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Perspective of Discrete Geometric Analysis

Team Members

Motoko KOTANI (Tohoku University) Team Leader
Nobuaki Obata (Tohoku University)
Hiroshi Fukumura (Tohoku University)
Yoshiyuki KAWAZOE (Tohoku University)
Tadafumi AJIRI (Tohoku University)

Research Theme

A Mathematical challenge to a new phase of material science

The development of high-performance materials serves the well-being of human-society. Now that we observe and design nano-scale systems for the material development, demands for a new mathematical theory to describe nano-scale phenomena are increasing. By a mutually beneficial partnership between mathematics and material science, our research project aims to meet these demands and to develop mathematical models. The key, we believe, lies in the fundamental understanding of micro-meso-macroscopic structural relations and in the identification of mechanisms in terms of mathematics. In the future, this research team is expected to evolve into the research core of "mathematical materials sciences" with high integration of mathematical science, information science, physical chemistry and chemical physics, and materials science.

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