Past Events

OIST Workshops

Ultracold Atoms Japan 2022

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (All day) to Thursday, April 14, 2022 (All day)
Seminar Room B250, OIST Main Campus and Online

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Thomas Busch (Quantum Systems Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required). | Website | Venue: Seminar Room B250, OIST Main Campus and Online

This conference will be a hybrid conference with both online and on-site attendees. We will accept on-site participants from within Japan only.

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

Seminar

Fireside Chat on Careers in Venture Capital for PhDs

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:00

Careers in Venture Capital for PhDs

Join the Managing Partner and Investment Associates from the University of Tokyo Edge Capital to explore the topic of careers in venture capital for PhDs. Snacks will be provided. No registration required. 11 April 2022 | 17:00-18:00 | Room C210

Colloquium

[Catch-All Mathematical Colloquium] Scaling limits of random walks on random graphs: An electrical resistance approach, David Croydon (Kyoto University)

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
Online via Zoom
In describing properties of disordered media, physicists have long been interested in the behaviour of random walks on random graphs that arise in statistical mechanics, such as percolation clusters and various models of random trees. Random walks on random graphs are also of interest to computer scientists in studies of complex networks. In ‘critical’ regimes, many of the canonical models exhibit large-scale fractal properties, which means it is often a challenge to describe their geometry, let alone the associated random walks. In this talk, I will describe an approach suitable for understanding various ‘low-dimensional’ models of random walks on random graphs that builds on the deep connections that exist between electrical networks and stochastic processes.

Part II Discussion Theme:

Working in different places, and especially in different countries, naturally leads one to draw comparisons. Through such, one learns more about the working cultures of each. After some brief general musings on this topic, I plan to share some of my experiences from the UK of working on a departmental committee that was responsible for staff welfare (including work-life balance and gender equality).

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 April 7, 5 pm. Click here to register!
Research

ORC Assembly

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 12:00
Lab 4 E48 and Zoom

The next ORC Assembly will be the last for the previous ORC representatives and the first for the new representatives! Please join us as we hand over to the new office.

Also on the agenda: Future plans of the new office, with plenty of time for discussion, and a report on the recent Faculty Assembly.

Seminar

[Seminar] Professor Justus Kebschull: Brain region evolution by duplication-and-divergence -- lessons from the cerebellar nuclei

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 09:00
ZOOM Event

[Neuroscience Club] Prof. Justus Kebschull, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University. Language: English.

We are excited to have an online seminar by Prof. Justus Kebschull from Johns Hopkins University. He is a world-leading researcher studying brain circuit evolution by using cutting-edge circuit tracing and viral tools. Everyone is welcome to join the seminar!

You can join the seminar via ZOOM

Seminar

[Seminars] Macroscopic Quantum Machines

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 09:00 to 12:00
C700, Lab3

These seminars examine the science of how to bring macroscopic (large) systems into the quantum regime. The preparation of large Schrodinger cats is one of the long sought goals of quantum science. Researchers seek to do this for many reasons – to see if it can be done at all – does quantum mechanics still hold for large objects – is there new science that appears when objects become large/massive? Can macroscopic/large quantum systems be useful as precision sensors – and how can we preserve/protect the large scale quantum properties in such systems. These series of talks (experimental and theoretical), will show some facets/aspects of how some researchers are aiming towards the building of large Quantum Cats. Coffee and Okinawan Donuts are supplied during the morning.

Professional Development

Business English communication Skills- Comparison

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 15:00

Business English communication skills may be essential in your work, or you may wish to improve your business English vocabulary, knowledge, and skills. This short series of 10 one-hour classes will help you work more effectively when using English. Each class will focus of a different aspect of business English communications. Classes will be at 3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom
Dean Yates, Queen Mary University of London Title: Spin representations of the symmetric group
Seminar

Lunchtime Seminar (Dr. Yuimaru Kubo, STG)

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
L4E48 (Lab 4, Level E)

Title: A masing spin ensemble: temperature, light, amplifier, and diamond

Abstract:

I will start discussing two fundamental concepts in nature, temperature and light, followed by one of the indispensable basic components in the modern information society, amplifiers. Then I will try to show that combining these three concepts leads to our ongoing project, a heat-driven coherent microwave oscillator based on a spin ensemble in a diamond crystal.

Professional Development

Business English communication Skills - Direct and Indirect Language

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 15:00
zoom

Business English communication skills may be essential in your work, or you may wish to improve your business English vocabulary, knowledge, and skills. This short series of 10 one-hour classes will help you work more effectively when using English. Each class will focus of a different aspect of business English communications. Classes will be at 3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 20:00

Next meeting of the OIST ukulele club is Thursday, March 31 at 8:00 PM in the Seaside Lounge.

Professional Development

Business English communication Skills - Complaining and apologizing

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 15:00

Business English communication skills may be essential in your work, or you may wish to improve your business English vocabulary, knowledge, and skills. This short series of 10 one-hour classes will help you work more effectively when using English. Each class will focus of a different aspect of business English communications. Classes will be at 3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Seminar

Fireside Chat with Startup Founder Shozo Kamiya

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00
Center Building Meeting Room C210

Join us for an informal lunchtime "fireside chat" with Shozo Kamiya , Founder of I'm Beside You , a startup developing multimodal AI systems to improve online communications and make them more personalized to the individual. 28 March 2022 | 12:00-13:00 | C210

Outreach

島んちゅ科学者が語る学びの魅力~沖縄から世界へ~ Science Talk vol.4

Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
ZOOM

OISTサイエンストーク2021 vol.4

Title

島んちゅ科学者が語る学びの魅力~沖縄から世界へ~

Speakers

OIST量子情報物理実験ユニット 博士課程2年 太田守洋

株式会社リクルート データサイエンティスト 大田祥子(OIST第1期生)

Outreach

HiSci Lab 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022 - 15:30 to Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 20:00
Seminar Room C209 and Fureai Taiken Learning Center

HiSci Lab is an annual science educational outreach program to inspire high school girls in Okinawa Prefecture to choose a career in science.

Workshop

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 3

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar room C210 (center building)

The Innovators Society is gathering with the 3 rd installment of the startup workshop series, with speaker Mr. Eli Lyons, Co-founder/CEO of GenomeMiner, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at OIST .

Professional Development

Nature Research Academies: Being an Effective Reviewer Workshop [Day 2].

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
You must RSVP to attend.

These two 2-hrs webinar series aim to give attendees the necessary skills to be an effective peer reviewer, from both an editor`s and author`s perspective . This webinar will provide practical insights and strategies to help attendees achieve this goal.

To register CLICK HERE.

Public Lecture

3rd OIST-ASJ QCS Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 17:00
Webinar - Zoom link to be sent to registered participants

OIST-ASJ QCS Seminar Series # 3, Dr. Carlos Cid on "Privacy-preserving Technologies: Cryptographic Techniques for Secure Computation", Wed, March 23 at 17:00 JST https://groups.oist.jp/quantum-future

Professional Development

Business English communication Skills - Meeting

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 15:00
zoom

Business English communication skills may be essential in your work, or you may wish to improve your business English vocabulary, knowledge, and skills. This short series of 10 one-hour classes will help you work more effectively when using English. Each class will focus of a different aspect of business English communications. Classes will be at 3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom
John Murray, Maynooth University Title: A Schur-positivity conjecture inspired by the Alperin-Mckay conjecture
Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Michael Berry "Variations on a theme of Aharonov and Bohm"

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
Zoon

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

Language: English

Seminar

Virtual Seminar"Analysis of Thixotropy"Yogesh M Joshi

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 16:00
Zoom

Language: English

Seminar

Quantum Gravity group meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, F01

Speaker: Vyacheslav Lysov (Quantum Gravity). Title: Tropical Mirror Symmetry

Professional Development

Nature Research Academies: Being an Effective Reviewer Workshop [Day 1].

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
You must RSVP to attend.

These two 2-hrs webinar series aim to give attendees the necessary skills to be an effective peer reviewer, from both an editor`s and author`s perspective . This webinar will provide practical insights and strategies to help attendees achieve this goal.

To register CLICK HERE .

Seminar

[Seminar] Associate Prof.Yosuke Hasegawa "Control of Wall Turbulence and associated Transport Processes"

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

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

Language: English

Professional Development

English for Academic Email Correspondence - Salutations

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00

Is it Dear Smith, Dear John, Dear John Smith, Dear Doctor John Smith, Dear Professor Smith, Honourable Professor Smith OR Dear Sir?

First impressions are important in writing too. Join us as we discuss how to address people you know and those you do not. We will look at titles and learn how to make it clear who the email is intended for.

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge
March 17 meeting of the OIST Ukulele Club
Campus Service

International Schools virtual webinar

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:30
Zoom

Virtual webinar with representatives from two area international schools: OCSI and Hope Academy

When : Wednesday, March 16, 1800-1930

Where : Zoom (click for link to register)

Target Audience : OIST parents/guardians/curious community members

Seminar

OIST-UT Genomics Research Seminar (Day2 of 2)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 14:30 to 17:00
C210, Center Building

A 2-day seminar held by Algorithms for Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics (Gene Myers) Unit along with Genomics and Regulatory Systems (Nicholas Luscombe) Unit as the co-host.

In the seminar, entitled " OIST-UT Genomics Research Seminar ", we invite 3 Ph.D. students from The University of Tokyo (Shinichi Morishita lab) to OIST, and each of the 8 researchers in total from UT and OIST will give a 20 min talk on their work plus 10 min Q&A session.

The seminar will be held on site at OIST, although you can also join via zoom (link below). On each day, right after the seminar we will have time and place for further discussion and interaction with the presenters (while keeping distance).

Seminar

Quantum Gravity group meeting

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Speaker: Vyacheslav Lysov (Quantum Gravity). Title: "Introduction to tropical Gromov-Witten theory" (part 3)

Seminar

Three lectures on modular Lie algebras (Part III)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
Center building C210

Susumu Ariki, Osaka University

Title: Three lectures on modular Lie algebras (Part III)

Seminar

OIST-UT Genomics Research Seminar (Day1 of 2)

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 13:00 to 16:00
C209, Center Building
A 2-day seminar held by Algorithms for Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics (Gene Myers) Unit along with Genomics and Regulatory Systems (Nicholas Luscombe) Unit as the co-host. In the seminar, entitled " OIST-UT Genomics Research Seminar ", w e invite 3 Ph.D. students from The University of Tokyo (Shinichi Morishita lab) to OIST, and each of the 8 researchers in total from UT and OIST will give a 20 min talk on their work plus 10 min Q&A session. The seminar will be held on site at OIST, although you can also join via zoom (link below). On each day, right after the seminar we will have time and place for further discussion and interaction with the presenters (while keeping distance).
Prospective Students

OIST Science Challenge

Monday, March 14, 2022 - 10:00 to Friday, March 18, 2022 - 14:30

OIST Science Challenge workshop will be providing participants with a unique opportunity to extend their scientific education and experience research. We also offer valuable information and tips to help them prepare for a doctoral program. Through a series of activities with faculty, postdocs, as well as with PhD students, the participants will learn about research conducted at OIST, and skills needed to survive and enjoy a PhD life. At the end of the workshop, participants will be asked to present a submitted slide presentation on the theme "Diversity in Science" in light of their experience throughout the week. The presentation will be shared with the OIST community. Airfare, accommodation, and meals during the workshop will be provided by OIST.

Seminar

Three lectures on modular Lie algebras (Part II)

Monday, March 14, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
L4E48

Susumu Ariki, Osaka University

Title: Three lectures on modular Lie algebras (Part II)

Seminar

Theoretical Physics Seminar: Yasha Neiman (part 2)

Friday, March 11, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E48

Theoretical Physics Seminar. Speaker: Yasha Neiman (Quantum Gravity). Title: "A new kind of Feynman rules: what is Higher Spin Gravity? (part 2)"

Symposium

Moonshot Public Symposium 2022 for Goal 6

Friday, March 11, 2022 - 13:00 to 17:50
Online (Zoom Webinar, YouTube)

About one year has passed since the start of R&D for Moonshot Goal 6, "a fault-tolerant universal quantum computer that will revolutionize economy, industry, and security by 2050”. They will disseminate the results of R&D currently being carried out in the goal's seven projects, and explore issues related to the realization of fault-tolerant universal quantum computers. Prof. Hiroki Takahashi will give a presentation.

Seminar

Three lectures on modular Lie algebras (Part I)

Friday, March 11, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
Center building C210

Susumu Ariki, Osaka University

Title: Three lectures on modular Lie algebras (Part I)

External Events

第1回研究大学エグゼクティブ・フォーラム:大学経営層から見る研究力強化とURAの役割

Friday, March 11, 2022 (All day)
金沢商工会議所

-This event will be held in Japanese-

Dean of Research, Dr. Tadashi Yamamoto will attend this forum.

Lecture

[Mini-course] A brief introduction to branched optimal transport | Professor Jun Kitagawa, Michigan State University

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 11:00 to Monday, March 14, 2022 - 12:00
L4E48 + Zoom
Speaker: Professor Jun Kitagawa, Michigan State University Title: A brief introduction to branched optimal transport Abstract:

The optimal transport (also known as Monge-Kantorovich) problem is a classical optimization problem which has recently become the focus of much research with connections to various fields such as PDEs, geometry, and applications. In particular, it provides an effective way to metrize the space of probability measures on a given metric space. However, there is an alternate approach to metrizing such spaces using so called branched optimal transport. Branched optimal transport is based on the classical Gilbert-Steiner problem, later adapted by Qinglan Xia, and in contrast to the Monge-Kantorovich approach tends to yield branching structures. In this series of lectures I will introduce the basics of branched optimal transport and discuss some of the known results in the literature.

Seminar

OIST x ASJ "Future of Energy and Climate" Seminar Series

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 08:30
International House of Japan B1 Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall / Zoom link sent to registered participants

OIST x ASJ "Future of Energy and Climate" Seminar Series

Professional Development

Business English communication Skills - Useful Email language

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
Zoom

Version up your workplace English!

Ten zoom classes for basic/pre-intermediate business English.

March 9th (More) Useful Email language follow up Emails.

Seminar

Quantum Gravity group meeting

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Speaker: Vyacheslav Lysov (Quantum Gravity). Title: "Introduction to tropical Gromov-Witten theory" (part 2)

Seminar

[Seminar] Supercaloric functions for the parabolic p-Laplace equation in the fast diffusion case, Juha Kinnunen, Aalto University

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 16:00
Online via Zoom

This talk discusses a generalized class of supersolutions, so-called \(p\)-supercaloric functions, to the parabolic \(p\)-Laplace equation. This class of functions is defined as lower semicontinuous functions that are finite in a dense set and satisfy the parabolic comparison principle. Their properties are relatively well understood in the slow diffusion case \(p>2\), but little is known in the fast diffusion case \(1

Lecture

[Mini-course] Curvature and Optimal transport | Professor Asuka Takatsu, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 10:00 to Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 11:00
L4E48 + Zoom
Speaker: Professor Asuka Takatsu, Tokyo Metropolitan University Title: Curvature and Optimal transport Abstract

In this series of lectures, I first review the notion of curvature (Gaussian curvature and Ricci curvature). In particular, I recall some comparison theorems (Toponogov's triangle comparison theorem, Bishop--Gromov volume comparison theorem etc). Then I introduce a generalized notion of curvature in non-smooth spaces.

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Robert Joynt "Evanescent-wave Johnson Noise"

Tuesday, March 8, 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

Cosmos screening (episode 3)

Friday, March 4, 2022 - 18:00
B250 auditorium

Cosmos episode 3: The Harmony of the Worlds

Seminar

OIST Innovators Society - What is an NDA, and how do they work?

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar room C700 and zoom

At our next Innovators Society meeting, we will be joined by Graham Garner, our resident Technology Licensing Specialist at OIST - to talk about Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and other research agreements you may need to use throughout your career.

Research

Theoretical Ecology Discussion: General theorems for coexistence and extinction in stochastic models

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 15:00
Zoom

Casual discussion group based on pre-recorded theoretical ecology talks; all welcome! This week: Sebastian Schreiber (UC Davis). General theorems for coexistence and extinction in stochastic models .

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