Masayasu Mimura

Specially Appointed Professor, Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, Meiji University
Vice Director, Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)
Leader, Center for Mathematical Modeling and Applications, MEXT Joint Usage / Research Center

Meiji University (Nakano Campus)
4-21-1 Nakano, Nakanoku, Tokyo 164-8525, Japan
TEL: +81-3-5343-8008

“Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis”

 We can observe many mysterious well-designed patterns in natural world. For example, a beautifully formed hexagon structure of bee's nest, snow crystal form and unique shape of sugar candy. In the same manner, interesting patterns appeared on animal epidermis of tiger or giraffe and others, together with curious patterns and shapes of starfish and sea urchin as well. Researches have great interest in such objects as one of natural sciences' research theme for a long time. Though there are almost no mathematical approaches towards them. However, a huge break through in scientific theory partly helped by rapid development of computers gave an impact to the world of mathematics and mathematical sciences, as same as telescopes and microscopes had become a cooperative technology in scientific field. This led mathematics and mathematical sciences to develop not only within natural and social sciences, but various fields of humanistic and social sciences also.

 Under such circumstances, I have proposed a fusion field called “Mathematical Sciences” in which we can clarify phenomena by using modeling, analysis and simulation with model construction, that works as a bridge in between the world of phenomena and mathematics, as a key ward. Mthematical Sciences had been promoted in "Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis" which was Global COE Program of MEXT started in 2008. MIMS has now put forward a new development after authorized as "Center for Mathematical Modeling and Applications" (MEXT joint usage and research center) in 2014.

Update: March 28, 2013