# Master's Program in Physics

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Physics involves research on almost every facet of nature, including micro-particles such as atoms and molecules from the microscopic world, consisting of matter such as subatomic particles and atomic nuclei, and matter in the world around us that consists of those particles as well as celestial objects and outer space. The Master’s Program in Physics arms students with the knowledge, thought processes, and methods to understand natural phenomena which occur at those levels. Students also research reciprocal actions and laws which work with the basic construction of matter at various levels, and aim to understand properties of various phenomena and matter in a diverse material world based on micro laws. This program consists of a course involving research on the basic structure of the natural world (Basic Physics Course) and a course which involves research on the properties of various forms of matter with a condensed multitude of atoms and molecules (Condensed Matter Course). Both courses partner each other regarding the theory and experimentation. In addition, the courses promote education and research in coordination, fostering unique and outstanding research, and aim to contribute to society through educating women for careers in advanced specialties.

### Introduction of Department

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.

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.

### Curriculum

Special Course in Plasma Physics

Seminar in nonlinear and information statistical mechanics 2

Special Course in nonlinear and information statistical mechanics

High Energy Physics 1

Seminar in High Energy Physics 1

High Energy Physics 2

Seminar in High Energy Physics 2

Special Course in High Energy Physics

Special Course in Nuclear Physics

Seminar in Nuclear Physics

Seminar in Nuclear Reaction Theory

Meson Physics

Quantum field theory 1

Quantum field theory 2

Seminar in Elementary Particle Physics

Special Course in Elementary Particle Physics 1

X-ray astronomy

Seminar in X-ray Astronomy

Special Course in Astrophysics

Astrophysics of Cluster of Galaxies

Seminar in Astrophysics of Cluster of Galaxies

Special Course in Nonlinear Dynamics 1

Seminar in Non-equilibrium Dynamics 1

Special Course in Basics Statistical Mechanics

Seminar in Non-equilibrium Dynamics 2

Seminar in Non-equilibrium Dynamics 3

Special Course in Non-equilibrium Dynamics 2

Introduction to Material Physics 1

Introduction to Material Physics 2

Theory of Quantum Transport in Ultrasmall Systems

Seminar in Physics of Mesoscopic Systems

Electrons in Metals

Seminar in Electron Theory

Magnitism Physics 1

Magnitism Physics 2

Ion Beam Materials Analysis

Seminar in Radiation Physics 1

Experimental Radiation Physics

Seminar in Radiation Physics 2

Special Seminar in Physics I

Special Seminar in Physics 2

Physics and Information Science

Review of Material Structures

Master Thesis Research in Physics 1

Master Thesis Research in Physics 2

Master Thesis Research in Physics 3

Master Thesis Research in Physics 4

Master Thesis Research in Physics 5

Master Thesis Research in Physics 6

### 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.