The study of mathematics has a long history which extends far back into antiquity. However, research into mathematics does not proceed like an orderly set of integers; new eras bring new ideas and innovations. Mathematics is a living, deeply fascinating discipline which gives rise to novel and unexpected discoveries. Over the years, the Department of Mathematics has sent a great many math teachers out into society, and it offers a teacher training curriculum tailored to the needs of students interested in a teaching career. In response to the rapid growth of computer and information-related industries in recent years, the Department has also been augmenting its educational curriculum to help students cultivate the sort of quick adaptability necessary for success in the business world.
Research Groups & Research Areas
Algebra starts with solving equations. The non-existence of general methods for solving equations of degree five or more is shown by an abstraction of the problem and the use of group theory, ring theory, field theory and the like, and theories of algebraic variety are developed from a set of all solutions of a system of equations.
Kida Research Group / Kunugi Research Group / Sanada Research Group
Geometry starts with Klein geometry, which looks into the properties of shapes which are invariant in a certain transformation group. This was then merged with the theory of general relativity and developed into Riemannian geometry, Lorentzian geometry, and also symplectic geometry.
Koike Research Group / Yamakawa Research Group
The beginnings of analysis can be found with Archimedes, but it was after the birth of calculus in the 17th century that this area fully developed. Today, calculus is used to solve various problems, and is applied in a wider field than normal functions.
Kato Research Group / Ohta Research Group / Tanaka Research Group / Yokota Research Group
Probability Theory / Statistics
Even if a phenomenon appears to be chaotic at first glance, some regularity may be found if it occurs for many times, and this can be used for surveys and forecasts. Further, for Brownian motion and the like, which are constantly subjected to a chaotic force, we can find regularities from equations.
Kaneko Research Group
We all studied mathematics at elementary, junior high, and high school. Considering historical transformations and the current status quo of content and teaching methods, as well as ways of evaluating the curriculum in mathematics, we try to envision the shape of mathematics education in the future.
Shimizu Research Group
List of Faculty Members
|KANEKO hiroshi||Professor||Foundations of mathematics/Applied mathematics||stochastic processes|
|KATO Keiichi||Professor||Basic analysis||partial differential equation|
|KIDA Masanari||Professor||Algebra||Number theory|
|KOIKE Naoyuki||Professor||Geometry||Differential Geometry|
|KUNUGI Naoko||Professor||Algebra||Representations of finite groups|
|OHTA Masahito||Professor||Mathematical analysis||Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations|
|SANADA Katsunori||Professor||Algebra||ring theory|
|SHIMIZU Katsuhiko||Professor||Science education||Mathematics Education, Educational Technology|
|WAKAYAMA Masato||Professor||Mathematical analysis|
|YOKOTA Tomomi||Professor||Basic analysis||Partial differential equations|
|Tanaka Mieko||Junior Associate Professor||Mathematical analysis|
|YAMAKAWA Daisuke||Junior Associate Professor||Geometry||Symplectic Geometry, Algebraic Geometry|
|FUKAYA Noriyoshi||Assistant Professor||Mathematical analysis||Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations|
|KAJIGAYA Toru||Assistant Professor|
|KODA Genki||Assistant Professor|
|KOZAKAI Yuta||Assistant Professor|
|KURIMA Shunsuke||Assistant Professor||Basic analysis||Nonlinear partial differential equations|
|OKADA Nolio||Assistant Professor||Basic analysis|
|SAITO Shunsuke||Assistant Professor||Geometry||Complex algebraic geometry, Complex differential geometry, Geometric analysis|
|TADANO Yukihide||Assistant Professor||Mathematical analysis|
Information on Career Paths
Education, Learning Support16.9%
Department of Science2.8%
Professional and Technical Services2.8%
Electricity, Gas, Heat Supply and Water1.9%
Wholesale and Retail Trade1.9%
Machinery and Appliances0.9%
Other(Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)11.2%