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Seminar

(Somewhat) Functional Journal Club

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
oist.zoom.us/j/91692178634?pwd=ZmZPU2xXS0V6a2JCNU9zREVPdGxSUT09
Jesse will talk about Frobenius algebra. This session is Zoom only.
Seminar

[Seminar] "Topological transition by vector spin chirality on a triangular lattice" by Prof. Yusuke Nambu

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to our seminar!

Seminar

[Seminar] Quantum-inspired manifold learning and feedback-based quantum optimization

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:00
ZOOM

Quantum-inspired manifold learning and feedback-based quantum optimization - Dr Mohan Sarovar (Sandia National Labs in California, USA)

Campus Service

CANCELLED!! [RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, January 19, 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)

Colloquium

Catch-All Mathematical Colloquium

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 15:00 to 17:00
The colloquium will be held once a month. It will be held online for the time being. Each event consists of a one-hour talk on mathematics followed by a one-hour diversity panel discussion session. Please register before January 14, 5 pm. Click here to register!

In the mathematics part, we will hear an exciting overview talk for a general audience. January speaker is Ade Irma Suriajaya from Kyushu University. In the discussion session, we will hear about the speaker's experience as a mathematician. Y ou can take inspiration from them and exchange ideas with other participants in a small group. After the sessions are over, there will be a tea time where participants can chat freely.

Part I Expository math talk 3-4 pm

Speaker: Ade Irma Suriajaya Kyushu University

Talk Title : Goldbach’s Conjecture and the Riemann Hypothesis in Number Theory, and Their Relations to Zeta Functions

Abstract: Number Theory has a very long history that dates back to thousands of years ago. The main goal of this study is to understand properties of numbers which can essentially be reduced to understanding prime numbers. Number Theory has evolved over time and yet we are still left with several important old problems. Among, Goldbach’s conjecture which is celebrating its 280th anniversary this year (by the time of my talk in 2022) and the Riemann hypothesis which is now over 160 years old remain unsolved. In this talk, I would like to explain what these problems are about and briefly introduce a few recent works which are related to them, especially how the distribution of zeros of the Riemann zeta function comes into play. My talk will be given in the perspective of Analytic Number Theory.

Abstract: Part II Diversity Panel Discussion 4-5 pm

Outreach

好奇心からイノベーションへ Science Talk vol.2

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
ZOOM  ※事前に視聴登録をお願いします

OISTサイエンストーク2021 vol.2

タイトル:好奇心からイノベーションへ

沖縄の研究室から生まれる発明を、沖縄の社会的・経済的に繋げるためには

登壇者:OIST 技術開発イノベーションオフィス シニアマネジャー 市川 尚斉

    琉球大学工学部知能情報コース 教授  玉城 絵美

Graduate School

Winter Admissions Selection 2022

Monday, January 24, 2022 (All day) to Friday, February 11, 2022 (All day)
Online

Online Admissions Selection for shortlisted PhD applicants from January 24th to February 11th, 2022.

Information sessions about PhD program, faculty talks and interviews all via zoom.

The event is targeted towards shortlisted applicants for our PhD program.

Please contact phd-selection@oist.jp for further details.

Administrative Meeting

On-site Inspection by Board of Audit Japan

Monday, January 24, 2022 (All day) to Friday, January 28, 2022 (All day)

On-site Inspection by Board of Audit Japan

Workshop

6th ABiS Advanced Light Microscopy Course at OIST

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 09:00 to Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 17:30
OIST Seminar room C209

6th ABiS Advanced Light Microscopy Course at OIS

Seminar

[Seminar] Low Energy Structure of Spiral Spin Liquid

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar.

Training

Introduction to HPC and scientific computing - Session 1

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00
C700

This training course will show you how to make best use of the high-performance computing resources at OIST. In the first session we show you how computing clusters are organized and introduce the fundamental concepts of parallel computing.

Campus Service

CANCELLED!! [RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, January 26, 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

OIST Alumni Talks - Nico Espinas

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Online session

OIST Alumni Talks

Name: Dr. Nino Espinas (Class of 2012) Talk Title: Reflection and Comparison of Postdoc Life in Japan and Europe

Training

Introduction to HPC and scientific computing - Session 2

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00
C700

A beginner's introduction to using the clusters and other computing resources at OIST. This is the second, hands-on session.

Professional Development

[Resume Workshop] Crafting an effective Resume

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 13:30 to 15:00
Online workshop

[Resume workshop] - Crafting an effective Resume

Join us for the “Crafting an effective Resume” workshop to discover how you can utilize these strategies to make your application more focused, tailored, and relevant.

Recreation

Cosmos screening (episode 3)

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 18:00
B250 auditorium

Cosmos episode 3: The Harmony of the Worlds

Workshop

FY2021 Cryo-Electron Microscopy Course at OIST

Monday, January 31, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, February 4, 2022 - 18:00
C210 for Lectures and IMG EM Lab for Hands-on

Internal and External workshop

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
On Zoom
Speaker: Daniel Tubbenhauer , University of Sydney Title: On weighted KLRW algebras
Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, February 2, 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)

External Events

The 27th Board of Councilors Meeting

Thursday, February 3, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Seminar

Quantum Birds: The Magnetic Compass Sense of night-migratory Songbirds

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 16:30
Zoom

Quantum Birds: The Magnetic Compass Sense of night-migratory Songbirds

Prof. Henrik Mouritsen

Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University Oldenburg,

Prof. Mouritsen will present how night-migratory songbirds seem to use a quantum mechanical mechanism to sense magnetic compass information which they use to navigate with exquisite precision over thousands of kilometres (Mouritsen 2018). In the past years, evidence has mounted that migratory birds use a light-dependent, radical pair-based mechanism to sense the axis of the geomagnetic field lines (Hore & Mouritsen 2016). The magnetic compass of night-migratory birds is sensitive to anthropogenic electromagnetic field disturbances being ca. 1000 times weaker than the current WHO guideline limits (Engels et al. 2014; Schwarze et al. 2016). This result could be significant in relation to migratory bird conservation measures and strongly indicates that the basic sensory mechanism underlying the magnetic compass of night-migratory songbirds should be based on quantum mechanical principles rather than classical physics. Neuroanatomical data have shown that magnetic compass information is detected in the eye and then processed in a small part of the thalamofugal visual pathway terminating in the visual processing centre “Cluster N” (Mouritsen et al. 2005; Liedvogel et al. 2007; Feenders et al. 2008; Zapka et al. 2009). When Cluster N is deactivated, migratory European Robins can no longer use their magnetic compass, whereas their star compass and sun compass abilities are unaffected (Zapka et al. 2009). The lagena and associated pathways remained intact. Bilateral section of the trigeminal nerve had no effect on the birds’ ability to use their magnetic compass (Zapka et al. 2009). Very recently, we could also show that the light-sensitive protein Cryptochrome 4 from a night-migratory songbird is magnetically sensitive in vitro based on a radical-pair mechanism (Xu et al. 2021).

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, February 9, 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)

Prospective Students

OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session) in February 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 10:00
Online

This OIST Café takes its opportunity to commemorate UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science in February and introduce OIST’s effort to encourage and support female scientists, share the stories of OIST female students and scientists as well as the stories of the participants about the struggle or their common concerns to choose STEM field as their career. Panel discussions will be organized so that the participants can interact with the speakers.

As a keynote speaker and one of the panelists, Professor Rita Colwell , Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Maryland, College Park, will join. She became the first woman to serve as the Director of the United States National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2004.

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, February 16, 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)

External Events

Global Women's Breakfast 2022 - Joint Kyoto and OIST event

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 12:00 to 14:00
Zoom

Please register for Global Women's Breakfast 2022 - Joint Kyoto U. and OIST event on February 16th, 2022.

OIST Mini Symposium

Inclusive Mentoring Mini-Symposium 2022.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 18:00 to Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 11:30
You must RSVP to attend.

The Center for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence (C-Hub) warmly welcomes you to join us to engage in inspirational discussions, explorations, and strategic thinking to explore how individuals and institutions can promote impactful, inclusive mentoring cultures in the sciences. How can we all actively foster inclusive climates for research? How can we address systemic practices that preclude inclusion and equity by developing intentional approaches to inclusive mentorship?

Our internationally renowned keynote speakers will share their perspectives and insights on these important topics. We will also be joined by a panel of inspirational faculty who are recipients of OIST’s Faculty Mentor Award, who will share their experiences and approaches to inclusive mentorship.

To register CLICK HERE.

We look forward to meeting you and inspiring each other.

External Events

The 33rd Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday, February 17, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Outreach

OIST Science Festival 2022

Saturday, February 19, 2022 (All day)
TBD

Science Festival 2021 will be held in February this year.

Research

[PhD Thesis Public Presentation_Zoom] ‐ Jigyasa Arora– “Functional metagenomics and evolution of termite gut microbiome.”

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:00
Please join via Zoom

PhD Thesis Public Presentation

Research

[PhD Thesis Public Presentation_Zoom - Larisa Sheloukhova - "Molecular dissection of ancestral glia"

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
Please join via zoom

PhD public presentation

Prospective Students

OIST Science Challenge

Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 17:30

OIST Science Challenge workshop will be providing participants with a unique opportunity to extend their scientific education and experience research. We also offer valuable information and tips to help them prepare for a doctoral program. Through a series of activities with faculty, postdocs, as well as with PhD students, the participants will learn about research conducted at OIST, and skills needed to survive and enjoy a PhD life. At the end of the workshop, participants will be asked to present a submitted slide presentation on the theme "Diversity in Science" in light of their experience throughout the week. The presentation will be shared with the OIST community. Airfare, accommodation, and meals during the workshop will be provided by OIST.

OIST Workshops

Ultracold Atoms Japan 2022

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (All day) to Thursday, April 14, 2022 (All day)
OIST Seaside House & Online

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Thomas Busch (Quantum Systems Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required). | Website

This conference will be a hybrid conference with both online and on-site attendees. We will accept on-site participants from within Japan only.

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

External Events

The 28th Board of Councilors Meeting

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (All day) to Friday, May 20, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Graduate School

Graduation Ceremony 2022

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

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

External Events

The 34th Board of Governors Meeting

Sunday, May 22, 2022 (All day) to Monday, May 23, 2022 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Public

[OIST 10th] Anniversary Ceremony

Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 14:00
OIST Auditorium

More information soon

Graduate School

Summer Admissions Selection 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022 (All day) to Friday, June 10, 2022 (All day)
Online

Online Admissions Selection for shortlisted PhD applicants from May 23rd to June 10th, 2022.

Information sessions about PhD program, faculty talks and interviews all via zoom.

The event is targeted towards shortlisted applicants for our PhD program.

Please contact phd-selection@oist.jp for further details.

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "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

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

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.

Culture

[OIST 10th] Colloquium: Arts Meet Science with Tokyo University of Arts

Saturday, July 2, 2022 (All day)
OIST Auditorium

OIST 10th Anniversary event

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

OIST Workshop "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

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