Modern Algebra and Cooperation with Engineering
|Director||Ito Hiroyuki : Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Research Content||Theoretical research on algebra and its applications on engineering|
|Objetcitves||To research and develop algebra itself and algebra based engineering, also to make cooperative research on algebra and engineering, thereby to make a contribution to mathematics and engineering.|
Theoretical research on algebra and its applications on engineering
Background and purpose of the division.
It is important for mathematics, which has more than 2000 years history for research, to interact with other research fields outside mathematics. Research area of pure mathematics is roughly divided into three parts, algebra, geometry and analysis. One can think that algebra and analysis are two wheels of a cart, via geometry and geometric objects. In its long history, analysis, which treat mainly continuous objects, has been developed in interaction with various engineering technology. On the other hand, algebra, which treat mainly discrete objects, has been started to make interaction with information science, information technology, electrical and mechanical engineering, etc., after 20th century, and produce many useful results and effects which are indispensable for modern human life. Our division based on algebra are going to cooperate with another division “Research Alliance for Mathematical Analysis”, and are going to be a basis of science and technology to cooperate with various research areas. And finally, to be a center of research on algebra and algebra based engineering.
Research on Modern Algebra and Cooperation with Engineering
The division consists of various researchers inside Tokyo University of Science, whose research fields are number theory, arithmetic geometry, algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, representation theory, automorphic forms, algebraic topology, discrete mathematics, combinatorial design, computational mathematics, computer algebra, cryptology, information security, coding theory, applied algebra, and statistical science. In the past, these researchers have cooperated with each other in the occasion of seminars, workshops and international meetings. As an activity of this division, we pursue further cooperative relationship not only inside the division, but also outside the division, and we are going to produce many cooperative research between pure mathematics and engineering.
More precisely, the division consists of three groups for purely mathematical research and four groups for applied research. Pure mathematics groups are managed by holding seminars, workshops and symposiums on algebra, algebraic geometry, number theory, and so on. Engineering groups are also managed by making a place for engagement of researchers of pure mathematics and engineering, and by proposing and developing many research plans for both sides, mathematics and engineering. Furthermore, the division do cooperative research under continuously pursuing the deep cooperation with Research Alliance Center for Mathematical Sciences, Tohoku University.
There are three special features of this division. 1) The generations of researchers are widely distributed. 2) They have enough experiences of joint research not only for domestic but also for international. 3) The researchers have been managed continuously various seminars and symposiums inside Tokyo University of Science.
About the Future of Modern Algebra and Cooperation with Engineering
Since making relationship between person and person in various research fields has already done, the next step is expanding the relationship between person and person to the cooperative relationship between person and group, group and group. Furthermore, develop a new cooperative research fields based on algebra. Also keep to play an role as an international research hub cooperate with Research Alliance Center for Mathematical Sciences, Tohoku University.
Future Development Goals
To make contribution to mathematics and engineering, and to continue to be the center of research on algebra and its applications to engineering.
This division do research from purely theoretical mathematics to experimental engineering, and make cooperative environment between mathematicians and researchers in algebra based engineering. Furthermore, the division will contribute to make cooperative research between algebra and engineering which induces mathematical innovation. The division continue to play an important role as the international hub for research on algebras.
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