Creating a livable climate means balancing the complex relation among and between human information, technology, and economics, with the natural environment of our plant –all within a viable framework of physical principles. Understanding these components and developing new methods to interpret and ultimately to resolve conflicts forces are the major objectives of our educational and research endeavors. The first part of the Center name, “Applied Physics” , represents the application of physical principles to numerous fields in science and technology. The second part, “Physico-Informatics” , emphasizes the importance of advanced mathematical analysis of information governed by the laws of physics. It also indicates the strong commitment to develop applied physics as a new key for the advancement of today’ s information technology.