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Outreach

Carrot Harvest - working with local farmers

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 15:00 to Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 09:00
Shimabukuro Noen, Yomitan, Nakagami District, Okinawa 904-0301

EF Polymer , an agritech startup has been working with local farmers in Okinawa to perform pilot tests of their technology. Their team wish to create an enjoyable event to help the farmers harvest the carrots, and also give back to the community. The OIST POWER Club is calling for volunteers to join this event to (1) harvest carrots and (2) cook the carrots!

Outreach

Women in Mathematics Photography Exhibits

Monday, March 20, 2023 (All day) to Sunday, March 26, 2023 (All day)
Central Building Level C and Tunnel Gallery

Photographs taken by Noel Tovia Matoff of women mathematicians from around the world.

OIST Workshops

Women at the Intersection of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Meet in Okinawa

Monday, March 20, 2023 (All day) to Friday, March 24, 2023 (All day)
OIST Main Campus (L4E48)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Reiko Toriumi (Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

Outreach

OIST x OYW Spring Camp 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 17:00 to Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 12:00
OIST Main Campus and Seaside House

OIST x OYW Spring Camp 2023: a five-day camp for high school students in Japan to address solutions to environmental issue.

Administrative Meeting

Discussion - OIST Natural History Collection

Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 13:00 to 15:00
Seminar Room C700

Discussion of progress and roadmap for founding an OIST natural history collection.

Seminar

Phases and topological defects in two dimensions, Prof. Leticia F. Cugliandolo

Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00
Center, level B, B503

Prof. Leticia F. Cugliandolo, Sorbonne Université, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies.

Langage: English.

Recreation

TSVP Anniversary Teatime

Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 16:00
Lab 4 Level D Break Area (L4D01)

"TSVP Teatime": informal discussions and getting to know each other

Recreation

Sanshin classes by Satsuki Agena (January to March)

Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 18:00 to 20:15
Plumeria Lounge in the Gardens Housing

Sanshin classes by Satsuki Agena (January to March)

Recreation

Capoeira classes by Mitsuhiko Hara

Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 19:30 to 21:30
Village center meeting room

Capoeira classes by Mitsuhiko Hara

Recreation

クミ先生のハタ・ヨガ教室

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 07:30 to 08:30
オーシャンビュールーム

佐古クミ先生のハタ・ヨガ教室

Wellness

A New Paradigm: Pain Recovery is Possible Dr. Les Aria/ 慢性疼痛の回復への新たな視点 レス・アリア博士

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 10:00 to 12:00
C209 and Zoom

This presentation will cover a new perspective on the definition of chronic pain, coupled with the new brain studies postulating that emotional and physical pains share the same neural networks.

Professional Development

IDP session

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:30
B700

As we saw in a previous PCD session, the PCD program will help students to plan their own strategy and steps for professional and career development using an Individual Development Plan.

In this session we will gain further experience in self-assessment, and use these results to help guide our planning for short term and longer term career and professional skills development goals.

Please join us, no matter which stage of your program you are at: we will use different IDP formats for early and late stage students, to suit your different needs and aims.

Outreach

“Hoshizuna: the floating star-sand” art installation

Saturday, March 25, 2023 (All day) to Friday, March 31, 2023 (All day)
Tunnnel Gallery

“Hoshizuna: the floating star-sand” art installation

From Saturday, March 25, through Saturday, April 1, OIST will house giant balloons in the shape of Hoshizuna, or Okinawa star sand.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Evolution of operon formation in the laboratory" by Mr. Yuki Kanai

Monday, March 27, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
L4F01, Lab4

Mr. Yuki Kanai, PhD Student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan

Recreation

Music Theory and Guitar Lessons With Travis White

Monday, March 27, 2023 - 18:30 to 21:30
Zoom meeting

Music Theory and Guitar Lessons With Travis White

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Levitodynamics: Optomechanics with a levitated nanoparticle' by Prof Romain Quidant

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00
on Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Romain Quidant

Professor, Nanophotonic Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Seminar

[Date / Venue are changed] Seminar: “Ernst Haeckel – the greatest German Zoologist? ” by Prof. Dr. Rolf Beutel

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Seminar Room C700, Lab 3

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rolf Beutel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Date Old: Monday, March 27, 2023 (11:00 - 12:00) New: Wednesday, March 29 , 2023 (11:00 - 12:00)

Room Old: Seminar Room C209, Center Building New: Seminar Room C700, Lab 3

Seminar

【Seminar】Diamond MEMS: from fundamentals to sensing applications

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab4, F01 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Dr. Meiyong LIAO, a Chief Researcher at National Institute for Material Science

Zoom : https://oist.zoom.us/j/96289625266pwd=TFdtZmRqbG5HSUhCa0xseit5ellIZz09 Meeting ID: 962 8962 5266 Passcode: 313298

Lecture

DVSP Talk: "Should I Stop or Should I Go? Exquisite Regulation of Neurotransmitter Release at Mammalian Synapses" by Christian Rosenmund

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:15
L4E48, Zoom

DVSP 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).

Seminar

[ONOS Seminar Series] Professor Takeshi Sakurai: Induction of hibernation-like state in mice

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 16:00
ZOOM

OIST Neuroscience Club is excited to host Prof. Takeshi Sakurai from the International Institute for Integrative Sleep (WPI-IIIS) Medicine, University of Tsukuba. Everyone is welcome to join the seminar!

Recreation

Morning Yoga Classes by Miya Taillefer

Monday, April 3, 2023 - 07:30 to 10:45
Ocean View Room

Yoga Therapy Exercise Classes by Miya Taillefer

Seminar

[Seminar] Why resource dynamics matter in microbial communities

Monday, April 3, 2023 - 13:00
C700, Lab 2

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Letten, ARC Fellow & Lecturer in Quantitative Biology at the University of Queensland

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Invitation to Recursion, Resurgence, and Combinatorics"

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 (All day) to Friday, April 14, 2023 (All day)
OIST Main Campus, Lab 4, Seminar Room L4E48

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizers: Reiko Toriumi (Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory Unit) and Kento Osuga (University of Tokyo) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 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 "Exploring multiphase flow processes via particle-resolving simulations" by Prof. Eckart Meiburg

Friday, April 7, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab3 B700 / Zoom

[Speaker] Prof. Eckart Meiburg, Distinguished Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara

Seminar

[Seminar] Diffuse-interface framework for boiling flows with contact-line model

Monday, April 10, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30
C209

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 12, 2023 - 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

TSVP Talk: "Robot Learning: Where Science Meets Fiction" by Jochen Steil

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:10
B250 (Center), 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).

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 .

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 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

[ONOS Seminar Series] Professor Jimmy Dooley : How movements during sleep teach infant brains how their bodies move

Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 10:00
ZOOM

OIST Neuroscience Club is excited to host Prof. Jimmy Dooley from the department of biological sciences, Purdue University, USA. If you are interested in knowing how slight twitchy movements during your sleep in your infancy shape your brain, make sure to join the seminar!

Symposium

Seminar on Virtual Reality/Metaverse

Friday, April 21, 2023 (All day)
B250 (Center), Zoom

Seminar on Virtual Reality/Metaverse

Seminar

[Seminar] Transcriptional heterogeneity arising from a signal transduction-transcription factor network by Prof. Mariko Okada, Osaka University

Monday, April 24, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
C700, Lab 3

Transcriptional heterogeneity arising from a signal transduction-transcription factor network

Prof. Mariko Okada

Laboratory for Cell Systems, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 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)

Holiday

昭和の日 Showa Day

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

Holiday

憲法記念日 Constitution Day

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

Holiday

みどりの日 Greenery Day

Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

Holiday

こどもの日 Children’s Day

Friday, May 5, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

External Events

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

Friday, May 12, 2023 - 08:30 to Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 17:00
OIST Conference Center

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 .

Graduate School

Graduation Ceremony 2023

Friday, May 19, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00
OIST Auditorium

The Graduation Ceremony to award degrees to students who have graduated in the period May 2022 to April 2023.

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Potential theory and random walks in metric spaces"

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 (All day) to Friday, June 2, 2023 (All day)
OIST Main Campus, Sydney Brenner Lecture Theatre (B250)

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

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)

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

OIST Workshops

OIST Summer Graduate School "Analysis and Partial Differential Equations"

Monday, June 12, 2023 (All day) to Friday, June 16, 2023 (All day)
Seaside House and Main Campus (Seminar Room B250, Center Building)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Ugur Abdulla (Analysis and Partial Differential Equations) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

OIST Workshops

OIST Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC) 2023

Monday, June 19, 2023 (All day) to Thursday, July 6, 2023 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

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

OIST Workshops

OIST Developing Neural Circuits Course (DNC) 2023

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 (All day) to Sunday, July 23, 2023 (All day)
OIST Conference Center - Meeting Rooms

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama (Neuronal Mechanism for Critical Period Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required). Tutorial sessions are closed (only for selected participants)

Holiday

海の日 Marine Day

Monday, July 17, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "New trends of conformal theory from probability to gravity"

Monday, July 31, 2023 (All day) to Friday, August 4, 2023 (All day)
OIST Main Campus, Lab 4, Seminar Room L4E48

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Shinobu Hikami (Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

Workshop

Silver workshop VI

Monday, August 7, 2023 - 09:00 to Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 17:00
L4F01

This 6th workshop is a continuation of the previous workshop in a series.

Holiday

山の日 Mountain Day

Friday, August 11, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

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

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