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Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)

Project Summary

We aim at the development and promotion of mathematical sciences on various social/natural phenomena. We also aim at the education and assistance of young researchers/students to popularize mathematical sciences. Through those activities, MIMS will become an outstanding international research center on pioneering mathematical sciences.

MIMS establishes five research divisions : (1) Fundamental Mathematics Division (algebra, geometry, analysis), (2) Mathematical Modeling and Analysis Division (data analysis, simulation, mathematical analysis), (3) Mathematical Education Division (history of mathematics, mathematical education), (4) Advanced Mathematical Sciences Division (research projects related to the above three groups) and (5) Art-and-Science Integration Division. We will promote research activities, nurture researchers and highly-skilled experts, and provide various activities required by our university and regional society. 


"Incredible Senseis at Meiji University" video series

What is the Shape of a Future Computer?

Homei Miyashita, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair of Frontier Media Science, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences

Imagine something you want in the future and harness the power of computers and 3D printers to create a prototype. In Professor Homei Miyashita’s lab, students are exploring the future by giving form to these kinds of ideas. What can we make, and how, to live more happily? A whole range of challenges is under way. 

The Day Pigs Save Humans

Hiroshi Nagashima, Ph.D.
Professor, Laboratory of Medical Bioengineering, Department of Life Sciences, School of Agriculture, Meiji University

Medical treatment raises many tough challenges. An organ transplant may be the only option, but what if a donor can’t be found? A serious disease may need research, but what if there are few cases to study? Professor Hiroshi Nagashima is at the forefront of research that could leap such hurdles in one jump. Learn more about this heroic life-saving research.

Optical Illusionist

Kokichi Sugihara, Ph.D.
Meiji University distinguished professor emeritus
Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences

Have you seen the optical illusions video that went viral? Prof. Sugihara researches optical illusions in a mathematical way. And he uses numbers to create as many optical illusions as he likes. Now, let’s enjoy his works! Be ready to get your mind blown away. 

Origami Changes Everything

Ichiro Hagiwara, Ph.D.
Professor, Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences

Do you know the greatest attribute of Origami is that it can make paper super strong? Prof. Hagiwara is a leading expert on Origami engineering. Mass producing Origami structures is very difficult. But He succeeded in developing the Origami 3D printer. Let’s become witness of his super cool invention!