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...
Type: News Article
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...
Type: News Article
30 Jan 2013
The world’s first coral with a decoded genome is on display in Okinawa.
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29 Jan 2013
One of the major frontiers of modern science is a comprehensive understanding of the human brain and its functions to guide the development of new technologies in information and communication. In a...
Type: Press release
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...
Type: News Article
The Quantum Systems Unit
22 Jan 2013
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Quantum Coherence in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
22 Jan 2013
Many-particle quantum coherence is a phenomenon where two or more particles take on the form of a wave and combine to act as one large wave. A Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) consists of a gas cooled...
Type: Photo
The Superposition of an Atom
22 Jan 2013
Under quantum conditions a single atom can be in two places at once, i.e. in superposition with itself. These images show the superposition of an atom from two different perspectives. The red smears...
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The Double-Slit Experiment
22 Jan 2013
By shooting an electron at a wall with two slits positioned in front of a screen, physicists found that matter can exhibit the characteristics of a wave in one case and a particle in another. If the...
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Quantum Cherry Blossom Tree
22 Jan 2013
Chlorophyll pigment molecules pass energy from a photon until it reaches a special molecule of chlorophyll -- the reaction center. Photosynthesis' efficiency may be due to the photon energy's...
Type: Photo
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