11 Jul 2018
Technology created by researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is literally shedding light on some of the smallest particles to detect their presence...
Type: News Article
4 Jul 2018
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) proudly hosted STRINGS 2018, an annual conference on string...
Type: News Article
27 Jun 2018
Look up above you. You might see blue sky, clouds, the Moon or stars. And while it might seem calm up there, the truth is it’s nearly always raining. Every day, Earth is constantly bombarded by about...
Type: Press release
6 Jun 2018
What is light? It sounds like a simple question, but it is one that has occupied some of the best scientific minds for centuries. Now, a collaborative study with scientists at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
10 Apr 2018
The movement of thousands of negatively charged atomic particles—electrons—makes modern electronics tick. Yet, ubiquitous as electrons are, the particulars of their behavior continue to stump...
Type: News Article
29 Mar 2018
The modern-day theoretical physicist faces a taxing uphill climb. “As we learn more, reality becomes ever more subtle; the absolute becomes relative, the fixed becomes dynamical, the definite is...
Type: News Article
17 Jan 2018
This video, taken at 500 frames per second, shows the Marangoni effect in action. The researchers introduced a surfactant—a liquid with lower surface tension—to the surface of water. They used hollow...
Type: Video
25 May 2017
The quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken—particles can exist in two places at once, they can...
Type: News Article
24 Jan 2017
The future of quantum computing is a hot topic not only for experts but also in many commercial and governmental agencies. Rather than processing and storing information as bits in transistors or...
Type: News Article
10 Jan 2017
In the past decade, two-dimensional, 2D, materials have captured the fascination of a steadily increasing number of scientists. These materials, whose defining feature is having a thickness of only...
Type: News Article
14 Jul 2016
A team of physicists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has predicted the existence of a new kind of spin liquid. A spin liquid is an exotic phenomenon that...
Type: News Article
16 Jun 2016
In quantum mechanics, physicists study tiny single particles –photons, electrons – and usually only a small number of them at a time. Sometimes, these particles behave like waves which gives them...
Type: News Article
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