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Associate Professor
Department of Complex Systems Science, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University

Research Theme

Attractive and Repulsive Particles

A system of interacting particles exhibits a rich variety of patterns. We regard the particles as simplified local units that capture the essence of the behavior of the actual local units existing in a wide variety of systems, such as cells, bacteria, nanoparticles, or some of the "microscopic components'' that form a collective system. Spatio-temporal patterns exhibited by the assemblies of cells or bacteria are directly linked to their functions. Aggregates of nanoparticles can self-assemble into useful devices. We study this class of phenomena in a unified manner, ignoring system-specific details. If we properly combine such studies and consider system-specific details, we should be able to innovate technologies for a great variety of phenomena.

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