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Features of Education and Research Fields in the Physics Course

The Physics Course consists of the two educational fields; subatomic particles and astrophysics and the other with physics of condensed matter field. Covering a wide range of physics from the micro to the macro world, the nine research groups belonging to these two educational fields cooperate to realize excellent education.


Features of the Curriculum in the Physics Course

The Physics Course has a systematically composed curriculum which nurtures and reinforces the students' knowledge and understanding, starting from the basics and then advanced ones. Theories and experiments are closely associated in physics, therefore in addition to lectures, subjects involving seminars and experiments are carefully into arranged the curriculum. Also, in addition to practical learning with computers, logical thinking capabilities are nurtured so the students acquire basic skills in both hardware and software to become a scientist or an engineer. Fourth-year students are supervised their graduation researches by teachers in specialized fields. These students can experience the most up-to-date research through seminars and experiments carried out in the research laboratories and interact with teachers and graduate students. Possibly the fourth year would become the most fruitful in the students' university life.


Education and Research Fields

Area of elementary particles, nuclei, and astrophysics

This area includes of the properties of elementary particles and interactions between them. Via both experimental and theoretical approaches, the properties and structures of elementary constituents, as well as the structure and evolution of the universe are studied.

Area of condensed matter physics

Various phenomena (phase transition, magnetism, electronic conduction, etc.) observed in materials consisting of huge numbers of electrons, atoms, and ions are studied based on fundamental laws of microscopic objects. In addition, complex structures which exist in nature, such as chaos, neural networks, and dissipative structures, are studied as the extension of statistical mechanics.

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Faculty and Research

Particles, Nuclei, and Astrophysics
Tomohiko Takahashi
Associate Professor
Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
String , string field, quantum field, and unified theories
Hiroshi Ohki
Assistant Professor
Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
Particle phenomenology, lattice field theory, and non-perturbative gauge dynamics
Satoru Hirenzaki
Professor
Hadron-Nuclear Theory
Theoretical study of strongly interacting systems of hadrons and nuclei
Hideo Nagahiro
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Hadron-Nuclear Theory
Theoretical study of the structures and properties of hadrons
Shigeo Yamauchi
Professor
Astrophysics
Observational study of high-energy phenomena with X-ray satellites
Naomi Ota
Associate Professor
Astrophysics
Observational study of structure and evolution of galaxy clusters; Developvement of high-resolution X-ray microcalorimeters
Hisaki Hayashii
Professor
Laboratory
High-Energy Physics
Experimental study of elementary Particles using a high-energy collider
Kenkichi Miyabayashi
Professor
High-Energy Physics
Accelerator-based Particle physics experiments, especially CP violation, heavy hadron spectroscopy, and Particle detector development
Maya Shimomura
Assistant Professor
High-Energy Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Tatsuya Uezu
Professor
Nonlinear Physics and Statistical Mechanics of Information Processing
Unification theory of phase transitions in phase oscillators and the classical XY model; Theoretical study of phase transitions in phase oscillators and the classical XY model with various interactions
Shuji Kiyokawa
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Nonlinear Physics and Statistical Mechanics of Information Processing
Opacity of hot dense plasmas based on time-dependent density functional theory; Atomic processes and electronic structures of ions in dense plasmas in external, strong magnetic fields
Mikito Toda
Associate Professor
Nonequilibrium Dynamics
Theoretical study of nonequilibrium dynamics in quantum systems, biomolecules, chemical reactions, and social systems
So Kitsunezaki
Associate Professor
Nonequilibrium Dynamics
Study of deformation and fracture of soft materials
Kazuki Yamamoto
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Metal Physics
Experimental study of crystal structures and physical properties of quasicrystals and intercalated, layered materials
Yuki Matsuoka
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Metal Physics
Experimental study of magnetism and martensitic transformation
Hidemi Ogawa
Professor
Radiation Physics
Experimental research on ion-atom and ion-solid collisions
Kunizazu Ishii
Associate Professor
Radiation Physics
Experimental study of atomic collisions of singly and multiply charged ions over wide energy ranges from eV to MeV
Hideo Yoshioka
Professor
Condensed-Matter Theory
Theoretical study of highly correlated low-dimensional electron systems
Masahisa Tsuchiizu
Associate Professor
Condensed-Matter Theory
Theoretical study of correlation effects in condensed-matter systems

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