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5. March 2021 - 10:00
Beyond our physical world: Researcher studies mathematics in other spaces
Mathematician strives to understand functions in metric spaces – abstract settings that go beyond the physical world.
about Beyond our physical world: Researcher studies mathematics in other spaces
25. February 2021 - 17:00
OIST’s Science Festival goes online for 2021
This year, OIST’s Community Relations Section, alongside many researchers and other members of the community, used a combination of livestreaming and pre-recorded videos to move the entire Science Festival online.
about OIST’s Science Festival goes online for 2021
8. February 2021 - 12:00
Cell division research explores questions at the core of life
OIST researcher uses state-of-the-art imaging and techniques to study the spindle within our cells, and to reveal which proteins are necessary for it to operate correctly.
about Cell division research explores questions at the core of life
1. February 2021 - 12:00
Allegations of scientific misconduct have been sustained by a formal investigation and recently reported to the Board of Governors and the Cabinet Office.
about Research Misconduct
25. January 2021 - 10:58
OIST welcomes ninth class of students
On January 15th, OIST’s ninth class was officially welcomed to the start of their PhD program, and encouraged to embrace the opportunities that were offered and rise to the challenges that lie ahead.
about OIST welcomes ninth class of students
6. January 2021 - 11:00
OIST Board of Governors Welcomes Dr. Akira Yoshino
Dr. Akira Yoshino, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and creator of the lithium-ion battery, was appointed as a member of the Board of Governors.
about OIST Board of Governors Welcomes Dr. Akira Yoshino
14. December 2020 - 0:00
New faculty member shoots for the moon
Professor Hiroki Takahashi has become a project manager in a research program funded by a prestigious Moonshot award to work on the next generation of ion traps.
about New faculty member shoots for the moon
10. December 2020 - 10:29
OIST wins Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year
The award, granted by Times Higher Education, recognizes the success of OIST Graduate School
about OIST wins Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year
8. December 2020 - 18:28
Obituary: Dr. Akito Arima, Vice Chair of the OIST Board of Governors
OIST is saddened by the death of Dr. Akito Arima on December 7, 2020.
about Obituary: Dr. Akito Arima, Vice Chair of the OIST Board of Governors
7. December 2020 - 15:12
Okinawa High School Students Take on Science Project Challenge: Year 9 of SCORE!
Potential high school entrepreneurs compete for the winning science project
about Okinawa High School Students Take on Science Project Challenge: Year 9 of SCORE!
7. December 2020 - 0:00
Plants and bacteria: Investigating symbiotic relationships in the wild
Carnivorous and aquatic plants provide great models for answering questions about the natural world, says new OIST ecologist Prof. David Armitage.
about Plants and bacteria: Investigating symbiotic relationships in the wild
27. November 2020 - 10:33
In Honor of the Late Dr. Sydney Brenner
A ceremony for the installation of the Dr. Brenner statue was presented by the Okinawa Prefecture at OIST
about In Honor of the Late Dr. Sydney Brenner
22. October 2020 - 0:00
Bridging science and traditional practices across cultures
A new outreach program will allow students in Okinawa and Hawai’i to explore the natural sciences through a cultural lens.
about Bridging science and traditional practices across cultures
15. October 2020 - 0:00
The OIST antibody test required an interdisciplinary approach
Scientists and staff across OIST have worked hard over the last few months to test the OIST community for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
about The OIST antibody test required an interdisciplinary approach
12. October 2020 - 0:00
From the applied to the abstract: Mathematical models traverse reality and beyond
Professor Daniel Spector uses his aptitude for numbers and equations to answer questions that aren’t necessarily anchored in what we can observe.
about From the applied to the abstract: Mathematical models traverse reality and beyond
8. October 2020 - 0:00
Using new tools to solve old problems
Whilst in lockdown at OIST, Professor Andrew Lobb, in collaboration with a mathematician at Boston College, solved a version of a century-old question: Can square pegs fit inside round holes?
about Using new tools to solve old problems
29. September 2020 - 0:00
OIST marine scientist allied to prestigious coral reef center
One of OIST’s distinguished marine scientists, Professor Timothy Ravasi, has been invited to work alongside researchers from the world’s pre-eminent center in coral reef research.
about OIST marine scientist allied to prestigious coral reef center
16. August 2020 - 19:36
What Finance and Science Have In Common: Innovation Comes from Open Minds
Mr. Jesper Koll, a front runner in Japan's financial world, joins the OIST Board of Governors
about What Finance and Science Have In Common: Innovation Comes from Open Minds
11. August 2020 - 10:00
Examining the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of our brain’s hard drive
Memories form a central part of our identity but how they are created and stored is still unclear. One researcher is aiming to change that.
about Examining the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of our brain’s hard drive
29. July 2020 - 10:45
Remote islands: stepping stones to understanding evolution
Scientists combine new scientific techniques to test old theories on how evolution occurs on remote islands.
about Remote islands: stepping stones to understanding evolution