Welcome to the Land of Mathematics. This is where mathematicians use new theorems and theories they have discovered to explain various natural and social phenomenon, and attempt to put these to practical uses in the real world. The two researchers featured here are engaged in the research of illusions caused by vision, or in short, visual illusions, using the method of mathematical modeling. Lines and shapes do not appear to look the same as the way they were actually drawn. Patterns that should not have been visible can be seen. How do they confront a world of such irrational and strange visual illusions? This exhibition features a part of the research results from the JST Strategic Basic Research Program, "Alliance for Breakthrough between Mathematics and Sciences."
November 17 (Thu), 2016 - May 15 (Mon), 2017
Hitoshi Arai (Doctor of Science, Professor, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo) Kokichi Sugihara (Doctor of Engineering, Professor, Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University) (*in the alphabetical order)