Articles

24 Jan 2013
The phrase “sustainable development” has been associated with agriculture, business, or the economy, but has blurred in definition, said OIST’s keynote speaker, Kiyotaka Akasaka, on January 18. In his talk titled, “Can Sustainable Development Save the...
22 Jan 2013
While some languages are more difficult to translate than others, the hardest by far is mathematics. And if there's a dialect of math that boggles more minds than any other, it’s the complex equations associated with quantum physics. “Quantum theory aims...
11 Jan 2013
On Monday, January 7, 2013, OIST’s Preschool program opened its doors to the children of the OIST community. The Afterschool program, which is housed in the Village Center Building...
8 Jan 2013
For those at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, a great deal of traveling uphill dictates our journey to the office. This is also true for any fish hoping to make a similar trip from the ocean to the Shirin-Gawa stream that passes through...
4 Jan 2013
In talking with Professor Mahesh Bandi you may notice he peppers interesting facts into the dialogue about what we know or don’t know, or came to know in physics. Bandi’s research interests lie in finding links between seemingly unrelated areas, such as...
26 Dec 2012
It shows great talent when a classical ensemble can start together in perfect harmony without the guidance of a conductor. On Saturday, December 22nd, 2012, OIST was graced with five Okinawan musicians who do could do just that. “Yesterday I was a very...
25 Dec 2012
When a fluid flows through a pipe or down the bed of a river at high velocities, it forms whirlpools and becomes turbulent. These whirlpools, known as “eddies”, lead to a striking increase in frictional drag – the property of a flow that sets the cost of...
19 Dec 2012
While conducting research for the global stage is one of OIST’s main objectives, giving back to the local Okinawan community is equally important to the university and its researchers. In an effort to expose children living on the island to the wonders...
10 Dec 2012
Ahmed Alkhunaini, Representative Director of Aramco Asia Japan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with OIST on Friday 7 December.  The memorandum included the donation of $100,000 to the Graduate University to establish the Saudi Aramco Marine...
7 Dec 2012
As science evolves to match its 21st century environment, with it evolves scientific publishing. “Print is dead,” said Dr. Magdalena Skipper, a Senior Editor at Nature, in the second of two talks she gave at OIST...
5 Dec 2012
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced on December 3 it will award a member of the OIST Board of Governors (BOG) for his...
30 Nov 2012
When the sky is clear and activity on the sun is at its peak, the green and red displays of aurora borealis can be seen as far south as Cork, Ireland, the former research home of Professor Síle Nic Chormaic. Also known as the northern lights, the aurora...
29 Nov 2012
In November 2011, OIST opened as a graduate university, and its first annual report is now available. The report covers the 43 units active from April 2011 through March 2012, allowing them to...
12 Nov 2012
Having spent a good portion of his post-doc career at the University of Miami (UM) in Florida, USA and loving the warm weather, it wasn’t too difficult to sway up-and-coming immunologist Hiroki Ishikawa to take a position in Okinawa at OIST. But blue...
8 Nov 2012
In a paper published in the November 7 issue of Neuron, Professor Tomoyuki Takahashi and Dr. Tetsuya Hori, two members of OIST’s...
31 Oct 2012
We want you to capture the vitality, the vision, the education, the internationalism, the drive, the research, the life, the scientific strength and the uniqueness of OIST in 7 minutes. This was the charge for filmmakers Gabriel Pillot and Emile...
29 Oct 2012
In a paper to be published in the November 6 print issue of Current Biology, Noriyuki Satoh, head of the Marine Genomics Unit at OIST, and researchers at...
22 Oct 2012
Have you ever wondered if our universe is just a tiny speck in a much larger cosmos? While it might be impossible for scientists to discover the truth behind this daydream, the Theory of Quantum Matter Unit here at OIST examines this idea on a much...
16 Oct 2012
From October 10 through 12, OIST participated in BioJapan 2012 in Yokohama, a biotechnology business forum that has taken place since 1986. Each year, over 500 organizations take part in the...

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