Since the establishment of the Tokyo Butsurigaku Koshujo (Tokyo Academy of Physics), 135 years ago, the Department of Physics has constantly taken the lead in education and research at the Tokyo University of Science, the philosophy of which is the "advancement of science," while firmly maintaining advancement based on "Achieving Excellence". Physics is an academic field that pursues the essence of nature, by seeking universality from individual phenomena. The Department of Physics carries on the resolution of those before us, who aspired to the advancement of science, which continues to develop and change.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Astroparticle

    This area of research seeks to explain everything from the origins of the universe to the formation and evolution of planets, galaxies and other celestial objects, as well as to understand the basis of the fundamental laws of physics undergirding the existence of matter and the universe from the standpoint of physics.

    Matsushita Research Group / Suzuki Research Group

  • Earth and Planetary

    This area of research uses physical methods and seeks to deepen our understanding of the origins and evolution of the solar system, as well as the fundamental materials of life, in order to give us a better understanding of a vast range of planetary phenomena, including global warming, volcanoes and earthquakes.

    Kimura Research Group

  • Quantum Information

    This area of research studies quantum information technology, such as quantum computers, quantum communications and quantum measurement, which are of immense significance to next-generation safe communications, precisions measurement, machine learning, genomic analysis, drug development, new materials development and much more.

    Nikuni Research Group / Sadgrove Research Group / Sanaka Research Group / Yoshihara Research Group

  • Materials Science

    This area of research seeks to understand the properties of materials as the groups of atoms and molecules that make up those materials. Theory and numerical calculation is used to explain the behavior of atoms and molecules. Experiments and measurements looking at the mutual interactions of matter with light and electromagnetic waves, electrons, neutrons, etc., are used to understand the underpinnings of physics.

    Mitsuda Research Group / Nikuni Research Group / Sakata Research Group / Sadgrove Research Group / Tokunaga Research Group / Yamamoto Research Group

  • Physics Education

    Focusing on experiments in physics, we look at physics education at junior high schools, high schools and the like, clarifying their current status and methodology.

    Kawamura Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
KAWAMURA Yasufumi Professor Multimedia database
Science education
Educational technology
Education on school subjects and activities
Energy engineering
Multimedia information,WWW
fun experiments of science
science education
Dye-sensitized solar cell,Savonius type windmill wind power generation
MATSUSHITA Kyoko Professor Astronomy X-ray astronomy, galaxies, clusters of galaxies
NIKUNI Tetsuro Professor Atomic/Molecular/Quantum electronics Theory of ultracold atomic gases
SAKATA Hideaki Professor Condensed matter physics II superconductivity, tunneling spectroscopy, low temperature, surface
SUZUKI Katsuhiko Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics Hadron Physics, QCD
TOKUNAGA Eiji Professor Condensed matter physics I
Yamamoto Takahiro Professor Nanostructural physics
Condensed matter physics I
carbon nanotube, graphene, layered materials
quantum transport phenomena、thermoelectric effect、
YOSHIHARA Fumiki Professor
KIMURA Tomoki Associate Professor Space and upper atmospheric physics Giant Planets, Icy Moons, Aurora, Plasma, Interior Ocean, Atmosphere
Mark Paul Sadgrove Associate Professor Atomic/Molecular/Quantum electronics Nano-transport
SANAKA Kaoru Associate Professor
SATO Masahiko Associate Professor Solid earth and planetary physics
KOBAYASHI Shogo Junior Associate Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics X-ray astrophysics
KOBAYASHI Sora Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II superconductivity, tunneling spectroscopy, low temperature, Structural Properties
KUNIMI Masaya Assistant Professor Atomic/Molecular/Quantum electronics Ultracold atomic gases, quantum simulation
MAMEDA Kazuya Assistant Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics
MATSUBARA Manaho Assistant Professor Computational science
OSADA Tomo Assistant Professor Foundations of mathematics/Applied mathematics
Atomic/Molecular/Quantum electronics
Complex networks
Quantum Information, Quantum Computing
YAMASHITA Kyohei Assistant Professor Education
Biological physics/Chemical physics/Soft matter physics
EEG Measurement during Steiner Education, Music Therapy, and Artistic Activities
Single-Cell Absorption Imaging of Microalgae
Efficient Production Technology for Euglena Using Food Products

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
  • Information Industry
  • Machinery and Appliances
  • Miscellaneous Services
  • Electricity, Gas, Heat Supply and Water
  • Electronic Parts
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Finance, Insurance
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Education, Learning Support
  • Other(Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2023)
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