Past Events

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge

Biweekly meeting of the OIST ukulele club

Workshop

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 5 ‘Early-stage Recruiting and Compensation – Role Play’

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar Room A719 - Lab 3

In Workshop #4 we discussed recruiting and compensation for early-stage companies. In Workshop #5, we will use role-play to practice both recruiting as a founder and joining an early-stage startup as an employee or advisor. We will practice as teams in a casual setting, so you can attend this workshop even if you have not attended Workshop #4.

Culture

World Ocean Day: Photo Contest

Thursday, May 26, 2022 (All day) to Wednesday, June 8, 2022 (All day)

Show your support for World Ocean Day from the comfort of your camera! Take part in ECO club's photography contest by taking a picture that demonstrates your relationship with the ocean and tagging us on social media. The winning photographs will be showcased at OIST and online as well as receiving a very ECO prize. https://twitter.com/eco_club_oist

Seminar

Quantum Gravity group meeting: Mirian Tsulaia

Wednesday, May 25, 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"

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Prasad Perlekar "Turbulence in buoyancy-driven bubbly flows"

Tuesday, May 24, 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] Mr. Benedikt Schneider "Projective symmetry group classification of chiral Z_2 spin liquids on the pyrochlore lattice: Application to the XXZ model"

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

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

OIST Workshops

Analysis on Metric Spaces

Monday, May 23, 2022 (All day) to Friday, May 27, 2022 (All day)
OIST Conference Center - Meeting Rooms

Originally scheduled for May 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to May 2022 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are May 23 - 27, 2022.

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Xiaodan Zhou (Analysis on Metric Spaces Unit) | Website | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

External Events

The 34th Board of Governors Meeting

Monday, May 23, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Recreation

Cosmos screening (episode 4)

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 18:00
Lab 4 discussion space (F22c)

Cosmos episode 4: Heaven and Hell

Seminar

Japan Eco-Evo English Seminar #9: Gall-forming aphids, small insects with great power: female-biased sex allocation via female competition induces novel insect gall organogenesis in plants

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 15:00 to 17:00
L4F01 or zoom (Please apply from here: https://sites.google.com/view/jee-english-seminar)

The seminar aims to initiate interactions between international and Japanese researchers and students in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The 9th event is presented by Dr. Xin Tong, SPDR Fellow of Cell Function Research Team at RIKEN CSRS. Title: Gall-forming aphids, small insects with great power: female-biased sex allocation via female competition induces novel insect gall organogenesis in plants

Timeline 15:00~15:30: seminar 15:30~16:00: questions and discussion 16:00~: mixer Please apply from here: https://sites.google.com/view/jee-english-seminar

Graduate School

Graduation Ceremony 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
OIST Auditorium

The Graduation Ceremony to award degrees to students who have graduated in the period May 2021 to March 2022.

External Events

The 28th Board of Councilors Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2022 (All day) to Saturday, May 21, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Seminar

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season6: The struggle for coexistence: empirical approaches to understand mechanisms of persistence under competition

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 17:30 to 18:30
Zoom

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season6: The struggle for coexistence: empirical approaches to understand mechanisms of persistence under competition

Seminar

[Seminar] Phononic Frequency Combs

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:30
ZOOM

Title: Phononic Frequency Combs

Speaker: Dr. Adarsh Ganesan from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Seminar

[Seminar] Mr. Atsushi Ueda "Tensor network renormalization study on the crossover in classical Heisenberg and RP2 models in two dimensions"

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

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

Language: English

Professional Development

English for Academic Email Correspondence - Formality

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
Zoom

What is the appropriate level of formality when writing email to people of different cultures?

In this seminar we will look at some key differences between formal and informal English in emails. We will learn about the signs to look for in formal English emails and discuss cultural considerations.

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge OR beach behind Seaside House

Back from Golden Week and ready to uke out!

Seminar

[Seminar] Professor Gabrielle Girardeau: Neural mechanisms for memory and emotional processing during sleep

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 17:00
Zoom

[Neuroscience Club] Prof. Gabrielle Girardeau, Principal Investigator, CRCN Inserm / Sorbonne University

Workshop

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 4

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar room C210 (center building)

Workshop 4: ‘Early-stage Recruiting and Compensation - Both Sides’

Are you being approached by startups to provide technical consultation? OR Are you planning to launch startups in the future? If you are, you might be wondering how new people are recruited to join startups.

Colloquium

[Catch-All Mathematical Colloquium] The level-set mean curvature flow equation versus the total variation flow equation,Yoshikazu Giga (University of Tokyo )

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 16:00 to 18:00
Online via Zoom

Title: The level-set mean curvature flow equation versus the total variation flow equation

Abstract: The level-set mean curvature flow equation has been introduced to track an evolving hypersurface by its mean curvature after it develops singularities. A level-set of a solution of the level-set mean curvature flow equation moves its mean curvature. The total variation flow equation is often used to remove noise from images. Although these two equations look similar, analytic properties are quite different; the former equation is a local equation while the latter is a nonlocal equation. In this talk, we compare these two equations as well as a few applications.

Discussion Theme (for the 2nd part of the event) :

How to collaborate with researchers other than mathematicians

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 May , 5 pm. Click here to register!

Conference

GMP2022: International Conference on Geometric Modeling and Processing

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 15:00 to 21:30
Zoom

The online conference is going to be held on May 11, 2022.

Seminar

"Probing quantum gravity and non-locality through R^2-like inflation", Sravan Kumar

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

QG visitor seminar. Speaker: Sravan Kumar, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Title: "Probing quantum gravity and non-locality through R^2-like inflation".

Public

[Online] Promoting the Development and Transfer of Technology to Improve the Lives of Older Adults

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

Panelists: Ms. Lauren Ha from OIST’s TDIC; Dr. Michael Roizen, an expert on healthy longevity and wellness from the Cleveland Clinic; and recent winners of the Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation (HAPI), including Ms. Li Lian Ng, whose company Tetsuyu Healthcare has developed a new wound assessment and treatment system, and Dr. Siti Anom Bt. Ahmad, whose team at Universiti Putra Malaysia developed an autonomous delivery robot to meet the need for contactless delivery that emerged out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Register here

Seminar

[Seminar] Ms. Giorgia Dellaferrera "Unveiling Principles of Neural Computations: from Artificial to Biological Intelligence, and back"

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom
Ms. Giorgia Dellaferrera, PhD student, IBM Research Zurich - Institute of Neuroinformatics (ETH and UZH). Language: English, no interpretation.
Seminar

[Seminar] Variational problems with gradient constraint, Professor Xiao Zhong, University of Helsinki

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Online via Zoom
Speaker: Professor Xiao Zhong, University of Helsinki Title: Variational problems with gradient constraint Abstract: I will talk about three different classes of variational problems with gradient constraint. They arise from elastic-plastic torsion, hypersurfaces in the Lorentz-Minkowski spaces with given mean curvature and dimer models.

Please click here to register

Training

Assertive Communication アサーティブコミュニケーション(Incl. follow-up)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:45
Seminar Room C210, Center Bldg.

(This training is offered in Japanese Only) 相手を尊重しながら自分の気持ちや考えを率直・誠実に表現するコミュニケーション法を学びます。ペアワークやグループディスカッションを多用した参加型の研修です。

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Natalia Perkins "Disorder in the Kitaev spin liquid"

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

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

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge OR beach behind Seaside House

It's ukulele time again! This time if the weather is nice enough we're actually going to meat on the beach behind Seaside House instead of in the lounge. If it's too windy or wet, we'll be back inside as always.

Seminar

A Recipe for Scientific Synergy Series 2 by Dr. Ichiro Masai and Dr. Noriyuki Tsumaki

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
Zoom

OIST - Osaka University: A Recipe for Scientific Synergy-Series 2 by Dr. Noriyuki Tsumaki and Dr. Ichiro Masai

Seminar

Quantum Gravity group meeting: Jonas Sonnenschein and Mirian Tsulaia (part 2)

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Quantum Gravity group meeting. Speakers: Jonas Sonnenschein and Mirian Tsulaia. Title: "N=2 SUSY Quantum Mechanics and spectra of Non-SUSY Hamiltonians (part 2)"

Recreation

Lunch Time Learning Session On Sea Turtles

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00
B503

OIST Beach Club and ChuraMura Lunch Time Learning Session

Guest Speaker: Carl Bastain

Workshop

“Oceans – and the impact of humans and climate change” - OIST-Tohoku U. 2nd Joint Workshop on Marine Science

Monday, April 25, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (All day)
OIST B250/Zoom

OIST-Tohoku U. 2 nd Joint Workshop on Marine Science “ Oceans – and the impact of humans and climate change ”

Seminar

[Seminar] Sub-Gaussian heat kernel bounds and singularity of energy measures for symmetric diffusions,Professor Naotaka Kajino (Kyoto University)

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Abstract:

This talk will present the result of a joint work with Mathav Murugan(University of British Columbia) that, for a symmetric diffusion on a complete locally compact separable metric space, two-sided sub-Gaussian heat kernel bounds imply the singularity of the energy measures with respect to the reference measure.

For self-similar (scale-invariant) diffusions on self-similar fractals, the singularity of the energy measures is known to hold in many cases by Kusuoka (1989, 1993), Ben-Bassat, Strichartz and Teplyaev (1999), Hino (2005), and Hino and Nakahara (2006), but these results heavily relied on the self-similarity of the space.

It was conjectured, and had remained open for the last two decades to prove, that the singularity of the energy measures should follow, without assuming the self-similarity, just from two-sided sub-Gaussian heat kernel bounds of the same form as those for diffusions on typical self-similar fractals. The main result of this talk answers this conjecture affirmatively.

The first half of the talk will be devoted to a brief introduction to self-similar diffusions (and their associated Dirichlet forms) on self-similar fractals and to sub-Gaussian heat kernel bounds for symmetric diffusions, so that the talk will (hopefully) be accessible even to those without prior knowledge about diffusions on fractals.

Please click here to register

Seminar

[Seminar] Professor Hidehiko Inagaki: A midbrain-thalamus-cortex circuit reorganizes cortical dynamics to initiate planned movement

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 12:00
ZOOM EVENT

[Neuroscience Club] Prof. Hidehiko Inagaki, Research Group Leader, Neural Dynamics & Cognitive Functions Group

We are excited to have an online seminar by Prof. Inagaki from Max Plank Florida Institute for Neuroscience.

You can join the seminar via ZOOM (meeting ID: 782 721 4941, Password: 436475).

Seminar

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season6: High Fidelity Genome Sequencing: What have we been missing?

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 17:30 to 18:30
Zoom

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season6: High Fidelity Genome Sequencing: What have we been missing ?

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom
Kay Jin Lim, Nanyang Technological University Title: Descent Algebra of Type A
Seminar

[Seminar] Mr. Hong Yang "Duality, Criticality, Anomaly, and Topology in Quantum Spin-1 Chains"

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
C209

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

Seminar

Quantum Gravity group meeting: Julian Lang

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Quantum Gravity group meeting. Speakes: Julian Lang (Neiman Unit) Title: "Self-Dual Gravity"

Seminar

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Svante Pääbo)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
B250 (Center Building, Level B)

Title: What makes human special? A molecular approach

Please welcome Prof. Pääbo, our Adjunct Professor, and join his very first faculty talk at OIST!

Yasha, Akiko, and the CPR team

Seminar

4th QCS Webinar: "Public-cryptography is bad for security" with Dr. Daniel Shiu, Arqit

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 17:00
Webinar - Zoom link to be sent to registered participants

Dr. Daniel Shiu, Chief Cryptographer of Arqit, a leading company with transformational quantum encryption technology, will speak on "Public-cryptography is bad for security".

Registration link: TUESDAY, 19 APRIL 2022, 5:00PM (JST) | OIST Groups

Seminar

TSVP Talk: "Diagrammatic Algebra" by Dr. Chris Bowman

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
L4E48

Dr. Chris Bowman, Reader, University of York. Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: students and researchers from related fields. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration.

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Hiroshi Kontani "Exotic QLC states in Fe-based superconductors, kagome metals, and twisted bilayer graphene"

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

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

Language: English

Professional Development

English for Academic Email Correspondence - Structuring Content

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
Zoom

Ricardo Semler, CEO at Semco SA says: "The longer the message, the greater the chance of misinterpretation. "

Putting yourself in your recipient’s shoes is key to getting your email read.

Seminar

Japan Eco-Evo English Seminar #8: Individual-based temporal beta-diversity: Individual turnover and compositional shift in a community

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 15:00
C015 or zoom

The seminar aims to initiate interactions between international and Japanese researchers and students in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The 8th event is presented by Ryosuke Nakadai from National Institute for Environmental Studies.

Please register from the next link: https://sites.google.com/view/jee-english-seminar

Title: Individual-based temporal beta-diversity: Individual turnover and compositional shift in a community

Timeline 15:00~15:30: seminar 15:30~16:00: questions and discussion 16:00~: mixer

Abstract: As increasing the necessity to assess the influences of global climate change and anthropogenic disturbances on biodiversity, the concept of beta-diversity has been extended to a temporal context and has been intensively studied in recent years. In studies of temporal beta-diversity, methodologies used in spatial beta-diversity have often been used simply. However, temporal beta-diversity often includes "the same individual" between two communities implicitly, which has not been the case with spatial communities, so it is necessary to consider the effects of individual turnover and persistence for quantifying temporal beta-diversity. I focused on both individual identity and the persistence of individuals within a temporal beta-diversity framework and developed some novel indices. In my presentation, I will explain the novel indices which I recently developed and the concepts behind them, showing examples of analysis. I would also like to discuss the prospects for community assemblages through both time and individual identity.

Professional Development

Orators Meeting for Communication & Public Speaking

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:00
Seminar Room C209 (Center Building)

Come and join us for an exciting and fulfilling meeting on building better communication skills through impromptu speaking exercises, listening to prepared speeches, and providing constructive feedback. We run our meetings at lunchtime every other Friday. Email oist.tm@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to receive further information

Campus

Grand Opening of Lab4, Level D Lounge

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Lab4D01

Join us for the Grand Opening of the cafe and lounge space in Lab4, Level D. President Peter Gruss and VP for BFM Scott Rudisel will speak at the event.

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge

Ukulele club meets again this Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 PM in the Seaside Lounge, typhoons permitting!

Seminar

OIST Innovators Society - Fireside chat with Lifetime Ventures

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar room C210 (center building)

The OIST Innovators Society is hosting a casual fireside chat with Koshu Kunii, Ryosuke Kimura and Kentaroh (Kenny) Awata, from Lifetime Ventures. Lifetime Ventures is a pre-seed venture capital firm based in Tokyo, that invests in talent to create businesses that will be loved and exist for a long time. Lifetime typically invests ~$50-500k in startups at the pre-seed or seed stage and provides hands-on support to its portfolio startups. This is an exciting opportunity to ask venture capitalists anything!

Seminar

Quantum Gravity group meeting: Jonas Sonnenschein and Mirian Tsulaia (part 1)

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Quantum Gravity group meeting. Speakers: Jonas Sonnenschein and Mirian Tsulaia. Title: "N=2 SUSY Quantum Mechanics and spectra of Non-SUSY Hamiltonians (part 1)"

Seminar

Seminar: UTEC Founders Program for Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 09:30 to 10:15
Lab 4 Room E48

Every Company has a "Day 1"

Join guests from the University of Tokyo Edge Capital to learn about their Founders Program that offers comprehensive support to teams in various stages of launching their deep-tech startups. In addition to investment funds, the program also offers grants to researchers in basic science. 12 April 2022 | 9:30-10:15 | Lab 4 Room E48

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