Past Events

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge OR beach behind Seaside House
Uke night is coming again and there's nothing we can do to stop it. Please take appropriate precautions.
Seminar

[Seminar] Classification of classical spin liquid in the large-S limit

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
C700

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

Outreach

【ONLINE】ONNA×OIST Children's School of Science OPEN CLASS!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 09:30
ふれあい体験センター

こどもかがく教室オープンクラス

Outreach

SHIMA 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 15:30 to Friday, August 19, 2022 - 20:00
OIST Conference Center Meeting Rooms and Seaside House

SHIMA is an annual science educational outreach program to educate high school students in Okinawa on the sustainability of island ecosystems and cultures.

Outreach

【ONLINE】2022年恩納村×OIST こどもかがくきょうしつ Onna/OIST Children's School of Science

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, August 19, 2022 - 10:30
ふれあい体験学習センター/うんな中学校 Onna village Fureai Taiken Gakushu Center/ Unna junior high school

恩納村×OIST こどもかがく教室2022

8月15日(月)~19日(金)

09:00~10:30

Recreation

Morning Yoga Classes by Miya Taillefer

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 07:30 to Monday, August 29, 2022 - 10:45
Ocean View Room

Yoga Therapy Exercise Classes by Miya Taillefer

Recreation

Cosmos screening (episode 6)

Friday, August 12, 2022 - 18:00
Lab 4 discussion space (F22c)

Cosmos episode 6: Travellers' Tales

Holiday

山の日 Mountain Day

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 00:00

National holiday

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
L4E48 and online on Zoom
Andrew Mathas, University of Sydney Title: Content systems and KLR algebras
Professional Development

Academic Careers in Europe with Dr. Kerstin Lenk

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:10
L4E48

Dr. Kerstin Lenk, Graz University of Technology. Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: Young Researchers. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration.

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Super Resolution Imaging with Metamaterials' by Dr Yeon Ui Lee

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
C209, Level C, Centre Building

Speaker: Yeon Ui Lee, Ph. D Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea JSPS Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan: 22 July - 20 August 2022

Title: Super Resolution Imaging with Metamaterials

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Sébastien Lerique "Embodied Rationality through Game Theoretic Glasses"

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Center Building, C210

Embodied Rationality through Game Theoretic Glasses: an Empirical Point of Contact.

Sébastien Lerique, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Embodied Cognitive Science Unit.

Research

[Seminar] The neurobiological effects of ocean acidification on a cephalopod

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
Center Building C210

Speaker: Jodi Thomas, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD Australia.

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

Abstract: The uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) by the ocean is causing seawater CO2 levels to rise, changing ocean chemistry in a process known as ocean acidification (OA). OA can affect a variety of physiological processes, life history traits and behaviours of fish and marine invertebrates. As invertebrates comprise the vast majority of marine diversity, are essential for key ecosystem processes and support human livelihoods, OA-induced effects of marine invertebrates could have ecological, social and economic consequences.(...)

Seminar

Evolutionary Genomics Seminar Vol.1_Mysterious mating behavior of a subsocial wood-feeding cockroach: female and male eat their wings one another, presented by Haruka Osaki, Postdoc at Kyoto University

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
Seminar Room B503 - Central Bldg. or online (Zoom)

Seminar by Haruka Osaki, Postdoc at Kyoto University

Date: August 5th

Time: 3pm - (30-40 mins Lecture and 10-20mins QA session)

Zoom: Meeting:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/ 74391178937?pwd=7nClhiDi4S- 7j5Hq6BTKHy0uhMrMv9.1 For questions please contact: egu@oist.jp

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Modeling Networks Reveals How Neural Connectivity Transforms Space Into Time" by Dr. Merav Stern

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:10
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Merav Stern, Hebrew 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).

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge OR beach behind Seaside House

Uke night! Maybe on the beach!

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Modeling Neuron-Astrocyte Interactions in the Brain" by Dr. Kerstin Lenk

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Kerstin Lenk, Graz University of Technology. 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] Dr. Ryutaro Okuma. "Itinerant frustration in van der Waals coupled iodides"

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
Zoom

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

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Atsushi Kaneda "Epigenetic aberrations to drive gastric tumorigenesis"

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30
C700, Lab 3

Prof. Atsushi Kaneda, Department of Molecular Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University

Lecture

[Lecture 3] Basic concepts of nano-optics and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:30
E48, Level E, Lab 4

Speaker: Yeon Ui Lee, Ph. D Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea

A series of lectures: Basic concepts of nano-optics and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy

Date & Time: [Lecture 3] 09:00-10:30, 29th (Fri)

Location: E48, Level E, Lab 4 & Zoom

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Valentina Basoli "Prospective in cartilage regeneration: development of in vitro osteoarthritis model for testing drugs and sensors"

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar Room L4F01

[Seminar] Dr. Valentina Basoli "Prospective in cartilage regeneration: development of in vitro osteoarthritis model for testing drugs and sensors"

Lecture

[Lecture 2] Basic concepts of nano-optics and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
E48, Level E, Lab 4

Speaker: Yeon Ui Lee, Ph. D Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea

A series of lectures: Basic concepts of nano-optics and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy

Date & Time: [Lecture 2] 09:00-10:00, 28th (Thu)

Location: E48, Level E, Lab 4 & Zoom

Zoom meeting: Meeting ID: 917 8612 0273 Passcode: 870713

Abstract: This short lecture series will first cover a few basic concepts in nano-optics and fluorescence microscopy. Advanced optical imaging techniques including confocal, multiphoton, and metamaterials-assistant super-resolution microscopies will then be surveyed. Coverage of selected topics is as follows.

Wave optics Metamaterials Fluorescence microscopy Super-resolution microscopy Brief overview of quantum optics and fluorescence imaging

Profile : Yeon Ui Lee is an assistant professor at Chungbuk National University, South Korea. Her research interests include, but not limited to, nanophotonics and super-resolution imaging, and she has an excellent record in the research field of metamaterial assisted illumination nanoscopies. Prof. Yeon Ui Lee received her Ph.D. degree from Ewha Womans University, South Korea, in 2015. She was a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Diego before she got tenured. Here at OIST in Síle Nic Chormaic Unit she is looking forward to fruitful interactions and collaborations. She will be visiting until August 20th, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: yeonuilee@cbnu.ac.kr

Recreation

佐古クミ先生のハタ・ヨガ教室

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 07:30 to Friday, September 30, 2022 - 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

Lecture

[Lecture 1] Basic concepts of nano-optics and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 09:00 to 11:00
E48, Level E, Lab 4

Speaker: Yeon Ui Lee, Ph. D Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea

A series of lectures: Basic concepts of nano-optics and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy

Date & Time: [Lecture 1] 09:00-11:00, 27th (Wed)

Location: E48, Level E, Lab 4 & Zoom

Seminar

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Yasha Neiman)

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
Seminar Room L4E48 (Lab 4, Level E)

Title: Are black holes and particles the same thing?

Abstract: I'll discuss the similarities between fundamental particles, thermal systems and black holes. We will play some quantitative games to see exactly how black holes are different from particles in the real world.

Having paid the real world our respects, we will talk about how black holes and fundamental particles *are* the same in string theory - a story rarely covered in popular propaganda, but central to the second superstring revolution. Funny enough, it allows for the "discovery" of new particles through writing down new black hole solutions.

I will then advertise my current work, in which I'm doing exactly that for string theory's wonky cousin, Higher-Spin Gravity.

By Faculty Affairs Office/ Faculty Lunchtime Seminar Coordinators

Recreation

Music Theory and Guitar Lessons With Travis White

Monday, July 25, 2022 - 15:25 to Monday, August 29, 2022 - 21:00
Sea side Lounge

Music Theory and Guitar Lessons With Travis White

Recreation

Activities Fair and Art Market: Friday, July 22 | 4-7pm

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 16:00 to 19:00
Grass area near pond and outer tunnel

Title: OIST Activities Fair & Art Market | Date : Friday, July 22nd | Time : 4:00-7:00pm

Recreation

NEW DATE: FRIDAY, JULY 22 - Activities Fair and Art Market

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 16:00 to 19:00
Grass Pond and Outer Tunnel

NEW DATE Due to weather: FRIDAY, JULY 22

Colloquium

[Catch-All Mathematical Colloquium] Professor Motoko Kotani (Tohoku University )

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 15:00 to 17:00
Online via Zoom
The colloquium will be held once a month online. Each event consists of a one-hour talk on mathematics followed by a one-hour diversity panel discussion session. Please register before July 18, 5 pm. Click here to register!

Speaker : Professor Motoko Kotani, Tohoku University

Part I Title : Discrete geometric analysis and its application Abstract: Discrete geometric analysis is an attempt to discretize geometric analysis. Mathematics is often said “a common language of science”. As our world consists of atoms, which we consider as discrete objects, developing language to describe discrete objects, their geometric structures in particular, is important. I would like to discuss our challenge to establish discrete geometric analysis and its application to other science.

Part II

Have fun in interacting with people from different interests.

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge OR beach behind Seaside House

Uke 'til you puke with the finest bunch of ukesters on this side of the Pacific.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
L4F01 and online on Zoom
Sinead Lyle, University of East Anglia Title: Rouquier blocks for Ariki-Koike algebras
Lecture

TSVP Talk: "A Generative Model of Communication in the Brain" by Prof. Dana Ballard

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Prof. Dana Ballard, The University of Texas in Austin. 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

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
L4F01 and online on Zoom
Alice Dell'Arciprete, University of East Anglia Title: Scopes equivalence for blocks of Ariki-Koike algebras
Holiday

海の日 Marine Day

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 00:00

National holiday

Seminar

[Seminar] Mr. Stefano Brizzolara "Unveiling the signature of surface tension on immiscible Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence"

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

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

Language: English

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Leenoy Meshulam "On spins and neurons: investigating brain function with Ising models and renormalization group inspired approaches"

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
C700 / Zoom

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

Seminar

Virtual Seminar"Biotechnological applications of cellulose-based soft materials"Davide Califano

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 16:00
Zoom

Language: English

External Events

24th International Colloquium on Magnetic Films and Surfaces (ICMFS-2022)

Sunday, July 10, 2022 (All day) to Friday, July 15, 2022 (All day)
OIST Conference Center

This is an externally organized event. For more information please go the conference website .

Public Lecture

[Public Talk] Quantum Computers: How fantastic will they really be?

Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
Okinawa City Public Entertainments Mansion Hall, Cultural Center Floor 4

This fun and informative public lecture (English and Japanese), will give some insights to the public and high-school students, about the potential wonderous power of a Quantum Computer - what it might be capable of and what it might not be capable of. We will have a live demo of a Quantum Computer!

Industry Relations

Meet the Life Innovators-Future of Food, Agriculture and Life

Friday, July 8, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
Sydney Brenner Lecture Hall-B250/Online

AgVenture Lab and OIST will hold a startup event to promote innovation in food, agriculture, and life. Language: Japanese Registration required (Deadline July 6)

食と農とくらしのイノベーションを考えるスタートアップイベント。日本語。 事前登録制 (締切 7月6日)。

Recreation

Sustainable Eating Discussion, Film, and Cooking Workshop July 8th and July 9th

Friday, July 8, 2022 - 04:30 to Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 13:30
OIST Auditorium July 8th & Onna Culture School Kitchen July 9th

C Green - Grass Straws | Documentary | Cooking Workshop

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 20:00

Ukulele club returns, but where? Only the weather knows for sure.

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Knots and Modularity" by Dr. Robert Osburn

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Robert Osburn, Associate Professor at University College Dublin. Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: General audience / all students and researchers at OIST. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Seminar

Science Digest - Dr. Arielle Keller: "Attention and Mental Health: A Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective"

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 09:00
C210 or Zoom
Join us for July's Science Digest seminar on "Attention and Mental Health: A Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective", by Dr. Arielle Keller, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA. The seminar is open to everyone interested in the fields of Neuroscience, Psychology, Psychiatry, Development, and Cognition, and those who would like to know more about research at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Keller's career. Thursday, July 7 at 9:00 am JST, C210 or Zoom (Meeting ID: 968 9590 8451 Passcode: 220706)
Recreation

Capoeira classes by Mitsuhiko Hara

Thursday, July 7, 2022 (All day) to Saturday, August 13, 2022 (All day)
Village center meeting room

Capoeira classes by Mitsuhiko Hara

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
L4E48 and online on Zoom
Rob Muth , Duquesne University Title: Superalgebra deformations of web categories
Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Kirill Povarov "Probing spinons by Electron Spin Resonance: hidden interactions in a spin chain"

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

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

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Misato Ohtani "Active mRNA metabolism is a key for the plastic regulation of cell potency in plants

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
Lab3 C700

Membranology Unit (Kono Unit) would like to invite you to the seminar by Dr. Misato Ohtani.

Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

RIKEN, Center for Sustainable Resource Sciences

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Takaomi Sanda "Lineage- and stage-specific oncogenicity of master transcription factors in cancers"

Monday, July 4, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab3 C700

Membranology Unit (Kono Unit) would like to invite you to the seminar by Dr. Takaomi Sanda.

Associate Director and Principal Investigator in Cancer Science Institute of Singapore; Associate Professor in Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Tomonori Shibata "A small molecule targeting UGGAA pentanucleotide repeat responsible for spinocerebellar ataxia type 31."

Monday, July 4, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
C015 (Lab 1-C)

Speaker: Assistant Prof. Tomonori Shibata SANKEN (The Insitute of Science and Industrial Research), Osaka University

Title: A small molecule targeting UGGAA pentanucleotide repeat responsible for spinocerebellar ataxia type 31

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