Past Events

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Geometric Aspects of Partial Differential Equations"

Monday, January 15, 2024 (All day) to Thursday, January 18, 2024 (All day)
Main Campus, Seminar Room B250 (Center Building)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Qing Liu (Geometric Partial Differential Equations) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions.


OIST x OKIU Cooking and Language Exchange

Saturday, January 13, 2024 - 10:00
Onna Fureai Center

The OIST Language Section, POWER Club, and Okinawa International University are collaborating to organize a special edition of the Community Cooking Series. 20 students from Okinawa International University will be visiting Onna to participate in a language exchange, cooking class, and finally a Campus Tour of OIST.


Prescribed curvature measure problem in the hyperbolic space

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 16:00 to 16:50

Speaker:Fengrui Yang (University of Freiburg)


Asymptotic behavior of low energy nodal solutions of the Lane-Emden problem,

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 15:00 to 15:50

Speaker: Dr. Zetao Cheng (Tsinghua University)


Seminar "Development of photoresponsive self-assembled macrocycle supported on silica nanoparticles for controlled release of Ca2+" by Prof. Fernando Arteaga Arteaga

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 13:30 to 14:30
Lab 3, C700

Dr. Fernando Arteaga Arteaga, ISP Assistant Professor in School of Science, Hokkaido University


The existence of singular isoperimetric hypersurfaces

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 13:00 to 13:50

Speaker: Dr. Gongping Niu (University of California San Diego)


Asymptotic behavior of solutions to the Yamabe equation in low dimensions,

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 12:00 to 12:50

Speaker:Prof. Lei Zhang (University of Florida)


Kato-Ponce inequality with multiple (A_{\vec P}) weights

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 10:00 to 10:50

Dr. Sean Patrick Douglas (University of Missouri)


Sharp functional inequalities in geometry and PDEs

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 09:00 to 09:50

Dr. Joshua Flynn , McGill University


Seminar"Spontaneous Detachment of Reacting Drops"Xuehua Zhang

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 15:00

Language: English


[Tutorial] Stress control molecular dynamics simulation methods designed for simulating soft matter by Keiko Aoki

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00

Seminar/Tutorial by Dr. Keiko Aoki, TSVP visitor Language: English. Target Audience: Students and researchers interested in the field. This seminar will be in a tutorial style to make it accessible also to those with limited experience in molecular dynamics (MD) methods.


Seminar"Spreading Law of Evaporative Droplets"Zhenying Wang

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 15:00

Language: English


Symmetry of hypersurfaces with ordered non-local mean curvature

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 11:00 to Friday, January 12, 2024 - 11:50

Speaker: Dr. Animesh Biswas (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


[Seminar] Monitoring ecosystems autonomously with spatial sound (Becky Heath, U. Cambridge)

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 - 13:00
Lab 3, C700
Dr. Becky Heath Research Associate Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

成人の日 Coming of Age Day

Monday, January 8, 2024 (All day)

National holiday


Science Challenge 2024 - Call for volunteers

Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 11:00 to Friday, February 16, 2024 - 11:25

Volunteers wanted for the Science Challenge workshop from February 17 - 23, 2024!

Support us with hands-on science activities, share your knowledge about poster presentation, essay writing or flash talk presentations with the participants or join a panel discussion about what is required to be successful as a PhD student / research intern at OIST.

Sign-up here , if you would like to support us and to get more information about the tasks we require your support!


New Years Holiday 年末年始 2024

Friday, December 29, 2023 (All day) to Wednesday, January 3, 2024 (All day)

National holiday


No General Visits: The year-end and New Year holidays

Friday, December 29, 2023 (All day) to Wednesday, January 3, 2024 (All day)

OIST will be closed for members of the public Dec. 29 - Jan. 3.Thank you for your understanding.


OIST Campus ArtWall Project

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 - 09:30

OIST Campus ArtWall Project


[Seminar] "A Recurrence-based Direct Method for Stability Analysis" by Mr. Roy Siegelmann

Monday, December 25, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30
Lab1, D015

Speaker: Mr. Roy Siegelmann (Johns Hopkins University)

Title: A Recurrence-based Direct Method for Stability Analysis


2023 ORC Survey

Saturday, December 23, 2023 - 00:00

Following the success of the previous ORC survey, and the Student Council surveys it was modeled on, the ORC Council is running the biannual survey (~5-10min) to gauge research employee satisfaction at OIST. Please fill the survey in this link: .


OIST-RIKEN Joint Workshop on Prediction Science

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - 13:15 to Friday, December 22, 2023 - 15:00
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater, B250, Center Bldg.

This workshop, jointly hosted by RIKEN Pioneering Projects "Prediction for Science" and OIST, aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between OIST and RIKEN researchers.


Europe’s Roadmap to a Quantum Workforce

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 15:30 to 16:30
L5D23 (Lab 5 D floor)
Speaker: Mr. Simon Goorney (Research Assistant from European Quantum Readiness Center, Aarhus University)

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


Quantum Gravity Unit Guest Seminar: Tensionless strings and Compactification

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, Seminar room E01

Visitor seminar hosted by Quantum Gravity Unit

Speaker: Dr. Priyadarshini Pandit, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Title: Tensionless Strings and Compactification


Multi-Photon Interference

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Bhatti, Institute for Functional Matter and Quantum Technologies, University of Stuttgart


The 49th Quantum Information Technology Symposium (QIT49)

Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 14:00 to Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 11:30
OIST Auditorium

This symposium is on quantum information science, which is a new interdisciplinary area of information science and quantum mechanics



Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 10:00



Ganjuu Open House がんじゅうオープンハウス

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00
Ganjuu Wellbeing Service

Join us for our Winter Ganjuu Open House!

15th Dec. between 14 to 16 pm.




Shibuya × OIST Uniting for Startup Success ~自治体と大学の連携を考える~

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 13:30 to 16:00
O2 OKINAWA OFFICE ゆいレール旭橋駅直結那覇オーパ3階

2023年12月15日(金)、OIST Innovationと渋谷区で、スタートアップ・エコシステム構築について考えるイベントを開催いたします。(日英同時通訳あり)


SQC Users Group Meeting

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Lab3 C700

We are planning to hold a UGM (Users Group Meeting) on Friday, December 15th, from 1pm at C700 . In the meeting, we will announce the timeline of the PacBio Revio System, and the latest information about the Illumina sequencers.


The AI Odyssey: Mirella Lapata's Exclusive Insight at OIST's LLM Seminar

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 11:00
L5DE23 and zoom

First-Ever LLM Seminar at OIST! What is generative AI and how does it work? – Mirella Lapata [Screening of Turing Lecture followed by discussion]


The Provost Lecture Series 10

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:45
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250
Speaker: Professor Yabing Qi , Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit Title: Surface sciences and perovskite solar cells Chair: Professor Evan Economo, Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit , Dean of Faculty Affairs

[Seminar] Mr. Fumiya Kakizawa "Monte Carlo study on low-temperature phase diagrams of the J1-J2 classical XY kagome antiferromagnet"

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
B503 Lab1, and Zoom

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


[Seminar] "Quasi self-similarity and its application to the global in time solvability of a superlinear heat equation" by Prof. Yohei Fujishima

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00

Speaker: Prof. Yohei Fujishima (Shizuoka University)

Title: Quasi self-similarity and its application to the global in time solvability of a superlinear heat equation


[Seminar] "Waiting time effects for the wearing process of a non-convex stone" by Prof. Nao Hamamuki

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00

Speaker: Prof. Nao Hamamuki (Hokkaido University)

Title: Waiting time effects for the wearing process of a non-convex stone


[Seminar] MLDS Seminar 2023-9 by Ms. Kira Duesterwald (PhD Student, University College London), Ms. Clea Mehnia Laouar (PhD Student, OIST), Seminar Room L5D23

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Seminar Room L5D23, Lab5

Speaker 1: Ms. Kira Duesterwald, Ph. D Student, University College London

Title: Perceptual inference in an uncertain world: how you report matters

Speaker 2: Ms. Clea Mehnia Laouar, Ph. D Student, OIST

Title: Large scale similarity search with Optimal Transport


Toward On-Chip Spin Magnetomechanics with Levitated Systems

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 09:00

Levitated quantum systems can be used to build ultra-precise sensors for use in technology but also to search for new fundamental types of forces and dark matter. In this seminar PhD student Trisha Madhavan from Mikhail Lukin's Nanomechanics subgroup at Harvard University will talk about her work on levitating tiny magnets and coupling them to NV defects in diamond.


Graduate School Mini Course: Filmmaking for Everyone (Session 3)

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 14:30
B700 (Lab 3)

Learn new skills, meet new people and enjoy the art of filmmaking with OIST's own professional videographer, Scotty!

Finished products will have the opportunity be featured on the OIST Vimeo account.


FY2023 Year-end closing briefing session will be held via Zoom./ 【2023年度の決算説明会】をオンラインにて開催いたします。

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00

FY2023 Year-end closing briefing session will be held via Zoom./ 【2023年度の決算説明会】をオンラインにて開催いたします。


TSVP Talk "Ecology and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacterial Pathogens" by Rachel Wheatley

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 14:00
L4E48 and zoom

TSVP Talk ”Ecology and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in Bacterial Pathogens " by Rachel Wheatley 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).


Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of molecular-scale energy conversion

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Lab 4, level F, L4F01

Prof. Michael Jack, Department of Physics, University of Otago, New Zealand

Language: English.


Entanglement topography of large-scale quantum networks

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30

Speaker: Dr. Siddhartha Santra, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India


OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
L4E48 and online on Zoom
Kaveh Mousavand, OIST Title: Some applications of bricks in classical and modern problems in representation theory

Haar random and pretty good measurements for state estimation

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30

Speaker: Dr. Maria Quadeer, Nanyang Technological University


Seminar "Influence of bubbles on the hydrodynamic loading of marine structures" by Dr. Céline Gabillet

Monday, December 11, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00

[Speaker] Dr. Céline Gabillet, Associate Professor (Fluid. Mech.), French Naval Academy /Ecole Navale


Seminar: everything you need to know about Intellectual Property

Monday, December 11, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:30
Room C700 Lab 3 Level C
OIST innovation Monday 11 th organizes a seminar on Intellectual Property. What are patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets? How can you, as a researcher, protect and develop your innovative ideas? How can OIST innovation help you in this process? Join the seminar and learn everything you need to know about Intellectual Property and much more. This is a 90min introduction-level seminar open to everyone. Coffee and biscuits will be provided.

[Seminar] "Dynamics and Learning - Future of AI with Robotics Applications" by Mr. Motoya Ohnishi

Monday, December 11, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
Meeting Room D015 - Lab1 Bldg

Speaker: Mr. Motoya Ohnishi

Title: Dynamics and Learning - Future of AI with Robotics Applications


Deadline for Registration---Writing Diversity Statements, Academic Job Market Series, Module 5

Monday, December 11, 2023 (All day)

Academic Job Market Series, Module 5, Writing Diversity Statements will be held next week, December 14 (Thursday), from 4:15-5:30.

Diversity statements are becoming an increasingly common part of job application materials. Knowing how to conceptualize and then write one can greatly improve overall chances of success in a competitive job market.


Community Cooking Series [Registrations] - Class 9

Friday, December 8, 2023 - 17:00
Onna Fureai Center (Room #3 Ryukyu Cooking Room)

The Community Cooking Series aims to bring the OIST community and residents of Okinawa closer through a shared love of food. Each session will be focused on one dish, taught by someone with a personal connection to the recipe (perhaps you?).