The aim of physics is to investigate nature's fundamental laws and to apply the knowledge and results to science, engineering, and devices. Our department consists of four research groups: 1) astrophysics and particle physics theory; 2) condensed matter physics theory; 3) astrophysics and particle physics experiments; and 4) condensed matter physics experiments. The groups thus cover a broad spectrum of research fields including microscopic elementary particles, condensed matter of conventional size and the macroscopic universe, and conduct intensive research on various novel physics subjects. Each group is further divided into subgroups depending on the research subject to achieve highly effective research and education. The groups and subgroups maintain close cooperation with each other, with other departments, and with other domestic and foreign universities and research institutes.
Prof. R. Kurita (Softmatter lab.) and co-workers have published a paper entitled as “Response of Soft Continuous Structures and Topological Defects to a Temperature Gradient” in Physical Review Letters. See the press release (Japanese).
The paper of Prof. Takashi Hotta has been selected as Papers of Editors’ Choice of JPSJ.
As for details, please visit this page. (1, Aug. 2017)
Junji Nozaki (Surface and Interface Physics Group, D3) received a poster award in the 64th Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) Spring Meeting, 2017. (10, May 2017)
Prof. H. Kadowaki and Prof. Y. Aoki have received the 22nd Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan. (19, Mar. 2017)
Prof. Y. Mizuguchi has received the 22nd Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan. (19, Mar. 2017)
The website has been renewed. (2, Apr. 2016)