The philosophy of the Department of Physics, which was established in 1967, at the same time as the Faculty of Science and Technology, is to "carry out education and research for cultivating human resources who can research the true essence of things, and expand their findings toward further pursuit of truth and application based on their own power." The composition of the department includes broad areas ranging from pure physics to applied physics, or specifically, areas that are roughly divided into theoretical physics and experimental physics.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Astrophysics (Theoretical)

    Integrating various fields of physics, including elementary particles, nuclei, theory of relativity, statistical mechanics and fluid mechanics, this area tries to understand the origins of the universe, as well as the phenomena and planets of the universe.

    Suzuki Research Group

  • Astrophysics (Experimental)

    In addition to classical mechanics dealing with universal gravitation, we use physics knowledge from a broad area including electromagnetics and quantum mechanics, as well as statistical knowledge, to understand the universe in an observational manner using observation devices developed by ourselves.

    Kohmura Research Group

  • Nuclear / Elementary Particles (Theoretical)

    Nuclei represent the cores of atoms and consist of protons and neutrons. Nucleus theory examines the properties of atomic nuclei and conducts research on protons and neutrons from quarks and gluons, which are the most fundamental particles.

    Saito Research Group / Sawado Research Group

  • Elementary Particles (Experimental)

    We clarify the ultimate structure of a substance and seek to gain a unified understanding of the basic rules governing nature. The research scope spreads from elementary particles and nuclei up to the universe. This is a basic field of physics which tries to solve the mysteries and look for the beauty of nature.

    Ishitsuka Research Group

  • Condensed Matter Physics (Theoretical)

    Matter has various properties: it may convey heat or electricity, adhere to a magnet, or transmit light. This area theoretically clarifies why and how these properties exist, leading to the development of new substances in the future.

    Akimoto Research Group / Fukumoto Research Group / Hanzawa Research Group

  • Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental)

    Following the rules of the microworld = quantum mechanics, aggregations of electrons or molecules in substances show phenomena related to electromagnetism, light, and heat on the stage of a crystal or surface. We engage in measurement and analysis to understand these mechanisms, and create new substances.

    Kanai Research Group / Okazaki Research Group / Tamura Research Group / Yaguchi Research Group

  • Photophysics

    A laser is light of superior coherence, directivity, convergence, and other properties. Using this laser, we conduct research on the nature and behavior of light and the interactions between light and substances. We also conduct research related to colors in living organisms.

    Suda Research Group / Yoshioka Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
FUKUMOTO Yoshiyuki Professor Condensed matter physics II solid state physics, theory, spin system, superconductivity
HANZAWA Katsurou Professor Condensed matter physics II Strongly correlated electron systems (theoretical)
ISHITSUKA Masaki Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics Experimental Particle Physics, Neutrino
KANAI Kaname Professor Condensed matter physics I Organic Interface Science, Electronic Structure
KOMURA Takayoshi Professor Astronomy Astrophysics, X-ray Astronomy, X-ray detector, X-ray CCD, Neutron Star
SAITO Koichi Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics quark nuclear physics
SUDA Akira Professor Optical engineering, Photon science Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Opto-Electronics, Bio-imaging
SUZUKI Hideyuki Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics supernova neutrino
TAMURA Masafumi Professor Condensed matter physics II Molecular Magnets, Molecular Conductors
YAGUCHI Hiroshi Professor Condensed matter physics II Experimental condensed matter physics
YOSHIOKA Shinya Professor Biological physics/Chemical physics/Soft matter physics Photophysics, Structural Color, Biomimetics
AKIMOTO Takuma Associate Professor Mathematical physics/Fundamental condensed matter physics anomalous diffusion
OKAZAKI Ryuji Associate Professor Condensed matter physics II Correlated electron system
SAWADO Nobuyuki Associate Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics Topological soliton model
HAGINO Kouichi Assistant Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics X-ray astrophysics, Semiconductor detector, Black hole
Irokawa Katsumi Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics I surface physics
MIYATSU Tsuyoshi Assistant Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics nuclear physics (theory)
SATO Tomoya Assistant Professor
TAKAHASHI Karin Assistant Professor Atomic/Molecular/Quantum electronics Atomic and molecular physics
UEDA Kohei Assistant Professor
YAMADA Takemi Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II iron-based superconductivity, excitonic insulator, orbital fluctuation, band calculation
YAMANAKA Takayoshi Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II Condensed Matter Physhics (Experiments) - superconductivity, magnetism

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
    56.7%
  • Information Industry
    12.5%
  • Machinery and Appliances
    4.2%
  • Professional and Technical Services
    4.2%
  • Civil Servant
    3.3%
  • Electricity, Gas, Heat supply and Water
    3.3%
  • Electronic Parts
    2.5%
  • Education, Learning Support
    1.7%
  • Finance, Insurance
    1.7%
  • Construction
    0.8%
  • Food
    0.8%
  • Other Industries
    1.7%
  • Other (persons planning on continuing education, studying abroad, etc.)
    6.6%
(As of March 2020)