Theoretical and computational science center dedicated to excellence in mathematics and computational science to be a mainstay of mathematical research in the region. And build a solid foundation Science and Technology for Development For a higher quality of living of the population. The research unit was officially established in 2015 by a group of young researchers from department of mathematics, physics and other faculties of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). The vision of the group is to strengthen the fundamental research in various fields of mathematics and physics as well as their potential applications.
Combination of techniques and specialties of our researchers are used to offer theoretical supports for other groups, working on the research topics involved in strategic themes of the faculty or the university, by using theoretical and computational approaches to analyze/visualize the problems and then solve those problems with collaborative working style. Our fundamental physicists and mathematicians are responsible for stimulating the “community of learning for all” by arranging, annual group meeting, summer schools, workshops and talks on the publicly interested areas of physics. Also, we are developing our courses towards the excellence in fundamental science teaching/learning under the KMUTT 3.0
Message from Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation
Mathematics and theoretical physics have long been providing humanity the fundamental understanding of nature, from sub-atomic scale to the universe and beyond. Physics was the foundation of applied sciences, such as engineering in all disciplines, and has led to discoveries and new technological possibilities. Along with the various branches of theoretical science, computational science is a rapidly growing field, in which the combination of knowledge in science, numerical algorithms and the power of computing hardware are used to solve such complex systems as nuclear plasma, correlated quantum systems, material structures, and biological molecules. In particular, computational science offers solutions to large-scale systems such as oceans and the atmosphere, where huge amount of data needs to be analysed. Computational science is thus regarded as ‘the third pillar of science’ along with theoretical science and experimental science, with computational science serving as a bridge between the other two pillars.
KMUTT, being a science and technology focused premier institution of higher learning in Thailand, has over the years developed respectable strength in this branch of science and has recently supported the setting up of the Theoretical and Computational Science Center (TaCS). With such a concentration of talents within TaCS, it could potentially contribute basic research that underpins “Digital Transformation”, which is one of the seven strategic research themes of KMUTT, and could serve as an enabling platform for experimental science and engineering research. In just three years since its formation, the Center has demonstrated remarkable performance with over 40 publications in the Web of Science (WoS) database to its credit. It has also actively sought collaboration across different disciplines within the university and has created a wide international collaborative network.
I commend the efforts and dedication of TaCS members under the leadership of Dr. Poom Kumam, and wish the Center a resounding success in its endeavours in the years to come.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Fungtammasan
Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation
Theoretical and Computational Science Center (TaCS),
Science Laboratory Building, Faculty of Science,
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
126 Pracha-Uthit Road, Bang Mod, Thrung Khru, Bangkok 10140, Thailand.
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¹KMUTTFixed Point Research Laboratory, Department of Mathematics, Room SCL 802 Fixed Point Laboratory, Science Laboratory Building, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), 126 Pracha-Uthit Road, Bang Mod, Thrung Khru, Bangkok 10140, Thailand (for department)
²Theoretical and Computational Science Center (TaCS), Science Laboratory Building, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), 126 Pracha-Uthit Road, Bang Mod, Thrung Khru, Bangkok 10140, Thailand (for TaCS and Cluster)
The authors acknowledge the financial support provided by King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thoburi through the “KMUTT 55th Anniversary Commemorative Fund”. (For ph.d students 55th Anniversary)
This project was supported by the Theoretical and Computational Science (TaCS) Center under Computational and Applied Science for Smart Innovation Cluster (CLASSIC), Faculty of Science, KMUTT. (For CLASSIC-Cluster & TaCS-Center)