Past Events

Culture

Kyoto University Symphony Orchestra Strings Ensemble

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00
OIST Auditorium
OIST Concert Series Admission Free 19:00-21:00
Seminar

Internal Seminar: Samatey Unit and Mikheyev Unit

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 17:00 to 18:00
B250
Join us for March's first Internal Seminar Series on Mar. 6, from 17:00 to 18:00 in B250. This month's seminars feature the Trans-Membrane Trafficking Unit (Fadel Alexis Samatey) and the Ecology and Evolution Unit (Alexander Sergeyevich Mikheyev).
Seminar

"Macroscopic behavior of systems with a dynamic preferred direction" Professor Helmut Brand

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab 1 C016

Abstract

We present the derivation of the macroscopic equations for systems with a dynamic preferred direction, which can be axial or polar in nature.

In addition to the usual hydrodynamic variables we introduce the time derivative of the local preferred direction [1] or the macroscopic velocity associated with the motion of the active units [2] as a new variable and discuss their macroscopic consequences [1,2]. Such an approach is expected to be useful for a number of biological systems including, for example, the formation of dynamic macroscopic patterns shown by certain bacteria such as Proteus mirabilis, shoals of fish, flocks of birds and migrating insects.

As a concrete application we set up a macroscopic model of...

Seminar

"Smart Targeted Therapy by Self-Assembled Supramolecular Nanosystems" Kazunori Kataoka

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:30
Seminar Room B250, Center Building
Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Department of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Seminar

'Introduction to the CLIC linear collider study and associated development of high-gradient accelerating structures' Dr. Walter Wuensch (CERN)

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00
C016, Floor C, Lab1

Date/Time: Thursday, March 5th, 14:00-15:00 Venue: C016, Floor C, Lab1

Speaker: Dr. Walter Wuensch (CERN)

Title: Introduction to the CLIC linear collider study and associated development of high-gradient accelerating structures

Abstract: The CLIC collaboration is studying the design of a TeV-range electron-positron linear collider and developing key technology for it. I will give an overview for the motivation for CLIC, introduce the accelerator concept and then go on describe the development of high-gradient accelerating structures - which have a very strong influence on both performance and cost of the whole machine. The accelerating structures are in turn limited by vacuum breakdown and I will finish by describing research into the fundamental physics and...

Seminar

"Anomalies, Chern-Simons Terms and Black Hole Entropy" Dr. Tatsuo Azeyanagi (LPTENS, Paris)

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Lab.1, C016

Speaker : Dr. Tatsuo Azeyanagi (LPTENS, Paris) Title : Anomalies, Chern-Simons Terms and Black Hole Entropy Abstract : Quantum anomalies enable us to access to some important information about quantum field theories in a robust way. Recently, the hydrodynamic limit of the systems with the anomalies has been actively investigated, together with its dual holographic description by gravitational theories with Chern-Simons terms. In this presentation, I will start with a review on the effect of the anomalies in the hydrodynamic limit of conformal field theories. Then I would like to explain how the beautiful property of Chern-Simons terms helps us to compute in detail various quantities relevant to the anomalies through the dual gravitational description. I will also discuss the...

Seminar

"Artificial gauge fields and spin-orbit coupling in dilute-gas BECs" Peter Engels

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
D015, Level D, Lab1
Prof. Peter Engels, Washington State University, USA
External Events

Technical Committee on Life Intelligence and Office Information Systems (LOIS)

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 08:00 to Friday, March 6, 2015 - 20:00
C209, Restaurant Floor
This is an externally organized event.
Seminar

Technical Seminar: SPICE-NIRS Microbeam

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00
C209, Center Building
Focused vertical system for proton irradiation of a single cell for radiobiological research
Seminar

[Seminar] Mar 4 “The Long Tail of Microbial Populations” by Dr. Mitch Sogin

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 13:15 to 14:15
B503 Seminar room, Level B, Lab 1

Dr. Mitchell Sogin is a MBL Distinguished Scientist and Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University. His work focuses on microbial evolution and diversity. *Open to public

Seminar

Seminar by Dr Cizmar 'Multimode Fibres: Seeing through chaos'

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
C209, level C, Centre building
Speaker: Dr Tomas Cizmar, Reader in Physics and Life Sciences, University of Dundee Seminar title: Multimode Fibres: Seeing through chaos
Public Lecture

"Sango no Kimochi" Science Trip in Naha: Science Lecture

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:00 to 15:00
Okinawa Prefecture Museum and Art Museum
at Okinawa Prefecture Museum and Art Museum Admission Free
Public Lecture

Eat Play Collide! (Science Lecture)

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
OIST Auditorium
OIST Public Lecture "Eat Play Collide!" Admission Free
Workshop

OIST Mini Symposium: Microglia - Key to Understanding Neural Development and Pathology

Friday, February 27, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, March 1, 2015 (All day)
OIST Main Campus, Seminar Room C209
OIST Mini Symposium - Open to all OIST members - For non-OIST members: Please contact the organizers for information on how to participate.
Seminar

Seminar 'Machine learning and comparative methods in the study of HIV and human evolution' by Dr. Katarzyna Bozek

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
Meeting Room C016, Level C, Lab 1

Date/Time: Th 26 Feb 2015 15:00-16:00 Venue: Meeting Room C016, level C, lab 1 Speaker: Dr. Katarzyna Bożek, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology Title: Machine learning and comparative methods in the study of HIV and human evolution

Seminar

"Fluid mechanics in two hours (2)" Prof. Gregory Falkovich

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
C210 Seminar room
Prof. Gregory Falkovich, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science.
Seminar

'Roles of a mitochondrial respiratory supercomplex assembly factor in muscle, fat and cancer metabolism' Satoshi Inoue

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
C016, Lab1
Seminar "Roles of a mitochondrial respiratory supercomplex assembly factor in muscle, fat and cancer metabolism." Prof. Satoshi Inoue
Seminar

"Fluid mechanics in two hours (1)" Prof. Gregory Falkovich

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00
C210 Seminar room
Speaker: Prof. Gregory Falkovich, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science.
Seminar

”BEC and classical field approximation" Kazimierz Rzazewski

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:30 to 11:30
Seminar Room C210
Prof. Kazimierz Rzazewski, Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Seminar

"What drives weather changes?" Prof. Gregory Falkovich

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
B503 Seminar room
Speaker: Prof. Gregory Falkovich, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
Seminar

Seminar 'Quantifying and modeling C. elegans exploratory behavior' by Prof. William Ryu, Mon 23 Feb 13:00

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
Seminar Room B503, Level B, Centre Bldg.
Date/Time: Mon 23 February 2015 13:00 – 14:00 Venue: Seminar Room B503, Level B, Centre Bldg. Speaker: William Ryu, Associate Professor, Department of Physics Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto Title: Quantifying and modeling C. elegans exploratory behavior
Seminar

"Pair dispersion in turbulence: the permanent and the irreversible" Anna Frishman

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:00 to 12:00
B503, Seminar room
Ms. Anna Frishman, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science.
Culture

The Sound of Textiles

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 15:00 to 17:00
OIST Auditorium
No Registration Required
Seminar

Internal Seminar: Takahashi Unit and Yazaki-Sugiyama Unit

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 17:00 to 18:00
B250
Join us for February's second Internal Seminar Series on Feb. 20, from 17:00 to 18:00 in B250. This month's seminars feature the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit (Tomoyuki Takahashi) and the Neuronal Mechanism for Critical Period Unit (Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama).
Seminar

"How synthetic microswimmers move, turn, flip, and spread" Professor Daisuke Takagi

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
Lab 1 C016
Seminar by Professor Daisuke Takagi, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Seminar

'Spin Turbulence in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates' Makoto Tsubota

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 15:00 to 16:00
B503, Level B, Lab1
Prof. Makoto Tsubota, Osaka City University, Japan
Seminar

'Future High-Energy Colliders / Charting the Unknown' Dr. Frank Zimmermann

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 13:30 to 14:30
C015 Meeting Room, Lab 1, Level C

Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit (Shintake Unit) would like to announce a seminar by Dr. Frank Zimmermann, Senior Scientist at CERN (Switzerland).

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: February 18, 2015 (Wed) Time:13:30-14:30 Venue: Lab 1, C015 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Title: Future High-Energy Colliders / Charting the Unknown

Abstract: In 2012 the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider finally discovered the Higgs boson. For its prediction, made some 50 years earlier, Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Higgs boson exhibits a few unique features never before seen. Its close examination may provide answers to several fundamental questions, such as the origin of dark matter, the electroweak phase transition, and the “naturalness” of the...

Seminar

'Novel molecular targets for breast and lung cancer stem cells' Noriko Gotoh

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
C016, Lab1
[Seminar] 'Novel molecular targets for breast and lung cancer stem cells', Prof. Noriko Gotoh, Feb 18th.
Seminar

"Quantum Turbulence Lectures" Makoto Tsubota

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 (All day) to Friday, February 20, 2015 (All day)
C015 for 18th & 19th, C016 for 20th
3 days of lecture "Quantum Hydrodynamics and Turbulence" by Makoto Tsubota (Professor, Osaka City University, Japan)
Seminar

“Accelerating Particles into Space and Medicine" Profs. Kumada, Yoshioka, Takahashi, Arai and Sugawara

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00
Seminar Room B250, Center Building
Language: English. Open to the public. (1) “Introduction to OIST BNCT" by Profs. Kumada (Univ of Tsukuba) and Yoshioka (KEK, OIST), (2) "New Technology for X-ray and Gamma-ray Imaging" by Profs. Takahashi (JAXA) and Arai (KEK, OIST), and (3) "Our Future: Beyond Metastasis" by Prof. Sugawara (OIST).
Seminar

[Time changed] Seminar: Dopamine neurons, synapses and susceptibility in Parkinson’s disease by Prof. J. Paul Bolam

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
Seminar Room B503, Level B, Lab 1
Seminar: Prof. J. Paul Bolam, from the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit at the University of Oxford. Title: "Dopamine neurons, synapses and susceptibility in Parkinson’s disease"
Seminar

[Time changed]Seminar: Rethinking Habituation: New Insights into the Complexity of the Simplest Form of Learning, by Prof Catharine Rankin

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
D014 Meeting Room, Lab 1 Level D
Seminar: Prof Catharine Rankin from UBC talks on the complexity of habituation, the simplest form of learning
Seminar

Micro-Nano Engineered Functional Materials for Biomedical and Energy Application

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
OIST Campus, Lab 1, C016
Language:English. No interpretation will be provided.
Seminar

"Therapeutic strategies targeting cancer stem cells" Hideyuki Saya

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar Room C209, Center Building
Hideyuki Saya, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Gene Regulation, Institute for Advanced Medical Research, Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University
Seminar

"Chaotic attractors, complexity and beyond-Turing computational power in basal ganglia thalamo-cortical circuits" Alessandro Villa

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00
Meeting Room D014, Lab1
Alessandro Villa. Ph.D. Professor and Associate Dean, Neuroeconomics and Computer Science, University of Lausanne ; President of the European Neural Network Society
External Events

English Education Symposium (External Event)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 00:00
Auditorium
This event is an external event. Organized by AMICUS. You are welcome to attend the symposium.
Holiday

National Foundation Day 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 00:00
National Holiday
Seminar

"The Conservation of 18th Century Chinese Lacquer Panels in a 20th Century American Mansion" Ms. Melissa Carr

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
B503
Science and Technology Group invites you to a seminar by Ms.Melissa Carr from Masterwork Conservation.
Workshop

OIST Mini Symposium on Nanocatalysis for Energy and Environmental Applications (MSNEEA)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, February 12, 2015 (All day)
OIST Main Campus, Seminar Room C210
OIST Mini Symposium - Open to all OIST members - For non-OIST members: Please contact the organizers for information on how to participate.
External Events

Kyushu Area High School Students Science Research Presentation Competition (External Event)

Saturday, February 7, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, February 8, 2015 (All day)
Auditorium, C209, C210, B250, Restaurant Floor
This is an external event organized by Council for Okinawa Prefecture Science Education. Students from Kyushu area will gather and present their science research each other. Contact: 098-857-0481 (Mr. Nakamura)
Seminar

Internal Seminar: Yamamoto Unit and Miller Unit

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 17:00 to 18:00
B503
Join us for February's first Internal Seminar Series on Feb. 6, from 17:00 to 18:00 in B503. This month's seminars feature the Cell Signal Unit (Tadashi Yamamoto) and the Physics and Biology Unit (Jonathan Miller).
Culture

Opening Ceremony of CDC Art Exhibition "The Jewel Box"

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 16:30 to 16:45
Level C Corridor, Center Building
This is to open an Art Exhibition "The Jewel Box" organized by Child Development Center. The exhibition will end on 2/16 (Mon).
Seminar

Seminar: Correlation effects in skew scattering of electrons, by Prof Tim Ziman

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 14:00 to 15:00
D014 Meeting Room, Level D, Lab 1
Prof Timothy Ziman, ILL/Université Joseph Fourier Seminar on skew scattering of electrons including eff ects of critical spin fluctuations on anomalous and spin Hall e ffects in ferromagnetic alloys.
Culture

CDC Art Exhibition "The Jewel Box"

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 09:00 to Monday, February 16, 2015 - 17:30
Skywalk, Level C Corridor of the Center Building
Art Exhibition "The Jewel Box" organized by Child Development Center Exhibition Period: February 5 (Thu) - 16 (Mon) Venue: Skywalk, Level C Corridor of the Center Building
Seminar

"Smart Inverters – Technology Solution for High Penetration Distributed PV" Leon Roose

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
Meeting Room C016, Lab1
Leon Roose, HNEI, University of Hawaii
Seminar

Synthesis, applications and commercialization of nanomaterial-based sensor devices

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00
Lab 1, D014

Seminar will be conductedin English and open to public.

Industry Relations

2nd International Symposium on Open Energy Systems

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 08:30 to Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 15:30
B250

Workshop will be conducted in English and open to public. Registration will start in Dec 2014.

Campus

Open Campus 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 10:00 to 17:00
OIST Campus
OIST welcomes you to the Open Campus 2015!
Seminar

[Seminar] Wingless workers underlie the evolutionary success of ants by Prof.Christian Peeters

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:00
C209, Center Building
Christian Peeters, CNRS Research Professor, Université Pierre-et-Marie Curie Paris
Seminar

''Enhanced Absorbance and Electron Collection in Inverted Organic Solar Cells'' Furong Zhu

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Lab1, D014
Seminar by Prof. Furong Zhu, Department of Physics and Institute of Advanced Materials, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

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