| Institute of Mathematical Science
Institute of Mathematical Sciences has been established for the development of applications and industrial mathematics. Major research areas are machine learning, fluid mechanics, numerical computation and experiemntal mathematics for medical science. There are 12 faculty memebers, 12 postdoctors and 60 graduate students. Main activities include publications of research articles, solving and consulting for industrial problems and education for professional researchers.
#226, Science Hall / 02-2123-3351
| Physics and Applied Physics Research Institute
Physics is a branch of natural science in which an incredibly wide variety of phenomena emerging from the interaction of the spacetime, the force fields, and the matter are studied. The domain of physics research spans from the smallest objects such as quarks, the basic constituents of matter, to atoms and molecules, and condensed matter such as solids, to the largest object in existence, our Universe itself, all of which are ultimately to be understood within a unified framework of fundamental principles. The discoveries and knowledge acquired through the quest of the physicists have left everlasting imprints on the monumental intellectual achievements of mankind, and at the same time brought the unprecedented level of prosperity to our modern civilization. The Department of Physics at Yonsei University, established in 1915 as the first of its kind in Korea, has devoted itself to pioneering research and educating generations of bright, young physicists who have contributed enormously to the development of a modern Korea over the last century.
#327B, Science Hall / 02-2123-6763
| Molecular Science Research Institute
Chemistry is a discipline in physical sciences that strives to understand the structure, composition, properties, and change of matter at the molecular level. Chemistry is often referred to as “the central science” because of its role in bridging all fields of natural sciences. The scope of study in chemistry is vast, spanning from atoms to advanced living beings. The department of chemistry at Yonsei University is devoted to the education of a new generation of chemists, innovators, and leaders. The department began its educational mission in 1917 as the first dedicated chemistry department in Korea. Throughout its rich history, the department built its reputation for conducting world-class research and upbringing qualified graduates that have contributed to academia and industry.
| Earth System Science Research Center (ESRC)
Global climate change and industrialization of our society have caused fast changes of Earth environment and impacted human lives in various disasters and their risks. The Earth System science Research Center (ESRC) is objected to contribute sustainable development of our society through (1) scientific identification of mechanisms for natural and anthropogenic disasters, and (2) suggestion of systematic management and mitigation measures. To accomplish this goal, faculties of the Department of Earth System Sciences and researchers of the ESRC work together in diverse basic and interdisciplinary researches, in training post-graduate students, and in construction of international expert networks, and lead the scientific researches of the Earth System Sciences.
| Institute of Space Science and Technology
Now in the beginning of 21C, mankind can finally explain the development of the Universe within the big bang paradigm. It is our next aim to understand the origin of stars, galaxies, planets and life in this paradigm. Korea is also actively participating in the Great Magellan Telescope Project that is being constructed to be the largest telescope in 2020, along with the US and Australia. The great observatories of JWST, TMT, ALMA, SKA, etc. are under construction as well: we are living through a time of astronomical “big bang” expansion. In addition, satellite sciences such as manufacturing, maintenance, and application are also on the current and future focus. We are actively engaged in the education and research in the fields of galaxy formation and evolution, stellar evolution and population, astronomical optics, and satellite sciences in timely and necessary fashion, under the constructive support from large government projects such as BK21Plus and SRC.
#631, Science Hall / 02-2123-8354
| Global Environment Laboratory
One of the major issues of the 21st century is the global environment. At the core of this problem are global warming and climate change, frequent record weather phenomena, ozone depletion, acid rain, and desertification.
As global societies has recognized the seriousness of the impact of these global environmental problems on all life on earth, including humankind, leaders of each country have prioritized the preservation and improvement of the global environment and have pursued a systematic collaborative effort . The major issues specifically requested in each country here are international cooperation summarized in the provision of global environmental data.
The professors of Yonsei University, who led the establishment of the Institute, established the Institute of Global Environment Institute with the aim of systematic research and resolution of global environmental problems through the interdisciplinary research based on natural science.
#528A, Science Hall / 02-2123-3563