Date 25th Jan. (Mon.) - 29th Jan. (Fri.), 2010
Place Sendai International Center
Based on the CREST-ABMS team
"A Mathematical Challenge to a New Phase of Material Sciences"
led by Motoko Kotani (Tohoku University)

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Important Dates

Nov. 30th, 2009 Web-registration due
Deadline of registration is postponed until Dec. 15.
Dec. 15th, 2009 The title of your talk and abstract due (Speakers)
Dec. 31th, 2009 Program opens

The scope of the CREST-SBM International Conference

The human race living in the modern society has diverse difficult problems to tackle, which were categorized in a recent JST report as the following "10 challenges" : global environment changes, natural disasters, epidemics, life phenomena, mental phenomena, global security for energy, food and water, infrastructure sustainability, risk management and market stabilization, network security, development of functional materials. For solving these problems, mathematicians are now expected to contribute their knowledge and wisdom, and thus are supported by the JST research program "Search for Breakthrough by Mathematical / Mathematical Science Researches toward the Resolution of Issues with High Social Needs". Along this line, JST also set up the CREST-SBM International Conference series, which would deepen the mutual understanding among Sakigake and CREST researchers, presenting challenging subjects widely to the community of mathematicians. "Random Media" is chosen as the main theme of the first conference in the series in relation with "development of functional materials" among the above "ten challenges". The special session on "Proposals in Seeking for Advanced Functional Materials" will be held on the third day of the conference.