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Seminar

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season 5: Fate of colliding ribosomes -Induction of stress response or elimination by quality control-

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 17:30 to 18:30
Zoom

OIST-UT Joint talk series for future science-Season 5: Fate of colliding ribosomes -Induction of stress response or elimination by quality control-

Recreation

Inside remoto webinar presentation and workshop

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00
Seminar Room B250

Webinar: No registration necessary THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th | 6pm-8pm | Seminar Room B250

Workshop: Registration Necessary - please see the link to register

Research

[PhD Thesis Presentation_Zoom] - Ivan Mbogo - "The evolution of dual functionality of β-catenin in metazoans"

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Please join via zoom

PhD public presentation

Public Lecture

[Webinar] Extreme Events & Climate Change

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom link will be provided upon registration

Dr. Suzana Camargo at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, will give an overview of the current state of knowledge on the relationship between extreme weather and climate events and anthropogenic climate change. She will present a general overview on various types of extreme events, but provide special attention to hurricanes and typhoons.

Register here

Seminar

Fractals and the dynamics of Thurston maps

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00
Zoom
Speaker : Professor Mario Bonk, UCLA Title : Fractals and the dynamics of Thurston maps

Abstract:

A Thurston map is a branched covering map on a topological 2-sphere for which the forward orbit of each critical point under iteration is finite. Each such map gives rise to a fractal geometry on its underlying 2-sphere. The study of these maps and their associated fractal structures links diverse areas of mathematics such as dynamical systems, classical conformal analysis, hyperbolic geometry, Teichmüller theory, and analysis on metric spaces. In my talk I will report on some recent developments. Registration: https://oist.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtcOGqrDsrE9KqW7_5WOdtPTZ2XEJIqo6-
Professional Development

Orators Meeting for Communication & Public Speaking

Friday, November 19, 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

Mini Course: COMSOL Multiphysics (by KESCO) - 3 of 3

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.

Mini Course: COMSOL Multiphysics training course aims to a tour for the most advanced equation based modeling and multiphysics modeling software. This course will be provided by KESCO, the company selling and supporting COMSOL Multiphysics in Japan.

Zoom available . More information and signup here .

Professional Development

Academic Speaking Skills - Participating in small group discussions

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 15:00
zoom

This seminar is aimed at interns and students hoping to practice their conversation skills

Seminar

Clock in clocks: how clock ticking in the heart of the cell is coupled to diurnal rhythms

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 15:30 to 17:00
C210 Center Building

Speaker: Prof. Hitoshi Okamura Department of System Biology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Kyoto University

Recreation

Rhythm & Beats - A Benefit Concert

Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 04:00
OIST Auditorium

Let's mark the end of the year 2021, and get ready to welcome the new year with joy and positivity!

Event Date and Time

Saturday, November 20th, 2021 - 16:00-18:00

Venue

OIST Auditorium

**Masks, social distancing between viewing seats, and the use of hand sanitizer will be asked from all spectators**

Seminar

Systemic host response to virus and the development of precision medicine for infectious disease

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
C210 Center Building

Speaker:

Yumiko IMAI, Project Leader, Ph.D. Regulation for Intractable Infectious Diseases Center for Vaccine & Adjuvant Research National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN)

Holiday

Labor Thanksgiving Day 勤労感謝の日 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 00:00

National holiday

Research

[PhD Thesis Presentation_External] – Sam Ross – “The stability of ecosystems under global environmental change.”

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 18:30 to 19:00
Zoom

Ph.D Thesis Presentation for External by Sam Ross

Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Special Lecture Part 1 of 3

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Wednesday 10th November 2021, 10:00–11:00 JST (UTC+9), online on Zoom Associate Professor Kabe Moen , The University of Alabama Title: Fractional Integrals and weights Part I Abstract:

I will introduce fractional integral operator and its related maximal operator. After developing some of the relevant background, we will discuss its boundedness on Lebesgue spaces and various related inequalities of Hedberg and Welland. We will also cover endpoint bounds and applications to Sobolev-Poincare inequalities.

Please click here to register *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Seminar

[Seminar] Blueprint for a Scalable Photonic Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computer by Dr. J. Eli Bourassa and Dr. Ilan Tzitrin, Xanadu

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 10:00
Zoom

Blueprint for a Scalable Photonic Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computer – Dr. J. Eli Bourassa and Dr. Ilan Tzitrin, Xanadu

Colloquium

Catch-All Mathematical Colloquium

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
zoom
This 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.

In the mathematics part, we will hear an exciting overview talk for a general audience. November speaker is Masato Mimura from Tohoku University. In the discussion session, we will hear about the speaker's experience as a mathematician, especially in choosing fields of research. 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.

You can join Part I only or both parts of the colloquium. Please register before November 19, 5 pm. Click here to register!

Part I Expository math talk 3-4 pm

Speaker: Masato Mimura 見村万佐人 (Tohoku University 東北大学)

Talk Title : The Green--Tao theorem for number fields

Abstract: The celebrated Green--Tao theorem states that an upper dense subset of the set of rational primes contains arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions. Later, Tao proved that an upper dense subset of the set of Gaussian primes, namely, prime elements in the integer ring $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{-1}]$ of the number field $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-1})$ contains arbitrarily shaped constellations. (We will explain the precise statement in the talk.) In the paper, Tao asked whether the same conclusion holds in the setting of arbitrary number fields. In this joint work with Wataru Kai (Tohoku U.), Akihiro Munemasa (Tohoku U.), Shin-ichiro Seki (Aoyama Gakuin U.) and Kiyoto Yoshino (Tohoku U.), we answer Tao's question in the affirmative. We have an application to the setting of a binary quadratic form. More precisely, given a form $F$, we study combinatorics on the set of pair of integers $(x,y)$ for which $F(x,y)$ is a rational prime. No serious background of number theory is required for this talk.

Part II Diversity Panel Discussion 4-5 pm

Industry Relations

OIST Innovators Society Meeting - Dr. Masaru Nagura

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
Meeting room C016 (Lab1) + zoom

At our next Innovators Society meeting, we will be joined by Dr. Masaru Nagura - General Manager at Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Tokyo.

Seminar

Notes from Underground: vocal communication in a eusocial rodent

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 16:00
Zoom

Notes from Underground: vocal communication in a eusocial rodent

Naked mole-rats are exceptionally long-lived (reported lifespans > 30 years), highly resistant to cancer and low oxygen conditions and live in colonies organized to support a single breeding female, queen. This type of social behavior is rare among mammals, although commonly found in the social insects: bees, wasps, and ants. Yet how naked mole-rats organize and maintain their elaborate social groups is largely unknown. Recent work from our group identified a critical role for vocal communication in naked mole-rats societies. Using machine learning techniques, we developed methods to automatically classify and analyze features of one vocalization type, the soft chirp, a greeting call used by naked mole-rats when they encounter one another in their subterranean habitat. We demonstrated that soft chirps encode information about individual and colony identity, suggesting the possibility of colony specific dialects. In a series of behavioral tests, we found that vocal responses were enhanced to home colony vs. foreign colony audio playbacks and to artificially generated colony-specific dialects. We further demonstrated that these dialects can be learned, as pups that were cross-fostered early in life acquired the dialect of their adoptive colonies. Colony specificity of vocal dialects is controlled in part by the presence of the queen: when the queen was lost the vocal cohesiveness of the colony dialect disintegrated. In this lecture I will highlight some of the remarkable lessons we can learn from the naked mole-rat including how vocal communication emerges as an evolutionary mechanism for enhanced cooperation.

Seminar

Carrollian and Galilean conformal higher-spin algebras in any dimensions

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 16:30
Lab4 F01 and Zoom

Seminar hosted by QG Unit. Speaker: Dr. Andrea Campoleoni , Universite de Mons Title: Carrollian and Galilean conformal higher-spin algebras in any dimensions

Seminar

[Seminar:C700&Zoom] Non-linear effects in Hybrid Quantum Systems

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 10:00
Seminar room:Lab 3 C700

Non-linear effects in Hybrid Quantum Systems--Prof. Bill Munro from NTT

Seminar

[Seminar] Direct numerical simulation of bubble-induced turbulence

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 17:30 to 18:30
Zoom

CFF unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!

Recreation

Bike Share Club Seaside Ride - Safety Lesson

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 08:00 to 10:00
Seaside House

Bike Share Club Seaside Ride - Safety Lesson at the Seaside House

Saturday, November 27th from 8am to 10am.

Outreach

足元に目を向けよう Science Talk vol.1

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
ジュンク堂書店那覇店(先着50名) / ZOOM(事前登録制)

OISTサイエンストーク2021 vol.1

タイトル:「足元に目を向けよう」

やんばると西表島がついに世界自然遺産に登録。この豊かさを守るための主戦場は、実はあなたのすぐ側にある。

登壇者:OIST環境科学セクション リサーチサポートリーダー 吉村 正志

      株式会社Endemic Garden H 環境部長 上開地 広美

Recreation

Ocean Safety Classroom Session Lab 3 C700

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00
Lab 3 C700

OIST Health and Safety and Recreation Services presents a classroom session on Ocean Safety.

Guest Speakers are:

Jason Macdonald: Program Director

Taishi Otono: President of Japan Water Patrol: Representative Director and Chief Instructor of Okinawa Lifesaving Association

James Renshaw: Instructor

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 09:30 to 10:30
on Zoom
Speaker: Tianyuan Xu , University of Colorado at Boulder Title: On Kazhdan–Lusztig cells of a-value 2
Seminar

FALL 2021 Nonlinear Analysis Seminar Series

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Dr. Po Lam Yung , Australian National University Title: Sobolev norms revisited Abstract:

In this talk, we will describe some new ways of characterising Sobolev norms, using sizes of superlevel sets of suitable difference quotients. They provide remedy in certain cases where some critical Gagliardo-Nirenberg interpolation inequalities fail, and lead us to investigate real interpolations of certain fractional Besov spaces. Some connections will be drawn to earlier work by Bourgain, Brezis and Mironescu. Joint work with Haim Brezis, Jean Van Schaftingen, Qingsong Gu, Andreas Seeger and Brian Street.

Please click here to register *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Seminar

(Somewhat) Functional Journal Club

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00
B701,Lab 3
Seva will talk about dual objects in monoidal categories and adjunct functors.
Seminar

[Seminar] Localisation phenomena in frustrated magnets

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
Zoom

TQM unit is pleased to invite you to the seminar!