Waseda University
Faculty of Science and Engineering
The SGU course of Mathematical and Physical sciences

The Math-Phys Unit started
a new course for doctoral students in 2017!
You can take our Basic Lectures in Master's program!

The application period for admission in September 2020 is from June 9 to June 15, 2020.
Please check Application Procedure.

What's new

Jun. 09, 2020: "Application Procedure" for September 2020 has been uploaded.


About the SGU course of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPC)


The SGU course of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPC) is offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University. The course regards research and education as being "two sides of a coin", prompting students of the program to connect different fields of science through participation in seminars, workshops, forums, and symposiums.

The course is supported by the Mathematics and Physics unit "Multiscale Analysis and Modelling", our top global university project that promotes research and education in collaboration with prominent researchers and partner universities in Europe and America.

As part of graduate education, the course offers a unique curriculum in an attempt to encourage flexible thinking, multiple perspectives, and interaction with different research fields, and to help nurture "multi-disciplinary knowledge". Researchers from each department in Faculty of Science and Engineering are involved in the development of the program.

Aim of the course


The program carries out research and education by uncovering the mathematically "essential part" of the underlying structure of various phenomena through cross sectoral cooperation among researchers from multiple disciplines including mathematics, physics, information technology and engineering. The main focuses of the course are:

  • Formulation of mathematical models describing various phenomena
  • Verification and validation of these mathematical models through numerical simulation.

To meet these goals, the program conducts R&D, planning, and support for education for doctoral programs based on our multidisciplinary achievements. The mission of the course is to produce internationally competitive researchers and to produce individuals who create a new, comprehensive "system of intelligence" based on mathematics and physics that constitutes valuable contributions to information science and social science, not only to science and engineering, but acting as a bridge between mathematics, physics and the other branches of science. We offer excellent students financial assistance and support for their research activities to help cultivate such human resources.

For details, refer to the Information material (in Japanese, PDF 1,370KB) .


Application Procedure


Below is a list of the materials you need to complete your applicaton:

  1. Application form (6pages. Donload the form from this link .)
  2. A letter of recommendation from your supervisor.
  3. An overview of your research or master's thesis (2 pages).

Place all materials in a large envelope, write your name and address. The application must be sent by registered mail(Kan-i kakitome) and the packet must be received by the end of the application period. Make sure that you write "Appliaction documents for the SGU course" on the envelope. Please note that the application period for admission in September 2020 is from June 9 to June 15, 2020.
Your application must be sent to:
"Multiscale Analysis, Modelling and Simulation" TGU project of Waseda University, 58-311 Nishi-Waseda campus, 3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8555 Japan

Application Conditions



The applicant for the SGU course of mathematical and physical sciences must be a student in master's program who plans to be enrolled in a doctoral course at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. In addition, the applicant must fulfill one of the following conditions A or B.


A.

  1. The applicant must have earned at least four credits from the basic lectures listed below by the end of the second year of the master's program. Lectures offered by the applicant's major cannot be included in the credits. If the applicant got credits of the basic lectures as Master's program courses when he/she was an undergraduate school student, the credits shall be included in the 4 credits.
  2. The applicant must have completed an application to JSPS research fellow DC1.
  3. The applicant must write an outstanding master's thesis.


B.

  1. The applicant does not satisfy condition A, at the time the application is submitted.
  2. (After admission) The applicant must have earned at least four credits from the basic lectures listed below by the end of the first year of the doctoral program. Lectures taken by the master's program can be included in the credits. Lectures offered by the applicant's major cannot be included in the credits.
  3. Write an outstanding master's thesis.
  4. Apply to JSPS research fellow DC2 in the first year of the program.

Students in the second year of a five-year doctoral program (a program that does not separate master's and doctral course) at Waseda University who satisfy one of the following conditions C or D are also qualified for application to the course.


C.

  1. The applicant must have earned at least four credits from the basic lectures listed below during the third year of the five-year doctral program. Lectures taken in the first and second years can be included in the credits. Lectures offered by the applicant's major cannot be included in the credits. If the applicant got credits of the basic lectures as Master's program courses when he/she was an undergraduate school student, the credits shall be included in the 4 credits.
  2. The applicant must have completed an application to JSPS research fellow DC1.
  3. The applicant must have written a high-quality research paper that can be regarded equivalent to master's thesis.


D.

  1. The applicant does not satisfy condition C, at the time the application is submitted.
  2. (After admission) The applicant must have earned at least four credits from the basic lectures listed below by the end of the third year of the five-year doctral program. Lectures taken by the second year of the five-year doctral program can be included in the credits. Lectures offered by the applicant's major cannot be included in the credits.
  3. The applicant must have written a high-quality research paper that can be regarded equivalent to master's thesis.
  4. Apply to JSPS research fellow DC2 in the first year of the program.


Lectures (in AY2020)



A) Basic Lectures

  • Math Foundation of Mathematical Analysis 1 (Hideo Kozono) Spring semester 2 credits
  • Math Foundation of Mathematical Analysis 2 (Yoshihiro Shibata) Fall semester 2 credits
  • Math Foundation of Geometry 1 (Martin Guest) Spring semester 2 credits
  • Math Computer Assisted Proof of Nonlinear Equations (Shinichi Oishi) Spring semester 2 credits
  • Mech Foundation of Geometry 2 (Hiroaki Yoshimura) Spring semester 2 credits
  • A Mech Heat Transfer (Amano Yoshiharu, Kiyoshi Saito, Niccolo Giannetti, Yamaguchi Seiichi, Hifni Mukhtar Ariyadi) Spring semester 2 credits
  • M Mech Advanced Topics in Applied Mechanics of Fluid-Structure Interactions (Kenji Takizawa) Fall semester 2 credits
  • Phys Mathematical Formulation of Quantum mechanics (Tohru Ozawa) Spring semester 2 credits
  • Phys Mathematical Formulation of Classical Field theory (Tohru Ozawa) Fall semester 2 credits
  • Phys Advanced Theoretical Quantum Physics (Kazuya Yuasa) Spring semester 2 credits
  • Phys Quantum Information Theory (Kazuya Yuasa) Fall semester 2 credits
  • Phys Physics of Non-Equilibrium System A (Yoshihiro Yamazaki) Fall semester 2 credits
  • Phys Physics of Non-Equilibrium System B (Yoshihiro Yamazaki) Fall semester 2 credits
  • Phys Computational Biophysics (Mitsunori Takano) Fall semester 2 credits

*We don't open "Quantum Information Theory", "Physics of Non-Equilibrium System B" and "Computational Biophysics" in AY2020.

B) Special Lectures

  • Math Advanced Study of Nonlinear Mechanics (Hiroaki Yoshimura, Guest Martin, Peng Linyu) intensive 4 credits
  • Math Advanced Study of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics (Hideo Kozono, Yoshihiro Shibata, Mads Kyed, Shuichi Kawashima) intensive 4 credits
  • Math Special Lectures on SPDE (Funaki Tadahisa) intensive 2 credits
  • Phys Special Lectures on Quantum Physics (Kazuya Yuasa, Hiromichi Nakazato, Ozawa Tohru, Vladimir Simeonov Gueorguiev) intensive 4 credits
  • Mech Fluid Mechanics of Computing (Kenji Takizawa) intensive 2 credits
*Special Lectures include Mini-courses and short terms lectures by visiting scholars in international workshops.


C) Independent Studies

  • General Studies Internship (Takashi Ariga) fully year 2 credits

For details of these lectures please refer to Syllabus.


Course Requirements


The followings are the requirements for completion of the course:

  1. Earn at least 8 credits from the special lectures listed above.
  2. Submit an annual report on research activity.
  3. Stay at our partner universities or research institutions overseas and give a presentation at workshops, seminars there.
  4. Give a presentation at international workshops associated with special lectures at Waseda.
  5. Complete a doctorate in the student's major.

MPC committee certifies a completion of the course.


Financial Support


Participants in the course will receive financial assistance for their research activities. This support will cover expenses such as:

  1. Publication fees and article processing charges
  2. Travel expenses for students who give presentations at academic conferences, workshops and seminars.
  3. Travel expenses for research-related activity
  4. Expenses incurred from research stays abroad
  5. Research expenses

Note that the scale of support depends on the budget of the TGU and other related projects.

Contact


If you have any questions, please visit our website Mathematics and Physics unit "Multiscale Analysis and Modelling".

03-5286-3351 (extension: 73-5692)
info@sgu-mathphys.sci.waseda.ac.jp
〒184-0011 Shinjuku-ku Okubo 3-4-1
Room 311, 58Bldg, Nishi-waseda campus

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