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The Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT) consists of scientists and engineers with a broad set of backgrounds and focuses on multi-disciplinary subjects. The topics we examine range from high performance computing, to stellar objects such as accretion disks, to marine biology related application of graph theory. Furthermore, we intend to apply our knowledge to develop preventive measures to ameliorate the negative effects of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.

Our targets include 1) understanding mathematics and physics behind complex phenomena in earth and planetary sciences and biology, 2) develop and conduct large-scale simulation to accurately predict various natural phenomena, 3) aid in the development of advanced technology in marine- and geo-engineering, and 4) feedback of research accomplishments to community and society.

Our fundamental approach is to combine mathematical theories and high technologies to advance the field of biology, marine geology, geophysics and space sciences, thus leading to breakthrough perspectives on these important subjects. The abbreviation "MAT" is also the backronym for "Monster Attack Team", which reflects both the lighthearted side of our team, and the serious side of our work to tame nature's monsters.

Hide Sakaguchi

Director, Department of Mathematical science and Advanced Technology (MAT)

- 2017/11/08
- FY2018 Recruitment for Principal Scientist
- 2017/10/17
- FY2018 Recruitment of Senior Scientist or Senior Technical Scientist
- 2017/04/25
- FY2017 Recruitment of Project Technical Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Engineer
- 2017/03/03
- FY2017 Recruitment of Scientist or Technical Scientist
- 2017/01/27
- Foraminifera Pumps Proton for Shell Formation

- To buffer seawater against pH changes due to ocean acidification - - 2016/12/12
- FY2017 [Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT) ] Recruitment of Senior Scientist
- 2015/12/09
- FY2016 [Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology "Post K"] Recruitment of Project Scientist/Project Technical Scientist/Postdoctoral Researcher/Project Engineer
- 2015/08/04
- Recruitment of Project Scientist/Project Technical Scientist/Postdoctoral Researcher
- 2014/12/26
- FY2015 [Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology] Recruitment for Project Engineer
- 2014/07/17
- Department of Mathematical science and Advanced Technology (MAT) website has been launched.

- 2018/02/28
- MAT Seminar "Shape transitions of discoidal high-density lipoprotein particles"
- 2018/02/20
- MAT Seminar "Some new findings on the coffee-ring effect"
- 2018/02/13
- MAT Seminar "Variable Inertia Method: an explicit method for mantle convection simulations"
- 2018/02/06
- MAT Seminar "Orientation of the SHmax in accretionary prisms from real-scale numerical sandbox experiments"
- 2018/01/30
- MAT Seminar "Towards understanding geomagnetic secular variations in numerical dynamo simulations with boundary heterogeneities computed from plate-mantle dynamics model"
- 2018/01/23
- MAT Seminar "Flow structures in a liquid metal: formation and destabilization of convection rolls under a horizontal magnetic field"
- 2018/01/16
- MAT Seminar "Liquefaction-induced mass transport deposit: structural characteristics and their sequence of intermittent events"
- 2018/01/09
- MAT Seminar "My will for MAT"
- 2017/12/19
- MAT Seminar "Evolution of sediment consolidation state during accretionary prism formation"
- 2017/12/05
- MAT Seminar "Direct observation of flash heating during high-velocity slip"
- 2017/11/28
- MAT Seminar "Development of the Vlasov simulation code and its application to magnetic reconnection"
- 2017/11/21
- MAT Seminar "Local nonlinear outcomes of self-gravity in protoplanetary disks: dependence on thermodynamics"
- 2017/11/14
- MAT Seminar "Spatial and temporal changes in the behavior of slab-derived fluid"
- 2017/11/07
- MAT Seminar "Towards development of software to predict downtime of future research cruise"
- 2017/10/31
- MAT Seminar "Phase synchronization between collective rhythms of globally coupled oscillator groups"
- 2017/10/24
- MAT Seminar "Cracking me softly – the mechanics of hyperelastic Kirigami structures"
- 2017/10/17
- MAT Seminar "Terrestrial magma ocean origin of the Moon: A numerical study of a giant impact incorporating the difference of the equations of state for liquids and solids"
- 2017/10/10
- MAT Seminar "Oceans' Origins: Delivering Water From Protostellar Disks to Planets"
- 2017/10/03
- MAT Seminar "A coupled QDEM-FEM simulation of ballasted railway track dynamics"
- 2017/09/26
- MAT Seminar "Thermal convection in super-Earths; effects of planetary size on the vigor of convection and thickness of the plate"
- 2017/09/19
- MAT Seminar "Strategic Planning for Establishing CULT, Center for Underwater Laser Technology"
- 2017/09/12
- MAT Seminar "Size-dependent molecular ordering transition in lipid droplets"
- 2017/08/22
- MAT Seminar "Viscoelastic finite element modelling of crustal deformation: optimization of viscoelastic structure and earthquake cycle simulation"
- 2017/08/08
- MAT Seminar "Spontaneous generation of arch structure in the numerical sand box experiment"
- 2017/07/25
- MAT Seminar "Impact to the habitability from early to present Earth inferred from climate energy balance coupled with deep mantle volatile cycle"
- 2017/07/18
- MAT Seminar "Numerical simulations as a tool to understand the tectonics of the Japanese active margins"
- 2017/07/11
- MAT Seminar "Subduction-magathrust earthquakes in the Japanese metropolitan area: a review and project for seismic-fault drilling on Boso Peninsula"
- 2017/07/04
- MAT Seminar "circumbinary disk -- structure and accretion rate"
- 2017/06/27
- MAT Seminar "Large-scale Viscoelastic Multi-body Simulations Using Quadruple Discrete Element Method on Supercomputers ー V&V, Implications for Future Research ー"
- 2017/06/20
- MAT Seminar "Understanding solar magnetic carpet using image recognition technique"
- 2017/06/13
- MAT Seminar "Mechanical understanding of decollement formation during accretion of sediments from subducting plate through a particle-based simulation model"
- 2017/06/06
- MAT Seminar "Direct observation of frictional contacts during high-velocity slip"
- 2017/05/30
- MAT Seminar "Analysis of plate drag in granular materials using DEM simulation"
- 2017/05/16
- MAT Seminar "Toward a physics-based modeling of solar energetic particles"
- 2017/05/09
- MAT Seminar "Local nonlinear outcomes of self-gravity in protoplanetary disks"
- 2017/04/25
- MAT Seminar "Fluid migration in subducting slab"
- 2017/04/18
- MAT Seminar "Development of database system and input software of operation information of research cruises"
- 2017/04/11
- MAT Seminar "Mantle convection in super-Earths"
- 2017/04/04
- MAT Seminar "Large-scale Viscoelastic Multi-body Simulations Using Quadruple Discrete Element Method on Supercomputers"
- 2017/03/28
- MAT Seminar "Phase reduction approach to synchronization of beating flagella"
- 2017/03/14
- MAT Seminar "Heterogeneous lipid structures in cells"
- 2017/03/07
- MAT Seminar "SPH simulation of wave channel"
- 2017/02/21
- MAT Seminar "Gravity Current in Centrifuge Modelling Test"
- 2017/02/14
- MAT Seminar "Recent progress of HPC architecture and application"