The research theme of Nakano Laboratory is to explore the underlying theoretical basis of various chemical and physical phenomena such as structure-property relations, spatio-temporal evolution, nonlinear responses, reaction dynamics, non-equilibrium dynamics and cooperative quantum phenomena in micro-, meso- and macro- scopic atomic/molecular systems. We develop theory, create new concepts and principles, and predict new chemical/physical phenomena in materials and biological science on the basis of classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetics, statistical mechanics and quantum field theory. We also aim to construct new design rules for functional materials based on these fundamental principles, which will lead to a genuine breakthrough in engineering and applied science.