Past Events

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.
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).

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/

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

Seminar

Spin model for the Honeycomb $\rm NiPS_3$, Prof. Paula Mellado, Adolfo Ibáñez University

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab 4, Level E, L4E48

Prof. Paula Mellado, Adolfo Ibáñez University

Language: English.

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Loading of cavities in vacuum using femtosecond laser melt-out technique' by Dr Nafia Rahaman

Monday, February 5, 2024 - 17:00 to 18:00
on Zoom

Speaker: Dr Nafia Rahaman, Senior Postdoc, Quantum Nanophysics Group, University of Vienna, Austria

Workshop

2024 Cryo-Electron Microscopy Course

Monday, February 5, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, February 9, 2024 - 17:00
5th & 6th C210; 7th - 9th B503; and IMG labs

Internal and External workshop

Lecture

The Provost Lecture Series 11

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:45
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250
Speaker: Professor Tomoyuki Takahashi, Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit Title: Half Century with Synapse Chair: Professor Kenji Doya, Neural Computation Unit
Seminar

Seminar : Turbulent heat transfer over non-smooth walls - by Prof. Yusuke Kuwata

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
L3 C700

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

Language: English

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 13:30 to 14:30
L4F01 and online on Zoom
Peigen Cao, Nagoya University Title: Bongartz co-completions in cluster algebras and its applications
Seminar

[Seminar] "Implicit Behavioral/Emotional Contagion" by Prof. Katsumi Watanabe

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 11:00
L5D23, Lab5 Seminar room

“Implicit Behavioral/Emotional Contagion” by Dr. Katsumi Watanabe, Professor, Waseda University. Hosted by Cybernetic Humanity Studio (OIST - Sony CSL collaboration)

Symposium

Registration for the COI-NEXT Annual Symposium

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 10:00 to Sunday, February 11, 2024 - 23:30
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!

Industry Relations

革新的な基礎研究から社会実装への架け橋 ~OIST Innovationの挑戦~

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 16:00
Nihonbashi Life Science Hub

This event will introduce OIST Innovation activities and OIST researchers and startups in the life science field. https://www.link-j.org/event/post-7302.html

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided at this event.

Date and time: Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 16:00 -17:45 (Networking 17:15-17:45)

Venue: Nihonbashi Life Science Hub

Free of charge

Capacity: Real Venue 100 persons 1000 people at online venue

Registration: https://evententry.link-j.org/public/seminar/view/6601

Public

“Fascination of Science” exhibition in OIST Tunnel Gallery

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 11:00 to Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 17:30
OIST Tunnel Gallery

From Tuesday, January 30, to Thursday, February 29, the photo exhibition “Fascination of Science” by the renowned German photographer Herlinde Koelbl will be shown at the OIST Tunnel Gallery.

Culture

“Fascination of Science” Exhibition Opening

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 11:00
OIST Tunnel Gallery

An opening ceremony for the photo exhibition “Fascination of Science” will take place at 11:00 in the Tunnel Gallery on Tuesday, January 30.

This exhibition by renowned German photographer Herlinde Koelbl features portraits of 41 Nobel Prize Laureates and famous scientists from Japan and abroad as well as an interactive corner for participants to post their own visions. OIST Adjunct Professor Svante Pääbo’s portrait is featured in this exhibition.

At the opening ceremony, remarks will be made by President Markides; as well as Axel Karpenstein, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH); and Prof. Till Weber, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Okinawa. Stefan Speidel, curator of the exhibition, will also be in attendance.

Seminar

Science is Interesting! Science Seminar @ OIST

Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 13:00 to 16:30
OIST Sydney Brenner Lecture Theatre (Seminar Room B250)

Science is Interesting! Science Seminar @ OIST

Seminar

[BOG/BOC Special talk] Capitalism that works : Japan’s Economic Realities, Potential & Challenges

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 15:00 to 17:00
B250

[BOG/BOC Special talk] Speaker: Mr. Jesper Koll

Capitalism that works : Japan’s Economic Realities

Japan has got what it takes to be an economic superpower and role model. As new global realities and national rivalries force unprecedented challenges and uncertainty for global leaders, Japan’s social resilience, political stability, corporate competitiveness, technocratic pragmatism and private sector innovation potential are poised to deliver positive upside surprises and real opportunities. No one doubts the potential; but can Japan really outperform on its own merits? Learn where exactly the opportunities are; how you can engage and profit from Japan’s new structural up-cycle; why there is more to sustainable prosperity than innovation and profit; what forces could derail it; and why Japan’s demographic destiny is an overarching positive force for next-Generation leaders, citizens and the rising Asian middle class.

Industry Relations

Pitch Competition: OIST Innovation Startup Accelerator Bootcamp

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 13:00 to 17:00
Lab4 E48

Join us for an exciting pitch event where 12 entrepreneurs from Japan, India, Sweden, Germany, and Thailand will compete for a chance to incubate their startups at OIST!

Seminar

Minimizing Resources for Quantum Tasks: Error Correction and Algorithms

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 10:30 to 11:30
Center Building B503

Speaker: Mr. Ariel Shlosberg, University of Colorado Boulder/JILA

Lecture

TSVP Talk "How Cognitive Constraints Shape Our Decisions and Actions" by Lucy Lai

Thursday, January 25, 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).

Seminar

QG seminar: Spin-(s,j) projectors and gauge-invariant spin-s actions in maximally symmetric backgrounds

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 14:00
Lab 4, E43

QG unit Zoom seminar. Speaker: Daniel Hutchings (University of Western Australia). Title: Spin-(s,j) projectors and gauge-invariant spin-s actions in maximally symmetric backgrounds.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Bernstein functional calculus and a generalized Helmholtz problem" by Prof. Daniel Hauer

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00
L4E48

Speaker: Prof. Daniel Hauer (University of Sydney)

Title: Bernstein functional calculus and a generalized Helmholtz problem

Seminar

[POSTPONED] Essential Skills of Networking and Mentorship in Entrepreneurship

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 00:00

[THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED] Transform your network into your greatest asset. Seminar by Dominik Steiner, Founding Partner at 650 Fund.

Seminar

Bioinspired magnetic active matter and the physical limits of magnetotaxis, Prof. Andres Concha, Adolfo Ibáñez University

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
Lab4, Level E, L4E26

Prof. Andres Concha, Adolfo Ibáñez University

Language: English.

Seminar

[Online Machine Learning Insights and Innovations (MLII) Seminar Series] Self-Supervised Learning from Images and Videos using Optimal Transport, By Yuki M. Asano, University of Amsterdam

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Yuki M. Asano, Assistant Professor, QUVA Lab, University of Amsterdam

Lecture

Scientific alumni activities between Japan and the German speaking area: The German JSPS Alumni Association

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 11:00
Lab4 F01

Scientific alumni activities between Japan and the German speaking area: The German JSPS Alumni Association

Seminar

[Seminar] "Theory of eco-evolutionary dynamics" by Masato Yamamichi (National Institute of Genetics/SOKENDAI)

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 10:00
Lab 3, C700

Masato Yamamichi

Associate Professor, Center for Frontier Research, National Institute of Genetics

Graduate Institute for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI

Seminar

[Seminar] "Robust near-diagonal Green function estimates" by Prof. Minhyun Kim

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
L4E48

Speaker: Prof. Minhyun Kim (Hanyang University)

Title: Robust near-diagonal Green function estimates

Seminar

[Seminar] Thalamic Networks Coordinate Dynamic Updating of Cortical Representations to Enable Perceptual Inference by Lukas Schmitt

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Seminar Room L4F01

Dr. Lukas Schmitt, RIKEN Center for Brain Science

Seminar

QG seminar: An overview of the E11 program

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 13:00
Lab 4, E48

QG unit seminar. Speaker: Keith Glennon (King's College London). Title: An overview of the E11 program.

Seminar

[Seminar] Elucidating the structure of prefrontal cortical network transformation underlying flexible task-switching by Miho Nakajima

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 10:00 to 11:00
Seminar Room L4E01

Dr. Miho Nakajima, RIKEN Center for Brain Science

Seminar

[Seminar] "How intraspecific variation, phenotypic plasticity, and rapid evolution influence the maintenance of species diversity" by Simon Hart (University of Queensland)

Monday, January 22, 2024 - 15:00
Lab 3, C700

Dr. Simon Hart

Lecturer in Quantitiative Biology

University of Queensland School of the Environment

Language: English, all are welcome!

Seminar

Seminar - IBM’s recent progress on quantum computing development: Era of quantum utility

Monday, January 22, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:30
Seminar Room B250 - Ctr Bldg

OIST Center for Quantum Technologies (OCQT) would like to invite you to the seminar by Jay Gambetta, IBM Fellow and VP of IBM Quantum on January 22 (Monday).

Speaker: Dr. Jay M. Gambetta, IBM Fellow and Vice President of IBM Quantum

Title: IBM’s recent progress on quantum computing development: Era of quantum utility

Seminar

[Seminar] Different definitions of conformal dimension are (essentially) equal, Professor Sylvester Eriksson-Bique, University of Jyväskylä

Monday, January 22, 2024 - 10:00 to 11:00
L4E01 + Zoom
Different definitions of conformal dimension are (essentially) equal, Professor Sylvester Eriksson-Bique, University of Jyväskylä Abstract:

I want to tell you about something that came out of OIST. Last May OIST hosted a work- shop in analysis, random walks and potential theory on metric spaces, which showcased some exciting developments in these areas. I was fortunate to participate, and the topics of the conference prompted discussions with another participant Mathav Murugan, who told about an open problem regarding the conformal dimension of the Sierpinski carpet. The question asks, if different definitions of this notion are equal. Through discussions at the workshop, I solved this question. I will explain the problem, the notions of conformal dimension, and the crucial tool: a new notion of discrete modulus. There are roughly two approaches classically to define discrete modulus, and this new approach lies roughly in between the two — in such a way, that it can benefit from good estimates in both of the worlds. The talk will be fairly mathematical, but I will try to give definitions of the main concepts and some motivation.

Workshop

Winter Admissions Selection

Monday, January 22, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, February 9, 2024 - 17:30
Online

Online Admissions Selection for shortlisted PhD applicants from January 22 nd to February 9 th , 2024.

Information sessions about PhD program, faculty talks and interviews all via zoom.

The event is targeted towards shortlisted applicants for our PhD program.

Please contact phd-selection@oist.jp for further details.

Outreach

Science Talk in Naha

Saturday, January 20, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Okinawa prefectural library

Science Talk

Seminar

Asymptotic analysis for a sharp interface model related to pattern formation in biomembranes

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00
zoom

Speaker: Dr. Denis Brazke, Heidelberg University

Industry Relations

Okinawa Startups Taking on the Globe / 世界に挑む!沖縄発スタートアップのマインドセット

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 14:30 to 17:00
Lab4 E48

OKINAWA STARTUPS TAKING ON THE GLOBE!

JETRO will provide updates on Japanese startups' international reach. We will then hear directly from the ambitious founders of these pioneering local companies as they share their innovative offerings, global opportunities and challenges, and keys to bringing their ventures worldwide.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab 4, F01
Travis Scrimshaw , Hokkaido University Title: An Overview of Kirillov-Reshtikhin Modules and Crystals
Workshop

Image Analysis Support available: Call4help, "image.sc" Live! Around the World

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 13:00 to 17:00

Image Analysis Support available

Wellness

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

https://oist.zoom.us/j/97971311800?pwd=UDVQZXQ1ZU9GVWpsbVptNm1BVzdiUT09

ミーティング ID: 979 7131 1800

パスコードを設定する: 958041

Seminar

The Collaborative Abilities of ChatGPT Agents in a Number Guessing Game

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 12:00
L5DE13

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 .

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