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 merit (i.e meritocracy). 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

  • Earth / Space

    Earth: Using physical methods, this area involves research on the solid sphere consisting of the crust, the mantle, and the core, the fluid sphere consisting of the atmosphere and the oceans, the system of the Earth as a whole, and environmental problems which are related to humans.
    Space: From the viewpoint of physics, this area tries to unravel the mysteries behind various activities exhibited by galaxies, dark matter and other elements constituting the universe, and to find out how the universe itself came into being, and how it is going to develop.

    Matsushita Research Group / Kimura Research Group / Kase Research Group*

  • Nucleus / Elementary Particles

    An atomic nucleus consists of protons and neutrons, themselves consisting of elementary particles including quarks which are even more fundamental particles, and gauge particles which convey force. Understanding the dynamics of the "four forces" that quarks, electrons, and neutrinos follow, this field searches for the origin of the substances in this world, and the beginnings of the universe.

    Suzuki Research Group

  • Physics Education / Living Organisms

    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.
    Living Organisms: This field aims to uncover mechanisms and structures of living organisms and life forms while introducing the methods of physics.

    Kawamura Research Group / Umemura Research Group*

  • Condensed Matter (Theory / Experiment)

    This field tries to understand the nature of a given substance as the nature of the group of atoms and molecules constituting that substance. In the Theory area, we seek to reveal the behavior of electrons, atoms, and molecules in substances by use of theory and computer simulation. In the Experiment area, we seek to reveal the physics behind substances by measuring their interaction, electromagnetic waves, electrons, neutrons and the like.

    Theory: Nikuni Research Group / Yamamoto Research Group / Sakai Research Group*
    Experiment: Mitsuda Research Group / Sadgrove Research Group /Sakata Research Group / Sanaka Research Group / Tokunaga Research Group / Tsai Research Group / Meguro Research Group* / Nagashima Research Group* / Nishio Research Group* / Zhao Research Group*

    * Division II research groups

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
e-learning
science education
Dye-sensitized solar cell,Savonius type windmill wind power generation
MATSUSHITA Kyoko Professor Astronomy X-ray astronomy, galaxies, clusters of galaxies
Mitsuda Setsuo Professor Condensed matter physics II Magnetism, Spin Frustration , Neutron scattering
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
TOKUNAGA Eiji Professor Condensed matter physics I
TSAI JAW SHEN Professor Condensed matter physics II Josephson Effect, superconducting qubit
Yamamoto Takahiro Professor Nanostructural physics
Condensed matter physics I
carbon nanotube, graphene, layered materials
quantum transport phenomena、thermoelectric effect、
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
SUZUKI Katsuhiko Associate Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics Hadron Physics, QCD
FUJIHALA Masayoshi Junior Associate Professor Condensed matter physics II magnetism
WATABE Shohei Junior Associate Professor Atomic/Molecular/Quantum electronics condensed matter physics, ultracold atomic gases, quantum optimization
KOBAYASHI Shogo Assistant Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics X-ray astrophysics
MATSUBARA Manaho Assistant Professor
NOMURA Atsushi Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II superconductivity, charge density wave
YAMASHITA Kiyohei Assistant Professor
YUKAWA Emi Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II
Atomic/Molecular/Quantum electronics
quantum condensed matter, theoretical physics, group theory
macroscopic entangled states, quantum measurements, theoretical physics, machine learning

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
    58.6%
  • Information Industry
    13.1%
  • Machinery and Appliances
    5.1%
  • Education, Learning Support
    5.1%
  • Professional and Technical Services
    4.0%
  • Miscellaneous Services
    2.0%
  • Electronic Parts
    2.0%
  • Electricity, Gas, Heat Supply and Water
    1.0%
  • Construction
    1.0%
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
    1.0%
  • Finance, Insurance
    1.0%
  • Life-Related Service Industry and Entertainment Industry
    1.0%
  • Other(Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
    5.1%
(As of March 2021)