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!



Get Rich in Isekai: A firearm nerd’s perspective

by Wang Yen


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.

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


How diverse is the sexuality of organisms?
by 矢原徹一 Tetsukazu Yahara



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.

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.


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


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.

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.