Past Events

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
On Zoom
Emily Norton, University of Kent Title: Decomposition numbers for unipotent blocks with small \(sl_2\)-weight in finite classical groups
Seminar

[Seminar] "A novel function of the nuclear transport factor importin α as a direct DNA-binding protein" by Dr. Kazuya Jibiki

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
L4F01, Lab4

Speaker: Dr. Kazuya Jibiki, Department of Life Science College of Humanities and Science, Nihon University

Title: A novel function of the nuclear transport factor importin α as a direct DNA-binding protein

Seminar

[Seminar] "On the zeroes of generalised Okamoto polynomials and singularity structure of real solutions of Painlevé-IV" by Alexander Stokes

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 14:00
L5D23

Discussion Seminar, 2pm (part of TSVP Thematic Program "Exact Asymptotics: From Fluid Dynamics to Quantum Geometry")

Recreation

Flow Mat Pilates class by Ikumi Aoki

Monday, October 23, 2023 - 18:45 to 19:45
Village Center Meeting Room
Flow Mat Pilates class by Ikumi Aoki Class Information Date and Time | 日時 Flow Pilates Monday,14th August 6:45 - 7:45 PM Location | 場所

Classes will be held at Village Center Meetting Room

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Fee | 料金

・Student |学生 : 1,500 JPY

・Faculty,Staff, and Family menbers|教員、職員、OIST関係者のご家族 : 2,000 JPY

Seminar

[Seminar] "On the Borel summability of formal solutions of certain higher-order linear ordinary differential equations" by Gergő Nemes

Monday, October 23, 2023 - 14:00
L5D23

Seminar, 2pm (part of TSVP Thematic Program "Exact Asymptotics: From Fluid Dynamics to Quantum Geometry")

Seminar

[Seminar] "Diversification and Community Assembly in the Galapagos Islands", by Christine Parent

Monday, October 23, 2023 - 12:15
Seaside House Seminar Room

Diversification and Community Assembly in the Galapagos Islands

Seminar

Fully Passive Quantum Key Distribution Protocols

Monday, October 23, 2023 - 10:00 to 12:00
Center Building B503

Speaker: Dr. Wenyuan Wang, University of Hong Kong

Culture

CYCLE Exhibition

Friday, October 20, 2023 - 15:00 to Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 11:30
Tunnel Gallery

CYCLE Exhibition

Seminar

[Seminar] "Wick rotating the heat kernel" by Dr. Rudrajit Banerjee

Friday, October 20, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
L4E48

Speaker: Dr. Rudrajit Banerjee (OIST)

Title: Wick rotating the heat kernel

Public Lecture

Second Roundtable on Feminism and Intersectionality in Okinawa

Friday, October 20, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:30
B250

Why Feminisms Matter: Structural Violence and Possibilities for Change

Glenda Bonifacio - Professor at the University of the Lethbridge (Canada) and UNESCO Chair in Gender, Migration, and Post-disaster Communities in Asia Pacific

Our Archipelagos: Indigenizing Feminist Knowledges

Ayano Ginoza - Professor at the University of the Ryukyus (Okinawa)

Seminar

[Seminar] "Integrability criteria for second order maps" by Ralph Willox

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 14:00
L5EF06

Discussion seminar, 2pm in L5EF06 (part of TSVP Thematic Program "Exact Asymptotics: From Fluid Dynamics to Quantum Geometry")

Seminar

Contribution of sleep to learning and memory in humans

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
L4F01 (Lab 4)

Seminar by Dr Tamaki

Seminar

Quantum Gravity unit visitor seminar: Higher Spin Gravity II: Holographic Entanglement

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 14:00
L4 F01

Visitor seminar hosted by Quantum Gravity Unit

Speaker: Prof. Per Sundell, Andres Bello Natl. U.

Title: Higher Spin Gravity II: Holographic Entanglement

Seminar

[Seminar] "Resurgence and Exact results in Supersymmetric gauge theories" by Masazumi Honda

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 14:00
L5D23

Discussion seminar, 2pm in L5EF06 (part of TSVP Thematic Program "Exact Asymptotics: From Fluid Dynamics to Quantum Geometry")

In the past decades, there appeared many exact results in supersymmetric gauge theories thanks to localization method. These exact results are useful to study properties of perturbative series in quantum field theory (QFT) especially in the following two senses. First we can systematically analyze perturbative series around (non-)trivial saddle points in QFT...

Symposium

International Symposium: Past, Present, and Future of the Marine Environment and Ecosystems

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 (All day) to Friday, October 20, 2023 (All day)
TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity 3F, Lecture Theater, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University

The symposium will include lectures and poster presentations that will provide an overview of the current status and challenges of research on the marine environment and marine ecosystems, promote the exchange of the latest knowledge among disciplines, and present cross–disciplinary perspectives. There will also be a panel discussion to discuss how the issues raised at the symposium should be addressed. In addition, a working group of young researchers and graduate students will be formed at the end of the symposium to formulate recommendations for the future of cross–disciplinary research in the coming months.

Seminar

Quantum Gravity unit visitor seminar: Locality, unconstrained vertices and hidden symmetry of HS theory

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 14:00
L4 E01

Visitor seminar hosted by Quantum Gravity Unit

Speaker: Slava Didenko, Lebedev Physical Institute

Title: Locality, unconstrained vertices and hidden symmetry of HS theory.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Borel Summability of WKB Solutions for Higher-Order Equations" by Nikita Nikolaev

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 14:00
L5EF06

Discussion seminar, 2pm in L5EF06 (part of TSVP Thematic Program "Exact Asymptotics: From Fluid Dynamics to Quantum Geometry")

Abstract : I will explain in some detail my recent proof of Borel summability of WKB solutions of singularly perturbed higher-order linear ODEs. The proof consists of reducing the problem to a matrix Riccati differential equation in a standard form. Applying the Borel transform, we get a nonlinear PDE which we solve using the method of successive approximations. The biggest challenge is to show that this solution can be analytically continued along a ray in the Borel plane, and this involves keeping track of an interesting Stokes phenomenon.

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Masami Tatsuno "Electrophysiological and computational investigations of cell ensembles"

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
B700, Lab3

Speaker : Professor Masami Tatsuno, Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge

Research

[Seminar] Don’t assume that you know me! The dangers of biological preconceptions and the fascinating diversity of life.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Lab4 L4F01 Seminar Room

Speaker: Dr. Octavio Ruben Salazar Moya

Research Scientist of Marine Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Hosted by: Professor Timothy Ravasi, OIST Marine Climate Change Unit

Abstract: Climate change poses challenges that urgently require our attention. It threatens to result in major environmental alterations, endangering sensitive ecosystems, water availability, and ultimately food security. In order to ameliorate the effects of climate change, it is crucial that we have an understanding of the biology of the endangered organisms. (...)

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop on the Evolutionary Analysis of Morphology

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 (All day) to Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Evan Economo (Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

Presidential Lecture

Presidential Lecture by Prof. Makoto Fujita

Monday, October 16, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:30
Sydney Brenner Memorial Lecture Theater (B250)

Presidential lecture on Coordination Self-Assembly by Prof. Makoto Fujita

Research

[Seminar] The Intricate Dance of Coral Symbiosis: A Journey Through Partnership, Competition, and Environmental Challenges

Monday, October 16, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab4 L4F01 Seminar Room

Speaker: Prof. Manuel Aranda, Professor of Marine Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Hosted by: Professor Timothy Ravasi, OIST Marine Climate Change Unit

Abstract: Coral reefs serve as a masterclass in ecological efficiency and evolutionary resilience. These highly productive and biodiverse ecosystems exist in one of the most nutrient-poor environments on our planet, a phenomenon known as Darwin’s paradox. At the heart of these ecosystems are reef-building corals that form the structural and trophic foundation. The metabolic symbiosis between corals and their photosynthetic dinoflagellate endosymbionts (...)

Seminar

Peculiar decay of turbulence: 3D Navier-Stokes and shell model by Dr. Takeshi Matsumoto

Monday, October 16, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30
B503

Language :English

Seminar

[Seminar] "Microbe-Machine cybernetic coupling: A feedback loop for ethology and proto intelligences study " by Charles Fosseprez

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 11:00
L4F01

Profile : Deep into the micro-world, I've been captivated by the complexity of microbial communities. My scientific journey is rooted in the exploration of collective evolution within living systems. Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cybernetics are my focal points, and I'm eager to share the marvels of this field with a broader audience. My approach is decidedly interdisciplinary, with a global footprint spanning diverse subjects. From unraveling the geometric symphony of embryo organization to delving into the fabrication of nanorobots for information processing, my pursuits have been wide-ranging. I've navigated through startups and ventured into the realm of art, guided by a persistent curiosity about constraints and compartments in biological systems. Philosophical contemplation is woven into my scientific exploration, yet I maintain a practical mindset as I am an Engineer with an eye on real-world applications.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Li-Yau type inequality for the p-bending energy" by Dr. Kensuke Yoshizawa

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30
L4E48

Speaker: Dr. Kensuke Yoshizawa (Kyushu University)

Title: Li-Yau type inequality for the p-bending energy

Seminar

Quantum Gravity unit visitor seminar: Aspects of maximally symmetric non-linear (ModMax) electrodynamics

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - 14:00
L4 F01

Visitor seminar hosted by Quantum Gravity Unit

Speaker: Prof. Dmitri Sorokin, INFN Padua U.

Title: Aspects of maximally symmetric non-linear (ModMax) electrodynamics

Workshop

1st International Workshop on Quantum Information Engineering (QIE2023)

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 (All day) to Friday, October 13, 2023 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

This event will bring together fifty world-class scientists & engineering, researchers and students working in the field of quantum information engineering. They will present their latest research as well as engaging in active discussions about the current state of the field and its future prospects.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
online on Zoom
Benjamin Sambale , Leibniz Universität Hannover Title: Groups of p-central type
Workshop

Workshop Working on Ocean Policy Science in Japan: Through lenses of community and gender

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 15:30 to 16:30
L4E48

Professor Kazumi will share her experience with fisheries and policy. She will also talk about her experience as a Japanese female professor and how to promote diversity in academia in Japan.

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UNDOS) started in 2021. In the UNDOS, co-design, co-production, and co-delivery of ocean science is promoted. In Japan, ocean science through collaboration between researchers and fishermen has been in practice since before the call of the UNDOS. In this talk, one of the collaborative initiatives between ocean scientists and fishermen in Shimokita, facing Tsugaru Strait in Aomori will be presented. Keys for the collaborative work and challenges in Japan as an ocean policy scientist will be shared. Furthermore, some thoughts as a female researcher in ocean science in Japan will be also discussed.

Speaker: Professor Kazumi Wakita (Tokai University)

Date: October 10 th (Tuesday) 3:30-4:30PM

Location: L4E48

As some events have limited number of participants, please register in this link 2023 RAM Events https://groups.oist.jp/orc/professional-development

Seminar

TSVP Seminar: "Analytic continuation-an introduction" by Sam Crew

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 14:00
L5EF06

Sam is interested in geometrical aspects of quantum field theory, resurgence and quantum information theory. He is currently at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy and Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. He completed his PhD in 2021 at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Nick Dorey and previously worked at the University of Bath. www.samuelcrew.com

Seminar

Security of Discrete-Modulated Continuous-Variable Quantum Key Distribution

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
Center Building B503

Speaker: Dr. Stefan Baeuml, Institute of Photonic Sciences

Seminar

[Seminar - Cancelled] "Benthic foraminifera as bioindicators of coastal marine environments" by Prof. Sigal Abramovich

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
L4F01, Lab4

Prof. Sigal Abramovich, Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva

Seminar

Seminar "Intraspecific life-history diversity in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and its consequences for sustainable exploitation" by Prof. Mikko Heino (University of Bergen)

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
L4E48 (Lab4 Seminar Room) & Zoom

Seminar by Prof. Mikko Heino (Univ. of Bergen). All are welcome to attend.

Outreach

Nobel Prize Season Special Public Lecture by Prof. Svante Pääbo

Monday, October 9, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00
AIM UNIVERSE TEDAKO HALL (1-9-3 Nakama, Urasoe-shi, Okinawa)

Nobel Prize Season Special Public Lecture by Prof. Svante Pääbo 2022 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine “Denisovans and Neanderthals: How They Live on in Us”

Holiday

スポーツの日 Sports Day

Monday, October 9, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

Outreach

Nobel Prize Season Special Public Lecture by Prof. Svante Pääbo

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00
OIST Auditorium (1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa)

Nobel Prize Season Special Public Lecture by Prof. Svante Pääbo 2022 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine “Denisovans and Neanderthals: How They Live on in Us”

Professional Development

Roundtable on Job Searches for the LGBTQIAP+ community

Friday, October 6, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
Lab 4, F15

Join this roundtable discussion to reflect on how you want to approach your job search and learn about what types of questions you might ask to assess the inclusivity of the workplace along with practical issues, like inquiring about LGBTQIAP+ -friendly health insurance policies.

Graduate School

Scriptorium

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 15:00 to 17:00
B700 Grad School

Guest Speaker Prof Tom Froese

"Papers, Grants, and Writing"

Lecture

EVSP Talk: "Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates: our experience with an alternative model organism" by Daniel Chourrout

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 14:30 to 15:45
B250 (Center), Zoom

Our knowledge of modern biology is based on the study of just a handful of species, which, due to technological investments that have been made, have become increasingly unavoidable. Neglecting, sometimes forgetting, almost all other life forms has been a consequence of this. The problem seems insoluble, but new scientific disciplines fortunately required moving beyond classic laboratory species. One of them is evo-devo, a fairly recent combination of two traditional disciplines, evolutionary biology and developmental biology. Questions on the evolution of animal development led several of us to choose Oikopleura dioica, a species little known to the general public but of considerable importance in marine ecosystems. The first results were a little shocking, but that was not the end of our surprises…

Professional Development

#2 Study Session for Administrative Staff (English): Research Areas of Science and Technology

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 14:30 to 15:30
Lab3 C700

#2 Study Sessions for Administrative Staff (English) : Research Areas of Science and Technology

Speaker: Mizuki Shimanuki, Provost Office. Facilitator: Ayumi Nagai, C-Hub

Seminar

Seminars on organic and perovskite optoelectronics

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:30
Seminar Room L4E48

Seminars on organic and perovskite optoelectronics. Registration is NOT requried.

Seminar

Quantum Gravity unit visitor seminar: Higher Spin Gravity I: A New Paradigm for Relativistic Quantum Fields

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, F01

Visitor seminar hosted by Quantum Gravity Unit

Speaker: Prof. Per Sundell, Andres Bello Natl. U.

Title: Higher Spin Gravity I: A New Paradigm for Relativistic Quantum Fields

Seminar

[Seminar] "Why is Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility so common?" by Michael Turelli

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:00
Seminar Room C700

Professor Turelli will discuss his fascinating work on Wolbachia, an intracellular bacteria that infects arthropods and develops an amazing diversity of interactions with its various host species.

Recreation

Wednesdays Morning Yoga with Yasuko

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 07:30 to 08:30
Plumeria Room in Gardens

This class is being offered for OIST members only

Please register in advance

Lecture

The Provost Lecture Series 9

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:45
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250
Speaker: Professor Hidetoshi Saze, Plant Epigenetics Unit Title: Plant Genomics and Epigenomics Chair: Professor Tadashi Yamamoto, Cell Signal Unit
Seminar

Seminar: "Mathematical Models Describing Evolutionary Immune Escapes of Pathogens" by Prof. Akira Sasaki (SOKENDAI)

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 14:00 to 14:45
Seminar Room C210 (Center Building) and Zoom

Seminar by Prof. Akira Sasaki (Sokendai). All are welcome to attend.

Seminar

TSVP Seminar: "An overview of Transseries" by Ines Aniceto

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 14:00
L5EF06

Discussion seminar, 2pm in L5EF06

Seminar

【Seminar】“High-resolution structures of viruses and their proteins obtained by cryo-EM”

Monday, October 2, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
C210, Center Bldg

【Seminar】

“High-resolution structures of viruses and their proteins obtained by cryo-EM”

Speaker: Dr. Andrei Moiseenko, Professor Olga Sokolova

Moscow Lomonosov State University

Wellness

TELL Step Up Challenge ・TELLステップアップチャレンジ

Monday, October 2, 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00
LAB4
TELL Step Up Challenge ・ TELL ステップアップチャレンジ

Oct. 2nd (Mon) 11:00-13:00 @Meet at Lab 4 entrance at 11:00

10月2日(月)11:00-13:00   @LAB4入り口に11時集合

Join us in taking action to raise awareness while creating hope. As we remember 21,881 people who lost their lives to suicide last year in Japan, we aim to walk 21,881 steps around the OIST campus.

However, walking isn’t the only option. Whether you’re cycling, swimming, dancing or meditating for 21,881 seconds – whatever you choose to do, it all matters and all are welcome! If you would like your steps/ seconds to be counted, please email Ganjuu so we may collate all our efforts together!

You can register for TELL Step Up Challenge via their website. There is a ¥1,500 sign-up fee, however this is not required to participate. ( https://www.tellevents.org/events/step-up-2023 ) The campaign aims to raise awareness of mental health issues.

去年、自殺で亡くなった21881名の命を覚え、自殺防止の支援と理解の拡充のため、 OIST のキャンパス内を21881歩、歩くことを目指します。

しかし、歩くこと以外にも、サイクリングや水泳、ダンス、21,881秒の瞑想など、どんなことでも大歓迎です。歩数や秒数のカウントをしてほしい方は、Ganjuuまでメールでご連絡ください。TELL のウェブサイトから登録することも可能ですが ( https://www.tellevents.org/events/step-up-2023 ) 1500 円の参加費がかかりますので、必須ではありません。

このキャンペーンは、メンタルヘルスに対する意識改革を促すことを目的としております。

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