Please list TSVP/OIST as one of your affiliations when publishing about research (partially) conducted during your visit.
Please also include a short phrase in the acknowledgements, see below.

Theoretical Sciences Visiting Program, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Onna, 904-0495, Japan

Acknowledgement in case of per diem:
This research was conducted while visiting the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) through the Theoretical Sciences Visiting Program (TSVP).

Acknowledgement in case of salary:
This research was conducted while funded by the Theoretical Sciences Visiting Program (TSVP) at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST).

*DVSP visitors please replace accordingly with "Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program (DVSP)"

Visting Programs in Numbers

updated 2023-04-11

  FY22 FY23 (scheduled) FY24 (expected)
TSVP Visiting Scholars 22 20 20
TSVP Thematic Programs (participants) 0 2 (40) 3 (60)
Domestic Visitors 0 5 5
TSVP-affiliated (workshop participants, visiting Alumni, etc.) 5 20 20
Distinguished Visiting Scholars (DVSP) 2 2 4
TSVP/DVSP Talks 19 20  
Total number of Talk participants (average) 1042 (56)    
Youtube views (average per video) 2824 (202)    
Workshops (total participants) 3 (80)    
Other events (career talks, mini courses, outreach talks) 5 5    
Visitor Interactions with OIST units (running total) 25 38  
Number of Countries visitors came from (running total) 12 18  



updated 2023/05/24



TSVP Talks

So far 2 TSVP Talks, 1 evening public lecture with Japanese Interpretation

Workshops and Seminars

TSVP visitors participated in the following workshops at OIST





  • G. Boffetta, S. Musacchio, A. Mazzino, and M. E. Rosti, Transient inverse energy cascade in free surface turbulence, Phys. Rev. Fluids 8, 034601 (2023)
  • L. Meshulam, S. Reiter, Nature (to be published)
  • S. Crew, A. Goswami, R. Osburn, Resurgence of Habiro elements, arXiv (2023)
  • Y.-C. Chen, E. Fried. Conformal deformations of a dilational material surface, Journal of Elasticity, in press. (doi:10.1007/s10659-023-10003-2)
  • Y.-C. Chen, R. Fosdick, E. Fried. A novel dimensional reduction for the equilibrium study of inextensional material surfaces, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 169 (2022), 105068-1–27. (doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2022.105068).
  • Y.-C. Chen, R. Fosdick, E. Fried. Isometries between given surfaces and the isometric deformation of a single unstretchable material surface, Journal of Elasticity 151 (2022), 159–175. (doi:10.1007/s10659-022-09909-0)
  • M.A. Kanso, M. Naime, V. Chaurasia, K. Tontiwattanakul, E. Fried, A.J. Giacomin. Coronavirus pleomorphism, Physics of Fluids 34 (2022), 063101-1–10. (doi:10.1063/5.0094771)
  • Y.-C. Chen, R. Fosdick, E. Fried. Reply to van der Heijden and Starostin,  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 478 (2022), 20210856-1–9. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2021.0856)
  • Y.-C. Chen, “A mechanical theory of growth”. Submitted to Journal of Elasticity.
  • Y.-C. Chen, E. Fried, S. Janssens, “Wringling of circular suspended films”.


TSVP Talks

19 general-audience Talks (18 TSVP and 1 DVSP) with a total of 1042 participants, highest attendance of a single talk: 109 participants.



Other Activities

  • Classical music concert with a violin solo by Visiting Scholar Shiro Ikeda
  • Art/dance performance in Naha by Takashi Ikegami


FY2020 (Visiting Mathematics Professor Program)


  • P. Piovano and I. Velčić, Microscopical Justification of Solid-State Wetting and Dewetting, J. Nonlinear Sci. 32, 32 (2022). arXiv:2010.08787
  • S. Y. Kholmatov and P. Piovano, Existence of Minimizers for the SDRI Model (Submitted 2021). arXiv
  • P. Piovano and I. Velčić, Microscopical Justification of the Winterbottom Problem for Well-Separated Lattices (Submitted 2021). arXiv:2111.13604
  • J. E. Greene and A. Lobb, The Rectangular Peg Problem (2020). arXiv:2005.09193
  • (See also this Quanta Magazine article)
  • J. McCoy, G. Wheeler, and Y. Wu, Higher Order Curvature Flows of Plane Curves with Generalised Neumann Boundary Conditions (2020). PDF
  • J. A. McCoy, Contracting Self-Similar Solutions of Nonhomogeneous Curvature Flows (2020). PDF
  • J. A. McCoy, Contraction of Convex Hypersurfaces by Nonhomogeneous Functions of Curvature (2020). PDF