Research Labs and Projects

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I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

Fundamental science, primarily stimulated by curiosity, often doesn’t lead to immediate applications. But technological and industrial breakthroughs are unimaginable without academics’ perseverance in pursuit of basic scientific research. Discoveries in fundamental science are the building blocks of our knowledge about the natural world and ourselves as human beings.

OIST currently has more than 80 tenured or tenure-tracked faculty members each leading an independent research lab focused on specific topics across a wide range of disciplines in fundamental science. Donors may support scientific curiosity and discovery by making a research-designated gift. Browse the OIST Faculty and Research website to find the topics that are interesting to you.

Below are some examples of the projects carried out at individual research labs. You are welcome to check out this list of examples from time to time as it is updated regularly. . 

Samples of Research Projects