Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences B (FY2011)

Self-Organization and Mathematics (in Japanese)

 “Self-Organization” is a phenomenon that a spatiotemporal ordered structure appears in a system spontaneously without an external detailed operation. A lot of self-organization phenomena appears in nature, both organism and inorganism. Several sorts of patterns on body surfaces, heartbeat at a constant frequency or snowflakes are instances of self-organization. Self-organization seems to be a complex phenomenon, however, it includes a smart mathematical structure.
 This subject will provide an opportunity to understand several mechanisms that order is created from disorder, by learning the relationship between a real ordered structure formed in a self-organization phenomenon and a structure reproduced by mathematical model.
 In the first half of this lecture series, we will focus on phenomena of self-organization of organisms and will introduce formation of spatiotemporal method, such as patterns on body surfaces, cooperative phenomena by unicellular organism, as well as social insects and flocking behavior by microorganism. The relationships to mathematical structures tucked deep in those phenomena will be defined in the lectures.
 In the second half, various phenomena in nonliving systems will be introduced, so that you can understand that the self-organization is not an inherent phenomenon of organisms and mathematical models are relevant to actual phenomena. Those themes mentioned above will be lectured by the speakers invited from various sorts of fields where self-organization appears; from organism to inorganism. The lectures will be conducted in an omnibus style from the inter-departmental perspective.
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Project based analysis and research cluster course,
Inter Departmental Curriculum, Meiji University.
Advanced Mathematical Sciences B: "Self-Organization and Mathematics (in Japanese)"
Coordinator: Nobuhiko J. SUEMATSU(Specially Appointed Lecturer, Graduate School of Advanced Mathematical Sciences)

Date: 8th - 11th November 2011

Schedule/ Speaker/ Title:

Tuesday, 8th November 2011
10:00 - 11:30 Hiraku NISHIMORI (Hiroshima University)
13:00 - 14:30 Hiraku NISHIMORI
14:40 - 16:10 Atsuko TAKAMATSU (Waseda University)

Wednesday, 9th November 2011
10:00 - 11:30 Takashi AMEMIYA (Yokohama National University)
13:00 - 14:30 Takashi AMEMIYA
14:40 - 16:10 Shuji NAKANISHI (University of Tokyo)
16:20 - 17:50 Nobuhiko J. SUEMATSU (Meiji University)

Thursday, 10th November 2011
10:00 - 11:30 Shoichi KAI (Kyushu University)
13:00 - 14:30 Shoichi KAI
14:40 - 16:10 Hiroyuki KITAHATA (Chiba University)
16:20 -17:50 Nobuhiko J. SUEMATSU (Meiji University)

Friday, 11th November 2011
10:00 - 11:30 Shigeru KONDO (Osaka University)
"自然界におけるチューリングパターン I"
13:00 - 14:30 Shigeru KONDO
"自然界におけるチューリングパターン II"
14:40 - 16:10 Masayasu MIMURA(Meiji University)

Classroom 401 and 402 on the 4th floor of Univ. Bldg.2 Annex A,
Ikuta Campus, Meiji University
Please click here for the access map.
 This subject is intended for doctoral students. However, any students in master program are available to attend. Non-degree students and auditors from Meiji University and other universities are also welcome.
※No auditor’s fee and no preliminary application required.

 We will support travel expenses for the students from afar. If you wish for the support, please contact at by Tuesday, 25th October 2011.
※The financial support mentioned above is determined in accordance with the University’s annual financial position and, accordingly, not every student who wishes for the support could receive it.

Supported by:
Meiji University Global COE Program "Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis"
Meiji Institute of Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)

Contact address:
Academic Affairs of Graduate School, Meiji University
1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8301
TEL: 03-3296-4368

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