Past Events

Seminar

QG group meeting

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

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

Workshop

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Marin van Heel (Cryo-Electron Microscopy Course)

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 09:00
C250 and Zoom (Hybrid)

Kyenote Lecture for CryoEM Course

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom

Speaker: Robert Spencer, University of Cambridge

Title:(Some) Gram Determinants for \(A_n\) nets

Seminar

(Somewhat) Functional Journal Club

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
B701,Lab 3
Seva will talk about string diagrams.
Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Bumjoon Kim "Intertwinned Néel and spin nematic orders in a square-lattice antiferromagnet"

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

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

Language: English

Workshop

FY2021 Cryo-Electron Microscopy Course at OIST

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, March 4, 2022 - 16:00
to be announced

Internal and External workshop

Outreach

SDGs未来都市の役割とは  Science Talk vol.3

Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
ZOOM  ※事前に視聴登録をお願いします

OISTサイエンストーク2021 vol.3

タイトル:SDGs未来都市沖縄の役割とは?

登壇者:OIST 研究科長オフィス 副研究科長 タカバヤシ ミサキ

恩納村役場SDGs推進事務局 松原 廣幸

恩納村役場企画課企画係長 當山香織

恩納村役場企画課企画係主事 冨着 開

Training

アサーティブコミュニケーション研修

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 14:30 to 17:15
Seminar Room C210, Center Bldg.

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

Theoretical Physics Seminar: Yasha Neiman

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, F01

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

Seminar

Determining Habitat Occupancy of Okinawa's Owl Species Using Passive Acoustic Monitoring

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 11:00
C700

Cassie George is an RSD intern working with the Environmental Informatics Section in collaboration with the Takagi lab at Hokkaido University

Professional Development

English for Writing Research Papers - Sentence Structure 1 of 3 (CANCELLED)

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 11:00

The best writers have a few basic guidelines for making their sentences easy to read.

Join us to find out the rules for writing simple, easy to read sentences that will provide the clarity reviewers are looking for.

Seminar

QG group meeting: a little bit from everyone

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, F01

Quantum Gravity group meeting. Short stories by everyone.

Seminar

第5回おきなわオープンTECHゼミ The 5th Seminar of Okinawa Open Facilities Network (OoPNet)

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
演題 : 沖縄のヘリウム再利用ネットワークを目指して 日時 : 2022/02/22 (火) 15:00-16:00 発表機関 : 沖縄科学技術大学院大学(OIST) 場所 : ZOOMによるオンラインセミナー (無料、事前登録が必要 講師 :  高田 一馬氏(OIST) 宗本 久弥氏(琉球大学) 言語 :  日本語

Title : Development of helium recycling network in Okinawa Date and time : Tuesday, February 22, 2022 15:00-16:00 Speakers : Kazuma Takada (OIST) , Hisaya Munemoto (University of the Ryukyus) Language : Japanese Registration required
Colloquium

[Catch-All Math Colloquium] Monge-Ampère equations related to optimal transport and geometric optics, Jun Kitagawa, Michigan State University

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 15:00 to 17:00
Online via Zoom
Monge-Ampère type equations are fully nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations that arise when considering the deformation of volume induced by some kind of transformation. In this talk I will discuss two such cases, the optimal transport problem, and geometric optics problems. The former discusses the most efficient way of transporting some resource to another location, and the second is a simplified model for optical instruments (such as lenses or mirrors) in which light is treated as a particle rather than a wave. I will attempt to focus more on heuristics rather than technical details; no knowledge of PDEs is assumed. A portion of this talk is based on joint work with N. Guillen. Please register before February 17, 5 pm. Click here to register! 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. February speaker is Jun Kitagawa from Michigan State University .

In the mathematics part, we will hear an exciting overview talk for a general audience. In the discussion session, we will hear about the speaker's experience as a mathematician. Y ou can take inspiration from them and exchange ideas with other participants in a small group. After the sessions are over, there will be a tea time where participants can chat freely.

Research

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Armitage)

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
L4E48 (Lab 4, Level E)

Title : Context-dependence and generality in community ecology - two sides of the same coin?

Abstract : Community ecology is often derided for its lack of general theory. Factors limiting one population's growth can be insignificant elsewhere. While this flavor of context-dependence clearly impedes a predictive theory of ecology, it also paradoxically functions as a very general mechanism that maintains biodiversity. I will review how a context-dependent competition theory can clarify the general mechanisms underlying species coexistence and geographic range limits. I'll then riff on the theme of ecological context-dependence as it pertains to our unit members' work on carnivorous plants, pestiferous bats, and noxious roadside weeds.

https://groups.oist.jp/faculty-lunch

Seminar

Zoom seminar for OIST "Bridging the genotype-phenotype-fitness divide: from protein interfaces to organismal fitness"

Monday, February 21, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

Protein Engineering and Evolution Unit would like to invite you to a seminar!

External Events

Tokyo Institute of Technology IIR Symposium /東京工業大学 科学技術創成研究院 シンポジウム

Monday, February 21, 2022 - 13:00 to 18:10
Zoom Webinar

Dean of Research, Dr. Tadashi Yamamoto will attend the symposium as one of the panelists.

(This symposium will be held in Japanese.)

Professional Development

English for Academic Email Correspondence - Subject lines

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
Zoom

What separates your email's subject line from other spam type emails?

In this seminar we will look at what makes a good subject line, how we can maximise the way it is seen in email software and how we can make it more meaningful for the reader.

Public Lecture

[Webinar] Science/Tech/Business Innovation Book Talk Series: #2 Fail Fast - Lessons for Japan

Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 08:00 to 09:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

Speaker: Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, Founder & CEO, Quality Electrodynamics | CTO, Canon Medical Systems Corporation, CT-MR Division | Member, OIST Board of Governors | Trustee and Health Innovation Ambassador, OIST Foundation | Honorary Consul General of Japan in Cleveland

In Japanese with English subtitles. Register here .

External Events

The 33rd Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday, February 17, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Professional Development

Inclusive Mentoring Mini-Symposium 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 18:00 to Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 11:30
You must RSVP to attend.

The Center for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence (C-Hub) warmly welcomes you to join us to engage in inspirational discussions, explorations, and strategic thinking to explore how individuals and institutions can promote impactful, inclusive mentoring cultures in the sciences.

Research

Theoretical Ecology Discussion: Dynamics of within-population structure stabilise complex ecological communities

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 15:00
Zoom

Casual discussion group based on pre-recorded theoretical ecology talks; all welcome! This week: André M. de Roos (University of Amsterdam). Dynamics of within-population structure stabilise complex ecological communities

External Events

Global Women's Breakfast 2022 - Joint Kyoto and OIST event

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 12:00 to 14:00
Zoom

Please register for Global Women's Breakfast 2022 - Joint Kyoto U. and OIST event on February 16th, 2022.

Seminar

[Seminar] Mr. Nicolo Scapin "Weakly compressible simulation of evaporating droplets"

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
Zoom

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

Language: English

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 09:30
on Zoom

Speaker: Stephen Doty, Loyola University Chicago

Title: Schur-Weyl duality for braid and twin groups via the Burau representation

Research

Annual Inspection_Ultracentrifuge [Hitachi Koki]

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 09:30 to Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 12:00

Annual Inspection_Ultracentrifuges

Culture

[OIST 10th] OIST Images of Science Traveling Exhibition

Monday, February 14, 2022 (All day) to Friday, September 30, 2022 (All day)
Venues in Okinawa and Tokyo

A traveling version of the campus exhibition, this mobile set of images generated by OIST researchers over the past 10 years, will tour locations in Okinawa Prefecture and Tokyo.

Workshop

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 2 - ‘How to Make a Capitalization Table’

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Venue: C210 (center building) + zoom

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 2: 'How to make a Capitalization Table'

This session is meant to provide an explanation of how stock holdings are recorded in a capitalization or “cap” table – what a cap table is used for – and how to make one. It will also cover stock options as compensation, which is important if you are starting a company or joining a company as a new employee.

Prospective Students

OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session) in February 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 10:00
Online

This OIST Café takes its opportunity to commemorate UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science in February and introduce OIST’s effort to encourage and support female scientists, share the stories of OIST female students and scientists as well as the stories of the participants about the struggle or their common concerns to choose STEM field as their career. Panel discussions will be organized so that the participants can interact with the speakers.

As a keynote speaker and one of the panelists, Professor Rita Colwell , Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Maryland, College Park, will join. She became the first woman to serve as the Director of the United States National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2004.

Research

Theoretical Ecology Discussion: Species heterogeneity can reduce the potential for alternative stable states in food webs

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 15:00
Zoom

Casual discussion group based on pre-recorded theoretical ecology talks; all welcome! This week: Vadim Karatayev (University of Guleph). Species heterogeneity can reduce the potential for alternative stable states in food webs.

Seminar

Virtual Seminar"Printing Porosity in Thin Film Polymers"Andrew H. Gibbons

Monday, February 7, 2022 - 15:30
Zoom

Language: English

Seminar

Quantum Birds: The Magnetic Compass Sense of night-migratory Songbirds

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 16:30
Zoom

Quantum Birds: The Magnetic Compass Sense of night-migratory Songbirds

Prof. Henrik Mouritsen

Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University Oldenburg,

Prof. Mouritsen will present how night-migratory songbirds seem to use a quantum mechanical mechanism to sense magnetic compass information which they use to navigate with exquisite precision over thousands of kilometres (Mouritsen 2018). In the past years, evidence has mounted that migratory birds use a light-dependent, radical pair-based mechanism to sense the axis of the geomagnetic field lines (Hore & Mouritsen 2016). The magnetic compass of night-migratory birds is sensitive to anthropogenic electromagnetic field disturbances being ca. 1000 times weaker than the current WHO guideline limits (Engels et al. 2014; Schwarze et al. 2016). This result could be significant in relation to migratory bird conservation measures and strongly indicates that the basic sensory mechanism underlying the magnetic compass of night-migratory songbirds should be based on quantum mechanical principles rather than classical physics. Neuroanatomical data have shown that magnetic compass information is detected in the eye and then processed in a small part of the thalamofugal visual pathway terminating in the visual processing centre “Cluster N” (Mouritsen et al. 2005; Liedvogel et al. 2007; Feenders et al. 2008; Zapka et al. 2009). When Cluster N is deactivated, migratory European Robins can no longer use their magnetic compass, whereas their star compass and sun compass abilities are unaffected (Zapka et al. 2009). The lagena and associated pathways remained intact. Bilateral section of the trigeminal nerve had no effect on the birds’ ability to use their magnetic compass (Zapka et al. 2009). Very recently, we could also show that the light-sensitive protein Cryptochrome 4 from a night-migratory songbird is magnetically sensitive in vitro based on a radical-pair mechanism (Xu et al. 2021).

Zoom link

https://oist.zoom.us/j/97850326939

Workshop

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 1 - ‘When and Why to Incorporate a Company’

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Venue: B503 (center building) + zoom

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 1: 'When and Why to Incorporate a Company'

In this session, we will learn and discuss about some of the considerations to be made, and the processes involved when starting a company.

External Events

The 27th Board of Councilors Meeting

Thursday, February 3, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
On Zoom
Speaker: Daniel Tubbenhauer , University of Sydney Title: On weighted KLRW algebras
Seminar

[Seminar] Instability and turbulence in electroconvective flows

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 15:30 to 16:30
Zoom

CFF unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar.

Professional Development

[Resume Workshop] Crafting an effective Resume

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 13:30 to 15:00
Online workshop

[Resume workshop] - Crafting an effective Resume

Join us for the “Crafting an effective Resume” workshop to discover how you can utilize these strategies to make your application more focused, tailored, and relevant.

Graduate School

OIST Alumni Talks - Nico Espinas

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Online session

OIST Alumni Talks

Name: Dr. Nino Espinas (Class of 2012) Talk Title: Reflection and Comparison of Postdoc Life in Japan and Europe

Seminar

Theoretical Ecology Seminar/Discussion Series

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 15:00
Zoom

Theoretical Ecology Seminar/Discussion Series

Seminar

[Seminar] Low Energy Structure of Spiral Spin Liquid

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar.

Seminar

Virtual Seminar"Topologically Active Polymers"Davide Michieletto

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 17:00
Zoom

Language: English

Workshop

6th ABiS Advanced Light Microscopy Course at OIST

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 09:00 to Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 17:30
OIST Seminar room C209

6th ABiS Advanced Light Microscopy Course at OIS

Graduate School

Winter Admissions Selection 2022

Monday, January 24, 2022 (All day) to Friday, February 11, 2022 (All day)
Online

Online Admissions Selection for shortlisted PhD applicants from January 24th to February 11th, 2022.

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.

Administrative Meeting

On-site Inspection by Board of Audit Japan

Monday, January 24, 2022 (All day) to Friday, January 28, 2022 (All day)

On-site Inspection by Board of Audit Japan

Outreach

好奇心からイノベーションへ Science Talk vol.2

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
ZOOM  ※事前に視聴登録をお願いします

OISTサイエンストーク2021 vol.2

タイトル:好奇心からイノベーションへ

沖縄の研究室から生まれる発明を、沖縄の社会的・経済的に繋げるためには

登壇者:OIST 技術開発イノベーションオフィス シニアマネジャー 市川 尚斉

    琉球大学工学部知能情報コース 教授  玉城 絵美

Colloquium

Catch-All Mathematical Colloquium

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 15:00 to 17:00
The colloquium will be held once a month. It will be held online for the time being. Each event consists of a one-hour talk on mathematics followed by a one-hour diversity panel discussion session. Please register before January 14, 5 pm. Click here to register!

In the mathematics part, we will hear an exciting overview talk for a general audience. January speaker is Ade Irma Suriajaya from Kyushu University. In the discussion session, we will hear about the speaker's experience as a mathematician. Y ou can take inspiration from them and exchange ideas with other participants in a small group. After the sessions are over, there will be a tea time where participants can chat freely.

Part I Expository math talk 3-4 pm

Speaker: Ade Irma Suriajaya Kyushu University

Talk Title : Goldbach’s Conjecture and the Riemann Hypothesis in Number Theory, and Their Relations to Zeta Functions

Abstract: Number Theory has a very long history that dates back to thousands of years ago. The main goal of this study is to understand properties of numbers which can essentially be reduced to understanding prime numbers. Number Theory has evolved over time and yet we are still left with several important old problems. Among, Goldbach’s conjecture which is celebrating its 280th anniversary this year (by the time of my talk in 2022) and the Riemann hypothesis which is now over 160 years old remain unsolved. In this talk, I would like to explain what these problems are about and briefly introduce a few recent works which are related to them, especially how the distribution of zeros of the Riemann zeta function comes into play. My talk will be given in the perspective of Analytic Number Theory.

Abstract: Part II Diversity Panel Discussion 4-5 pm

Seminar

[Seminar] Quantum-inspired manifold learning and feedback-based quantum optimization

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:00
ZOOM

Quantum-inspired manifold learning and feedback-based quantum optimization - Dr Mohan Sarovar (Sandia National Labs in California, USA)

Professional Development

E-workshop: "Visual Design for Communication".

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 09:30 to 11:00
You must RSVP to attend.

C-Hub warmly invites you to join us to learn how to effectively present your ideas or data visually.

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