Past Events


Mindfulness Practice Jan.19th 12:15to 12:30

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 12:15 to 12:30
C209 or Zoom

There will be a mindfulness meditation practice on 19th Jan. from 12:15 to 12:30 at Seminar Room C209 or Zoom.

We hope to see you all.

時刻: 2024年1月19日 12:15 PM 大阪、札幌、東京

参加 Zoom ミーティング

ミーティング ID: 979 7131 1800

パスコードを設定する: 958041


The Collaborative Abilities of ChatGPT Agents in a Number Guessing Game

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 12:00

Explore AI's frontier at our Second LLM Lunch Seminar ! Uncover the latest research on ChatGPT-3.5 and 4 , revealing their performance in a collaborative number-guessing game .


The Anisotropic Gaussian Isoperimetric Inequality and Ehrhard Symmetrization

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 09:00 to 10:00

Speaker:Dr. Kuan-Ting Yeh, University of Washingtom

External Events

The 7th International Conference on Materials Engineering and Applications (ICMEA 2024)

Friday, January 19, 2024 (All day) to Saturday, January 20, 2024 (All day)
OIST Conference Center - Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

This is an externally organized event. Please contact the organizers directly for further details. Website:


”Stable adaptation and learning in dynamical systems” by Prof. Jean-Jacques Slotine from MIT.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00

Speaker: Prof. Jean-Jacques Slotine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


[Seminar] "Origami-inspired Computational Fabrication" by Dr. Koya Narumi

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 11:00
C209, Center Building

Dr. Koya Narumi, Project Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo Hosted by Cybernetic Humanity Studio (OIST - Sony CSL collaboration)


Seminar"Synthetic Recognition Materials: Mimicking Nature’s Antibodies"Mark Sullivan

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 15:00

Language: English


Multiplicative and quasi-multiplicative random walks

Monday, January 15, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab4, Level E, L4E01

Prof. Colm Connaughton, London Mathematical Laboratory Language: English


Seminar "From sequences to structures, from structures to biology - On homo-oligomers and co-translational assembly" by Prof. Emmanuel Levy

Monday, January 15, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Lab 3, C700

Prof. Emmanuel Levy, Weizmann Institute of Science .


Nikon Day @ OIST

Monday, January 15, 2024 - 09:00 to Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 15:00
Lab1B 380 or @ your own microscope

Nikon DAY @ OIST

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Geometric Aspects of Partial Differential Equations"

Monday, January 15, 2024 (All day) to Thursday, January 18, 2024 (All day)
Main Campus, Seminar Room B250 (Center Building)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Qing Liu (Geometric Partial Differential Equations) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions.


OIST x OKIU Cooking and Language Exchange

Saturday, January 13, 2024 - 10:00
Onna Fureai Center

The OIST Language Section, POWER Club, and Okinawa International University are collaborating to organize a special edition of the Community Cooking Series. 20 students from Okinawa International University will be visiting Onna to participate in a language exchange, cooking class, and finally a Campus Tour of OIST.


Prescribed curvature measure problem in the hyperbolic space

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 16:00 to 16:50

Speaker:Fengrui Yang (University of Freiburg)


Asymptotic behavior of low energy nodal solutions of the Lane-Emden problem,

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 15:00 to 15:50

Speaker: Dr. Zetao Cheng (Tsinghua University)


Seminar "Development of photoresponsive self-assembled macrocycle supported on silica nanoparticles for controlled release of Ca2+" by Prof. Fernando Arteaga Arteaga

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 13:30 to 14:30
Lab 3, C700

Dr. Fernando Arteaga Arteaga, ISP Assistant Professor in School of Science, Hokkaido University


The existence of singular isoperimetric hypersurfaces

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 13:00 to 13:50

Speaker: Dr. Gongping Niu (University of California San Diego)


Asymptotic behavior of solutions to the Yamabe equation in low dimensions,

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 12:00 to 12:50

Speaker:Prof. Lei Zhang (University of Florida)


Kato-Ponce inequality with multiple (A_{\vec P}) weights

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 10:00 to 10:50

Dr. Sean Patrick Douglas (University of Missouri)


Sharp functional inequalities in geometry and PDEs

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 09:00 to 09:50

Dr. Joshua Flynn , McGill University


Seminar"Spontaneous Detachment of Reacting Drops"Xuehua Zhang

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 15:00

Language: English


[Tutorial] Stress control molecular dynamics simulation methods designed for simulating soft matter by Keiko Aoki

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00

Seminar/Tutorial by Dr. Keiko Aoki, TSVP visitor Language: English. Target Audience: Students and researchers interested in the field. This seminar will be in a tutorial style to make it accessible also to those with limited experience in molecular dynamics (MD) methods.


Seminar"Spreading Law of Evaporative Droplets"Zhenying Wang

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 15:00

Language: English


Symmetry of hypersurfaces with ordered non-local mean curvature

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 11:00 to Friday, January 12, 2024 - 11:50

Speaker: Dr. Animesh Biswas (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


[Seminar] Monitoring ecosystems autonomously with spatial sound (Becky Heath, U. Cambridge)

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 - 13:00
Lab 3, C700
Dr. Becky Heath Research Associate Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

成人の日 Coming of Age Day

Monday, January 8, 2024 (All day)

National holiday


Science Challenge 2024 - Call for volunteers

Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 11:00 to Friday, February 16, 2024 - 11:25

Volunteers wanted for the Science Challenge workshop from February 17 - 23, 2024!

Support us with hands-on science activities, share your knowledge about poster presentation, essay writing or flash talk presentations with the participants or join a panel discussion about what is required to be successful as a PhD student / research intern at OIST.

Sign-up here , if you would like to support us and to get more information about the tasks we require your support!


New Years Holiday 年末年始 2024

Friday, December 29, 2023 (All day) to Wednesday, January 3, 2024 (All day)

National holiday


No General Visits: The year-end and New Year holidays

Friday, December 29, 2023 (All day) to Wednesday, January 3, 2024 (All day)

OIST will be closed for members of the public Dec. 29 - Jan. 3.Thank you for your understanding.


OIST Campus ArtWall Project

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 - 09:30

OIST Campus ArtWall Project


[Seminar] "A Recurrence-based Direct Method for Stability Analysis" by Mr. Roy Siegelmann

Monday, December 25, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30
Lab1, D015

Speaker: Mr. Roy Siegelmann (Johns Hopkins University)

Title: A Recurrence-based Direct Method for Stability Analysis


2023 ORC Survey

Saturday, December 23, 2023 - 00:00

Following the success of the previous ORC survey, and the Student Council surveys it was modeled on, the ORC Council is running the biannual survey (~5-10min) to gauge research employee satisfaction at OIST. Please fill the survey in this link: .


OIST-RIKEN Joint Workshop on Prediction Science

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - 13:15 to Friday, December 22, 2023 - 15:00
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater, B250, Center Bldg.

This workshop, jointly hosted by RIKEN Pioneering Projects "Prediction for Science" and OIST, aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between OIST and RIKEN researchers.


Europe’s Roadmap to a Quantum Workforce

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 15:30 to 16:30
L5D23 (Lab 5 D floor)
Speaker: Mr. Simon Goorney (Research Assistant from European Quantum Readiness Center, Aarhus University)

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


Quantum Gravity Unit Guest Seminar: Tensionless strings and Compactification

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, Seminar room E01

Visitor seminar hosted by Quantum Gravity Unit

Speaker: Dr. Priyadarshini Pandit, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Title: Tensionless Strings and Compactification


Multi-Photon Interference

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Bhatti, Institute for Functional Matter and Quantum Technologies, University of Stuttgart


The 49th Quantum Information Technology Symposium (QIT49)

Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 14:00 to Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 11:30
OIST Auditorium

This symposium is on quantum information science, which is a new interdisciplinary area of information science and quantum mechanics



Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 10:00



Ganjuu Open House がんじゅうオープンハウス

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00
Ganjuu Wellbeing Service

Join us for our Winter Ganjuu Open House!

15th Dec. between 14 to 16 pm.




Shibuya × OIST Uniting for Startup Success ~自治体と大学の連携を考える~

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 13:30 to 16:00
O2 OKINAWA OFFICE ゆいレール旭橋駅直結那覇オーパ3階

2023年12月15日(金)、OIST Innovationと渋谷区で、スタートアップ・エコシステム構築について考えるイベントを開催いたします。(日英同時通訳あり)


SQC Users Group Meeting

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Lab3 C700

We are planning to hold a UGM (Users Group Meeting) on Friday, December 15th, from 1pm at C700 . In the meeting, we will announce the timeline of the PacBio Revio System, and the latest information about the Illumina sequencers.


The AI Odyssey: Mirella Lapata's Exclusive Insight at OIST's LLM Seminar

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 11:00
L5DE23 and zoom

First-Ever LLM Seminar at OIST! What is generative AI and how does it work? – Mirella Lapata [Screening of Turing Lecture followed by discussion]


The Provost Lecture Series 10

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:45
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250
Speaker: Professor Yabing Qi , Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit Title: Surface sciences and perovskite solar cells Chair: Professor Evan Economo, Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit , Dean of Faculty Affairs

[Seminar] Mr. Fumiya Kakizawa "Monte Carlo study on low-temperature phase diagrams of the J1-J2 classical XY kagome antiferromagnet"

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
B503 Lab1, and Zoom

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


[Seminar] "Quasi self-similarity and its application to the global in time solvability of a superlinear heat equation" by Prof. Yohei Fujishima

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00

Speaker: Prof. Yohei Fujishima (Shizuoka University)

Title: Quasi self-similarity and its application to the global in time solvability of a superlinear heat equation


[Seminar] "Waiting time effects for the wearing process of a non-convex stone" by Prof. Nao Hamamuki

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00

Speaker: Prof. Nao Hamamuki (Hokkaido University)

Title: Waiting time effects for the wearing process of a non-convex stone


[Seminar] MLDS Seminar 2023-9 by Ms. Kira Duesterwald (PhD Student, University College London), Ms. Clea Mehnia Laouar (PhD Student, OIST), Seminar Room L5D23

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

Speaker 1: Ms. Kira Duesterwald, Ph. D Student, University College London

Title: Perceptual inference in an uncertain world: how you report matters

Speaker 2: Ms. Clea Mehnia Laouar, Ph. D Student, OIST

Title: Large scale similarity search with Optimal Transport


Toward On-Chip Spin Magnetomechanics with Levitated Systems

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 09:00

Levitated quantum systems can be used to build ultra-precise sensors for use in technology but also to search for new fundamental types of forces and dark matter. In this seminar PhD student Trisha Madhavan from Mikhail Lukin's Nanomechanics subgroup at Harvard University will talk about her work on levitating tiny magnets and coupling them to NV defects in diamond.


Graduate School Mini Course: Filmmaking for Everyone (Session 3)

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 14:30
B700 (Lab 3)

Learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy the art of filmmaking with OIST's own professional videographer, Scotty!

Finished products will have the opportunity be featured on the OIST Vimeo account.