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Industry Relations

[Call for Startups] OIST-Lifetime Pitch Elevate 2024

Monday, February 26, 2024 (All day) to Sunday, March 31, 2024 (All day)

We are calling for Healthcare & Sustainability Startups to participate in "OIST-Lifetime Pitch Elevate 2024", a VC-mentored pitch competition for idea-stage to seed/early-stage which takes place at OIST-Lifetime Startup Elevate held on April 25-26.

Professional Development

Welcoming C-Hub`s Inaugural Visiting Fellow Dr. Taralyn Tan

Friday, March 1, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, March 8, 2024 - 17:30
C-Hub

We are pleased to announce our inaugural C-Hub Visiting Fellow, Dr. Taralyn (Tari) Tan.

A university that maximally benefits from its diverse community places paramount importance on expanding its insights toward creating inclusive classrooms and research environments. For a creative, courageous institution like OIST, it is crucial for our students, faculty, researchers, and administrators to engage with bold international educators and innovators. C-Hub’s Visiting Fellow Program fosters exchange and synthesis in collaboration with distinguished educators and experts across the world. Visiting Fellows present seminars or workshops, and engage in discussions with the OIST community on topics of relevance to C-Hub’s mission. Visiting Fellows also have the opportunity to collaborate with C-Hub on a project or program that will benefit the OIST community and extend our capacity toward supporting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Workshop

OIST x iTHEMS workshop series - Will We Find Answers? Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe and Life - Series 1 | Cosmic ray and Life project |

Monday, March 4, 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, March 6, 2024 (All day)
L5D23

This Workshop Series, co-hosted by OIST and RIKEN iTHEMS, invites you to embark on a journey to challenge the enigmas of the universe and life. We go beyond traditional Astrobiology, welcoming researchers, and students from diverse backgrounds to explore the intertwined mysteries of space and life through an interdisciplinary approach. This program offers an opportunity for individuals with backgrounds in life sciences, medicine, astronomy, astrophysics, philosophy, engineering, marine sciences, chemistry, etc., to participate in the quest for understanding the cosmic and biological enigmas. Join us in seeking unknown answers and embracing this captivating journey.

While we may not be able to complete this journey, let's pave the way for the next generation!

Workshop

The Machine Learning Summer School in Okinawa 2024

Monday, March 4, 2024 (All day) to Friday, March 15, 2024 (All day)
OIST Conference Center

Summer school to promulgate modern methods of statistical machine learning and inference. For students keen to learn about machine learning and for researchers who want to apply machine learning methods to problems. No longer accepting new applications.

Seminar

Seminar: "Evolution as a shortcut to useful inventions" by Arcadia Science

Monday, March 4, 2024 - 10:00 to 11:00
C210, Lab 3 and Zoom

Seminar is for OIST community.

Seminar

Kyushu University x OIST Joint Event - What's your story?

Monday, March 4, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00
Kyushu Univerersity Campus & Online

Kyushu University & OIST Joint Research PR Seminar "What's your story?"

Seminar

Seminar: Arcadia’s journey, building an invention factory

Monday, March 4, 2024 - 13:30
C700

Meet Arcadia and learn about their journey as a science company.

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Sensorimotor Circuits for Limb Control"

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (All day) to Friday, March 8, 2024 (All day)
OIST Main Campus, Seminar Room B250

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Yutaka Yoshida (Neural Circuit Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions. Meals are closed sessions for registered participants only.

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
Resource Center Center Bldg next to the ATM

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Industry Relations

MENOPAUSE IN YOUR 40S? Empower Yourself and Others with Knowledge and Preparation

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 12:00
@Lab5 Atrium

Join us to gain insights and strategies for navigating the transformative journey of menopause. Learn how to understand and manage its effects while fostering supportive communities for women. Coffee and biscuits are provided! Feel free to bring your own lunch for our learn-over-lunch session. Connect, network, and enjoy some refreshments with us.

Symposium

Inclusive Communication Symposium 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 08:30 to Friday, March 8, 2024 - 16:00

C-Hub’s Annual Symposium brings together bold ideas and innovative thinkers to explore themes that enhance our ability to engender excellence through inclusion. Each year, we focus on a specific topic (2021: Inclusive Mentoring; 2022: Inclusive Leadership) to invite the broader community to share their work, insights, and practices.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Evolutionary losses of photosynthesis in eukaryotic microalgae" by Prof. Ryoma Kamikawa

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 10:30 to 11:30
B503, Center Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Ryoma Kamikawa, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "From Space Time Quanta to the Quantum Cosmos" by Bianca Dittrich

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 15:00
L5D23 and zoom

TSVP Talk Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: General audience / everyone at OIST and beyond. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Culture

Community Cooking Series [Registrations] - Class 10

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 11:20
Onna Fureai Center (Room #3 Ryukyu Cooking Room)

The Community Cooking Series aims to bring the OIST community and residents of Okinawa closer through a shared love of food. Each session will be focused on one dish, taught by someone with a personal connection to the recipe (perhaps you?).

Campus

Onna no Eki (おんなの駅) comes to OIST

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 12:30
Guest parking lot near the pond

Onna no Eki is coming to OIST every Friday, 12:30-13:30

Seminar

"Understanding and predicting the stability of ecological systems" by Owen Petchey (TSVP Seminar)

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 14:45
L5D23

Seminar (40 mins), as part of Thematic Program on Response Diversity Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: Students and Researchers from related fields. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Training

HPC User Group Meeting

Monday, March 11, 2024 - 11:00
C700

The OIST High-Performance Computing User Group Meeting. Learn all about the newest news. Everybody is welcome!

Seminar

"Temporal variability in populations and communities" by Tad Dallas (TSVP Seminar)

Monday, March 11, 2024 - 14:00
L5D23

Seminar, as part of Thematic Program on Response Diversity Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: Students and Researchers from related fields. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Seminar

"Exploring relevance and reliability for species groups in ecological networks" by Anna Eklöf (TSVP Seminar)

Monday, March 11, 2024 - 14:45
L5D23

Seminar, as part of Thematic Program on Response Diversity Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: Students and Researchers from related fields. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Seminar

Seminar "Tropical Cyclone Projections using Environmental Proxies and Statistical-Dynamical Downscaling" by Professor Suzana J. Camargo

Monday, March 11, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
B700, Lab 3

[Speaker] Professor Suzana J. Camargo, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Dipolar quantum gases: From rotons to supersolids' by Dr Manfred Mark

Monday, March 11, 2024 - 17:00 to 18:00
on Zoom

Title: Dipolar quantum gases: From rotons to supersolids

Speaker: Dr. Manfred Mark, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Yuki Amari "Domain-wall skyrmions in chiral magnets"

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
C209, Zoom

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Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field. Language: English

Colloquium

Potential of Diamond Quantum Sensors

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar Room E48 - Lab 4

OIST Center for Quantum Technologies Colloquium: Potential of Diamond Quantum Sensors

Prof. Mutsuko Hatano, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
Resource Center Center Bldg next to the ATM

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Seminar

"Exploring stability in ecological systems that include species with unstable dynamics" by Mike Fowler (TSVP Seminar)

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 14:45
L5D23

Seminar, as part of Thematic Program on Response Diversity Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: General audience/everyone at OIST and beyond. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Seminar

[Seminar]Prof. Yutaka Akagi "CP2 triple-Q state in the SU(3) Kondo lattice model"

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
L4E48, Zoom

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Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field. Language: English

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Graduate School

International Graduate School Administration Forum at OIST - 14-15 March 2024

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, March 15, 2024 - 12:00

The GS-hosted International Graduate School Administration Forum at OIST planned for 14 th and 15 th March. The Forum will serve as an arena where like-minded individuals in the academic administrative field will gather to exchange ideas and develop a deeper understanding of successfully running an international graduate school in Japan.

Seminar

Seminar - What Nature Photonics looks for

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 10:50 to 11:50
Lab 5, Floor D, Seminar Room 23

The OIST Center for Quantum Technologies (OCQT) cordially invites to a seminar featuring:

Speaker: Noriaki Horiuchi, PhD

Affiliation: Senior Editor, Springer Nature, Japan

Title: What Nature Photonics looks for

We look forward to your participation.

Seminar

Origin, evolution, and dynamics of the asteroid Ryugu ~Perspectives from the comprehensive geochemical approach~

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Lab4 L4E01

Speaker:Katsura Kobayashi (Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University)

Workshop

Neural Computation Workshop 2024 (FY2023)

Saturday, March 16, 2024 (All day)
OIST seaside house

Neural Computation Unit will hold a retreat/reunion at OIST seaside house. If you are interested in joining, please contact ncus@oist.jp

Culture

Sounds of the Ryukyus 2024

Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 14:00
OIST Auditorium

Admission free. Registration required.

Symposium

[Registration Deadline] OIST-UC Santa Barbara Mini Symposium "Materials of Tomorrow: Harnessing Responsiveness, Intelligence, and Sustainability"

Monday, March 18, 2024 (All day)

Registration deadline for OIST-UC Santa Barbara Mini Symposium "Materials of Tomorrow: Harnessing Responsiveness, Intelligence, and Sustainability"

Workshop

The 1st International Workshop on Cognitive Neurorobotics

Monday, March 18, 2024 (All day) to Tuesday, March 19, 2024 (All day)
OIST Conference Center meeting rooms #1, 2, 3

The 1st International Workshop on Cognitive Neurorobotics March 18 - 19, 2024 @OIST Conference Center meeting rooms #1, 2, 3

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Ultracold atoms carrying orbital angular momentum in lattices of rings' by Dr Ahufinger

Monday, March 18, 2024 - 17:00 to 18:00
on Zoom

Title: Ultracold atoms carrying orbital angular momentum in lattices of rings

Speaker: Dr. Verónica Ahufinger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Holiday

春分の日 Vernal Equinox Day

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 (All day)

National holiday

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Karlo Penc "Crystalline phases and devil's staircase in qubit spin ice"

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 13:30 to 16:00
C210, Zoom

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Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field. Language: English

Seminar

[Seminar] “Axonal transport disfunctions in neurodegenerative diseases” by Prof. Giampietro Schiavo

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab5D23

[Seminar] “Axonal transport disfunctions in neurodegenerative diseases” by Prof. Giampietro Schiavo

Lecture

The Provost Lecture Series 13

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:30
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250
Speaker: Professor Satoshi Mitarai, Marine Biophysics Unit Title: Developing the Marine Biophysics Unit Chair: Professor Amy Shen, Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit , Provost
Seminar

Research Seminar by Laura Dee (TSVP Seminar)

Friday, March 22, 2024 - 14:00
L5D23

Seminar, as part of Thematic Program on Response Diversity Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: Students and Researchers from related fields. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Workshop

TSVP Workshop: The Future of Response Diversity and Ecosystem Stability

Monday, March 25, 2024 (All day) to Thursday, March 28, 2024 (All day)
L5EF03, L5D23
Lecture

The Provost Lecture Series 14

Monday, March 25, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:30
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250
Speaker: Professor Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama, Neuronal Mechanism for Critical Period Unit Title: Singing in the brain: learning to vocalize by communicating others during development Chair: Professor Jeff Wickens, Neurobiology Research Unit

Symposium

OIST-UC Santa Barbara Mini Symposium "Materials of Tomorrow: Harnessing Responsiveness, Intelligence, and Sustainability"

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 (All day)
March 26th, 2024 @B250

OIST-UCSB Mini Symposium

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
Resource Center Center Bldg next to the ATM

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Seminar

[Seminar] Emergent properties: From squid visual systems to human language representation by Jing Cai

Monday, April 1, 2024 - 10:00 to 11:00
Seminar Room L4F01

Seminar by Dr. Jing Cai, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
Resource Center Center Bldg next to the ATM

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

OIST Workshops

Ultracold Atoms Japan 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 (All day) to Friday, April 12, 2024 (All day)
Seaside House - Seminar Room, Seminar Room B250 (Day 2, AM sessions)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Thomas Busch (Quantum Systems Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions. Meals are closed sessions for registered participants only.

Colloquium

Quantum energetics: foundations & applications

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar Room E48 - Lab 4

OIST Center for Quantum Technologies Colloquium: Quantum energetics: foundations & applications

Prof. Alexia Auffeves, CNRS Senior Scientist, Director of the International Research Lab MajuLab

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Victor Drouin-Touchette "Simulating Spin Systems Using Programmable Quantum Simulators"

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

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Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field. Language: English

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
Resource Center Center Bldg next to the ATM

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

OIST Workshops

Current Advances in Turbulence and multiphase flowS - 24CATS

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 (All day) to Friday, April 19, 2024 (All day)
Seaside House - Seminar Room (Seminar Room C209 - Day 1)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Marco Edoardo Rosti (Complex Fluids and Flows Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions. Meals are closed sessions for registered participants.

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