Articles

19 Apr 2013
Mathematics has a knack for describing the universe, so accurately that some contemporary physicists have suggested that reality itself is composed...
12 Apr 2013
“I had no clue what foraminifera were,” says OIST researcher Dr. Beatrice Lecroq.  To find out, this curious Swiss French biologist journeyed to the strange, deeper parts of the ocean, intrigued by these one-celled animals. Stranger perhaps is that...
12 Apr 2013
The old saying is “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” but sometimes, especially in science, it’s worth reviewing old methodologies to see they’re keeping up with the rapidly advancing technological age in which we live. In a...
3 Apr 2013
Over the past year OIST has had people from all walks of life come to marvel at its architecture, diverse research and researchers, stupendous views, and gourmet lunch from the Kaito+ Café. Nearly 22...
29 Mar 2013
If weather and technology cooperate during the next four years OIST researcher, Daisuke Hasegawa of the Marine Biophysics Unit will have received more than 800,000 emails from the ocean. With the help of zipties,...
22 Mar 2013
An international collaborative proposal by OIST researcher Mahesh Bandi has won him and his colleagues a Young Investigators Grant from ...
22 Mar 2013
While many talented researchers call OIST home today, the university also places emphasis on the scientific stars of tomorrow. Over the past week, OIST has hosted two events that foster the skills and ideas of young, budding scientists and entrepreneurs...
15 Mar 2013
When Professor Tsumoru Shintake first formed the Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit at OIST in September 2011, he knew his grand scheme to develop a new, innovative electron microscope wouldn’t happen...
12 Mar 2013
Physicists have long searched for universal laws that explain the nature and properties of matter and energy on scales as large as the universe and as small as a proton, but until relatively recently, complex biological systems, like the structure of DNA...
6 Mar 2013
Starting a PhD program on a remote island with a newly established graduate university can sound daunting. But many PhD candidates from the Admissions Workshop that took place on February 26-28 sounded anything but daunted. “If I wasn’t sold on it before...
5 Mar 2013
Thanks to over 4000 visitors, 200 OIST volunteers and 12 delicious food vendors, including OIST’s Kaito+ Café, Open Campus 2013 was a huge success. Only an hour after the day’s schedule officially started at 10:00 on Sunday March 3, the parking lots were...
1 Mar 2013
In Okinawa, February often exhibits the most indecisive weather. While some days promise the onset of spring, others resort back to winter’s chilly rain. On February 22, an hour before the OIST community and local Okinawan residents gathered in the...
26 Feb 2013
OIST staff and members from the Okinawan Prefectural Museum and Onna Village gathered for the opening exhibition, “Interacting at the Epidermis—a Quest for Identity.”  Okinawan...
20 Feb 2013
Sub-zero temperatures, deep snow and swirling winds greeted members of the OIST Graduate School and Communications and Public Relations Division at the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston,...
14 Feb 2013
Timelapse of the Lab 2 construction on the OIST campus. Work began in November 2010, and the building was put to use in June 2012 Watch the ...
6 Feb 2013
On February 1, 2013, Her Imperial Highness Princess Hisako Takamado -- widow of Prince Norihito Takamado, the cousin of...
5 Feb 2013
On February 2, 2013, the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzō Abe, paid a visit to the OIST campus in Onna Village to receive an update on the university’s progress. OIST President Jonathan Dorfan...
31 Jan 2013
On Friday, January 25, 2013, local Okinawan residents, high school students, teachers and government officials sat amongst OIST employees and students to enjoy a moving lecture by Dr. Ryōji Noyori,...
30 Jan 2013
If you are the first to discover something, that discovery can sometimes open even more doors. Behind the doors of the Churaumi Plaza at the Ocean Expo Park in Okinawa, visitors can now view a live display...
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...

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