Past Events

Training

Drone User Group Meeting

Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 13:00
Lab3 C700 Seminar Room

We will talk about UAV operation in research, changes to Japan UAV regulations, and general discussion about drone operations at OIST.

Public Lecture

Feminism and Intersectionality in Okinawa

Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 12:30 to 14:00
OIST Center Building B250
Feminism and Intersectionality in Okinawa
Workshop

Joint Workshop IBISML,NC,BIO,MPS

Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 09:00 to Saturday, July 1, 2023 - 16:05
Auditorium Hall and Conference Center

IBISML, NC, BIO, MPS Joint Workshop, Onsite and Online

Information-Based Induction Sciences and Machine Learning (IBISML) Technical Committee on Neurocomputing (NC) Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics (SIGBIO) Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving (MPS)

Seminar

QG group meeting: Non-Hausdorff Vector Bundles (Part 2)

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

QG group meeting. Speaker: David O'Connell. Title: Non-Hausdorff Vector Bundles (Part 2).

Seminar

Seminar by Mr. En Watanabe (University of Otago)

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Lab1, C 015

Seminar by Mr. En Watanabe, University of Otago

Title : Using a donut-shaped beam for the super-resolution of proteins

Date: June 28 (Wed)

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Venue: C015 (Lab1)

Seminar

[Zoom Seminar] "Brain-Motivated Computation: A Journey from Neural Circuitry to Cognitive Control Systems" by Dr. Alexander G. Ororbia II, Rochester Institute of Technology

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
Zoom (details below)

"Brain-Motivated Computation: A Journey from Neural Circuitry to Cognitive Control Systems" by Dr. Alexander G. Ororbia II, Rochester Institute of Technology

Seminar

Seminar "Transition to turbulence in pipe flow" by Prof. Dr. Marc Avila

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
Zoom

[Speaker] Prof. Dr. Marc Avila, Director ZARM - Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, Professor of Fluid Mechanics, University of Bremen, Germany

Seminar

Seminar "Correlations in SU(N) Fermi-Hubbard models" Dr. Mathias Mikkelsen, Kindai University, Osaka

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
Seminar Room C700, Level C, Lab 3

Speaker: Dr. Mathias Mikkelsen, Kindai University, Osaka

Recreation

*This time only!! Okinawan (Ryuukyuu) Traditional Dance Practice

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 14:00 to Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 16:00
Village Center Meeting Room
*There are few spots available. If you would like to join this practice, please submit application ASAP. What will you learn from this workshop

1)History of Ryuukyuu(Okinawan) Traditional dance

2)Instructor will demonstrate some Ryuukyuu dances.

*Teaching how to move your foot to feel the rhythm of music.

3)You will learn how to some dances such as Hamachidori (浜千鳥)、 Kachashii (カチャーシー)

*There have link for introduction videos above, Please confirm those videos.

4)If there has a plenty time, you will wear traditional costume(Bingata) by yourself and take pictures and videos.

5)Performance time (about 20 minutes) for showing the result of training.

Recreation

Tango Beginner’s Workshop

Monday, June 26, 2023 - 20:00 to 21:00
Ocean View Room
Please stop by Ocean View Room and have fun Tango!!

Professional Development

Coming out in class: Why active learning is important in science courses for LGBTQIA students

Friday, June 23, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
Seminar Room L4E01

The marginalization and bias against members of our LGBTQIA community and other minoritized populations in STEM is not only unjust and harmful, but inhibits creativity and innovation. Active learning and an inclusive class climate promotes the relevance of students’ LGBTQIA identities to their scientific interests and increases engagement, performance, and persistence.

Seminar

[Seminar] A kinase and a phosphatase: molecular basis of inherited Parkinson’s disease by Prof. Suzanne Pfeffer

Friday, June 23, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
C700, Lab 3

June 23, 2023 10:00 - 11: 00 at C700, Lab 3

Prof. Suzanne Pfeffer, Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine

A kinase and a phosphatase: molecular basis of inherited Parkinson’s disease

Activating mutations in LRRK2 kinase cause Parkinson’s disease and activated LRRK2 phosphorylates a subset of Rab GTPases. We have discovered that Rab phosphorylation blocks primary cilia formation in specific neurons and astrocytes in the nigrostriatal circuit that are important for dopaminergic signaling in Parkinson's disease. This lecture will provide an update on our studies using purified LRRK2 and its counteracting PPM1H phosphatase to understand how the proteins become localized and activated on membrane surfaces. In addition, work will be presented related to the consequences of LRRK2 mutation for neurons and astrocytes in the dorsal striatum of mice and humans.

Research

Levitodynamics of optically active nanocrystals

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 16:00
L4F01

Did you know that for some very special materials, when you shine light on them they will cool down? Optical refridgeration is not a very well known phenomena but it can cool materials down to temperatures below 100K! In this talk we will discuss the optical trapping of nanoparticles AND the bulk cooling of them using optical means.

Seminar

Some Thoughts on the Future of Physics, Dr. Robert Ecke, Los Alamos National Lab

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:30
Lab4, Level E, L4E01

Dr. Robert Ecke, Los Alamos National Lab. Language: English.

Seminar

[Seminar]MLDS Seminar 2023-3 by Mr. Guillaume Houry (Universite Paris-Saclay), Mr. Yuxan Wan (Michigan State Univ. ), Seminar Room L5DE23

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Seminar Room L5DE23, Lab5

Speaker 1: Mr. Guillaume Houry, Ph. D. Student, Universite Paris-Saclay

Title: Average complexity of Persitence Homology computing in Topological Data Analysis

Speaker 2: Yuxuan Wan, Ph. D. Student, Michigan State University

Title: Defense Against Gradient Leakage Attacks via Learning to Obscure Data

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 09:00
Seaside Lounge OR beach behind Seaside House

Bring your own ukulele if you can, but if not we have a few to loan for the evening. Also bring your own beer. We will not have beer to loan.

Seminar

From SARS-CoV-2 transmission patterns to digital contact tracing: there and back again - Dr. Luca Ferretti

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 16:00
Lab1 C015/online

Seminar for general audience. Join us in L1C015 or via zoom.

Seminar

QG group meeting: Non-Hausdorff Vector Bundles (Part 1)

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

QG group meeting. Speaker: David O'Connell. Title: Non-Hausdorff Vector Bundles (Part 1).

Seminar

[Mini-course]: Lectures on Capacities | Professor Daniel Spector, National Taiwan Normal University

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:00 to Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 11:00
L4E48 + Zoom
Title: Lectures on Capacities Speaker: Professor Daniel Spector, National Taiwan Normal University

Zoom registration: https://oist.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErce-tpj0jGNN5TM3gwMnRnGHaY5lNZ5Qk#/registration

Lecture 1 Tuesday, June 20 10 am Title: Riemann and Lebesgue Integration Abstract: The Riemann integral is perfectly suited for consideration of volume, surface area, arc length, and integration of functions in classical analysis - when the sets in question are smooth and the functions in question continuous. In this talk, we introduce these ideas and explain the progression from Riemann integration to Lebesgue integration, emphasizing in particular the powerful tools one obtains from this construction. Lecture 2 Wednesday, June 21st 10 am Title: Capacitary Integration Abstract: The Lebesgue integral provides one with a satisfactory tool for many purposes in mathematical analysis. Yet in the modeling of natural phenomena, with the introduction of partial differential equations, integrals which are not Lebesgue integral makes a prominent appearance - capacitary integrals. In this talk we discuss this motivation for capacitary integration, with examples, explain the differences with Lebesgue integration, and show the usefulness of these non-standard objects. Lecture 3 Thursday, June 22nd 10 am Title: Capacitary Sobolev Inequalities and Applications Abstract: The study of capacities and Capacitary Sobolev Inequalities is now more than half a century old, and yet there are still a number of open research questions to investigate concerning them. In this talk we discuss in more detail Capacitary Sobolev inequalities with an emphasis on a subject with the most recent activity - Capacitary Sobolev Inequalities around L1. Open problems will be mentioned.

Zoom link: TBA
Professional Development

CV Writing Workshop (Module 1 of C-Hub Academic Job Market Series)

Monday, June 19, 2023 - 16:15 to 17:15
Seminar Room L4F01

This is a series for those who are either currently in the midst of a job search for an academic position and would like to improve their existing materials, or for anyone who plans to engage in a job search on the academic market in the future. The series will cover the most common application materials required for academic jobs, as well as an introduction to the process of searching for a job itself.

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Rebecca Ostertag - Using plant functional traits to design forest restoration

Monday, June 19, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 3, room C700

Dr. Rebecca Ostertag, Professor of Biology, University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Language: English, no interpretation. Target audience: everyone at OIST and beyond. Seminar will be held in-person only.

Seminar

[Seminar] Critical Sobolev Spaces and Subspaces of BMO, Professor Daniel Spector, National Taiwan Normal University

Monday, June 19, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
L4E48 + Zoom

Abstract: It is well-known that functions in critical Sobolev spaces embed into the space of functions of bounded mean oscillation (BMO) originating in the work of John and Nirenberg. Less well-known is the fact that they actually embed into BMO on subspaces of every smaller dimension. In this talk we introduce a class of spaces which are finer targets of these critical Sobolev embeddings than BMO that capture this phenomena, which we term beta-dimensional BMO. Interestingly, these spaces also gives an answer to the question of which BMO functions admit restrictions in BMO of subspaces. The key tool is a capacitary analogue of the John-Nirenberg inequality for the Hausdorff content, obtained recently in a joint work with You-Wei Chen.

OIST Workshops

OIST Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC) 2023

Monday, June 19, 2023 (All day) to Thursday, July 6, 2023 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Erik De Schutter (Computational Neuroscience) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions | Tutorial sessions are closed (only for selected participants)

Lecture

【Mathathon5】On the d and M Conjecture

Friday, June 16, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
B250

Speaker: John Lewis

University of Kentucky, USA

Professional Development

3min Pitch Presentation Tips and Falling Walls Lab Briefing

Friday, June 16, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30
Lab3 C700

Are you interested in making your presentations more memorable? Would you like to participate in a global event and give a speech on the big stage?

The Falling Walls Lab events and similar 3min pitch competitions give young researchers the chance to impress the world with their work.

In this briefing session Moe Atwa (recent OIST Graduate; Falling Walls Lab Sendai 2023 winner and global finalist) and Jonas Fischer (Academic Coordinator for Visiting Programs; Falling Walls 2020 Top 10 Winner) will talk about their experiences at the Falling Walls Lab Sendai and the global finals in Berlin. In addition, Izabela Porebska and Theodoros Bouloumis of OIST’s Orators Club will share their experiences from Falling Walls, “3 Minute Thesis”, and similar events.

The main part of the session will be on general methods and tips to make your presentations more engaging.

Finally, we will explain how to apply for the Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2023 on July 25th, which will be co-hosted by OIST, and the planned practice sessions in June and July. However, there is no need to apply for the actual Falling Walls Lab in order to join this briefing session. Feel free to join if you are interested in the topic in general, or thinking about joining the Falling Walls Lab competition or a similar event in the future. Open to all students, postdocs, and employees at OIST.

Research

Generation of entanglement from mechanical rotations

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 16:00
Lab 4 E01

Generation of entanglement from mechanical rotations. Is it possible to use the movement of massive objects to generate quantum entanglement? If this proves to be possible - what consequences would it have for our understanding regarding quantum mechanics and how it relates to space and time? Come to this talk by thoeretician Dr Toros, from Scotland - to hear how he proposes to do it and what might be the consequences!

Lecture

【Mathathon4】Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations of Mixed Type:Analysis and Connections

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
B250

Prof. Gui-Qiang Chen

Statutory Professor in the Analysis of PDEs, Director of the Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDEs ( OxPDE ), University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Seminar

[Seminar]MLDS Seminar 2023-2 by Mr. Haoyu Han (Michigan State Univ.), Mr. Weijie Liu (Zhejiang Univ.), Seminar Room L5DE23

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Seminar Room L5D23, Lab5

Speaker 1: Mr. Haoyu Han, Ph. D. Student, Michigan State University

Title: Alternately Optimized Graph Neural Networks

Speaker 2: Mr. Weijie Liu, Ph. D. Student, Zhejiang University

Title: Robust Graph Dictionary Learning

Professional Development

第3回 事務職員向け勉強会 ❘ #3 Study Sessions for Administrative Staff

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Seminar Room L4E48
*Japanese session. English sessions will be held from September to December. C-Hub 第3回 事務職員向け勉強会 「研究機器・施設および技術支援」 (日本語) Speaker: Mizuki Shimanuki, Provost Office. Facilitator: Ayumi Nagai, C-Hub

Seminar

[ONOS Seminar Series] Professor. Michael A. Long: Neural mechanisms of interactive communication

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 09:30
ZOOM

[ONOS Seminar Series] Professor. Michael A. Long

Title: Neural mechanisms of interactive communication

Join the ZOOM from the link here!

https://oist.zoom.us/j/91531249984?pwd=eFNldWNHRlN0by91WlZJVTI3djFNZz09

Seminar

"From SARS-CoV-2 transmission patterns to digital contact tracing: there and back again" Dr. Luca Ferretti

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 16:00
Lab1 C15

Zoom talk by Dr. Ferretti working at Big Data Institute, University of Oxford.

Talk targeted to a general audience, zoom link available or come to C15, Lab1.

Seminar

QG group meeting: Interacting Black Holes and Massive Higher Spin Fields, part 2

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

QG group meeting. Speaker: Mirian Tsulaia. Title: Interacting Black Holes and Massive Higher Spin Fields (part2).

Lecture

【Mathathon3】Asymptotic Mean Value Expansion for Solutions of General Ellipticand Palabolic Equations

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
B250

Prof Juan Manfredi

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Lecture

【Mathathon2】Image comparison and scaling via nonlinear elasticity

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
B250

Speaker: Sir John Ball

Heriot-Watt University and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh

Seminar

Seminar: From alpine beetle populations to Cretaceous moth radiation: can we connect the dots between microevolution and macroevolution?

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
OIST Main Campus (C700)

Abstract Population genetics and phylogenetics are two main subfields of evolutionary genetics. The former investigates the genetic variations among populations within a species while the latter focuses on reconstructing phylogeny of many species using genetic data. In this presentation, I will present my previous work on the population genetics of an alpine ground beetle, Nebria ingens complex, in the Sierra Nevada in California and my current work on the deep evolutionary history of species radiation of Lepidoptera. In the alpine ground beetle study, I used genome-wide variants to characterize the population structure and demographic history. I found that the glacial refugia was in the low-elevation drainage basins of Sierra Nevada during the last glacial maximum, followed by the postglacial recolonization to the current high-altitude alpine zone. I also used genome-wide association approaches to identify the genes putatively associated with the postglacial elevational range shift, local adaptation to the heterogeneous environments, and the morphological variations. For the study of Lepidoptera species radiation, I use published high-quality lepidopteran genomes to explore the genomic evidence related to rapid diversification of modern lepidopteran lineages. The preliminary results suggest that the gene evolution involving host plant detection, phytocompound detoxification, and protein digestion play crucial roles in species diversification along with the Angiosperm radiation. Finally, I will provide my personal perspective on connecting population genetics (microevolution) and phylogenetics (macroevolution) for a more thorough understanding of evolutionary processes.

About Dr. Yi-Ming Weng: Yi-Ming was born and brought up in Taiwan. He graduated from National Chung-Hsing University for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Entomology department. He is interested in insect biodiversity and evolution in general. For his master thesis, he studied phylogeography of alpine ground beetles in Taiwan, looking for sharing evolutionary history between the alpine ground beetle species with similar ecological niche and geographical distribution. Yi-Ming started his PhD carrier in the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. He worked with Professor Sean Schoville to further study the evolutionary history of alpine ground beetle from the Sierra Nevada in California using genomic data. By the time he started to develop his skillsets in bioinformatics and genomics. Now Yi-Ming is working with Professor Akito Kawahara in the University of Florida as a postdoctoral researcher studying evolutionary genomics of Lepidoptera.

Despite Yi-Ming has been working mostly with computers for his bioinformatics analyses, he is most interested in outdoor activities and direct observation of insects. He believes that good biological questions usually come from the field, and stepping out to touch the insects gets the best inspiration.

Lecture

【Mathathon 1】The Wiener Criterion at ∞ for the Elliptic and Parabolic PDEs and its Measure-Theoretical, Topological and Probabilistic Consequences.

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
B250

Speaker: Prof. Ugur Abdulla

Analysys and Partial Differential Equations Unit, OIST

Seminar

[Seminar] Metric Recovery from Unweighted k-NN Graphs by Ryoma Sato (Kyoto University), Seminar Room L5DE23

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 11:00
Lab5, D23 (Venue changed!!)

Metric Recovery from Unweighted k-NN Graphs by Ryoma Sato (Kyoto University)

OIST Workshops

OIST Summer Graduate School "Analysis and Partial Differential Equations"

Monday, June 12, 2023 (All day) to Saturday, June 17, 2023 (All day)
Seaside House and Main Campus (Seminar Room B250, Center Building)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Ugur Abdulla (Analysis and Partial Differential Equations) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

Seminar

Lecture: “Large Collaborations in Science: Can OIST learn from their experience?” by Dr. Albrecht Wagner

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00
Seminar Room B250, Ctr Bldg

Speaker: Dr. Albrecht Wagner

Lecture

Why is the sky blue?

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, D01 "restaurant"

A physics lecture for non-physicists. Title: Why is the sky blue? Speaker: Yasha Neiman.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Rugged sequence-activity landscapes in protein evolution" by Prof. Colin Jackson

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
C700, Lab3

Prof. Colin Jackson, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University

Public

Orators Meeting for Communication and Public Speaking

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 12:00
L4E01

The Orators club is back and have a meeting this Friday 9th June, 12pm @ L4E01.

Join us for fun and educating exercises on how to practice and strenghten our commination skills!

This is your chance to overcome stage fright and get better at public speaking.

All levels are welcome!

Recreation

クミ先生のハタ・ヨガ教室

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 07:30 to 08:30
オーシャンビュールーム

佐古クミ先生のハタ・ヨガ教室

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge

Laugh in the face of danger by singing "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" directly into a typhoon.

Prospective Students

OIST NetCafé Online Information Session in June 2023

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 14:00

OIST Café is a casual science information session to introduce the OIST PhD program, Research Internship, and other workshops. What do cutting-edge research and education look like? What are the qualification and criteria to get into Graduate School? What are the career options after the graduation? OIST members such as PhD students and admissions officers will meet you to answer all your questions!

Seminar

Compatibility and nonlocality

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
Center Building B503

Speaker: Dr. Faedi Loulidi, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique.

Seminar

[Seminar] MLDS Seminar 2023-1by Mr. Pengfei He(Michigan State Univ.) and Mr. Yuki Takezawa(Kyoto Univ.), Seminar Room L5DE23

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Seminar Room L5D23, Lab5 (previously DE18 Lounge space)

Speaker 1:Mr. Pengfei HE, Ph. D. Student, Michigan State University

Title: Probabilistic Categorical Adversarial Attack

Speaker 2:Mr. Yuki TAKEZAWA, Ph.D. Student, Kyoto University

Title: Beyond Exponential Graph: Communication-Efficient Topologies for Decentralized Learning via Finite-time Convergence

Outreach

Call for Submissions – BRIDGE Network Images of Science Exhibition [DEADLINE CLOSES JUNE 22!]

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 15:00 to Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 09:00

Please send us your awe-inspiring scientific images!

Those selected will form a collection that will represent OIST at exhibitions throughout the world.

Deadline EXTENDED June 22 at 9am JST .

Administrative Meeting

OIST Natural History Collection Discussion

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 15:00
Seminar Room C700

In this meeting we will catch up on progress in the development of the OIST Natural History Collection

Administrative Meeting

Environmental Science and Informatics Users Meeting

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 14:00
Seminar Room C700

User group meeting for the Environmental Science and Informatics section

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