Join us for the final Nerd Nite Kyushu of 2022! We’re coming to you for the holiday season with another three fantastic talks and another fantastic audience!
Join us again at the Dancing Penguin!
2022年最後のナードナイト九州が到来!この年末シーズン発表者3人の話を聞きいろんな人たちと語り合おう!

Where

Speakers

Get Rich in Isekai: A firearm nerd’s perspective
魔法がない異世界に行ったらどうやってファイアーアームズを作るか

by Wang Yen

Summary:
We’re more or less used to lightnovel protagonists creating inventions ahead of time and make a fortune utilizing their modern society knowledge and Isekai magic. As a firearm maniac, I can’t help wondering can we successfully replicate some of those most famous signature small firearms not only in an Isekai, but in an Isekai without all the fancy magics. This project aims to break down the major elements of relatively-modern firearms and briefly illustrate their function, manufactory and development history.

Bio:
A weeb who creates things from beers, stories and all the way to shabby Q4 research papers. If my protagonist knows about firearm, so should I.

Personal site: Stibium.cc (where I toss most of my writing drafts. A major update of the site coming soon!)

Mail:

生物の性のあり方はいかに多様か?
How diverse is the sexuality of organisms?
by 矢原徹一 Tetsukazu Yahara

メスだけで子孫を残している植物に中学生時代に興味を持ちました。大学院ではオスとメスで有性生殖する植物とメスだけで種子をつける植物を比較し、有性生殖という面倒なしくみがなぜ多くの生物に見られるのかについて考えました。このナゾはいまだに解決していません。その後、さまざまな動植物の性や繁殖について研究した経験をもとに、「生物の性のあり方はいかに多様か」を紹介します。

When I was a junior high school student、 I became interested in plants that reproduce only from females. In graduate school, I compared plants that reproduce sexually with both males and females and plants that produce seeds only with females, and considered why so troublesome sexual reproduction is evolved in so many organisms. This puzzel remains to be further studied. In my talk, I will introduce ” How diverse is the sexuality of organisms” based on my research experience on the sex and reproduction of various animals and plants.

Bio:
Founded Kyushu Open University (QOU) while working at Kyushu University. After retiring from Kyushu University in 2020, he continues his research at QOU, mainly on plants. He also serves as director of the Fukuoka City Science Museum, where he teaches science courses for elementary school students.

@TetYahara

https://www.facebook.com/tetsukazu.yahara/

https://yahara.hatenablog.com/

“F**king Magnets, How do they work?”
by Troy Dion

Summary:
Magnets are important for our every day lives and they are everywhere. They are at the heart of power generation, help us navigate, store and process information and you probably spend a lot of time with them stuck in your ears. In this talk I will teach some basic concepts in magnetism that make modern technology possible. I will also demonstrate my current research which aims to revolutionise how computers fundamentally operate using spin waves instead of electronic charge.

Bio:
Troy Dion is a PostDoc researcher at Kyushu University studying novel computation methods based on magnetic waves. He received his PhD from UCL and Imperial College in London and undergraduate degree from University of Leeds. In his spare time he DJs in Fukuoka.

@magnet.thatcher