TANAKA, Yoshitaro

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Mathematics
Research Interest
Mathematical Sciences
Research Activities

Various pattern formations are observed in nature, such as animal skins and arrangements of leaves or flowers. We can find the order or regulation in them even if they look complicated at the first glance, but it is difficult for us to imagine how they are formed spontaneously. To reveal the mechanisms of these pattern formations, I investigate the pattern formations by constructing the mathematical models and analyzing them rigorously. My study also aims to support the experimental study by expecting what patterns generate and to construct the universal theory not limited to the phenomena.


Y. Tanaka, M. Mimura, H. Ninomiya: “ A reaction diffusion model for understanding phyllotactic formation”, Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Springer, 33, (2016) pp183-205

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