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What is the Research Alliance Center for Mathematical Sciences (RACMaS)?

Our center was created by faculty members of the Mathematical Institute in the Graduate School of Science, Research Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics in the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Advanced Institute for Materials Research Mathematical Science Group, Graduate School of Economics and Management, and the Institute for Fluid Science in April 2017. It was created to promote the fundamental research of mathematical sciences through collaboration between mathematics and various fields. Our center was created as an international hub for academic research for interdisciplinary fields that use mathematical science as a base. We promote the creation of new fields and basic constructions of mathematical science that work towards solving social problems. We also work to train people with knowledge of mathematical sciences and a global world-view.

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RACMaS Initiatives

Creation of new mathematics that bring data together and natural phenomena

Takayoshi Ogawa

Director of Research Alliance Center for Mathematical Sciences

Takayoshi Ogawa
Professor, Mathematical Institute,
Tohoku University

Mathematics has been developed with advanced abstractions in order to understand the essence of the mathematical constructs of the world around us. It is the most ubiquitous method that man has ever created. Because of its long history and the sudden advances made in mathematical research in recent years, it often appears difficult for even scientific researchers to approach.

Meanwhile, many science and engineering specialists are starting to develop highly advanced mathematical thought processes without understanding the latest in mathematical theory. The staff that belongs to the Mathematical Institute has been working in this environment for the past 10 years, attempting to get away out from the abstract aspects of mathematics and work with a wide variety of fields.

4 Research Topics of Combined Fields

  • Development of methods for analyzing topological data

    We are striving for a number of applications through development of soft matter and medicines through the structural analysis of proteins.

  • Mathematical analysis of combinational structures and their application

    We are striving to improve the reliability of telecommunications through the suggestion of mathematical models of networks, quantum coding and DNA coding.

  • Mathematical analysis of real analyses of fluid phenomena by real analysis and its application

    We hope to apply our findings to the optimization of thermal and hydroelectric power generation through the analysis of theoretical limits. We also hope to apply it to life and medical sciences through analyses of things such as blood flow.

  • Development of optimal universal technology for researching non-linear phenomena

    We hope to apply our findings to everything from the development of new materials through optimization of amorphous structures, to economic phenomena such as the pricing of derivative products.