Past Events

[Seminar] Protein Allostery: Evolution and Correlated Motions

2020年10月26日 (月) 9:00 10:00

Prof. Nozomi Ando, Cornell University

(ONOS SEMINAR) Neuroscience , Where are we going? From behavior to brain activity and vice versa  

2020年10月23日 (金) 16:00


Meeting ID: 921 6698 5125
Passcode: 883637


Recent discussions in neuroscience have been arguing about the necessity of a revision to our approach in neuroscience. A common approach in neuroscience starts from a phenomenon such as attention or memory as defined from our psychological heritage, trying to find a brain correlate of this phenomenon. This method has been argued to be suffering from two main problems first is the loosely defined psychological terms and second is the correlation fallacy that has been a major concern in neuroscience. We invited two experts in neuroscience from both OIST and RIKEN trying to get their insight on this problem and how different experimental, mathematical and analytical techniques will help us frame a new path in neuroscience research.

Topic: ONOS discussion seminar 
Time: Oct 23, 2020 04:00 PM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo


Theoretical Physics Seminar: Simone Pigolotti

2020年10月23日 (金) 14:00
Lab 4, F01

Theoretical Physics Seminar.
Speaker: Simone Pigolotti (Biological Complexity).
Title: "Bifractal nature of chromosome contact maps"

FY2020 On-campus Influenza Vaccination

2020年10月23日 (金) 14:00 15:30
B250 (Level B, Center Bldg)

FY2020 Mass Influenza Vaccination will be conducted by Health Center as a part of the prevention of influenza outbreaks.

Language Seminar Series: Managing Intercultural Meetings (Part 1 of 2)

2020年10月23日 (金) 11:00 12:00

Different cultures may have different values and approaches when it comes to making decisions. How can I manage the decision making process effectively in meetings? Join us to find answers to this question.

FALL 2020 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

2020年10月22日 (木) 16:00 17:00
On Zoom

Associate Professor Dmitriy Stolyarov, St. Petersburg State University and St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute

Title: Hardy--Littlewood--Sobolev inequality for \(p=1\)

Science Digest Talk: Dr. Kevin Dorgans on "In vitro imaging of subthreshold voltage oscillation in the inferior olive"

2020年10月22日 (木) 12:00 13:00
C209 and Zoom

October 22 2020, at 12:00 (room C209 and zoom), Kevin Dorgans (Postdoctoral Scholar at Neuronal Rhythms in Movement Unit led by Marylka Yoe Uusisaari) will give a Talk on "In vitro imaging of subthreshold voltage oscillation in the inferior olive"

[Webinar] US and Japanese Perspectives on Cybersecurity and Undersea Cables

2020年10月22日 (木) 9:00 11:10

This public panel will explore cybersecurity from US and Japanese perspectives, including issues of trust and transparency and regional cooperation; as well as the geopolitics of submarine cables. Providing insights from both industry and academia in Japan and the United States, it promises to be an engaging session on critical topics for our shared future.

Following the public panel, Pacific Forum Young Leaders Program Director Ariel Stenek will lead an informational session about the program and its offerings, as well as answer questions. Attendees will join breakout rooms where they can connect virtually, share research interests, and discuss the day’s most pressing topics. OIST graduate students and young researchers are invited to participate.

Click here to see more info and register.

Seminar : Spin current as a probe of KT-type topological transitions in magnets

2020年10月21日 (水) 16:00 17:00

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!


2020年10月21日 (水) (All day)2020年10月23日 (金) (All day)
OISTカンファレンスセンター(講堂)+ オンライン


FY2020 On-canpus Influenza Vaccination

2020年10月20日 (火) 14:00 15:30
B250 (Level B, Center Bldg)

FY2020 Mass Influenza Vaccination will be conducted by Health Center as a part of the prevention of influenza outbreaks.

ORC Assembly

2020年10月15日 (木) 12:00 13:00
C209 and Zoom

Join us for the ORC Assembly, where we will have guests VP of HR Tomo Nagase to discuss changes to disciplinary procedures and other recent PRP changes, and Darren George from Ganjuu to talk about the Stress Check Program.


FALL 2020 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

2020年10月15日 (木) 10:00 11:00
On Zoom

Professor Ulrich Menne, National Taiwan Normal University and National Center for Theoretical Sciences

Title: A priori geodesic diameter bounds for solutions to a variety of Plateau problems

Survival Japanese: Introductions

2020年10月14日 (水) 16:00

Learn how to introduce yourself, answer questions about your nationality and speak about your job.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link, then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link:

Seminar : Solving Statistical Mechanics: From Mean Field to Neural Networks, then to Tensor Networks

2020年10月14日 (水) 16:00 17:00

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Gender Roles and their Impact in Academia - Virtual

2020年10月13日 (火) (All day)2020年10月15日 (木) (All day)


  • Professor Edith Heard, Director General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Professor Maria Leptin, Director of the European Molecular Biology Organization
  • Professor Erin O’Shea, President of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Language: English


Registration Fees (include access to all of the talks, digital poster sessions and online group discussions, and help us cover our costs to run the event. For further information please refer to the FAQ page):


75 Euro

PhD Student

50 Euro


75 Euro

EMBL Staff

Intranet access

Registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. Your place can only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.
Types of payments accepted are international bank transfers (only up to 8 weeks before event) and credit card payments.

Clothing Drive - October 12th - 16th 2020

2020年10月12日 (月) (All day)2020年10月16日 (金) (All day)
Recreational services office, Main tunnel entrance and Lab 4 entrance


Ready? Set. Sort!


[Webinar] International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science

2020年10月10日 (土) 22:002020年10月13日 (火) 0:00
Webinar (registration required)

We are going to hold an online symposium that brings together researchers in the forefront of AI and neuroscience. All talks will be made accessible as pre-recorded movies and we will have two-hour live discussion sessions on October 10-12, 2020. 

For joining the symposium, please register by September 30th.

Theoretical Physics Seminar: Guilherme Sadovski

2020年10月9日 (金) 14:00
Lab 4, F01

Theoretical Physics Seminar.
Speaker: Guilherme Sadovski (Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory).
Title: "Why is the world four-dimensional?"

Language Seminar Series: Communicating Effectively Across Cultures (Part 1 of 2)

2020年10月9日 (金) 11:00 12:00

Why does comminication sometimes go wrong? How can I communicate bad news sensitively?

Join us to answer these questions.

FALL 2020 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

2020年10月8日 (木) 16:00 17:00
On Zoom

Professor Augusto Ponce, Catholic University of Louvain

Title: A topological toolbox for Sobolev maps

E-seminar: "Project management".

2020年10月8日 (木) 13:00 17:00
For RSVP only.

During this workshop  participants will learn the foundation of a project management and how to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints.

To register CLICK HERE.

Post-workshop survey SUMMARY.

Seminar : Spectral singularity of spinons in quantum spin ice

2020年10月7日 (水) 16:00 17:00

TQM is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Day 6: Entrepreneurship Training-Final presentation

2020年10月7日 (水) 9:00 11:30
Seminar Room C700

Language: English

Reservation required

Application Deadline: Sep 2 (Wed)

OIST NetCafé オンライン大学院説明会

2020年10月5日 (月) 17:00


FALL 2020 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

2020年10月1日 (木) 10:00 11:00
On Zoom

Cody Bullett Stockdale, Postdoctoral Scholar, Clemson University

Title: Sparse domination results for compact operators


2020年10月1日 (木) (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Seminar : “Completing the square” in frustrated magnets

2020年9月30日 (水) 16:00 17:00

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Day 5: Entrepreneurship Training-Mid-check-in

2020年9月30日 (水) 9:00 11:30
Seminar Room C700

Language: English

Reservation required

Application Deadline: Sep 2 (Wed)

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

2020年9月29日 (火) 9:00 10:00
On Zoom

Speaker:  Mahir Can, Tulane University

Title: Spherical Varieties and Combinatorics

Abstract: Let G be a reductive complex algebraic group with a Borel subgroup B. A spherical G-variety is an irreducible normal G-variety X where B has an open orbit. If X is affine, or if it is projective but endowed with a G-linearized ample line bundle, then the group action criteria for the sphericality is in fact equivalent to the representation theoretic statement that a certain space of functions (related to X) is multiplicity-free as a G-module. In this talk, we will discuss the following question about a class of spherical varieties: if X is a Schubert variety for G, then when do we know that X is a spherical L-variety, where L is the stabilizer of X in G.

[CANCELLED] OIST Workshop "Okinawa School in Physics: Coherent Quantum Dynamics (CQD2020)"

2020年9月29日 (火) (All day)2020年10月8日 (木) (All day)
OIST Seaside House

We regret to inform you that CQD2020 has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19 | Website

QG Group meeting: S-matrix vs. lightcone formalism in de Sitter space

2020年9月28日 (月) 14:00
Lab 4, E01

This is the weekly QG group meeting.
Speaker: Yasha Neiman.
Title: "S-matrix vs. lightcone formalism in de Sitter space"

Theoretical Physics Seminar: Yasha Neiman

2020年9月25日 (金) 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Theoretical Physics Seminar.
Speaker: Yasha Neiman (Quantum Gravity).
Title: "Scattering in the causal diamond"

Language Seminar Series: Managing Intercultural Introductions (Part 1 of 2)

2020年9月25日 (金) 11:00 12:30

What kind of questions should I be asking when I meet someone from another culture for the first time?  How do I avoid making a bad first impression? What kind of communication strategy should I have?

QuickFix: "Writing Cover Letter".

2020年9月24日 (木) 12:00 13:00
For RSVP only.

“QuickFix”- improve your application materials in an interactive and a time-efficient manner! 

To register CLICK HERE

Post-event survey SUMMARY

Online meet-up session with PKSHA Technology Co.,Ltd

2020年9月24日 (木) 11:00 12:00
Online Zoom session

Online meet-up session with Engineering Manager of image data processin.

◆Company information

PKSHA Technology was founded in 2012 as an artificial intelligence venture company from the University of Tokyo.

Name: PKSHA Technology Co.,Ltd
Business Activities: Solution development and/or sales using algorithms (machine learning/deep learning, natural language processing, image recognition)...

More information and signup here.

Zoom seminar by Peter Woit: twistors and the Standard Model

2020年9月24日 (木) 10:00
Lab 4, E01

Zoom seminar hosted by QG group.
Speaker: Peter Woit (Columbia University).
Title: Twistors and the Standard Model.

Seminar : Spontaneous magnon decay and non-Hermitian topology

2020年9月24日 (木) 9:00 10:00

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Autumnal Equinox Day 秋分の日 2020

2020年9月22日 (火) (All day)

National holiday

Respect for the Aged Day 敬老の日 2020

2020年9月21日 (月) (All day)

National holiday

Day 4: Entrepreneurship Training

2020年9月20日 (日) 9:00 11:30

Language: English

Reservation required

Application Deadline: Sep 2 (Wed)

Day 3: Entrepreneurship Training

2020年9月19日 (土) 9:00 11:30

Language: English

Reservation required

Application Deadline: Sep 2 (Wed)

Language Seminar Series: Let's talk about the news!

2020年9月18日 (金) 12:00
  • Who: English learners with intermediate or above skills
  • What: Zoom discussion about current events in English
  • When: 12-1 PM,every other Friday
  • How: click to join at 12PM


Language Seminar Series: Describing Culture

2020年9月18日 (金) 11:00 12:30

How can we describe the cultures of others? More importantly how do we describe our own culture? Join us to find out some language that you can use to answer these questions.

Language Seminar Series: Advanced Japanese Conversation

2020年9月17日 (木) 17:00

Conversation practice for Advanced Japanese speakers!

Thursdays at 17:00

September 17th - December 10th, 2020

Zoom link-

PATO General Meeting for 2020-2021 Term Elections

2020年9月17日 (木) 12:00 13:00
C209, Center Building

Dear PATO (Parent Association for Tedako at OIST) Members,

We are holding a General PATO Meeting to elect new committee members for the 2020-2021 term. We will be talking about upcoming events and discussing any current concerns or issues. We hope that you can join us!

You can join the meeting via Zoom

Seminar : Exotic superconducting states in FeSe-based materials investigated by spectroscopic-imaging scanning tunneling microscopy

2020年9月16日 (水) 16:00 17:00

TQM unit is pleased to inviet you to a online seminar.

Language Seminar Series: JLPT Practice Seminar

2020年9月15日 (火) 17:00

JLPT (日本語能力試験)practice for all levels!

Every Tuesday from 5-6 PM

Zoom link to join-