List of Courses by Term (with information on prerequisites)

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Course Title Type Prerequisite Term Credits Course Coordinator
Term 1
A104 Vector and Tensor Calculus Elective Multivariate calculus and linear algebra 1 2 Professor Eliot Fried
A107 Lie Algebras Elective Competent at math proofs 1
(alternate years course: AY2022, AY2024)
2 Professor Liron Speyer
A213 Inorganic Electrochemistry Elective   1 2 Professor Julia Khusnutdinova
A219 General Relativity Elective Maxwells equations, linear algebra 1
(alternate years course: AY2021, AY2023)
2 Professor Yasha Neiman
A220 New Enzymes by Directed Evolution (Laboratory) Elective Undergraduate biochemistry or molecular biology 1 2 Professor Paola Laurino
A221 Relativistic Mechanics and Classical Field Theory Elective Maxwells equations, quantum mechanics 1
(alternate years course: AY2022, AY2024)
2 Professor Yasha Neiman
A313 Cognitive Neurorobotics Elective   1 2 Professor Jun Tani
A319 Microbial Evolution and Cell Biology Elective B27, B23 1 2 Professor Filip Husnik
B05 Cellular Neurobiology Elective   1 2 Professor Tomoyuki Takahashi
B12 Statistical Physics Elective   2 Professor Nic Shannon
B27 Molecular Biology of the Cell Elective   1 2 Professor Keiko Kono
B29 Linear Algebra Elective   1
(alternate years course, AY2021 and AY2023)
2 Professor Liron Speyer
B33 Organic Photonics and Electronics Elective   2 Professor Ryota Kabe
B35 Genetics and Modern Genetic Technologies Elective   2 Professor Tomomi Kiyomitsu
B36 Introduction to Real Analysis Elective single-variable calculus 1 2 Professor Xiaodan Zhou
Term 2
A102 Mathematical Methods of Natural Sciences Elective Calculus 2 2 Professor Jonathan Miller
A105 Nonlinear Waves: Theory and Simulations Elective Mathematics for engineers and physicists 2 2 Professor Emile Touber
A203 Advanced Optics Elective   2
(alternate years course: AY2022, AY2024)
2 Professor Síle Nic Chormaic
A208 Bioorganic Chemistry Elective   2 2 Professor Fujie Tanaka
A210 Advanced Quantum Mechanics Elective Quantum Mechanics 2
(alternate years course: AY2022, AY2024)
2 Professor Thomas Busch
A211 Advances in Atomic Physics for Quantum Technologies Elective   2(AY2021 class deferred to AY2021 term 3)
(alternate years course: AY2021, AY2023)
2 Professor Síle Nic Chormaic
A214 Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering Elective   2 2 Professor Yohei Yokobayashi
A218 Condensed Matter Physics Elective Quantum Mechanics, Statistics 2 2 Professor Yejun Feng
A225 Statistical Mechanics, Critical Phenomena and Renormalization Group Elective Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics to advanced undergraduate level 2 2 Professor Reiko Toriumi
A228 Quantum many-body physics Elective Quantum Mechanics I and II and ideally Advanced Quantum Theory. 2(AY2021 class delayed) 2 Professor Philipp Höhn
A273 Ultracold Quantum Gases Elective Quantum Mechanics 2
(alternate years course: AY2021, AY2023)
2 Professor Thomas Busch
A303 Developmental Biology Elective   2 2 Professor Ichiro Masai
A306 Neuroethology Elective  Neuroscience background 2 2 Professor Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama
A307 Molecular Oncology and Cell Signaling Elective   2 2 Professor Tadashi Yamamoto
A310 Computational Neuroscience Elective Neuroscience and coding 2 2 Professor Erik De Schutter
A405 Emerging Technologies in Life Sciences Elective   2 2 Professor Ichiro Maruyama
A410 Molecular Electron Tomography Elective   2 2 Professor Ulf Skoglund
B08 Physics for Life Sciences Elective   2 2 Professor Bernd Kuhn
B11 Classical Electrodynamics Elective   2 2 Professor Tsumoru Shintake
B13 Theoretical and Applied Fluid Mechanics Elective    2 Professor Pinaki Chakraborty
B20 Introductory Evolutionary Developmental Biology Elective   2 2 Professor Hiroshi Watanabe
B22 Computational Methods Elective   2 2 Professor Kenji Doya
B30 Surface Sciences Elective   2 (AY2021 class deferred to AY2021 term 3) 2 Professor Yabing Qi
B31 Statistical Tests Elective   2 (1/2 term) 1 Professor Tomoki Fukai
B32 Statistical Modeling Elective   2 (1/2 term 1 Professor Tomoki Fukai
B37 Introduction to embodied cognitive science Elective   2 2 Professor Tom Froese
Term 3
A101 Adaptive Systems Elective B31, B32 3(Course closes in AY2021) 2 Professor Kenji Doya
A103 Stochastic Processes and Applications Elective Calculus, probability, and Python 3 2 Professor Simone Pigolotti
A106 Computational Mechanics Elective Partial differential equations and Python or MATLAB 3 2 Professor Marco Rosti
A205 Quantum Field Theory Elective Quantum Mechanics and B11 3 2 Professor Shinobu Hikami
A209 Ultrafast Spectroscopy Elective   3 2 Professor Keshav Dani
A212 Microfluidics Elective B13 3 2 Professor Amy Shen
A223 Quantum Materials Science Elective Quantum Mechanics 3 2 Professor Yoshinori Okada
A224 The Earth System Elective Calculus and coding 3 2 Professor Satoshi Mitarai
A226 Synthetic Chemistry for Carbon Nanomaterials Elective General chemistry, Advanced organic chemistry 3 2 Professor Akimitsu Narita
A227 Quantum Engineering – Simulation and Design Elective Quantum Mechanics, Cavity QED, Python 3 2 Professor Jason Twamley
A304 Evolutionary Developmental Biology Elective   3 2 Professor Noriyuki Satoh
A308 Epigenetics Elective   3 2 Professor Hidetoshi Saze
A312 Sensory Systems Elective B05 desirable 3 2 Professor Izumi Fukunaga
A314 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory I Elective General neuroscience plus one more basic neuro course 3 2 Professor Jeff Wickens
A315 Quantitative Approaches to Studying Naturalistic Animal Behavior Elective   3 2 Professor Sam Reiter
A316 Neuronal Molecular Signaling Elective    3 2 Professor Marco Terenzio
A317 Fish Biology and Evolution Elective B34 plus another eco/evo course 3 2 Professor Vincent Laudet
A318 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory II Elective  Neuroscience 3 2 Professor Kazumasa Tanaka
A409 Electron Microscopy Elective   3 2 Professor Matthias Wolf
B10 Analytical Mechanics Elective   3 2 Professor Mahesh Bandi
B14 Theoretical and Applied Solid Mechanics Elective   3 2 Professor Gustavo Gioia
B15 Immunology Elective   3 2 Professor Hiroki Ishikawa
B21 Biophysics of Cellular Membranes Elective   3 2 Professor Akihiro Kusumi
B23 Molecular Evolution Elective   3 2 Professor Tom Bourguignon
B24 Neural Dynamics of Movement Elective   3
(AY2020 class deferred to AY2021 term 1)
2 Professor Yoe Uusisaari
B34 Coral Reef Ecology and Biology Elective   3 2 Professor Tim Ravasi
All terms
IND Independent Study Elective   All 1 OIST Faculty, under Dean of the Graduate School
SPT Special Topics Elective   All 1 Under the Dean of the Graduate School
IWS International Workshop Participation Elective   All 1

Approved
International Workshops 

ROT Laboratory Rotations Mandatory   All 3 OIST Faculty
PRO Thesis Proposal Mandatory   All 3 OIST Faculty
PCD1 Professional Development I Mandatory   All 2 Dean of the Graduate School
PCD2 Professional Development II Mandatory   All 2 Dean of the Graduate School