School of Physics

Over the last two centuries we have witnessed giant improvements in the quality of our life, much of which owes their major impetus to accomplishments in natural sciences at large and physics in particular. Discoveries in physics have led to the advancement in all of the sciences and to the developments of new technologies which have dramatically transformed modern-day society. It is hard to imagine our technology-driven world without the underlying modern physics, from a sweeping change of paradigms introduced by theory of relativity and quantum mechanics to the invention of a little device known as semiconductor. KIAS aspires to serve as a basin of fundamental knowledge that will play a pivotal role in the advancement of human civilization. With such an aim in view, the School of Physics today conducts research in broad areas of theoretical physics; string & field theory, particle physics, statistical physics, condensed matter physics, and astrophysics & cosmology

School of Mathematics

The great success of modern science is largely attributed to the application of mathematics in the analysis of models arising from natural and social phenomena. The School of Mathematics supports scholarship in a broad range of mathematical sciences including both pure and applied mathematics such as algebra, number theory, geometry, topology, global analysis, mirror symmetry, partial differential equations, etc. The fundamental objective of the School is creating new mathematical knowledge and nurturing young mathematicians by exposing rising talents to the full spectrum of mathematical sciences. Because the most significant mathematical discoveries have often benefited from cross-fertilization of ideas from different mathematical fields, the School maintains research on diverse areas of mathematics.

School of Computational Sciences

The School of Computational Sciences, established in 2000, is a product of the lnstitute's endeavors to embrace a rapid paradigm shift in scientific investigations. The School supports research in a broad range of fields for which computational methods are appropriate: theoretical and computational physics, bioinformatics, theoretical and computational materials science, theoretical and computational biophysics, quantum information science, data science, and combinatorics and discrete mathematics. The School is uniquely positioned to promote interdisciplinary research and cross-pollination of ideas between different disciplines.

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