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Recreation

May/June - BeActive Fitness Classes [OPEN NOW]

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 17:00
Village Center Meeting Room and Ocean View Meeting Room
Fitness Class Registration - OPEN

BeActive OIST Fitness Classes have limited numbers and new safety guidelines.

Visit webpage for more information on available classes and times.

Please visit our website to register!

External Events

The 28th Board of Councilors Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2022 (All day) to Saturday, May 21, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Graduate School

Graduation Ceremony 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
OIST Auditorium

The Graduation Ceremony to award degrees to students who have graduated in the period May 2021 to March 2022.

Seminar

Japan Eco-Evo English Seminar #9: Gall-forming aphids, small insects with great power: female-biased sex allocation via female competition induces novel insect gall organogenesis in plants

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 15:00 to 17:00
L4F01 or zoom (Please apply from here: https://sites.google.com/view/jee-english-seminar)

The seminar aims to initiate interactions between international and Japanese researchers and students in the field of Ecology and Evolution. The 9th event is presented by Dr. Xin Tong, SPDR Fellow of Cell Function Research Team at RIKEN CSRS. Title: Gall-forming aphids, small insects with great power: female-biased sex allocation via female competition induces novel insect gall organogenesis in plants

Timeline 15:00~15:30: seminar 15:30~16:00: questions and discussion 16:00~: mixer Please apply from here: https://sites.google.com/view/jee-english-seminar

Recreation

Cosmos screening (episode 4)

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 18:00
Lab 4 discussion space (F22c)

Cosmos episode 4: Heaven and Hell

External Events

The 34th Board of Governors Meeting

Monday, May 23, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

OIST Workshops

Analysis on Metric Spaces

Monday, May 23, 2022 (All day) to Friday, May 27, 2022 (All day)
OIST Conference Center - Meeting Rooms

Originally scheduled for May 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to May 2022 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are May 23 - 27, 2022.

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Xiaodan Zhou (Analysis on Metric Spaces Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Prasad Perlekar "Turbulence in buoyancy-driven bubbly flows"

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

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

Language: English

Seminar

[Seminar] Mr. Benedikt Schneider "Projective symmetry group classification of chiral Z_2 spin liquids on the pyrochlore lattice: Application to the XXZ model"

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

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, May 25, 2022 - 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

Quantum Gravity group meeting: Mirian Tsulaia

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 14:00
Lab 4, E01

Quantum Gravity group meeting. Speaker: Mirian Tsulaia. Title: "N=1 and N=4 Super Yang-Mills. A brief review"

Workshop

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 5 ‘Early-stage Recruiting and Compensation – Role Play’

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar Room A719 - Lab 3

In Workshop #4 we discussed recruiting and compensation for early-stage companies. In Workshop #5, we will use role-play to practice both recruiting as a founder and joining an early-stage startup as an employee or advisor. We will practice as teams in a casual setting, so you can attend this workshop even if you have not attended Workshop #4.

OIST Workshops

Informational Architecture of Spacetime

Monday, May 30, 2022 (All day) to Friday, June 3, 2022 (All day)
OIST Seaside House & Main Campus (B250)

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Philipp Höhn (Qubits and Spacetime Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the the current COVID-19 situation.

Seminar

Science Digest - Dr. David Brückner

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 16:00
C700 or Zoom

The Science Digest is back! Dr. David Brückner, NOMIS Fellow at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, will give us a talk on " Learning the stochastic dynamics of biological systems across scales: from single cells to organoids ". The seminar is open to everyone interested in the fields of Biophysics, Cell Migration, and Developmental Biology, and those who would like to know more about IST Austria and Dr. Brückner's career. Tuesday, May 31 at 16:00 JST on C700 or Zoom (Meeting ID: 990 6065 9864 Passcode: 855680).

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Jun Won Rhim "Quantum distance and flat band"

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
Zoom

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, June 1, 2022 - 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

OIST-KEIO SHOWCASE TALK Series 3 by Dr. Keisuke Kataoka and Dr. Christine Luscombe

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 17:30 to 19:00
Remo

OIST and Keio University, Japan's very first private institution of higher learning located in the center of Tokyo, are starting a series of short seminars (OIST-KEIO SHOWCASE TALK) to introduce each other's researchers to promote future collaboration.

Seminar

[Seminar] Professor Lisa Giocomo: Multiple maps for navigation

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 09:00
ZOOM Event

[Neuroscience Club] Prof. Lisa Giocomo, Associate Professor, Stanford University. Language: English.

Recreation

OIST Clubs Annual Activities Fair

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 16:00 to 19:00
Grass Pond and Outer Tunnel

CALLING ALL CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Register for the Anual Activities Fair

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 1: Quantum Computing Fundamentals (postulates of quantum mechanics; quantum bits, gates, and circuits)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 08:45 to 09:45
C700, Lab 3

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 1: Quantum Computing Fundamentals (postulates of quantum mechanics; quantum bits, gates, and circuits)

Seminar

Virtual Seminar"Flow Dynamics of Anisotropic Colloids"Giovanniantonio Natale

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 09:00
Zoom

Language: English

Research

[Zoom_PhD Thesis Public Presentation]- Ali Rahmani - "The Landau--Levich problem for a uniaxial nematic liquid crystal"

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

PhD Thesis Public Presenetation

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Ian Affleck "The Majorana-Hubbard Model"

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

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

Language: English

Recreation

(Filled to capacity)Japanese Tea Ceremony for OIST'ers(Workshop)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30
Cafe B-Level
Japanese Tea Ceremony / 裏千家流お茶会

This Tea Ceremony will be held casual table style and anyone is welcome to participate.

テーブル式のカジュアルなお茶会を予定しております。どなたでもご参加頂けます。

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 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)

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 2: Physical Implementation of Quantum Gates and Circuits (evolving the quantum computer governed by Schrödinger’s equation)

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 2: Physical Implementation of Quantum Gates and Circuits (evolving the quantum computer governed by Schrödinger’s equation)

Recreation

Hands-on Okinawan Cultural Food and Art Activities for Students

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 07:30 to 13:30
Murasaki Mura

Student Activity at Murasaki Mura

Hands-on Okinawan Cultural Food and Art Activities for Students

Seminar

Identification and characterization of Wnt5a downstream targets during early development in mouse

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 13:00
Conference Center Meeting Room #1

※This seminar was originally scheduled on May 13th. This time the venue is in Conference Center.

Cell Signal Unit (Yamamoto Unit) presents a seminar inviting Dr. Rieko AJIMA, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Genetics. (国立遺伝学研究所)

Seminar keywords: Wnt5a, Wnt/PCP pathway, morphogenesis

Campus

Scheduled Power Outage

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 15:00 to 15:30
Main Campus

Testing of Power Transmission equipment will be conducted in conjunction with the renovation of the campus' power generation facilities. During the test, there will be a power outage due to the switching over of power transmission lines.

OIST Workshops

OIST Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC) 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022 (All day) to Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Erik De Schutter (Computational Neuroscience Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required). Tutorial sessions are closed (only for selected participants) | Website

We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 3: Quantum Teleportation and Superdense Coding (demonstrating quantum advantages)

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 3: Quantum Teleportation and Superdense Coding (demonstrating quantum advantages)

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 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)

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 4: Shor’s Factorization Algorithm (quantum arithmetic and logic; quantum Fourier transformation)

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 4: Shor’s Factorization Algorithm (quantum arithmetic and logic; quantum Fourier transformation)

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "From coffee cups to conductivity" by Dr. Danny Bulmash

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
L4E48

Dr. Danny Bulmash Bowman, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Maryland. Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: General audience / all students and reseachers at OIST. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 5: Grover’s Quantum Search Algorithm (amplitude amplification)

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 5: Grover’s Quantum Search Algorithm (amplitude amplification)

Public Lecture

OIST x ASJ "Future of Energy and Climate" #2

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 17:00
Online and In-person (International House of Japan, Roppongi, Tokyo)

OISTxASJ Future of Energy & Climate Seminar Series #2

"Climate Change: Need for Action Now"

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 17:00 JST / 9:00 BST

Keynote speaker: Sir David King, Founder & Chair, Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge

Panelists: Prof. Jun Arima, Profect Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo

Dr. Peter Gruss, President & CEO, OIST

MC: Mr. Jesper Koll, Global Ambassador, Monex Group Japan

REGISTRATION LINK ⇒  #2 OISTxASJ Future of Energy & Climate Seminar Series

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 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)

Lecture

[Quantum Computation] Lecture 6: Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Bit Commitment

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
C209, Center Bldg

JSPS Visiting Fellow Professor Jingbo Wang from the University of Western Australia gives a series of lectures on Quantum Computation.

Lecture 6: Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Bit Commitment

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 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

International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science (AIBS2022)

Monday, July 4, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (All day)
OIST Conference Center (Auditorium + Meeting Rooms)

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Kenji Doya (Neural Computation Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

This conference will be a hybrid conference with both online and on-site attendees.

We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the the current COVID-19 situation.

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 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)

Graduate School

Welcome to Class of 2022 New Students

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 10:30
OIST Auditorium

Welcome Ceremony for Class of 2022 New Students

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop on Axonal Degeneration and Regeneration

Monday, October 3, 2022 (All day) to Friday, October 7, 2022 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

Originally scheduled for October 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to October 2022 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are Oct 3 - 7, 2022.

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Marco Terenzio (Molecular Neuroscience Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions;

External Events

*New Dates* LONGEVITY AND HEALTHY AGEING: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM BLUE ZONES?

Friday, October 28, 2022 - 08:30 to Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 17:00
OIST Conference Center

Originally scheduled for October 2021, this symposium has been postponed to October 2022. The new tentative dates are October 28-29, 2022.

This is a "Key Symposium" arranged by the Journal of Internal Medicine and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. For more information please go the symposium's website .

OIST Workshops

International Conference on Embodied Cognitive Science (ECogS) 2022

Monday, November 7, 2022 (All day) to Friday, November 11, 2022 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

Originally scheduled for November 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to November 2022 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are Nov 7 - 11, 2022.

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Tom Froese (Embodied Cognitive Science Unit) | Website | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

OIST Mini Symposium

OIST Mini Symposium "Phylogeny and Classification of Termites"

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (All day) to Friday, December 2, 2022 (All day)
OIST Main Campus (C210)

OIST Mini Symposium | Organizing unit: Evolutionary Genomics Unit | Open to OIST members | For non-OIST members: Please contact the organizers for information on how to participate.

Originally scheduled for the end of November 2020, this OIST Mini Symposium has been rescheduled to the end of November 2022 due to COVID-19. The new dates are Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2022. We ask for your understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 situation.

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Recent Trends in Microrheology and Microfluidics"

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (All day) to Thursday, January 12, 2023 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

Originally scheduled for January 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to January 2023 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are Jan 10 - Jan 12, 2023.

OIST Workshop | Visit the workshop's website for more details. | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

External Events

The 4th International Conference on Data Driven Plasma Sciences (ICDDPS-4)

Sunday, April 16, 2023 (All day) to Friday, April 21, 2023 (All day)
OIST Conference Center

This is an externally organized event, For more information please go the conference website .

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Representation Theory of Hecke Algebras and Categorification"

Monday, June 5, 2023 (All day) to Saturday, June 10, 2023 (All day)
OIST Main Campus (L4E48)

Originally scheduled for December 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to June 2023 due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. The new dates are June 5 - 10, 2023.

OIST Workshop | Workshop website: | Main organizer: Liron Speyer (Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

Graduate School

Welcome to Class of 2023 New Students

Friday, September 1, 2023 - 10:30
OIST Auditorium

Welcome Ceremony for Class of 2023 New Students