the braid group with X=Euclidean plane), representation theory (e.g., the L^2-representation of diffeomorphism groups on manifolds X), statistical physics (e.g., interacting particle diffusions with X=Euclidean space). In this series of lectures, I will focus on the metric geometry of Y(X) induced by the 2-Wasserstein distance. As Y(X) does not support the volume doubling property, the established theory of PI spaces does not apply. The goal of the series is to elaborate on

Metric geometry on Y(X); Curvature analysis on Y(X); Applications to infinite particle diffusion processes (including e.g. infinite particle Dyson Brownian motion); Open questions.

Lecture 1 | L4E01 August 29, 2023 10:00 - 11:00

Lecture 2 | L4E01 August 30, 2023 10 :0 0 - 11 :00

Lecture 3 | L4F01 August 31, 2023 10 :0 0 - 11 :00

Lecture 4 | B700 September 1, 2023 10 :0 0 - 11 :00

Register here

*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This lecture be accessible to senior math undergraduate and anyone above the level.
Seminar

【Seminar】Semi-discrete modeling of systems of disclinations and dislocations by Prof. Marco Morandotti

Monday, August 28, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
C700, Lab3

Dr. Marco Morandotti, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences of Politecnico di Torino

Seminar

Seminar: Mindful Communication (No Registration Required)

Monday, August 28, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:30
C209

Mindful Communication:

This public speaking seminar covers the crucial elements of any oral engagement. Topics include: finding common ground, sharing personal connection, focusing the central theme, painting vivid examples, and posing baby steps forward. For the OIST community, there will be examples from science, administration, and policy. Finally, the seminar poses ways to keep repetitive information fresh and interesting for everyone involved.

Recreation

Okinawan Traditional Tea Ceremony (Buku Buku tea)* Filled to Capacity

Friday, August 25, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00
Ocean View Room
What is Buku-Buku tea

Buku-buku tea is a traditional tea of Okinawa with a unique flavour with giant white bubbles rising from the tea bowl and the fragrance of roasted rice. By using a large wooden bowl called "Buku-Buku- Sara" and a large whist to make Buku-Buku tea. There are no rules such as how to make or drink this tea. Just enjoy Okinawan atmosphere. It was considered a summer drink for caring thirst; now, it is a drink in all seasons.Buku-Buku tea was consumed at celebrations, especially to celebrate the beginning of the journey. It is entirely different from the Japanese Tea Ceremony called "Sado". This tea style belongs "Furicha" Group.(f.g Bata-Bata tea from Niigata, Bote-Bote tea from Shimane)

ブクブクー茶は、茶碗から盛り上がった白い豊かな泡と煎り米の香りが特徴的な沖縄の伝統茶です。大きな茶せんとブクブクー皿と呼ばれる茶道具を使ってブクブクー茶を点てます。お茶の点て方や飲み方には決まったルールが無いので、お気軽に沖縄の雰囲気を楽しみながら、お飲み下さい!かつては、夏に喉を潤す飲み物とされていましたが、現在では季節を問わず楽しまれています。ブクブクー茶は、縁起の良い物=(カリーナムン)とされ、特に旅立ちの祝いに用いられていました。

ブクブクー茶は、日本の茶道とは全く異なります。種類としては”振り茶”に当たります。(新潟県のバタバタ茶、島根県のボテボテ茶等と同様)

Please contact Rikako Kuwae and send an application email for a waiting list.
Recreation

OIST SANSHIN LESSON Summer Semester (July 20th ~ October 26th)

Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 18:00 to 20:15
Plumeria Lounge
Class information Date:July 20th ~ October 26th (Every Thursday) *the classes will be held 12 times. Place:Plumeria Lounge *Up to 6 students per every classes ¥1500 per 1 time (Sanshin rental + ¥500 ) Beginners Class 18:00-19:00

For those who have never played sanshin before or those who used to play but have forgotten how to play Sanshin.

You will be able to play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in the first class!

In this class, you will be introduced to a brief history of Sanshin and basic skills like how to use a pick, how to hold the Sanshin, and how to read the notes. We will practice the first three songs below for a month to make friends with sanshin J Then gradually move onto Okinawan traditional songs/POP songs. In this class, you will be able to read notes and play:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star(きらきら星) Froggy song(カエルの歌) Orion Beer Song from BEGIN(オジー自慢のオリオンビール) Aha-bushi – Okinawan fork song(安波節) Asadoya-Yunta – Okinawan fork song(安里屋ユンタ) Shimanchunu Takara (Treasure of Islander) from BEGIN(島人の宝) Experienced Class 19:15-20:15

For those who can read Ko-ko-shi (sheet music) easily ♩ This classes are held throughout the year, so you can join each time. Please make a reservation with the instructor by Wednesday, the day before the day you would like to attend class due to the spots are limited.

This is a class for those can reads notes fluently. I take any requests, Okinawan folk songs, POPs, Ryukyuan Classical music, in this class. You will enjoy your favorite songs.

Example of requested songs|リクエスト曲の例:

・Nada soso(涙そうそう)

・Sanshin no Hana(三振の花)

・Warbigami(童神)

・Songs for Eisa (Okinawan traditional drum dance) (エイサー曲)

・Onna-bushi (Ryukyuan classical song)(恩納節)

etc. *Please kindly understand that the last class date may changed depending on the instructor's availability.

Seminar

TSVP Seminar: "WKB for \(\mathcal{q}\)-difference equations" by Fabrizio Del Monte

Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 14:00
L5D23

TSVP Seminar: "WKB for \(\mathcal{q}\)-difference equations" by Fabrizio Del Monte Informal discussion session

Seminar

[Seminar] “Why do chromosomes look like chromosomes – and not like a ball of yarn?”

Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 13:00 to 13:50
L4E01 (Lab 4)

[Seminar] “Why do chromosomes look like chromosomes – and not like a ball of yarn?”

Seminar

Carroll black holes

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, F01

Visitor seminar hosted by Quantum Gravity Unit Speaker: Dr. Daniel Grumiller, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology Title: Carroll black holes

Research

Cancelled [Seminar] Natural analogues provide valuable insights on the potential mechanisms for fish adaptation and acclimation in the face of changing ocean conditions

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 10:00
Lab4 L4F01 Seminar Room

Speaker: Dr. Davide Spatafora, Shimoda Marine Research Centre (SMRC), Tsukuba University, Shimoda City, Shizuoka, Japan

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

Abstract: Natural analogues are characterized by temporal and spatial environmental fluctuations and are home to pre-adapted ‘biodiversity’ (e.g., organisms chronically exposed to high CO 2 conditions). Therefore, these spots provide a unique opportunity to investigate the ability of the fish to acclimate or adapt to future ocean conditions thus informing us about how they may adjust in a future world. (...)

Seminar

TSVP Seminar: "Quantum phase transition and Resurgence: Lessons from 3d \(\mathcal{N}=4\) SQED" by Masazumi Honda

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - 14:00
L4E48

TSVP Seminar: "Quantum phase transition and Resurgence: Lessons from 3d \(\mathcal{N}=4\) SQED" by Masazumi Honda, YITP for researchers working in the same or similar areas

Symposium

OIST-RIKEN Brain Symposium

Monday, August 21, 2023 - 09:00 to Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 18:35
B250 (Sydney Brenner Hall)

The first joint symposium between RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) and OIST is organized by Ph.D. students and professors in both institutes. The symposium aims to provide a platform for young scientists from both institutes to develop stronger ties and find solutions to shared research interests using different approaches/model organisms. The deadline for registration is 15th June 2023.

Seminar

Seminars by Prof. Mahir Bilen Can (Tulane University) and Prof. Andrew Lobb (Durham University), L4F01

Friday, August 18, 2023 - 14:30 to 17:00
Seminar Room L4F01, Lab4

Speaker 1: Mahir Bilen Can (Tulane University)

Title: Graded locally semialgebraic spaces and graded Nash manifolds.

Speaker 2: Andrew Lobb (Durham University)

Title: Four-sided pegs fitting round holes fit all smooth holes.

Lecture

Planets in bullet-time: inside Ne(wt)o(n)'s apple

Friday, August 18, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, D01 "restaurant"

A physics lecture for non-physicists. Title: Planets in bullet-time: inside Ne wt o n's apple. Speaker: Yasha Neiman.

Seminar

[Seminar]New Developments in Low-Valent and Early Transition Metal Ions, Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonds, and Catalytic Reactions Involving Methane by Prof. Daniel Mindiola, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, August 18, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
C700, Lab3

Dr. Daniel Mindiola, Brush Family Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania.

Seminar

[Seminar]Synthesis and Property of Transition Metal Complexes Having a Lewis Acidic Group 13 Ligand by Prof. Makoto Yamashita, Nagoya University

Friday, August 18, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
C700, Lab3

Dr. Makoto Yamashita, Professor, Department of Molecular and Macromolecular Chemistry Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University

Seminar

Efficient information usage by cells – and cell biologists by Prof. Keita Kamino, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica

Friday, August 18, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:30
Seminar Room C209 - Ctr Bldg (60 seats)

Efficient information usage by cells – and cell biologists by Prof. Keita Kamino, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 20:00

This week we will patrol Onna's beaches looking for ukuleles that were washed ashore by the typhoon, which we will rehabilitate and release back into the wild.

Seminar

Functional heterogeneity: relationship between group performance and individual behavioural differences

Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
OIST Main Campus (C700) and Zoom

By Prof. Isaac Planas-Sitjà from Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University ( https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Isaac-Planas) Zoom Link:

https://oist.zoom.us/j/95993904953?pwd=MEZpZk1uVGxJQUxGZnpyOEoxbVVKUT09

Meeting ID: 959 9390 4953 Passcode: 782775

Abstruct:

Animals face daily decisions, such as where to forage or nest, which can be critical for their fitness. In social animals, these decisions are complicated by a potential conflict of interests among group members, which nonetheless must collectively reach some form of agreement if the group is to remain together. Insects have been model organisms to study collective behaviour and advance our understanding of mechanisms leading to optimal and successful decisions. While it is clear that there are no two identical individuals, a debate still exists on whether heterogeneity of behaviour among group members could improve, or not, group performance. In fact, the question of how identical or dissimilar units, with same average properties, give rise to different collective processes goes beyond behavioural ecology. During this talk, I will introduce some of the mechanisms involved in collective behaviour (e.g., information sharing, social feedback and social interactions), and discuss how these mechanisms coupled with individual differences can lead to more accurate decisions, from gregarious to eusocial insects.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Water and Graphene: a Quaint Quantum Couple" by Prof. Mischa Bonn (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
L4E48 (Lab 4)

Title: Water and Graphene: a Quaint Quantum Couple

Seminar

[Seminar] The SOKOBAN random walk by Ofek Lauber Bonomo

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 15:00
L4E26

The SOKOBAN random walk by Ofek Lauber Bonomo1 and Shlomi Reuveni, School of Chemistry, Center for the Physics & Chemistry of Living Systems, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Seminar in L4E26, welcome to anyone being interested.

Seminar

QG group meeting: Supersymmetry, Localization and BV-polyvectors (part 1).

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Quantum Gravity group meeting Speaker: Slava Lysov Title: Supersymmetry, Localization and BV-polyvectors (part 1)

Administrative Meeting

POC Program Open Hours

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
OIST Innovation space (Lab 3A)

We have biweekly open hours at OIST Innovation where you can come and talk with us about anything related to the Proof of Concept application process.

Outreach

Children's School of Science open class 2023

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 09:00
Onna Fureai Taiken Center

The details will be updated

Recreation

BeActive Fitness - Abs of Steel with Rachel *BARBIE WEEK - wear PINK*

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 08:00 to 08:35
Village Center Meeting Room

Abs of steel with Rachel!

When: Wednesday morning 8am - 8:35am

Where: Village Center Meeting Room

Bring: Yoga mat, towel, water bottle and indoor shoes (optional)

*BARBIE WEEK - wear PINK*

REGISTRATION NO LONGER REQUIRED - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE CALENDAR FOR REMINDERS, THEN PLEASE REGISTER VIA QR CODE!

Seminar

[Time changed] Seminar: "Conjugated polymers as photocatalysts for solar fuels generation" by Dr. Sebastian Sprick, University of Strathclyde

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
L4E48

Dr. Sebastian Sprick, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde

Seminar

A bottom up approach for analyzing circuits underlying navigation in vertebrates by Head of Research. Claire WYART, Paris Brain Institute/INSERM

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:30
Seminar Room L4F01

A bottom up approach for analyzing circuits underlying navigation in vertebrates

by Head of Research. Claire WYART, Paris Brain Institute/INSERM

Seminar

[Seminar] "Graphene Oxide as a Super Material" by Prof. Shinya Hayami (Department of Chemistry, Kumamoto University)

Monday, August 14, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
C700, floor C, Lab 3

Title: Graphene Oxide as a Super Material

Seminar

[Seminar] "Quasi-universal scaling of brain activity: from real neurons to artificial intelligence." by Prof. Miguel Munoz.

Monday, August 14, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
Seminar Room L4E48, Lab 4

[Seminar] "Quasi-universal scaling of brain activity: from real neurons to artificial intelligence." by Prof. Miguel Munoz.

Culture

Community Cooking Series - Class 7

Monday, August 14, 2023 - 12:50 to Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 17:00
Onna Fureai Center (Room #3 Ryukyu Cooking Room)

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?).

Outreach

ONNA×OIST Children's School of Science 2023

Monday, August 14, 2023 - 09:00 to Friday, August 18, 2023 - 10:30
Onna Fureai Taiken Center

The details will be updated

Campus

Child Development Center Annual Art Exhibition

Monday, August 14, 2023 (All day) to Thursday, August 24, 2023 (All day)
Center Building and Skywalk

OIST Child Development Center (CDC) annual art exhibition. This year's theme is "nature". Come enjoy the art made by our creative students!

Holiday

山の日 Mountain Day

Friday, August 11, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

Seminar

【Seminar】Bridging Mechanics and Chemistry in Deformable Solids By Prof. Fernando P. Duda

Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
Lab4, F01 (Hybrid)

Dr. Fernando P. Duda, Professor and Head Department of MEchanical Engineering,

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Language: English

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Analytical Validation of Variational Models for Epitaxially Strained Thin Films: A Review" by Paolo Piovano

Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:10
L4E48, Zoom

TSVP Talk 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

//Rescheduled//Seminar "Diverging current fluctuations in critical Kerr resonators" Prof. Mark Michison, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Seminar Room C700, Level C, Lab 3

Speaker: Prof. Mark Michison, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Seminar

Kite and Triangle diagrams through Symmetries of Feynman Integrals

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 10:00
Lab 4, Seminar room L4E01

Visitor seminar hosted by Quantum Gravity Unit Speaker: Dr. Subhajit Mazumdar,Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul National University Title: Kite and Triangle diagrams through Symmetries of Feynman Integrals

Workshop

Silver workshop VI

Monday, August 7, 2023 - 09:00 to Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 17:00
L4F01

This 6th workshop is a continuation of the previous workshop in a series. This workshop discuss the modularity and duality, geometric group, cohomological theory, singularity theory, and knot theory. All talks on the black board are expected. The online participation of Zoom will be possible by the registration in advance.

Seminar

[Canceled] Seminar "Variable Energy Flux in Turbulence" by Prof. Mahendra K. Verma

Friday, August 4, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
B700, Lab 3

[Speaker] Prof. Mahendra K. Verma, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Administrative Meeting

POC Program Open Hours

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
OIST Innovation space (Lab 3A)

We have biweekly open hours at OIST Innovation where you can come and talk with us about anything related to the Proof of Concept application process.

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