Past Events

Industry Relations

Teatime with BEENEXT and Silicon Valley Japan Platform

Monday, February 26, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
OIST Innovation Lounge Lab 3 Level A

Join us for a casual teatime with special guests Teruhide Sato, Founder & CEO of BEENEXT Venture Capital, and Takayuki Doi, Entrepreneur Project Director of Silicon Valley Japan Platform. Monday, Feb 26, 2024 | 11:00-12:00 | Lab 3 Level A

Industry Relations

[Call for Startups] OIST-Lifetime Pitch Elevate 2024

Monday, February 26, 2024 (All day) to Sunday, March 31, 2024 (All day)

We are calling for Healthcare & Sustainability Startups to participate in "OIST-Lifetime Pitch Elevate 2024", a VC-mentored pitch competition for idea-stage to seed/early-stage which takes place at OIST-Lifetime Startup Elevate held on April 25-26.

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Manifolds in Nature"

Monday, February 26, 2024 (All day) to Friday, March 1, 2024 (All day)
OIST Main Campus (Feb 26-29) and Seaside House (March 1)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Gerald Pao | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions ( OISTer registration required). Meals are closed sessions for registered participants only.

Symposium

[Registration Deadline] OIST x iTHEMS workshop series -Will We Find Answers? Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe and Life - Series 1 | Cosmic ray and Life project |

Sunday, February 25, 2024 (All day)

Registration deadline for OIST x iTHEMS workshop series -Will We Find Answers? Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe and Life - Series 1 Cosmic ray and Life project is February 25th, 2024.

Holiday

天皇誕生日 Emperor’s birthday

Friday, February 23, 2024 (All day)

National holiday

Lecture

The Provost Lecture Series 12

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:30
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250
Speaker: Professor Yasha Neiman, Quantum Gravity Unit Title: Gravity just wants to spend more time with you. Chair: Professor Sam Reiter , Computational Neuroethology Unit
Seminar

【Seminar】Wavelet collocation methods for fractional optimal control problem.

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Zoom

Speaker: Kumar, Nitin Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,

Seminar

【Seminar】 The Neumann Problem for the bi-Laplacian in Infinite Sectors

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00
ZOOM

Speaker: Kyeong, Jeongsu – PhD student at temple University

Seminar

[Seminar] Computational science of turbulence - Universality, intermittency, and connection to real turbulence phenomena

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
L5D23

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

Language: English

Seminar

【Seminar】Chemotaxis systems under Nonlinear Neumann boundary conditions.

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 08:00 to 09:00
ZOOM
Speaker :Mr. Le, Minh – PhD student at Michigan State University

Culture

Studium Generale by Prof. Till Weber (The University of the Ryukyus)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 19:00 to 20:30
OIST Center Bldg C209

The Samurai – Japan´s history poster boys put into perspective – A tour through 800 years of political and cultural history

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Guiding Light to Non-Classicality' by Dr Philipp Schneeweiss

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00
on Zoom

Title: Guiding Light to Non-Classicality

Speaker: Dr Philipp Schneeweiss, Humboldt University, Germany

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Ultrafast Rydberg experiments with ultracold atoms' by Dr Sylvain de Léséleuc

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
C209, Center Building

Presenter: Sylvain de Léséleuc Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki (Japan)

Sponsored by SPIE and Optica Student Chapters

Seminar

Seminar on legal control when importing/possessing biological samples 生物試料の輸入・所持規制に関するセミナー

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 13:30 to 15:00
B250

A seminar on legal control when importing/possessing biological samples will be held with speakers from Animal Quarantine Service Okinawa Branch Office and Naha Plant Protection Station.

動物検疫所沖縄支所及び那覇植物防疫事務所から講師を招いて、生物試料の輸入・所持規制に関するセミナーを開催します。

Lecture

[Mini-Course] Metric Embeddings - What, How and Why? Professor Sylvester Eriksson-Bique (University of Jyväskylä)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 10:00 to Friday, March 1, 2024 - 12:00
L4F01 + Zoom

Title: Metric Embeddings - What, How and Why? Speaker: Professor Sylvester Eriksson-Bique (University of Jyväskylä)

Lecture 1 Feb 21, Wednesday 10:00-12:00 L4F01 Lecture 2 Feb 26, Monday 14:00-16:00 L4F01 Lecture 3 Feb 28, Wednesday 14:00-16:00 L4F01 Lecture 4 Mar 1, Friday 10:00-12:00 L4F01

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Embeddings as a Problem Solving Technique" by Sylvester Eriksson-Bique

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 15:00
L5D23 and 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).

Symposium

COI-NEXT Annual Symposium: Cutting-edge Science Toward Social Implementation

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 10:00
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater (B250)

We are delighted to invite you to the upcoming COI-NEXT Annual Symposium on "Cutting-edge Science Toward Social Implementation," organized by The Global Bioconvergence Center of Innovation at OIST. Don't forget to register to join the event!

Symposium

[Registration Deadline] OIST-Kyudai Joint Symposium Series 1: Bio-Inspired Wonders and Energy Innovations

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 (All day)

Registration deadline for OIST-Kyudai Joint Symposium Series 1: Bio-Inspired Wonders and Energy Innovations is February 20th, 2024.

Symposium

[Poster Application Deadline] OIST-Kyudai Joint Symposium Series 1: Bio-Inspired Wonders and Energy Innovations

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 (All day)

Poster Application deadline for OIST-Kyudai Joint Symposium Series 1: Bio-Inspired Wonders and Energy Innovations is February 20th, 2024.

Seminar

(Cancelled) MLDS Unit seminar, Porf. Alex Orailoglu (University of California, San Diego), Seminar Room C210

Monday, February 19, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Seminar Room C210, Ctr Bldg

Seminar by Prof. Orailoglu (UCSD). Algorithm-Centric Design of Reliable and Efficient Deep Learning Processing Systems

Seminar

Class2022 PCD Group Project Final Presentation

Friday, February 16, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
L4E48

Let’s vote for Class 2022 Group Project Awards!

Class 2022 OIST students have been working on group projects for about 10 months as a part of their Professional and Career Development Program (PCD) , completion of a group project is mandatory for all students in their Year 1-2 , and at the end, students give a presentation on their project.

Each group puts a tremendous amount of time and energy to create great projects. Please join and see their presentation and vote for;

The Best Project Award: Most ‘Wow-factored’ project Community Award: Most ‘community engaged’ project People’s Choice Award: Just because you LOVE it!

Thank you for your participation and support for the Class 2022!

Campus Service

OIST Innovation open-hours

Friday, February 16, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Innovation Lounge (Lab3 level A)

OIST Innovation opens its doors to OIST community every Friday .

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Throwing Balls to Make Microscopic Waves" by Travis Scrimshaw

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 15:00
B250 and 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

[Seminar] Prof. Robert Joynt "Adaptive quantum optimization algorithms for ising-like models"

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:30
C210 Center, and Zoom

https://oist.zoom.us/j/99423081186?pwd=QjVmY3lYSDJER2dPa2JCaEsrYjlRdz09&from=addon

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

Research

[PhD Thesis Public Presentation_C700, Lab3_Zoom is also available] ‐ Hsiao-Chiao Chien- "JunB is Essential for Chromatin Regulation in Pathogenic Th17 Cells"

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00
C700, Lab3 Level C ( Zoom is also available)

Presenter: Hsiao-Chiao Chien

Supervisor: Prof. Hiroki Ishikawa

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Quantum computing with optical tweezer trapped arrays of neutral atoms' by Dr Ratnesh Kumar Gupta

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00
on Zoom

Speaker: Dr Ratnesh Kumar Gupta, 5th Quantum Institute, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Seminar

Seminar - Quantum Optics with Spins and Superconducting Cavities

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:30
Seminar Room 23 - Lab 5, D Floor

The OIST Center for Quantum Technologies (OCQT) cordially invites to a seminar featuring:

Speaker: Prof. Johannes Majer

Affiliation: Division of Quantum Physics and Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China

Title: Quantum Optics with Spins and Superconducting Cavities

We look forward to your participation.

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Rico Pohle "Ground state of the S=1/2 pyrochlore Heisenberg antiferromagnet: A quantum spin liquid emergent from dimensional reduction"

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
C210 Center, and Zoom

https://oist.zoom.us/j/92847993223?pwd=U01KYURSdVJvWXhVVytZWXVMNGpBZz09&from=addon

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

Symposium

Neuroscience Symposium "The past and the future of synaptic physiology"

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 13:45 to Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:30
Seaside House Seminar Room

Language: English

Holiday

休日 National Holiday

Monday, February 12, 2024 (All day)

National holiday

Holiday

建国記念の日 Foundation Day

Sunday, February 11, 2024 (All day)

National holiday

External Events

Laser Veterinary Science Symposium and Hands-on Seminar

Sunday, February 11, 2024 (All day) to Monday, February 12, 2024 (All day)
OIST Conference Center (Auditorium+Meeting Rooms)

This is an externally organized event | Please contact the organizers directly for further details | Website (Japanese languange only)

Outreach

Science Talk in Onna village

Saturday, February 10, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Onna village museum

Science Talk

Seminar

[Online Machine Learning Insights and Innovations (MLII) Seminar Series] Unlocking the Potential of Federated Learning in Medical Imaging, By Prof. Shadi Albarqouni, University of Bonn

Friday, February 9, 2024 - 16:30 to 17:30
Zoom

Speaker: Prof. Shadi Albarqouni, Computational Medical Imaging Research, University of Bonn

Industry Relations

Connecting Innovators and Communities - How can we bridge research and community?

Friday, February 9, 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00
OIST Seaside Campus

This event will focus on the theme of "agriculture," introducing issues in the field, OIST's research activities, and startup initiatives, and considering how research and local industrial activities can interact to create innovation in Okinawa.

Seminar

[Seminar] Geometric PDE and Applied Analysis Seminar

Friday, February 9, 2024 - 14:00 to 17:15
L4E48

Talk 1: 14:00-15:00

Speaker: Prof. Yoshiyuki Kagei (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Title: Eckhaus instability of the compressible Taylor vortices

Talk 2: 15:00-16:00

Speaker: Prof. Ryo Takada (University of Tokyo)

Title: Large time behavior of global solutions to the rotating Navier-Stokes equations

Talk 3: 16:15-17:15

Speaker: Prof. Lorenzo Cavallina (Tohoku University)

Title: A characterization of radial symmetry for composite media by overdetermined level sets

Campus Service

OIST Innovation open-hours

Friday, February 9, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Innovation Lounge (Lab3 level A)

OIST Innovation opens its doors to OIST community every Friday .

Seminar

Seminar - Education in Quantum Science at the Master’s Degree Level

Friday, February 9, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:30
Lab 5, Floor D, Seminar Room 23; https://oist.zoom.us/s/95387062115

The OIST Center for Quantum Technologies (OCQT) cordially invites to a seminar featuring:

Speaker: Emeritus Professor Robert Joynt

Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: Education in Quantum Science at the Master’s Degree Level

We look forward to your participation.

Seminar

LLM Seminar: AI isn't the problem — it's the solution

Friday, February 9, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Lab 5 DE-13 and Zoom

AI Isn’t the Problem — It’s the Solution Date : Friday, Feb 9 @ 11:00 Location : Lab 5 DE13 and Zoom Speakers : Andrew Ng and Andrej Karpathy

Join us for an engaging exploration of AI’s promise, debunking myths, and understanding the fascinating world of Large Language Models (LLMs). Let’s embrace AI as a solution, not a problem!

Wellness

Polyvagal and Psychosomatic Conditions

Friday, February 9, 2024 - 09:00 to 10:30
Ganjuu Wellbeing service is excited to be hosting Dr. Theresa Hanaoka for a 3-day workshop on the appliations of Polyvagal Theory. Explore the Polyvagal Theory (PVT), developed by Dr. Stephen W. Porgers, which underscores the vital role of the autonomic nervous system in health, wellbeing and behavior.
Seminar

[Seminar] "GABAB receptors induce phasic release from medial habenula terminals through activity-dependent recruitment of release-ready vesicles" by Prof.Ryuichi Shigemoto

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
Seminar Room F01, Lab 4

*Title: GABA B receptors induce phasic release from medial habenula terminals through activity-dependent recruitment of release-ready vesicles

*Speaker: Prof.Ryuichi Shigemoto (Institute of Science and Technology Austria) https://ist.ac.at/en/research/shigemoto-group/

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Metric Spaces: Navigating in a World Without Directions" by Jana Björn

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 15:00
L4E48 and 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).

Wellness

Understanding and Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 13:30 to 16:30
Room C 209: 13:30~16:30
Ganjuu Wellbeing service is excited to be hosting Dr. Theresa Hanaoka for a 3-day workshop on the appliations of Polyvagal Theory. Explore the Polyvagal Theory (PVT), developed by Dr. Stephen W. Porgers, which underscores the vital role of the autonomic nervous system in health, wellbeing and behavior.
Professional Development

Webinar: "Effective, Fabulous Poster Presentations"

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00
Zoom

Come learn how to communicate your impactful ideas visually and engage audiences with poster presentations, an important skill set not only for scientists, but for all presenters! Poster presentations are an interactive, effective format for showcasing research or sharing ideas, programs, and projects.

Industry Relations

NTT x OIST Joint Workshop

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 09:00 to 17:00
B250 Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater

NTT x OIST Joint Workshop to explore collaboration opportunities in a wide range of areas, from marine science and ecology to quantum information, photonics, AI, and biotechnology. Open to all.

Wellness

Polyvagal and Neurodiversity

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 09:00 to 12:00
Room C 209: 9:00~12:00
Ganjuu Wellbeing service is excited to be hosting Dr. Theresa Hanaoka for a 3-day workshop on the appliations of Polyvagal Theory. Explore the Polyvagal Theory (PVT), developed by Dr. Stephen W. Porgers, which underscores the vital role of the autonomic nervous system in health, wellbeing and behavior.
Seminar

[Seminar] Mr. Kaito Kobayashi "Quantum reservoir probing of nonequilibrium information propagation in diverse quantum systems"

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 10:00 to 11:00
C210 Center, and Zoom

https://oist.zoom.us/j/94329579329?pwd=RDhaWFk5TENjMXJZMXJ2REwyT1p3dz09

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

Wellness

Polyvagal Theory 3-Day workshop Series Febrary 7-9 by Dr. Theresa Hanaoka

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 09:00 to 12:00
Room B 250: 9~12 pm
Ganjuu Wellbeing service is excited to be hosting Dr. Theresa Hanaoka for a 3-day workshop on the appliations of Polyvagal Theory. Explore the Polyvagal Theory (PVT), developed by Dr. Stephen W. Porgers, which underscores the vital role of the autonomic nervous system in health, wellbeing and behavior.
Research

Multi-tRNA synthetase complexes: beyond translation

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 09:00 to 10:30
Lab 1 B503

Prof. Dr. Myung Hee Kim

Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology

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