Physics explores the principles and laws that serve as the fundamentals of natural phenomena, and its targets extend over a broad range, from elementary particles to the cosmos, artificial substances, and living organisms/environment. Based on the spirit of the university's foundation of the "advancement of science," the Department of Physics opens its doors widely to young people and working people who wish to study in the evening.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Cosmophysics

    This area considers information determining the amount of substances existing in the universe, dark energy, the value of the Hubble constant, the age of the universe, and the like.

    Kase Research Group

  • Theory of Physicality / Theoretical Physics

    Theoretically grasping the universal structures behind natural phenomena, we explain experimental facts and predict unknown events.

    Sakai Research Group

  • Solid-State Physics (Experimental)

    We carry out experiments to understand the properties of substances, and apply those properties to develop or search for devices and functional materials.

    Meguro Research Group / Nishio Research Group / Zhao Research Group

  • Biophysics

    We conduct research on the structures, etc. of living creatures utilizing physical methods.

    Umemura Research Group

  • Atomic Physics / Particle Beam Physics

    We use electrons, positrons and the like to elucidate the properties of atoms.

    Nagashima Research Group

    * For graduation research, the research groups in the Faculty of Science Division II Department of Physics, students can select a research group from the Department of Physics and Department of Applied Physics in the Faculty of Science Division I.

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
MEGURO Takashi Professor Thin film/Surface and interfacial physical properties Negative Electron Affinity, Electron Emission, Nano Structures
NAGASHIMA Yasuyuki Professor Atomic/Molecular/Quantum electronics Positron Physics
NISHIO Taichiro Professor Condensed matter physics II Superconductivity
UMEMURA Kazuo Professor Biological physics/Chemical physics/Soft matter physics Biological Physics, Biophysics
ZHAO Xinwei Professor
SAKAI Kazumitsu Associate Professor Mathematical physics/Fundamental condensed matter physics
KASE Ryotaro Junior Associate Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics
MURAYAMA Mariko Assistant Professor
NAGATA Yugo Assistant Professor Atomic/Molecular/Quantum electronics
S. Pavan Kumar Naik Assistant Professor
YAHAGI Ryoko Assistant Professor

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
    24.8%
  • Information Industry
    19.7%
  • Professional and Technical Services
    6.8%
  • Civil Servant
    4.0%
  • Education, Learning Support
    3.0%
  • Machinery and Appliances
    3.0%
  • Steel and Metal Mining
    2.0%
  • Electricity, Gas, Heat Supply and Water
    2.0%
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
    2.0%
  • Miscellaneous Services
    2.0%
  • Chemical Engineering
    1.0%
  • Other Industries
    5.0%
  • Other (Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
    24.7%
(As of March 2021)