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Seminar

[Seminar] "A twisted loop between inside and outside: Searching for an appropriate image of consciousness based on phenomenology and enactivism"

Monday, January 17, 2022 - 10:30 to 11:30
Zoom / L4F01 (Lab4)

Our speaker, Shigeru Taguchi will be talking on " A twisted loop between inside and outside: Searching for an appropriate image of consciousness based on phenomenology and enactivism ".

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

(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] 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)

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

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.

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
on Zoom

Title: On weighted KLRW algebras

Speaker: Daniel Tubbenhauer, University of Sydney

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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;

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

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

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