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Recreation

English Language Learning for Native Japanese Speaking Children

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 11:00
Seminar Room at the Seaside House

Recreation Services and Oki Life continued Englih Language Learning for Native Japanese Speaking Children.

Campus

[OIST 10th] Art Exhibition "Synergy"

Saturday, September 18, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, November 14, 2021 (All day)
Hotel Moon Beach MB Gallery (Onna-son)

The “Synergy” art exhibition was born out of a desire to showcase the artistic talents of the OIST community to the Okinawan community and to visitors from the mainland. Moreover, the exhibition aims to foster stronger relationships between OIST and the Okinawan community by promoting the development of artistic expression.

Seminar

(Somewhat) Functional Journal Club

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
B701,Lab 3
Jeremie Gillet will talk about the basics on Category Theory. Join the Slack to access the book.
Seminar

[Seminar] Simulation of the fluid-mechanic behaviour of suspensions with deformable inclusions for applications in the science and technology of soft matter

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 16:30 to 17:30
Zoom

CFF unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 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)

Training

Scientific Computing on AWS 1 of 4

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Amazon Web Service ( AWS )​​ is a very powerful cloud computing platform powering not only Amazon, but also many other web services across the globe. Scientists are now embracing the massive computing capacity of AWS to perform innovative scientific computing.

▼Target audience

The course requires basic knowledge of Python programming language. In addition, basic understanding of Linux command line is desired to run the hands-on tutorials.

No prior knowledge in cloud computing is needed, but if you know how to use Deigo that will help.

Holiday

Autumnal Equinox Day 秋分の日 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 00:00

National holiday

Professional Development

Academic Speaking Skills - Using Oral Citations

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 03:00 to 16:00
Zoom

How do you quote what someone else has said in a formal presentation or speech?

Join us to find out the appropriate way to do oral citations while we discuss the uses of alligator blood in modern medicine.

Public Lecture

[Webinar] Microbes on the Storm

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

Each year, an average of 27 named storms affects the Western North Pacific region, many of them making landfall on Okinawa islands. In this webinar, Dr. Angela Ares Pita will show observations on the nearshore microbial community and physico-chemical parameter dynamics encompassing two major storms as well as discuss their potential consequences on the ecosystem due to terrestrial run-off.

Register here

Professional Development

Orators Meeting for Communication & Public Speaking

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00
Seminar Room B503 (Lab 1)

Come and join us for an exciting and fulfilling meeting on building better communication skills through impromptu speaking exercises, listening to prepared speeches, and providing constructive feedback. We run our meetings at lunchtime every other Friday. Email oist.tm@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to receive further information.

Training

Scientific Computing on AWS 2 of 4

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Amazon Web Service ( AWS )​​ is a very powerful cloud computing platform powering not only Amazon, but also many other web services across the globe. Scientists are now embracing the massive computing capacity of AWS to perform innovative scientific computing.

▼Target audience

The course requires basic knowledge of Python programming language. In addition, basic understanding of Linux command line is desired to run the hands-on tutorials.

No prior knowledge in cloud computing is needed, but if you know how to use Deigo that will help.

Symposium

Poster submission deadline for 2nd OIST-RIKEN Symposium "Kinds of Minds - What is Thinking?-"

Monday, September 27, 2021 (All day)

Poster submission deadline for 2nd OIST-RIKEN Symposium "Kinds of Minds - What is Thinking?-" is September 27th, 2021.

Training

R Package Development 1 of 3

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

R Package Development aims to provide you with the basic tools and knowledge to write your own high-quality R packages.

In this course, we aim to show you how to develop your own R packages. By doing so, you can take your R programming skills to the next level, becoming not just a user, but also a developer.

▼Target audience This course is suitable for people who:

Have some previous exposure to R (like Skill Pill: R ) Want to become active contributors to the R community through package development or Want to learn some advanced features of R
Training

Introduction to HPC and scientific computing - Session 1

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
L4E01

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.

Public Lecture

Resonance: The Future and Past of Art, Science, and Diplomacy Intersections

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

The OIST Foundation, the Canales Project, and the Ambassador's Council invite you to a dialogue examining how leaders from the disciplines of art, science and diplomacy can work together to achieve common goals.

Panelists: Dr. Cvetkovikj Andrijana (former Ambassador Macedonia to Japan), Dr. Peter Gruss (OIST), Prof. Robert Langer (MIT), Ms. Diemut Strebe (artist). Moderators: Ms. Carla Dirlikov Canales (Classical singer and arts envoy for the US Department of State), Mr. David Janes (OIST Foundation)

Register here .

Training

Vector Graphics

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Vector graphics are computer graphics defined with points, lines and curves rather than pixels, which has the advantage of scaling perfectly to any resolution. This is well suited for many scientifics graphs and illustrations.

▼Target audience This course is suitable for anyone.

Seminar

Seminar "Melting driven by sheared/rotating Rayleigh-Benard convection" by Dr. S. Ravichandran

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

Speaker: Dr. S. Ravichandran, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stockholm, Sweden

Research

Day 5: Entrepreneurship Training Mid-check-in

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 09:00 to 11:30
Seminar Room C700

Language: English

Reservation required

Application Deadline: Sep 1 (Wed)

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 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)

Training

Scientific Computing on AWS 3 of 4

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Amazon Web Service ( AWS )​​ is a very powerful cloud computing platform powering not only Amazon, but also many other web services across the globe. Scientists are now embracing the massive computing capacity of AWS to perform innovative scientific computing.

▼Target audience

The course requires basic knowledge of Python programming language. In addition, basic understanding of Linux command line is desired to run the hands-on tutorials.

No prior knowledge in cloud computing is needed, but if you know how to use Deigo that will help.

Seminar

[Seminar] Professor Genevieve Konopka: Cell type-specific transcriptional networks in brain evolution and disease

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 09:00
ZOOM Event

You can join the seminar via ZOOM (meeting ID: 982 6091 5981).

Training

R Package Development 2 of 3

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

R Package Development aims to provide you with the basic tools and knowledge to write your own high-quality R packages.

In this course, we aim to show you how to develop your own R packages. By doing so, you can take your R programming skills to the next level, becoming not just a user, but also a developer.

▼Target audience This course is suitable for people who:

Have some previous exposure to R (like Skill Pill: R ) Want to become active contributors to the R community through package development or Want to learn some advanced features of R
Training

Introduction to HPC and scientific computing - Session 2

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
L4E01

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

Seminar

[Seminar] Exploring competing electronic phases under extreme conditions in superconducting FeSe1-xSx

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Symposium

Registration deadline for 2nd OIST-RIKEN Symposium "Kinds of Minds - What is Thinking?-"

Friday, October 1, 2021 (All day)

Registration deadline for 2nd OIST-RIKEN Symposium "Kinds of Minds - What is Thinking?-" is October 1st, 2021.

Prospective Students

OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session) in October 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:00
Online

This session will be done in English. The program will start off with OIST general introduction, PhD & Research Internship admission process, financial support and student life followed by the panel discussion by 2 OIST PhD students. One of them has joined OIST Research Internship Program before becoming OIST PhD student so this session will be very exciting for those who are interested in Research Internship Program as well as PhD program.

Professional Development

Survival Japanese: Grocery store

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00
https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918

Learn how to ask questions about ingredients and allergens, ask about price and quantity of goods, and pay for your purchases at the register, all in Japanese.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link , then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918 )

Training

Scientific Computing on AWS 4 of 4

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Amazon Web Service ( AWS )​​ is a very powerful cloud computing platform powering not only Amazon, but also many other web services across the globe. Scientists are now embracing the massive computing capacity of AWS to perform innovative scientific computing.

▼Target audience

The course requires basic knowledge of Python programming language. In addition, basic understanding of Linux command line is desired to run the hands-on tutorials.

No prior knowledge in cloud computing is needed, but if you know how to use Deigo that will help.

Professional Development

Academic Presenting Skills - Learning from TED part 1

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
zoom

What makes a good presentation good?

Join us as we consider the aspects of making memorable presentations.

Training

R Package Development 3 of 3

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

R Package Development aims to provide you with the basic tools and knowledge to write your own high-quality R packages.

In this course, we aim to show you how to develop your own R packages. By doing so, you can take your R programming skills to the next level, becoming not just a user, but also a developer.

▼Target audience This course is suitable for people who:

Have some previous exposure to R (like Skill Pill: R ) Want to become active contributors to the R community through package development or Want to learn some advanced features of R
Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Online Seminar Seminar Series Sagun Chanillo , Rutgers University Title: Local Version of Courant's Nodal domain theorem. Abstract:

Consider a smooth, compact Riemannian manifold with no boundary, endowed with a smooth metric. A famous theorem of Courant states that the k-th eigenfunction for the Laplace-Beltrami operator can have at most k nodal domains. Nodal domains are the open and connected sets where the eigenfunction does not vanish. H. Donnelly and Fefferman obtained some 30 years ago a local version of this theorem. Improvements were made by Chanillo-Muckenhoupt and others. In this talk we obtain the optimal local version of the local Courant theorem. We also relate this result to conjectures of S.-T. Yau on nodal sets, that is the zero set of eigenfunctions. The results of our talk have been obtained jointly with A. Logunov, E. Mallinikova and D. Mangoubi.

Symposium

Kinds of Minds - what is thinking? 2nd OIST-RIKEN Symposium-

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, October 7, 2021 (All day)
ONLINE-Registration is required.

This is the second series of the OIST-RIKEN institutional level symposium.

Research

Day 6: Entrepreneurship Training Final presentation

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 09:00 to 11:30
Seminar Room C700

Language: English

Reservation required

Application Deadline: Sep 1 (Wed)

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 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)

Public Lecture

Screening: Chasing Coral (documentary film)

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 16:30 to 18:15
OIST Auditorium

Come to watch (one more time) this epic award-winning documentary film about vanishing coral reefs around the world and climate change. Special introduction by Prof. Timothy Ravasi, Marine Climate Change Unit.

No registration required.

An online roundtable discussion and Q&A to further reflect about Ocean's health, climate challenge, coral reef research, and SDG - life below water, will follow on the next day (October 8). Registration separate.

Public Lecture

Online Roundtable Discussion: Chasing Coral

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

This is the roundtable discussion following the film screening Chasing Coral, in a Q&A style.

Panelists: Prof. Robert Dunbar (Stanford University; OIST Foundation Climate & Ocean ambassador) / Prof. Timothy Ravasi (Marine Climate Change Unit) / Prof. Noriyuki Satoh (Marine Genomics Unit)

Register here

Professional Development

Survival Japanese: Basic conversations

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 12:00
https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918

Learn how to have a basic conversation in Japanese, including speaking about likes, dislikes and the weather. You'll also learn some high-frequency phrases that you hear often in Japan.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link , then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918 )

Workshop

RIMS x OIST Jointly-funded Workshop "Interactions of New Trends in Algebraic Geometry and Singularities"

Monday, October 11, 2021 (All day) to Friday, October 15, 2021 (All day)
Hybrid (OIST Seaside House & Online)

RIMS x OIST Jointly-funded Workshop | Main organizer from OIST: Shinobu Hikami (Mathematical and Theoretical Physics 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.

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 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)

Professional Development

Survival Japanese: Restaurants

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00
https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918

Learn how to make a reservation at a restaurant, order food and ask for items, and order food for pickup, all in Japanese.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link, then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918 )

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 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)

Research

[PhD Thesis Presentation_Zoom] - Po-Shun Chuang - "From Polyps to Colonies: Applying polyp bail-out to study coral coloniality"

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00
Please join via zoom

PhD Public Presentation

Professional Development

Survival Japanese: Taxi and directions

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:00
https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918

Learn how to call a taxi, give directions to a location, and describe a place with simple adjectives, all in Japanese.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918 )

Culture

[OIST 10th] Art Exhibition “Cycle - Energy for Creation 2021”

Friday, October 29, 2021 (All day) to Friday, November 26, 2021 (All day)
Tunnel Gallery

An art Exhibition by the Graduate School of Formative Arts from the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts. This exhibition is the latest in a series of exciting collaborations between OIST and the OPUA that started in 2013. The Tunnel Gallery will host this year edition as part of our Anniversary celebration events.

Professional Development

Survival Japanese: Going to the doctor

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 12:00
https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918

Learn how to check in and out of doctor's appointments, describe pain and symptoms, and speak in emergency situations, all in Japanese.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link , then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918 )

Seminar

OIST-KEIO SHOWCASE TALK Series 2 by Dr. Hiroki Takahashi and Dr. Norihisa Miki

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
Webinar-Registration is required.

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.

Holiday

Culture Day 文化の日 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 00:00

National holiday

External Events

The 32nd Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday, November 4, 2021 (All day)

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Professional Development

Survival Japanese: Official Documents

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 12:00
https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918

Learn how to get your juminhyo at the Village Office, how to dispose of large garbage, how to get a package redelivered, how to make a bank transfer, and how to send an international package.

No Japanese experience necessary!

Watch the videos at this link , then join us on Zoom for more practice (Meeting link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/92751574918 )

External Events

The 34th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments

Thursday, November 11, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, November 13, 2021 (All day)
OIST Conference Center, Tunnel Gallery & B250

This is an externally organized event. For more information contact the organizers. For more information please visit the meeting's website (external link)

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