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International Conference on Embodied Cognitive Science (ECogS) 2022

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 09:30 to Friday, November 11, 2022 - 17:00
OIST Seaside House

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Tom Froese (Embodied Cognitive Science Unit) | Website | Program | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions.

Seminar

Protochips seminar: Axon, new platform of electron microscope observation and Poseidon, a unique electron microscope holder in liquid condition

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00
C210, center building

Technical seminar by Protochips Inc: Axon, new transmission electron microscope (TEM) observation and Poseidon, a liquid cell holder fo TEM observation in liquid condition. All OIST members are welcome to join the seminar.

Workshop

Silver Workshop V: Complex Geometry and related topics

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, November 11, 2022 - 18:00
L4F01
"Silver Workshop V: Complex Geometry and related topics" Workshop 2022. Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: Invited Guests.
Symposium

OIST Center for Quantum Technologies Mini Symposium

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 09:30 to 16:25
B250, Center Building
This is the first mini-symposium of the OIST Center for Quantum Technologies. Organized by Prof. Kae Nemoto, it is taking place on November 9 in B250, Center Building. Everybody within OIST is welcome!
Research

Endnote Training Seminar (English)

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:00
Zoom

EndNote is a reference manager that helps you save time formatting citations, so you can focus on your research. Researchers and administrative staff at OIST have access to the full version of the application through the OIST Software Center.

These online sessions will introduce you the EndNote reference management program in basic and intermediate levels and is available in English and Japanese. USACO will be providing this seminar to OIST members over Zoom with live Q&A.

Seminar

Seminar: “The smaller they are, the harder they fly: how insect flight copes with miniaturization” by Prof. Sanjay P Sane

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Seminar Room C209, Ctr Bldg

Seminar: “The smaller they are, the harder they fly: how insect flight copes with miniaturization” by Prof. Sanjay P Sane

Seminar

[Seminar] "Space like strong unique continuation for some fractional parabolic equations" by Prof. Agnid Banerjee

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 14:00
Zoom

Speaker: Prof. Agnid Banerjee (TIFR CAM, Bangalore)

Title: Space like strong unique continuation for some fractional parabolic equations

Lecture

Lecture series "The quest for mathematical understanding of artificial intelligence", Professor Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University)

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 15:00 to 17:00
Hybrid (Kyoto University + Zoom: https://oist.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rF0S6c5BRrGnsCu1pbKUzQ)

Online Lecture series "The quest for mathematical understanding of artificial intelligence" by Professor Sanjeev Arora, Computer Science at Princeton University.

Seminar

[Seminar] 'Anderson localisation and quantum optics experiments in Auckland' by Prof Hoogerland

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
C210, Level C, Centre Building

Speaker: Prof Maarten Hoogerland, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Talk title: Anderson localisation and quantum optics experiments in Auckland

Campus Service

International Schooling Options Information Seminar 2022 インターナショナルスクール説明会

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 18:00 to 20:00
B250

2022 International Schooling Options Information Seminar - a hybrid event featuring representatives from 6 international schools. Open to OIST community, including parents, carers, and curious people.

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

18:00-20:00

B250 and Zoom

See flier for more details and to register

Recreation

Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge OR Beach!

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 20:00
Seaside Lounge OR beach behind Seaside House

We've been missing you ukulately!

Public

OIST Science Festival 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022 (All day)
OIST main campus

Wellness

5k Fun Run

Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 10:30
Tancha Beach

OIST Student Council, in collaboration with the Graduate School and OHS Safety Enhancement Month, will be hosting a 5k Fun Run on Sunday, November 13 at 10:30am.

Seminar

Seminar "Unitary few- and many-body problems in ultracold Fermi gases" Prof. Shimpei Endo, Tohoku University

Monday, November 14, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00
C209, Center Building

Speaker: Prof. Shimpei Endo, Tohoku University

Seminar

【Seminar】SKP1A links Polycomb-repressed genes with proteasome

Monday, November 14, 2022 - 13:30
C210, Center Building

Yamamoto Unit presents a seminar by Dr. Haruhiko Koseki, Deputy director and team leader, Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, RIKEN. The seminar is about Polycomb, PRC1, SKP1A, proteasome, CGI.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
on Zoom
Giada Volpato, University of Florence Title: On the restriction of a character of \(\mathfrak{S}_n\) to a Sylow \(p\)-subgroup
Recreation

*BeActive Fitness Classes - OPEN*

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 09:00 to Monday, December 12, 2022 - 17:00
Village Center Meeting Room and Ocean View Meeting Room
BeActive Fitness Classes

BeActive OIST Fitness Classes have limited numbers and new safety guidelines.

Visit webpage for more information on available classes and times.

Please visit our website to register!

Seminar

Cryptography in the (post-)quantum world by Prof. Carlos Cid

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
L4E1 (ZOOM link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/99741209304?pwd=NzFsK0RkY3M3YktKTm1CS1NxcFpMdz09)
Title:

Cryptography in the (post-)quantum world

Speaker:

Prof Carlos Cid (OIST - Applied Cryptography Unit)

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, November 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)

Seminar

<Seminar> Prof. Berkhout, HIV keeps on surprising us: a CRISPR-Cas cure adventure and a drug-resistance story

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
Seminar Room C210, Center Building

Title: HIV keeps on surprising us: a CRISPR-Cas cure adventure and a drug-resistance story

By Dr. Ben Berkhout, University of Amsterdam.

Language: English, no interpretation

Seminar

[Seminar] Community assembly and species coexistence in the heterogeneous world

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 10:00
C700, Lab 3

Dr. Naoto Shinohara, Specially appointed assistant professor, Tohoku University.

Language: English, no interpretation. All are welcome to attend.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Prediction with expert advice: a PDE perspective on a model problem from machine learning" by Prof. Robert V. Kohn

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 10:00
Zoom

Speaker: Prof. Robert V. Kohn (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU)

Title: Prediction with expert advice: a PDE perspective on a model problem from machine learning

Industry Relations

Startup Pitch Competition: Global Entrepreneurship Week

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 13:30 to 15:00
Center Building C209

Watch entrepreneurs battle it out at the OIST Startup Pitch Competition and cast your vote for the "Audience Choice Award". Free coffee and snacks.

Thursday, November 17, 2022 1:30pm-3:00pm Center Building, C209

Campus Service

FY2022 On-campus Influenza Vaccination

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
B250 (Level B, Center Bldg)

There will be mass influenza vaccination as a part of the prevention of its outbreaks. 2022年度もインフルエンザ感染対策の一環として、予防接種を実施します。

Seminar

[Seminar] Poincare inequalities on the Vicsek set, Professor Chen Li, Louisiana State University

Friday, November 18, 2022 - 10:00
Online via Zoom

Abstract:

The Vicsek set is a tree-like fractal on which neither analog of curvature nor differential structure exists, whereas the heat kernel satisfies sub-Gaussian estimates. I will talk about Sobolev spaces and scale invariant $L^p$ Poincar\'e inequalities on the Vicsek set. Several approaches will be discussed, including the metric approach of Korevaar-Schoen and the approach by limit approximation of discrete p-energies.

Zoom : https://oist.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpdu-uqTwrGdFV5IrA0woMhvhlxVa_5ttw

Professional Development

Orators Meeting for Communication & Public Speaking

Friday, November 18, 2022 - 12:00
Seminar Room B503 (Lab 1)

OIST Orators meet every two weeks to practice public speaking. No matter your level or experience, everyone is welcome to come and learn together! Our meetings typically consist of prepared talks, impromptu topics to practice speaking on the spot, and a short seminar on some aspect of oratory.

Industry Relations

Accelerating Biomedical Science Innovation, featuring Dr. Tanja Rosenmund

Friday, November 18, 2022 - 14:00 to 14:30
Lab 3 Level C Room C700

The OIST Innovators Society is hosting a fireside chat on accelerating biomedical science innovation, featuring Dr. Tanja Rosenmund, Visiting Researcher at OIST and Director of SPARK Berlin Institute of Health . The event will be followed by an open house with staff of the Technology Development & Innovation Center and free coffee and snacks!

Industry Relations

Meet the Innovation Supporters at OIST - free coffee and snacks

Friday, November 18, 2022 - 14:30 to 16:00
Lab 3 Level C Room C700

Join the staff of the Technology Development & Innovation Center for free coffee and snacks and ask them how OIST can help support innovative ideas, prototyping, starting a business, and more. Come any time between 3 pm-4 pm and bring your coffee cup, mask, and boundless curiosity.

Seminar

Perovskite/Si tandem solar cells with 30% efficiency

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 10:30
Center Building C209

Speaker: Dr. Lars Korte

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Germany Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Seminar

[Seminar] Nathaniel Virgo: "What is an agent?"

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00
L4F01

What is an agent?

Nathaniel Virgo, Associate Professor at Earth-Life Science Insitute (ELSI) in Tokyo.

Seminar

Seminar: "The Truesdell Rate in Continuum Mechanics". by Prof. Salvatore Federico

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Seminar Room C209, Center Building

Speaker: Prof. Salvatore Federico

A faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering (2008-present), with an adjunct position in Kinesiology, Human Performance Laboratory (2012-present)

Title: "The Truesdell Rate in Continuum Mechanics"

Research

Marine genomics seminar #39: “Once we were worms: The origin of gills, skeletal ossicles & tubes in the deuterostomes” by Dr. Christopher B. Cameron

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
C210

Christopher Cameron is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Montreal.

Workshop

Collective Intelligence in Living/Non-Livings Populations

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 09:00 to 17:00
C210, Zoom

"Collective Intelligence in Living/Non-Livings Populations" Workshop 2022. Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: Invited Guests.

Recreation

Ocean Safety Course

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
Auditorium

Learn the skills neccessary to enter the water safely, through ocean risk assessment and management.

Recreation

Ocean Safety Course and Basic Life Support Course (non-certification)

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 10:00 to 16:00
OIST Auditorium

Ocean Safety Course and Basic Life Support Course

Holiday

勤労感謝の日 Labor Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 00:00

National holiday

External Events

Okinawa Christian School International (OCSI) open house registration open

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 10:15 to 11:30
Okinawa Christian School International (OCSI)

Okinawa Christian School International (OCSI) will hold their Open House for prospective families on November 23rd, 2022. Events like this tend to fill up quickly, so if it is a school you are interested in for your children, I recommend you register early.

Seminar

[Seminar] Christian Guckelsberger: "Four projects on Intrinsic Motivation, Embodiment, Creativity & Videogames"

Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 14:00 to 14:45
Center Building, C210

Four projects on Intrinsic Motivation, Embodiment, Creativity & Videogames.

Christian Guckelsberger, Computer Scientist, Art Historian and Assistant Professor in Creative Technologies at Aalto University.

Seminar

[Seminar] Martin Biehl: "Interpreting systems as solving POMDPs: a step towards a formal understanding of agency"

Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 14:45 to 15:30
Center Building, C210

Interpreting systems as solving POMDPs: a step towards a formal understanding of agency.

Martin Biehl, senior research scientist at Cross Labs.

Lecture

TSVP Talk "A Body-First Approach to Cognitive Science" by Dr. Mog Stapleton

Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Mog Stapleton, East China Normal University. 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

Seminar: “Deciphering genome evolution: protein fossils and complex rearrangements”, by Pr. Martin Frith.

Friday, November 25, 2022 - 11:00
Lab 3, room C700

Seminar from Pr. Martin Frith, Laboratory for Life Information decipherment (Center for Omics and Bioinformatics), Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo.

Workshop

Workshop on Life Mind Continuity

Friday, November 25, 2022 - 13:00 to 17:35
Meeting Room 1, Conference Center

Workshop on Life Mind Continuity

The aim: We attempt to deepen understanding of mind through discussions of various issues including life mind continuity, theory of mind, embodied mind, phenomenal consciousness, alife and artificial intelligence.

Date: 1pm - 5:35pm, November 25th, 2022

Location: Room1, OIST Conference Center

Organized by Kazuo Okanoya, Takashi Ikegami, and Jun Tani

Seminar

FY22 _Fixed Asset Inspection session / 2022年度 固定資産実査説明会

Friday, November 25, 2022 - 14:00 to 14:45
on Zoom

FY22 _Fixed Asset Inspection session will be held via Zoom.Those in charge of please participate in this session.

Culture

Community Cooking Series

Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 11:30 to 14:00

The Community Cooking Series aims to bring the OIST community and residents of Onna closer through a shared love of food. Each session will be focused on one dish, taught by someone with a personal connection to the recipe (perhaps you?).

Outreach

Food Drive

Monday, November 28, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, December 9, 2022 - 18:00
Resource Center, Various Locations

Between Nov 28th (Mon) and Dec 9th (Fri) the Resource Center will accept food donations. These will later be sent to the local non-profit organization “Second Harvest Okinawa,” which will distribute them to families in need.

Seminar

Seminar "Periodically driven sub-wavelength lattices" Prof. Gediminas Juzeliūnas, Vilnius University

Monday, November 28, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
B503, LevelB, Center Building

Speaker: Prof. Gediminas Juzeliūnas, Vilnius University

OIST Mini Symposium

OIST Mini Symposium "Phylogeny and Classification of Termites"

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (All day) to Thursday, December 1, 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.

OIST Mini Symposium

OIST Mini Symposium "Phylogeny and Classification of Termites"

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 09:00 to Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 17:45
OIST Center Buiding:C210 and Online(zoom, please see below)

This mini-symposium will allow the leading researchers on termite phylogeny and evolution to present their latest results. It will help determine the gaps in our understanding, and design approaches to fill them. In particular, this mini-symposium will provide a platform for researchers to determine the necessary steps to take to create a new termite classification, that takes into account phylogenetic evidences.

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 09:30 to 10:30
on Zoom
Nicolle González , University of California, Berkeley Title: Higher Rank Rational (q,t)-Catalan Polynomials and a Finite Shuffle Theorem
Wellness

The Science of Safety: Understanding the Role of the Nervous System in Our Mental Health

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:30
C209

Why is it that when you have a tense conversation with a boss, coworker, or partner, you feel like you’re staring down a charging rhinoceros? How is it that both situations cause a fight-or-flight response? To answer these questions, we will take a closer look at the autonomic nervous system and the way our biology helps us navigate daily life, how we respond to cues of safety and danger below the level of conscious thought, and how this guides the way we move through the world, from turning toward and backing away, to connecting and other times isolating.

If this ignites the curious part of you, please come and join me, and let’s befriend our autonomic nervous system together.

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