Upcoming Events

Okinawa Startup Program DEMO DAY

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 14:00 to 18:00
OIST Seminar Room B250
External Events

Participating teams will pitch their business plans to potential partners and venture capitalists.

Sponsored by the Bank of Ryukyus and Okinawa Times

By Invitation Only.

Language: Japanese with interpretation.

Egyptian Falafel Sandwich

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 18:00
Community Kitchen
Culture

Egyptian Kitchen

Skill Pill: Non-Equilibrium Green Functions - 1 of 3

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab3
Research

Skill Pill: Non-Equilibrium Green Functions will make use of your green thumb!

Anyone welcome.

More information and signup here.

ORC Open Hour

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00
Room B705a
Research

An ORC officer will be available every Monday from noon to 1pm in room B705a.

Seminar "Spectroscopy with Josephson Junctions"

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30
C210, Center building
Seminar

Dr. Çağlar Girit, French National Research Agency (CNRS) & College de France

[Seminar] The geometric structure underlying the standard model of particle physics

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30
C016 Lab1
Research

Speaker: Dr. Shane Farnsworth (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam-Golm, Germany)

Title: The geometric structure underlying the standard model of particle physics

Skill Pill: Classical and ab initio Molecular Simulations - 2 of 3

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
B700, Lab 3
Research

Skill Pill: Classical and ab initio Molecular Simulations will make you shake your molecules around.

Anyone welcome.

More information and signup here.

Scientific Talk - "Quantum Simulations in the Innsbruck Quantum Cloud" by Prof. Peter Zoller

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00
C700
Research

Speaker:  Prof. Peter Zoller of Physics with tenure, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of
Innsbruck, Austria, vice dean of studies (2001-2004), Head of the Institute of Theoretical
Physics (1995-1999)

[Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar] Viazovska's work on the sphere packing problem and some recent developments in number theory by Dr. Dan Romik (UC Davis)

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab 3, B700
Seminar
Abstract: The sphere packing problem in d dimensions asks for the densest packing of spheres in d-dimensional Euclidean space R^d. Prior to 2016, the problem had only been solved in dimensions 2 and 3 (with the solution in dimension 3 being Hales's famously complicated solution to Kepler's conjecture), and solutions in most other dimensions were thought to be out of reach, except for dimensions 8 and 24 where overwhelming numerical and theoretical evidence supported the conjectures pointing at specific lattices as the optimal packings. In a breakthrough in 2016, Maryna Viazovska published a stunning proof for the 8-dimensional case, followed up shortly with a proof for the 24-dimensional case with several coauthors. The solutions work by using a previous reduction of the problem (due to Henry Cohn and Noam Elkies) to a problem in harmonic analysis, and ingeniously solving that analysis problem using number-theoretic tools - specifically, the mathematics of modular forms.
 
In this talk I will give a quick survey of these developments and the beautiful new challenges and opportunities that they open up for attacking this classical geometry problem. I will also discuss my own recent results on infinite series representations for the Riemann xi function and explain how Viazovska's work, which appears not strongly related to the problem I was studying, nonetheless provided me with useful inspiration.

Workshop: "Discovering your Strengths". Part 1.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 09:00 to 12:00
For RSVP only
Workshop

Discover your Talens using Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment.

This course will help you better understand yourself and your unique talents. You will learn how to productively apply your talents for greater personal and professional success.

To register CLICK HERE

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