About us

“GAIA” is the acronym of The Center for Geometry and its Applications. The short version of its name is The SRC-GAIA, as it is one of the centers established in September 2011 as part of the Science Research Center (SRC) project by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea.

The SRC project is the ambitious project launched in the early nineteen-nineties by the KOSEF, Korean Science and Engineering Foundation, an agent under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea, which has been absorbed, later, into the current National Research Foundation, under the care of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The main mission is to perform high level research in Science so that it may establish itself as one of the leading research centers of the world.

The GAIA is a research center in Mathematics. We focus upon Geometry, one of the most traditional and profound branches of Mathematics. By its birth and nature, Geometry encompasses the theoretical study as well as its applications. Cutting edge sciences and technology of modern times require deeper and newer understanding of Geometry. Computer science and technology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical engineering and many other areas of research would like to implement more geometry to their research. The SRC-GAIA has researchers who are able to connect their theory to such applied science. At the same time the SRC-GAIA’s main engine consists of theoretical geometers, who major in Complex algebraic and analytic/differential geometry, Riemannian geometry, Algebraic geometry, and Geometric Topology.

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