2021-12-27 Press Release

A team of researchers, Yuji Hirono (Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS), Takashi Okada (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS), Hiroyasu Miyazaki (Senior Research Scientist, iTHEMS) and Yoshimasa Hidaka (Visiting Scientist, iTHEMS), has developed a new method for simplifying complex chemical reaction networks using a mathematical technique called “homological algebra”. Using this method, complex networks can be simplified while preserving their important features and their properties can be studied more efficiently. The research is conducted by a team of physicists, a mathematician, and a biologist, and demonstrates the effectiveness of a cross-disciplinary approach.

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  1. Yuji Hirono, Takashi Okada, Hiroyasu Miyazaki, and Yoshimasa Hidaka, Structural reduction of chemical reaction networks based on topology, Phys. Rev. Research 3, 043123 (2021), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.043123

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