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

  • Elementary Particle Physics (Theoretical)

    Matter can be divided into molecules, atoms and nuclei, with the smallest constituent elements that they can be divided into being called the elementary particles. Based on quantum field theory and relativity theory, we seek to understand the properties of elementary particles, as well as the physics of the early universe where they were generated and vigorously and repeatedly interacted.

    Abe Research Group / Sawado Research Group

  • Elementary Particle Physics (Experimental)

    In this field of study, accelerators and detectors are used to search for elementary particles that are the most basic constituents of matter, and to explore the laws governing the forces acting between them. It is through the study of elemental particles that we work to unravel such fundamental mysteries as the origin of matter.

    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

  • 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 (Experimental)

    A laser is light of superior coherence, directivity, convergence, and other properties. Using the 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
AKIMOTO Takuma Professor Mathematical physics/Fundamental condensed matter physics anomalous diffusion
FUKUMOTO Yoshiyuki Professor Condensed matter physics II solid state physics, theory, spin system, superconductivity
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
SAWADO Nobuyuki Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics Topological soliton model
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
ABE Tomohiro Associate Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics particle physics
OKAZAKI Ryuji Associate Professor Condensed matter physics II
Physical properties of metals/Metal-base materials
Correlated electron system
Irokawa Katsumi Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics I surface physics
ITO Hiroshi Assistant Professor Quantum beam science
Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics
alpha ray detector, gas chamber
neutrino, hadron, dark matter
KATO Chinami Assistant Professor Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics Supernova, Neutrino, Neutrino oscillation
KURIHARA Ryosuke Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II
MORITA Katsuhiro Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II quantum spin systems, numerical calculations
OHNUKI Ryosuke Assistant Professor Biological physics/Chemical physics/Soft matter physics Structural Color, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Biomimetics
UCHIDA Yuusuke Assistant Professor
YOSHIDA Shiyogo Assistant Professor

Information on Career Paths

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  • Steel and Metal Mining
  • Other (Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2023)
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