Past Events

Symposium

Japan Scicom Forum 2022 - Hosted by OIST

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 10:00 to 17:00
ONLINE (Zoom link will be provided for the registrants)

Science communication and outreach, especially to global audiences in English, is taking off in Japan. Japan Scicom Forum brings together communicators, writers, scientists, journalists and select experts from abroad to inspire and boost the cohesion of scicomm in Japan, learn new skills and inform the community with best practices. Keynote talks will reflect on research-media interactions from the perspectives of both scientists and press professionals. Workshops will provide hands-on training to support communicators and scientists working in Japan as they engage in global outreach. Open discussion and networking opportunities are spread over the program. Registration is free and the event will be in English.

This year, OIST is honored to host virtually this event.

Seminar

[Seminar] Korevaar-Schoen-Sobolev spaces and critical exponents on metric measure spaces, Professor Fabrice Baudoin, University of Connecticut

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
Title : Korevaar-Schoen-Sobolev spaces and critical exponents on metric measure spaces Speaker: Fabrice Baudoin , University of Connecticut Abstract: We will review some of the recent developments in the theory of Korevaar-Schoen-Sobolev spaces. While this theory is equivalent to that of Cheeger and Shanmugalingam if the space supports a Poincare inequality, it offers new perspectives in situations, like fractals, where such inequalities are not available. Registratio n : https://oist.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlduurpz0jHty8bIhim2hVnIG8CsEJVAJ7
Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Primes, Partitions and Power Series: Mathematical Truths and Proofs From Euclid to Ramanujan" by Dr. Mark Wildon

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Mark Wildon, University of London. 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).

Research

Visit by Startup Company developing novel nanoscale scanning magnetometry microscopes

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 14:30
C210

A Swiss startup company called QNAMI - will be visiting OIST to showcase their quantum sensing technology. They develop scanning magnetometers which can map out nanoscale sized magnetic fields.

Seminar

[Seminar] Professor Hiroshi Makino: Learning in intelligent systems

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 14:30
ZOOM Event

[Neuroscience Club] Prof. Hiroshi Makino, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University. Language: English.

Seminar

A Recipe for Scientific Synergy Series 3 by Dr. Kazumasa Tanaka and Dr. Qingbo S. Wang

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30
Zoom

OIST - Osaka University: A Recipe for Scientific Synergy-Series 3 by Dr. Kazumasa Tanaka and Dr. Qingbo S. Wang

Professional Development

上級日本語フリートーク

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
ラボ2 コーヒーエリア

言語教育セクションでは、上級者向けの会話セッションを開始します!

対象: 日本語能力試験 N1レベル合格者

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Toshiyuki Gotoh "Computational Science for Cloud Turbulence"

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30
B503

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

Language: English

Training

【10/19】Travel Consultation session /旅費相談会

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 14:00
Seminar Room C210 Center Building

Travel Expense Team will hold a travel consultation session.

旅費相談会を開催いたします。

Oct/19/2022 (Wed) @C210 Center Bldg. 14:00-15:00

Seminar

Seminar by Dr. Lemziakov Sergei "Experimental Realization of Qubit Thermometry"

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
C016, Lab1

Seminar "Experimental Realization of Qubit Thermometry" by Dr. Lemziakov Sergei, Aalto University Language: English

Seminar

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Ugur Abdulla)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
Seminar Room L4E48 (Lab 4, Level E)
Title: Potential Theory, Kolmogorov Problem and the Legacy of Norbert Wiener This talk is open to everyone at OIST Faculty Lunchtime Seminar Coordinator/ FAO

Seminar

[Seminar] Cryptography, Cyber Security and Machine Learning: Interdisciplinary benefits by Dr. Najwa Aaraj (TII)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 10:00 to 10:50
Seminar Room C209

Dr. Najwa Aaraj, chief Researcher, Technology Innovation Institute. Language: English. Open to all.

Research

Fall 2022 Lean Startup Entrepreneurial Training Program: Mid-checkin

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 09:00 to 12:00
Seminar Room L4E01

Language: English

Reservation required

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Justine Cassell: "Social AI"

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
C700

Social AI .

Justine Cassell, Dean’s Professor of Language Technologies in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, chair at the PRAIRIE AI Institute in Paris, and director of research at Inria Paris.

Professional Development

Survival Japanese conversation for absolute beginners

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 11:00
Lab2, C600B

These seminars are aimed at OISTers who may have missed the opportunity to join our regular Basic 1 classes.

Seminars will be held on Tuesdays st C600B in Lab2 from 11AM to Noon.

Seminar

Seminar "Breaking the rules: Alterations of gametogenic pathways in hybrid “asexual” vertebrates."

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
Seminar Room L4F01, Lab4-Level F / Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Dmitrij Dedukh, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, CAS CZ, Libechov, Czech Republic

Title: "Breaking the rules: Alterations of gametogenic pathways in hybrid “asexual” vertebrates."

Campus Service

FY2022 On-campus Influenza Vaccination

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
B250 (Level B, Center Bldg)

There will be mass influenza vaccination as a part of the prevention of its outbreaks. 2022年度もインフルエンザ感染対策の一環として、予防接種を実施します。

Seminar

Seminar by Dr. Noriko Okamoto, Hakai Institute

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00
L4F01 or Zoom

Beach microbiology - from a single cell to the community

Seminar

[Seminar] “Theoretical coverage of Homomorphic Encryption and Verifiable Computations and Practical Applications” by Dr. Victor Sucasas and Dr. Eduardo Soria

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
Seminar Room L4F01 (Lab4 F floor)

Dr. Victor Sucasas, Director Crytophraphy Engineer, Dr. Eduardo Soria, Senior Cryptographer, Technology Innovation Institute. Language: English. Open to all.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Stochastic tug-of-war type games and partial differential equations" by Prof. Mikko Parviainen

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 16:00
Zoom

Speaker: Prof. Mikko Parviainen (University of Jyväskylä)

Title: Stochastic tug-of-war type games and partial differential equations

Seminar

[Seminar] "Bacterial type V secretion systems: structure, function, and evolution" by Prof. Dirk Linke

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
Seminar Room C210

Speaker: Prof. Dirk Linke, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway

E-mail: dirk.linke@ibv.uio.no

Language: English

Seminar

Pyroaerobiology: Elucidating the composition, diversity, and ecological role of microorganisms in wildfire smoke

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 10:00
Zoom

Dr. David Vuono, Assistant Research Professor, Colorado School of Mines.

Language: English, no interpretation. All are welcome to attend.

Seminar

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Qing Liu)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
Seminar Room L4E48 (Lab 4, Level E)

Title: Convexity in Partial Differential Equations

Abstract: It is well known that the notion of convexity plays a key role in optimization, control theory, mathematical economics and many other areas of science. This talk is a friendly introduction to convex analysis for partial differential equations. After going over a few basic properties about convex sets and convex functions, we will focus on the preservation of spatial convexity of solutions, which is one of the most important geometric properties of numerous evolution equations. Several examples will be given. We will also discuss some recent developments on this topic.

This talk is open to everyone at OIST

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar coordinators & FAO

Seminar

[Seminar] Synthesis of CH3NH3SnI3 Synthesis of CH3NH3SnI3 perovskite films by reaction of Sn metallic film with CH3NH3I vapor" and a method to assess the "Degradation kinetics of Perovskite solar cells exposed to H2O or O2

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
Center Building C209
Speaker: Dr. Kasaoui SAID (AIST) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan,

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
On Zoom
Haralampos Geranios , University of York Title: On self-extensions of irreducible modules for symmetric groups
Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Francis Pratt "Probing triangular-lattice quantum spin liquids with LF-μSR"

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
Zoom

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

Language: English

Holiday

スポーツの日 Sports Day

Monday, October 10, 2022 - 00:00

National holiday

Outreach

Halloween Donation Drive for HelpOki

Monday, October 10, 2022 (All day) to Monday, October 17, 2022 (All day)
Lab 4 entrance, Main Tunnel Entrance

Halloween candy donation drive

Prospective Students

OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session) in October 2022

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30
Online

This session will be done 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

[Software Week 2022] COMSOL by COMSOL Japan

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
C210

COMSOL seminar by COMSOL Japan

Seminar

[Seminar] Cantor Julia sets, Professor Vyron Vellis, University of Tennessee

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 09:00

Title: Cantor Julia sets

Speaker : Vyron Vellis,University of Tennessee

Abstract: The Julia set of a meromorphic function is the set of “chaotic points”, i.e., the set of all points that have no neighborhood under which the iterates of the function form a normal family. In absence of a rich holomorphic function theory in higher dimensions, the right substitute in complex dynamics are uniformly quasiregular (UQR) maps. Which Cantor sets can appear as Julia sets of UQR maps? How (topologically) complex can such sets be? This talk is based on joint works with Alastair Fletcher and Daniel Stoertz.

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Platon's Symmetry" by Dr. Kyoji Saito

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Kyoji Saito, University of Tokyo / Kyoto University. 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).

Training

Introduction to HPC and scientific computing - Session 2

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 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.

Training

[Software Week 2022] Blender (Advanced)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00
Lab3 Level C, C700

Introducing more advanced usecase of Blender for yoru research

Seminar

Seminar: “Biomechanics of biting and cutting in leaf-cutter ants” by Dr. David Labonte

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Seminar Room C209 - Ctr Bldg

Speaker: Dr. David Labonte, Imperial College London

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Naoki Takeishi "Numerical study about inertial migration of red blood cell under a Newtonian fluid in a microtube"

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30
C700

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

Language: English

Training

[Software Week 2022] MATLAB by MathWorks Japan

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
Center Bld. C210

Software Development Practices with MATLAB

Seminar

Seminar "Formation of satellite systems around Jupiter and Saturn" by Prof. Yuri Fujii

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
Lab1 C016 / Zoom

Speaker: Prof. Yuri Fujii, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Training

Introduction to HPC and scientific computing - Session 1

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 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.

Wellness

STEP Up for Mental Health Challenge

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00
STEP Up for Mental Health Challenge

Do you want to support positive mental health and wellbeing? Do you also want to increase your steps count?

If so, then join the Ganjuu Team on Tuesday 4 th October 2022 from 11am-1pm to complete the Tell Step Up for Mental Health Challenge organized by Tell Lifeline. For World Suicide Prevention Day and Mental Health Awareness Day we hope you will join us in walking 21,007 steps in honor of the 21,007 lives lost to suicide last year in Japan.

You can organize and register a team of up to 4 people using the link below. Regardless of whether you register a team you can join us on Tuesday 4 th October to do the step up challenge. We plan to meet at 11am outside the entrance to Lab 4 and we can walk the challenge together around the grounds surrounding OIST.

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Andreas Thomasen "Contemporary approaches to variational quantum algorithms for quantum chemistry"

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
L4E01 and Zoom

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

Language: English

Recreation

Zumba toning classes by Chika Price

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 18:30 to Monday, November 28, 2022 - 20:00
Ocean View Room
Zumba toning classes by Chika Price
OIST Workshops

Prof. Nobutaka Hirokawa (The University of Tokyo) Plenary Lecture on OIST Workshop

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 17:30
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater (Seminar Room B250)

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Marco Terenzio (Molecular Neuroscience Unit) | This lecture is open to entire OIST community | Website

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop on Axonal Degeneration and Regeneration

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 17:20 to Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:40
Day 1@B250, Days2-5@OIST Seaside House

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Marco Terenzio (Molecular Neuroscience Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions - contact organizer for details | Website | Program

Research

Fall 2022 Lean Startup Entrepreneurial Training Program: 3-day Opening Session

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 17:30 to Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 17:00
Seminar Room L4E01

Language: English

Reservation required

Research

Intro to Entrepreneurship Training Program

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 09:00 to 16:00
Seminar Room L4E01

Language: English

Reservation required.

Industry Relations

OIST Innovators Society - Fireside chat

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar room L4F01 (Lab4)

The Innovators Society is hosting a fireside chat with Japan-centric Angel Investors- Hiroaki Watatani and Yuki Shirato .

In contrast to venture capitalists, angel investors are typically wealthy individuals who invest their own money in early-stage startups in exchange for ownership equity or convertible debt.

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Collective Intelligence in Living/Nonliving Systems" by Dr. Takashi Ikegami

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Takashi Ikegami, University of Tokyo. 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).

External Events

The 35th Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday, September 29, 2022 (All day) to Friday, September 30, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Public Lecture

The Trust Landscape in Japan and Implications for SDGs

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 20:00 to 21:00
Online

Edelman Japan President and CEO Meghan Barstow presents highlights from Edelman’s Trust Barometer 2022 research highlighting Japan and contrasting it with the rest of the world.

NOTE: This session will be delivered in English and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Japanese.

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