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Department of Physics [Master's Course]

The Division of Physics

The Department of Physics offers graduate students research activities in various fields of physics. The aim in this department is to study the fundamental structure and interaction for microscopic systems such as elementary particles, nuclei, atoms and molecules on one side, and to clarify the various phenomena and properties of condensed matter from the viewpoint of microscopic laws on the other side. The Department consists of two courses, the course of Fundamental Physics and the course of Physics of Condensed Matters. Close cooperation between the two courses as well as collaboration between experiment and theory is established in the Department, providing graduate students good environment for both research activities and education.

 
The Course of Fundamental Physics
This course offers graduate students opportunities to study the elementary laws and basic structures relevant to some specific scales of nature. Both experimental and theoretical studies are available. The topics covered are physics of elementary particles and their interactions including string theory, high energy physics currently aiming to study the CP violation, theory of nuclear physics including exotic hadron structures, theory of atomic and molecular physics, theory of plasma physics, and cosmology. Furthermore, physics of complex systems such as chaos and pattern formation is also studied theoretically.
 
The Course of Physics of Condensed Matter
This course offers graduate students opportunities to study how the macroscopic properties of materials can be understood from the microscopic point of view. Both experimental and theoretical studies are available. The physics of condensed matters is essential not only for pure science but also for developing advanced techniques such as nanotechnology. The topics covered are radiation physics and its application to characterization of material properties, theory of condensed matters including low dimensional synthesized organic materials, Experimental studies of quasi-crystals and the martensite-type phase transition of metals. Furthermore, physics of mesoscopic systems are also studies theoretically.
 

[Educational Philosophy]
This Department is comprised of two courses: the Fundamental Physics course, which examines the fundamental structures of physical matter in the natural world, and the Condensed Matter Physics course, which examines the various characteristics of condensed matter.
The goal of education and research in the Fundamental Physics course is to study the fundamental structure of matter, including elementary particles, nuclei, atoms, and molecules, by clarifying the mechanisms of interaction among these components, while the goal of the Condensed Matter Physics course is to study the various phenomena and properties of condensed matter in terms of mesoscopic and macroscopic scales.
Our aim is to promote education and research based on close cooperation between the two courses and between experimental and theoretical research fields, and to contribute to society by creating an outstanding, personalized research environment and fostering consummate professionals in terms of activities on both academic and societal levels.

[Expectations of Students]
All persons applying for entrance to this Department will be required to complete written entrance examinations related to basic courses (mechanics, electromagnetics, quantum physics, statistical mechanics, and English). There will also be a supplementary oral examination. Admission will be determined based on the results of both the written and oral examinations. The study of physics covers a wide range of topics, from outer space to the invisible world of the microscopic. We welcome students who have unique ideas, an insatiable curiosity with regard to the mysteries of nature, and a strong desire to solve these mysteries using both theoretical and experimental approaches, and who aspire to bring the specialized knowledge gained in undergraduate courses to an even higher level.

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