OIST Café in Tokyo on 2nd November 2023


Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 19:00 to 21:00


Dogenzaka Pia 2F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan


On November 2nd, OIST staff and alumni from OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology) will come to Tokyo to answer all your questions about the PhD & Research Internship admission process, support for students as well as student life at OIST.

We are currently offering a fully-funded 5-year PhD program as well as a 2-6 months research internship for students in bachelor or master programs in STEM fields, but students from all disciplines and nationalities are welcome to join us for the information session.

During the information session you will be equipped with an overview of OIST in general, our admissions process for the PhD & Research Internship as well as the support we offer to our students. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session that is dedicated to answering your questions about studying at OIST.

If you are interested about conducting research in a truly diverse and interdisciplinary environment and learning more about application requirements, the admissions process or what studying at OIST is like, please join us for the information session on November 2nd.

The session will be facilitated in English and Japanese.


Dr. Han Yan (Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo and OIST Alumni)

Han Yan was born in China. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Science and China, a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and a master's degree in physics from Northwestern University. He then came to OIST and studied quantum many-body physics in Theory of Quantum Matter Unit, led by Prof. Nic Shannon. After obtaining his Ph.D., he spent three years as a Junior Fellow of Rice Academy and also jointly as the Peter and Ruth Nicholas Postdoctoral Fellow in the final year. He then moved to the University of Tokyo as an Assistant Professor in the group of Masaki Oshikawa at the Institute of Solid-State Physics. He works on a wide variety of physics problems including topological orders, gauge theory, and quantum information. Outside work, he likes to be physically active, and enjoys hitting the gym and hiking.

Targeted Audience

Anyone interested in PhD and Research Internship at OIST

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