Past Events

OIST Workshops

International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science (AIBS2022)

Monday, July 4, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (All day)
OIST Conference Center (Auditorium + Meeting Rooms)

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Kenji Doya (Neural Computation Unit) | Website | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

This conference will be a hybrid conference with both online and on-site attendees.

Recreation

Bingata Workshop by Hanzakibingata

Saturday, July 2, 2022 (All day)
Onna Village Fureai Experience Learning Center

Okinawan Bingata Workshop by Hanzakibingata

Recreation

Cosmos screening (episode 5)

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 18:00
Lab 4 discussion space (F22c)

Cosmos episode 5: Blues for a Red Planet

Presidential Lecture

Presidential Lecture: "A gene that made our brain big" by Dr. Wieland Huttner

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 10:30 to 12:00
Lab4 E48

As part of OIST’s Presidential Lecture series, Dr. Wieland Huttner will deliver a lecture on “A gene that made our brain big". All are invited.

Dr. Wieland Huttner is the Founding Director Emeritus and Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany.

Seminar

[Seminar] Conservation law for harmonic mappings in higher dimensions

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Speaker: Professor Changyu Guo , Shangdong University Title : Conservation law for harmonic mappings in higher dimensions Abstract :

It has been a longstanding open problem to find a direct conservation law for harmonic mappings into manifolds. In the late 1980s, Chen and Shatah independently found a conservation law for weakly harmonic maps into spheres, which can be interpreted by Noether's theorem. This leads to Helein's celebrated regularity theorem on weakly harmonic maps from surfaces. For general target manifolds, Riviere discovered a direct conservation law in two dimension in 2007, allowing him to solve two well known conjectures of Hildebrandt and Heinz. As observed by Riviere-Struwe in 2008, due to lack of Wente's lemma, Riviere's approach does not extend to higher dimensions. In a recent joint work with Chang-Lin Xiang, we successfully found a conservation law, in the spirit of Riviere, for a class of weakly harmonic maps (around regular points) into general closed manifolds in higher dimensions.

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Seminar

【Seminar】 "Ultrastructural analysis of PI(4,5)P2 distribution in neuronal membranes using SDS-digested freeze-fracture replica labeling" Dr. Kohgaku Eguchi

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab 1, D014

Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit (Takahashi Unit) would like to invite you to the seminar by Dr. Kohgaku Eguchi, IST Austria Language: English

Seminar

***Cancelled*** "Conservation and divergence of retinal cell types during vertebrate evolution" Dr. Yohei Ogawa

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab1, C016

Due to unavoidable circumstances, we regretfully announce the cancellation of this seminar.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Seminar

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Ulf Dieckmann)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
Seminar Room L4F01 (Lab 4, Level F)

Title: Behavioral, Social, and Institutional Dimensions of Cooperation

Abstract: Common goods are at the heart of many challenges facing humankind. Protective measures – such as mitigating climate change or not overexploiting natural resources – are collectively beneficial, yet costly to individual stakeholders with diverse interests. Common goods may thus be jeopardized by selfish agents at all levels – be they collaborators, citizens, companies, cities, or countries – resulting in social dilemmas that often follow a pattern known as the ‘tragedy of the commons.’ Salient examples concern not only climate change and natural resources, but also clean air, civil security, social welfare, ecosystem services, land use, prudent urbanization, natural-disaster protection, demographic planning, and the functioning of the internet. In this presentation, I will illustrate how quantitative analyses can help address the behavioral, social, and institutional dimensions of these challenges, promoting cooperative collective actions and the safeguarding of common goods.

Hosted by: Faculty Talk Coordinators and Faculty Affairs Office

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Jun Won Rhim "Quantum distance and flat band"

Tuesday, June 28, 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

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Nick Luscombe)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
L4E01 (Lab 4, Level E)

A mysterious talk by Nick Luscombe...

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar Coordinators & FAO

Seminar

Science Digest - Dr. Erika Cyphert: "Biomaterials and the gut microbiome - paving the way for novel therapeutics"

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 09:00
C210 or Zoom

Science Digest - June edition! Please welcome our invited speaker, Dr. Erika Cyphert (Postdoctoral Fellow at Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, USA) for her talk: " Biomaterials and the gut microbiome - paving the way for novel therapeutics ". The seminar is open to everyone interested in the fields of Biomedical Engineering, Gut Microbiome, Biomaterials/Drug delivery, and Orthopaedics, and those who would like to know more about Cornell University and Dr. Cyphert's career. Save the date: June 28 at 9:00 a.m. JST, C210 or Zoom (Meeting ID: 986 5579 1051 Passcode: 220627).

External Events

Talk on "Physiology of CCR4-NOT, a comprehensive regulator of mRNA expression" by Dr. Tadashi Yamamoto

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 17:00
Hiroshima University Campus

Dean of research, Dr. Tadashi Yamamoto will give a talk on "Physiology of CCR4-NOT, a comprehensive regulator of mRNA expression"

Japanese and on-site only.

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Can We Hope for Simplicity When Describing the Brain?" by Dr. Leenoy Meshulam

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Leenoy Meshulam, Swartz Theory Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Washington, Seattle. 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

[Seminar] Prof. Devika Narain "Optimal inference of time intervals in cerebellar cortical circuits"

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
L4F01(Lab4-F)

[Seminar]"Optimal inference of time intervals in cerebellar cortical circuits", Prof. Devika Narain, Associate Professor, Erasmus Medical Center.

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Kazuhiko Suga "Turbulence Structure over Porous Media -- LBM Direct Numerical Simulations --"

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
C015

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

Language: English

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 6: Quantum Optimisation (practical applications)

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 6: Quantum Optimisation (practical applications)

Culture

Sanshin Mini Concert for Okinawa Memorial Day

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 08:50
Tunnel Gallery

OIST music group member, OIST Sanshin Team "Chindamiz" invites you to our "Sanshin Mini Concert for Okinawa Memorial Day "

Public Lecture

OIST x ASJ "Future of Energy and Climate" #2

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 17:00
Online and In-person (International House of Japan, Roppongi, Tokyo)

OISTxASJ Future of Energy & Climate Seminar Series #2

"Climate Change: Need for Action Now"

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 17:00 JST / 9:00 BST

Keynote speaker: Sir David King, Founder & Chair, Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge

Panelists: Prof. Jun Arima, Profect Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo

Dr. Peter Gruss, President & CEO, OIST

MC: Mr. Jesper Koll, Global Ambassador, Monex Group Japan

REGISTRATION LINK ⇒  #2 OISTxASJ Future of Energy & Climate Seminar Series

Graduate School

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Workshop

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 10:30
Online

Professional and Career Development (PCD) 1 requirement: Part 2 of Responsible Conduct in Research

[Responsible Conduct in Research Workshop]

This is the part 2 of 3-series research ethcis course. Madatory for PCD1.

Now that you have completed Part 1 of online self-learing (eFront and The LAB), let us get together for interactive discussion to deeepen your understanding of Responsible Conduct in Research.

Facilitator:

Dr. Kathy Takayama

Senior Consultant for Center for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence (C-Hub)

Kathy has over 20 years of experience in creating and leading innovations to develop engaging, inclusive, and productive educational environments for a wide range of universities across the world. She has collaborated with organizations including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, the National Academies Fellowship of the US National Research Council, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning on initiatives to build capacity for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and has served as external advisor to universities around the world. A professor of molecular microbiology by background, Kathy previously served as executive director of professional development centers at US research universities including Brown University and Columbia University.

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 5: Grover’s Search Algorithm (amplitude amplification) and Quantum Error Correction

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 5: Grover's Search Algorithm (amplitude amplification) and Quantum Error Correction

Recreation

[Pride Month 2022] Discussion: Allyship 101

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 18:00
C210

Presented by OIST LGBTQ+ Allies

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "From Coffee Cups to Conductivity" by Dr. Daniel Bulmash

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Danny Bulmash, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Maryland. 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).

Recreation

Eco festival at OIST on Saturday June 25th! - Registration open!

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 10:00 to Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 15:00
OIST

Eco festival on June 25th (Saturday)

10:00 - 12:00 Guided walk through the jungle between OIST and Akama Sports Park

13:00 - 15:00 Flea market, screen printing and food trucks

Register to participate at the walk or to sell at the flea market!

Seminar

[Seminar] On the quantum information of quantum interference

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 10:00
Zoom

"On the Quantum Information of Quantum Interference", Professor Peter S. Turner, CEO of the Sydney Quantum Academy, Australia, discusses recent results on issues one faces when attempting to scale up photonic quantum computation.

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 4: Shor’s Factorization Algorithm (quantum arithmetic and logic; quantum Fourier transformation)

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 4: Shor’s Factorization Algorithm (quantum arithmetic and logic; quantum Fourier transformation)

Research

Funding - OIST Proof of Concept Program

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 10:00 to Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 23:50
Technology Development and Innovation Center

The 2022 Proof of Concept Program round call is open for proposals - deadline for LOI submission August 31st, 2022.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom
Shunsuke Tsuchioka, Tokyo Institute of Technology Title: An example of A2 Rogers-Ramanujan bipartition identities of level 3
Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Andreas Läuchli "Diagnosing weakly first-order phase transitions by coupling to order parameters"

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

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

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 3: Quantum Teleportation and Superdense Coding (demonstrating quantum advantages)

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 3: Quantum Teleportation and Superdense Coding (demonstrating quantum advantages)

Seminar

Superconductivity, magnetism and nematicity in thin films of Fe chalcogenides

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:00
ZOOM

Speaker;Atsutaka Maeda Department of Basic Science , University of Tokyo

OIST Workshops

OIST Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC) 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022 (All day) to Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

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

We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Campus

Scheduled Power Outage

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 15:00 to 15:30
Main Campus

Testing of Power Transmission equipment will be conducted in conjunction with the renovation of the campus' power generation facilities. During the test, there will be a power outage due to the switching over of power transmission lines.

Seminar

Identification and characterization of Wnt5a downstream targets during early development in mouse

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 13:00
Conference Center Meeting Room #1

※This seminar was originally scheduled on May 13th. This time the venue is in Conference Center.

Cell Signal Unit (Yamamoto Unit) presents a seminar inviting Dr. Rieko AJIMA, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Genetics. (国立遺伝学研究所)

Seminar keywords: Wnt5a, Wnt/PCP pathway, morphogenesis

Recreation

Hands-on Okinawan Cultural Food and Art Activities for Students

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 07:30 to 13:30
Murasaki Mura

Student Activity at Murasaki Mura

Hands-on Okinawan Cultural Food and Art Activities for Students

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge

Uke club rides again!

Professional Development

Career talk: "Finding a Semiconductor Industry Job in Japan"

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 11:30 to 13:00
Central building C210

C-Hub and The Graduate School jointly invite you to an informal career talk by OIST postdoc alumnus, D r. Mikas Remeika . Dr. Remeika is back on campus for a return visit and has kindly offered to share his experiences on the industry job search in Japan . He is also pleased to introduce a job opportunity for new/recent PhD graduates at an international semiconductor company .

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 2: Physical Implementation of Quantum Gates and Circuits (evolving the quantum computer governed by Schrödinger’s equation)

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 2: Physical Implementation of Quantum Gates and Circuits (evolving the quantum computer governed by Schrödinger’s equation)

Recreation

(Filled to capacity)Japanese Tea Ceremony for OIST'ers(Workshop)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30
Cafe B-Level
Japanese Tea Ceremony / 裏千家流お茶会

This Tea Ceremony will be held casual table style and anyone is welcome to participate.

テーブル式のカジュアルなお茶会を予定しております。どなたでもご参加頂けます。

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Ian Affleck "The Majorana-Hubbard Model"

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

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

Language: English

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 1: Quantum Computing Fundamentals (postulates of quantum mechanics; quantum bits, gates, and circuits)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 08:45 to 09:45
C700, Lab 3

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 1: Quantum Computing Fundamentals (postulates of quantum mechanics; quantum bits, gates, and circuits)

Seminar

On the asymptotics of nonlinear hyperbolic systems with critical exponents and boundary dissipation

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 00:30 to 02:00
ZOOM

Speaker: Dr. Jose Henrique Rodrigues, University of Memphis, USA

OIST Workshops

Cells, Energetics, and Information: New Perspectives on Nonequilibrium Systems

Monday, June 6, 2022 (All day) to Thursday, June 9, 2022 (All day)
Online

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Simone Pigolotti (Biological Complexity Unit) | Program | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Data Science for the EHT Blackhole Shadow Imaging" by Prof. Shiro Ikeda

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
L4E48, Zoom

Prof. Shiro Ikeda, Professor, Institute of Statistical Mathematics. 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

[Seminar] Professor Lisa Giocomo: Multiple maps for navigation

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 09:00
ZOOM Event

[Neuroscience Club] Prof. Lisa Giocomo, Associate Professor, Stanford University. Language: English.

Seminar

Virtual Seminar"Flow Dynamics of Anisotropic Colloids"Giovanniantonio Natale

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 09:00
Zoom

Language: English

Seminar

OIST-KEIO SHOWCASE TALK Series 3 by Dr. Keisuke Kataoka and Dr. Christine Luscombe

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 17:30 to 19:00
Remo

OIST and Keio University, Japan's very first private institution of higher learning located in the center of Tokyo, are starting a series of short seminars (OIST-KEIO SHOWCASE TALK) to introduce each other's researchers to promote future collaboration.

Seminar

Quantum Gravity group meeting: Mirian Tsulaia (part 2)

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Quantum Gravity group meeting. Speaker: Mirian Tsulaia. Title: "N=1 and N=4 Super Yang-Mills. A brief review" (part 2)

Seminar

Science Digest - Dr. David Brückner - "Learning the stochastic dynamics of biological systems across scales: from single cells to organoids"

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 16:00
C700 or Zoom

The Science Digest is back! Dr. David Brückner, NOMIS Fellow at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, will give us a talk on " Learning the stochastic dynamics of biological systems across scales: from single cells to organoids ". The seminar is open to everyone interested in the fields of Biophysics, Cell Migration, and Developmental Biology, and those who would like to know more about IST Austria and Dr. Brückner's career. Tuesday, May 31 at 16:00 JST on C700 or Zoom (Meeting ID: 990 6065 9864 Passcode: 855680).

OIST Workshops

Informational Architecture of Spacetime

Monday, May 30, 2022 (All day) to Friday, June 3, 2022 (All day)
Online

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Philipp Höhn (Qubits and Spacetime Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the the current COVID-19 situation.

Recreation

10 -Year Anniversary OISTers' Celebration

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 10:30 to 17:30
OIST Auditorium and Grass area near the pond

10-Year Anniversary OISTers' Celebration

Saturday, May 28th

Performances start 14:00–16:00 in the auditorium

Outdoor activities: food trucks, screen printing and music start at 10:30am (near the pond)

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