List of Courses (with information on prerequisites)

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Course Title Prerequisite Term Credits Date&Time Location Course Coordinator Notes
A101 Adaptive Systems B31, B32 3 2 Tue/Thu 13:00-15:00 L4E45 Professor Kenji Doya
A203 Advanced Optics 2 2 Tue 9:30-11:30 & 16:00-18:00, Wed 9:30-11:30 & 13:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-10:00 B712 & B507(Wed PM) Professor Síle Nic Chormaic

Alternate years course: next in AY2024

There is a cap of 10 enrollments due to lab space restrictions.

Required online training before commencing lab classes:
Laser Safety, Chemical Handling, Waste Disposal.

A210 Advanced Quantum Mechanics Quantum Mechanics 2 2 Mon/Thu 10:00-12:00, Fri 9:00-10:00 B712(Mon), B700(Thu/Fri) Professor Thomas Busch

Alternate years course: next in AY2024

A211 Advances in Atomic Physics for Quantum Technologies 2 2 Tue 10:00-12:00 & 17:00-18:00, Wed 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-18:00 B702 (Tue/Wed AM), B705a (Tue PM), 
B703 (Wed PM) Professor Síle Nic Chormaic

Alternate years course: next in AY2023 and AY2025

There is a cap of 10 enrollments due to lab space restrictions.

Required online training before commencing lab classes:
Laser Safety, Chemical Handling, Waste Disposal.

B10 Analytical Mechanics 1 2 Tues & Thurs 0900-1100 B714a Professor Mahesh Bandi
A208 Bioorganic Chemistry 2 2 Tue 14:00-17:00, Thu 15:00-17:00 B715 Professor Fujie Tanaka
B21 Biophysics of Cellular Membranes 3 2 Tue 13:00-15:00 & Wed 10:00-12:00 B711 Professor Akihiro Kusumi
B11 Classical Electrodynamics 2 2 Wed 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-14:00 B711 Professor Tsumoru Shintake
A313 Cognitive Neurorobotics B46, calculus, and Python, C or C++ 1 2 Tues & Thurs 10:00-12:00 B700 Professor Jun Tani
A106 Computational Mechanics Partial differential equations and Python or MATLAB 3 2 Mon/Wed
 13:00-15:00 B711 Assistant Professor Marco Edoardo Rosti
A310 Computational Neuroscience neuroscience background, coding required 2 2 Mon 15:00-17:00 & Thu 16:00-17:00 B711 Professor Erik De Schutter
A218 Condensed Matter Physics Quantum Mechanics, Statistics 2 2 Tue/Thu 13:00-15:00 B711 Associate Professor Yejun Feng
B34 Coral Reef Ecology and Biology 3 2 Tue/Thu 10:00-12:00 L4E01 Professor Timothy Ravasi
A303 Developmental Biology 2 2 Wed/Fri 10:00-12:00 Unit lab (Wed)
 & B711 (Fri) Professor Ichiro Masai
B49 Dynamical Systems classical mechanics 2 2 Tues & Thurs 0900-1100 Professor Mahesh Bandi

Alternating years course, 2023 and 2025
Note: some overlap with B48 Complexity Sciences

A409 Electron Microscopy 3 2 Mon 15:00-17:30 & Wed 14:00-17:00 B712(Mon) & 
Lab/L5EF11(Wed) Professor Matthias Wolf
A308 Epigenetics 3 2 Mon 13:00-15:00 & Fri 10:00-12:00 B506(Mon) & 
B711(Fri) Professor Hidetoshi Saze
A304 Evolutionary Developmental Biology 3 2 Wed 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00 B712 Professor Noriyuki Satoh
B41 Fundamentals of Ecology 1 2 Mon 0900-1000, Tues & Thurs 0900-1100 B712 Assistant Professor David Armitage
A219 General Relativity Maxwells equations, linear algebra 1 2 Wed & Fri 1000-1200 L4E45 Associate Professor Yasha Neiman

Alternate years course: next in AY2023 and AY2025

B35 Genetics and Modern Genetic Technologies 1 2 Tue & Thu 10:00-12:00 B711 Assistant Professor Tomomi Kiyomitsu
B38 Human Subjects Research: A Primer 1 2 Tues & Thurs 15:00-17:00 B715 Professor Gail Tripp
B15 Immunology 3 2 Tue 15:00-17:00 & Thu 15:00-17:00 B715(Tue)
 & Lab(Thu) Associate Professor Hiroki Ishikawa
IND Independent Study: Directed Study All 1 OIST Faculty or the Dean of the Graduate School
A213 Inorganic Electrochemistry 1 2 Mon 13:00-15:00, Thurs 13:00-17:00 B712 (Mon), B506 (Thu) Associate Professor Julia Khusnutdinova

Enrolment cap of 6

Required online training before taking class: Chemical Handling, Waste Management, use of PPE

IWS International Workshop Participation All 1 OIST Faculty or the Dean of the Graduate School
B48 Introduction to Complexity Science calculus, linear algebra, programming 2 2 Thur/Fri 1300-1500 Professor Ulf Dieckmann
B37 Introduction to Embodied Cognitive Science 2 2 Tue/Thu 10:00-12:00 B712 Assistant Professor Tom Froese

enrollment cap of 9 students

B46 Introduction to Machine Learning Python, basic linear algebra, probability 1 2 Tues & Thurs 1000-1200 L4E01 Associate Professor Makoto Yamada
B40 Introduction to Polymer Science 1 2 Mon & Thurs 1000-1200 L5EF11 Professor Christine Luscombe
B36 Introduction to Real Analysis Single-variable calculus 1 2 Mon/Wed 15:00-17:00 B712 Assistant Professor Xiaodan Zhou

Alternate years course: next runs in AY2024

B20 Introductory Evolutionary Developmental Biology 2 2 Tue 13:00-15:00 & Fri 10:00-12:00 B712/B506 Associate Professor Hiroshi Watanabe
PD5 Laboratory Experience All 1 OIST Faculty or the Dean of the Graduate School
LRO Laboratory Rotations All OIST Faculty or the Dean of the Graduate School
A107 Lie Algebras Competent at math proofs 1 2 Mon/Wed 13:00-15:00 L4E26 Assistant Professor Liron Speyer

Alternate years course: next in AY2024

B29 Linear Algebra 1 2 Mon, Wed, Thus 1300-1500 L4E01 Assistant Professor Liron Speyer

Alternate years course: AY2023 and AY2025

A321 Macroevolution B23 and UG biology 2 2 Mon, Wed 1300-1500 L4E01 Assistant Professor Lauren Sallan
A102 Mathematical Methods of Natural Sciences Calculus eg: A104, B29 2 2 Mon & Wed 1300-1500 B700 Professor Jonathan Miller
A110 Measure Theory and Integration Yes 1 2 Mon, Wed 1300-1500 L4E45 Assistant Professor Xiaodan Zhou

Alternate years course: next in AY2023 and AY2025

A319 Microbial Evolution and Cell Biology B27, B23 1 2 Thu 13:00-17:00 & Fri 10:00-12:00 Unit Lab (Thu) & L4E01 (Fri) Assistant Professor Filip Husnik
A212 Microfluidics B13 3 2 Tue/Thu 16:00-17:30 B711/B702 Professor Amy Shen

Not offered in AY2023

B27 Molecular Biology of the Cell 1 2 Wed & Fri 13:00-15:00 B711 Assistant Professor Keiko Kono
B23 Molecular Evolution 3 2 Wed/Thu 14:00-17:00 B715 Associate Professor Tom Bourguignon

From AY2024, this course runs in Term 1

A307 Molecular Oncology and Cell Signalling 2 2 Wed 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-14:00 B715 Professor Tadashi Yamamoto
B24 Neural Dynamics of Movement 1 2 Thu/Fri 13:00-15:00 B700 Assistant Professor Marylka Yoe Uusisaari

For AY2023, this course runs in Term 2.

A314 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory I neuroscience background 3 2 Mon 15:00-16:00 & Wed 11:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:30 B715 (Mon) & 
B506 (Wed) Professor Jeff Wickens
A318 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory II Neuroscience background 3 2 Tue/Thu 13:00-15:00 B700 Assistant Professor Kazumasa Tanaka
A306 Neuroethology neuroscience background required 1 2 Wed 9:00-12:00 B715 Professor Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama
A316 Neuronal Molecular Signaling 3 2 Mon 13:00-15:00 & Wed 10:00-12:00 L4E45 Assistant Professor Marco Terenzio
A220 New Enzymes by Directed Evolution Undergraduate biochemistry or molecular biology 2 2 Mon/Tue 13:00-17:30 B506 Associate Professor Paola Laurino

Moves to term 2 from AY2024

enrollment cap of 8

A105 Nonlinear Waves: Theory and Simulations Mathematics for engineers and physicists 2 2 Mon/Wed 10:00-12:00 B700 Associate Professor Emile Touber
A214 Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering 2 2 Mon 13:00-15:00, Thu 10:00-12:00 B712 Professor Yohei Yokobayashi
B33 Organic Photonics and Electronics 1 2 Thu 13:00-17:00 Unit Lab or L4E45 Assistant Professor Ryota Kabe
A108 Partial Differential Equations 3 2 Associate Professor Qing Liu
A115 Partial Differential Equations II Functional Analysis and A108 2 2 Mon & Wed 1500-1700 L4E48 Professor Ugur Abdulla
B08 Physics for Life Sciences 2 2 Mon 9:00-12:00 & Tue 10:00-12:00 L4E01 Professor Bernd Kuhn
A315 Quantifying Naturalistic Animal Behavior 3 2 Tue/Thu 10:00-12:00 L4E45 Assistant Professor Sam Reiter
A227 Quantum Engineering – Simulation and Design Quantum Mechanics, Cavity QED, Python 3 2 Tue/Fri 10:00-12:00 B712 Professor Jason Twamley
A205 Quantum Field Theory Quantum Mechanics and B11 3 2 Wed 13:00-16:00 L4E45 Professor Shinobu Hikami
A228 Quantum Many-Body Physics Quantum Mechanics and ideally Advanced Quantum Theory 1 2 Tue/Thu 1500-1700 L5EF11 Assistant Professor Philipp Höhn
A223 Quantum Materials Science Undergraduate level of condensed matter physics 3 2 Tue/Wed 15:00-17:00 B712 Associate Professor Yoshinori Okada
A230 Quantum Optics for Qubits 3 2 Mon 1300-1500, Wed 1000-1200 L5EF11 Assistant Professor Hiroki Takahashi
A221 Relativistic Mechanics and Classical Field Theory Maxwells equations, quantum mechanics 1 2 Tue 13:00-15:00 & Thu 10:00-12:00 B700 Associate Professor Yasha Neiman

Alternate years course: next in AY2024

A312 Sensory Systems neuroscience background required 3 2 Tue/Thu 10:00-12:00 B711 Associate Professor Izumi Fukunaga
SPT Special Topics All 1 OIST Faculty or the Dean of the Graduate School
A229 Statistical Fluctuations and Elements of Physical Kinetics Statistical Physics and Quantum Mechanics. 2 2 Wed + Thu 1000-1200 L4E01 Professor Denis Konstantinov
A225 Statistical Mechanics, Critical Phenomena and Renormalization Group Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics to advanced undergraduate level. 1 2 Mon 1500-1700, Tues 1300-1500 L4E45 Assistant Professor Reiko Toriumi
B32 Statistical Modeling Algebra, calculus, probability, and Python 2 1 Tue/Wed 15:00-17:00 B700 Professor Tomoki Fukai

Half term course: second 6 weeks of Term 2

This course retires in AY2023. No class in AY2024

B12 Statistical Physics 2 2 Tue 10:00-12:00 & Thu/Fri 9:00-10:00 Tue L4F01 & Thu/Fri L4E48 Professor Nic Shannon
B31 Statistical Tests 2 1 Tue/Wed 15:00-17:00 B700 Professor Tomoki Fukai

Half term course: first 6 weeks of term 2

B44 Stellar Physics 1 2 Mon 0900-1130 B711 External Professor Shigehiro Nagataki
A103 Stochastic Processes with Applications Calculus, probability, and Python 3 2 Mon/Thu 10:00-12:00 B700 Professor Simone Pigolotti

Students must install the Jupyter Notebook system

B30 Surface Sciences 2 2 Mon 10:00-12:00 & Tue 9:00-10:00 B711 Professor Yabing Qi

Enrollment cap of 5 students
Pretraining required in
OHS: Basics of Health and Safety
OHS: Personal protective Equipment (PPE)

A226 Synthetic Chemistry for Carbon Nanomaterials General chemistry, Advanced organic chemistry 3 2 Tue/Thu 15:00-17:00 L4E45 Assistant Professor Akimitsu Narita
A320 The Cell Cycle and Human Diseases Molecular biology and genetics 2 2 Tue/Fri 10:00-12:00 Assistant Professor Franz Meitinger
B42 The Diversity of Fish 1 2 Mon & Wed 1000-1200 L4E01 Professor Vincent Laudet
A224 The Earth System Calculus and coding 3 2 Mon 13:00-14:30 & Wed/Fri 10:00-11:30 B700 Professor Satoshi Mitarai
B13 Theoretical and Applied Fluid Mechanics A104, B10 2 2 Mon/Thu 15:00-17:00 B700 Professor Pinaki Chakraborty
B14 Theoretical and Applied Solid Mechanics A104 3 2 Mon/Wed 15:00-17:00 B711 Professor Gustavo Gioia
LTP Thesis Proposal All OIST Faculty or the Dean of the Graduate School
A273 Ultracold Quantum Gases Quantum Mechanics 2 2 Mon 0900-1100, Wed & Thu 0900-1000 B715 Professor Thomas Busch

Alternate years course: next run in AY2023 and AY2025

A209 Ultrafast Spectroscopy 3 2 Tue/Thu 13:00-15:00 B712/B507 Professor Keshav M. Dani

Enrollment cap of 10

Required online training before attending class: Laser Safety

A104 Vector and Tensor Calculus Multivariate calculus and linear algebra 1 2 Mon/Wed 9:00-11:00 B700 Professor Eliot Fried

** Optional courses PD3, PD4, and PD5 may be taken only as part of the pre-enrollment Gap Program.  Credits for these optional courses are not counted towards your final balance of required credits.