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Exploration of physical phenomena in various scales
About us

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.

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  • K. Shiina, Y. Okabe, H. Mori (Quantum Condensed Matter Theory Group), and a coworker (BII, Singapore) have published a paper entitled “Inverse Renormalization Group based on Image Super-Resolution using Deep Convolutional Networks” in Scientific Reports. See the press release (Japanese). (7 May 2021) The news is also released in EurekAlert!. (1 Jun. 2021)

  • Mr. Daiki Ishi (Supervisor : Prof. Y. Ezoe) won Student Presentation Award of the Physical Society of Japan. See the web page. (7 May 2021)

  • The research of Softmatter Group and the comment of Prof. Kurita has been introduced by Asahi Shimbun. (4th May.) (7 May 2021)

  • N. Nakamura, Y. Goto, and Y. Mizuguchi (Superconducting Materials Lab,) have published a paper entitled “Axis-dependent carrier polarity in polycrystalline NaSn2As2” in Applied Physics Letters (Editor’s pick). See the press release (Japanese). (14 Apr. 2021)

  • The paper by Mr. Takayuki Ishitobi (D3), Prof. Kazumasa Hattori and a coworker in Univ. of Tokyo has been selected as Papers of Editors’ Choice of JPSJ. Please visit this page for the detail. (13 Apr. 2021)

  • The paper “Machine-Learning Studies on Spin Models” written by K. Shiina (graduate student), Prof. H. Mori, Prof. Emeritus Y. Okabe, and others in Feb. 2020 ranked 25th in Top 100 in Physics. (7 Apr. 2021)

  • Mr. Naoyuki Kanda & Mr. Hiroshi Shimizu (Nanoscience Research Lab.) received the Young research award in the 60th Fullerene, Nanotube, graphene symposium. See the web page. (2 Apr. 2021)

  • In the department of physics, 44 undergraduate students, 29 master’s students, and 2 PhD students received degrees from Tokyo Metropolitan University. Congratulations! (24 Mar. 2021)

  • Mr. Yota Ichinose (Surface and Interface Physics Lab.) recieved the Student Presentation Award of the Physical Society of Japan (Devision 7). See the web page. (15 Mar. 2021)

  • Ms. Akari Yoshida (Surface and Interface Physics Lab.) received the Young Scientist Poster Award and Nanoscale Horizons in Fulleren-nanotube graphene society. See the web page. (2 Mar. 2021)

  • The research performed by N. Yanagisawa, M. Tani, R. Kurita (Softmatter Group) has been introduced by Physics Today. (9 Mar. 2021)

  • M. Tani, H. Fujio, R. Kurita (Softmatter Group) have published a paper entitled “Transition Behavior in Silicone-coated Sand Mixtures”. See the press release (Japanese). (24 Feb. 2021) The news is also released in EurekAlert!.

  • N. Yanagisawa, M. Tani, R. Kurita (Softmatter Group) have published a paper entitled “Dynamics and mechanism of liquid film collapse in a foam”. See the press release (Japanese). (18 Feb. 2021) The news is also released in EurekAlert!.

  • N. Yanagisawa and R. Kurita (Softmatter Group) have published a paper entitled “Size distribution dependence of collective relaxation dynamics in a two-dimensional wet foam”. See the press release (Japanese). (3 Feb. 2021) The news is also released in EurekAlert!.

  • Dr. Yusuke Nakanishi (Nanoscience Research Lab.) received the Konica Minolta Imaging Science Encouragement Award. See the web page. (1 Feb. 2021)

  • Dr. A. Yamashita and Prof. Y. Mizuguchi (Superconducting Materials Lab,) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “Possible pairing mechanism switching driven by structural symmetry breaking in BiS2-based layered superconductors” in Scientific Reports. See the press release (Japanese). (20 Jan. 2021)

  • Prof. Y. Mizuguchi (Superconducting Materials Lab,) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “Superconductivity in CuAl2-type Co0.2Ni0. 1Cu0.1Rh0.3Ir0.3Zr2 with a high-entropy-alloy transition metal site” in Materials Research Letters. See the press release (Japanese). The concept of the work has been introduced in EurekAlert!. See the article “Transition metal ‘cocktail’ helps make brand new superconductors”. (21 Dec. 2020)

  • A paper entitled “BROADBAND HIGH-ENERGY RESOLUTION HARD X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY USING TRANSITION EDGE SENSORS AT SPRING-8”, in which 5 persons from the experimental astrophysics laboratory at TMU worked as co-authors, has been published in Review of Scientific Instruments. See the press release (Japanese). (13 Jan. 2021)

  • Dr. H.E. Lim and Prof. Y. Miyata (Nano-science Research lab.) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “Wafer-Scale Growth of One-Dimensional Transition-Metal Telluride Nanowires” in Nano Letters. See the press release (Japanese). They have been introduced in EurekAlert!. See the article “Atomic-scale nanowires can now be produced at scale”. (25 Dec. 2020)

  • Mr. Daiki Ishi (Supervisor : Prof. Y. Ezoe) won Aurora Medal (Student Presentation Award) in the Society of Geomagnetism, Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS) Meeting 2020. See the web page. (25 Dec. 2020)

  • Dr. Yusuke Nakanishi (Nanoscience Research Lab.) received the 17th Iijima award in the 57th Fullerene, Nanotube, graphene symposium. See the web page. (11 Nov. 2020)

  • In the department of physics, 43 undergraduate students, 34 master’s students, and 4 PhD students received degrees from Tokyo Metropolitan University. Congratulations! (31 Mar. 2020)

  • [Important Notice] COVID-19 university measures are announced. See the web page. (25 Mar. 2020)

  • K. Shiina, Y. Okabe, H. Mori (Quantum Condensed Matter Theory Group), and a coworker (BII, Singapore) have published a paper entitled “Machine-Learning Studies on Spin Models” in Scientific Reports. See the press release (Japanese). (12 Mar. 2020)

    The news is also released in EurekAlert! (31 Mar. 2020)

  • Prof. T. Matsuda and coworkers of CEA-Grenoble (France) received the 25th Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan. See the web page. (3 Feb. 2020)

  • Prof. R. Kurita (Softmatter lab.) and coworkers have published a paper entitled “Drastic enhancement of crystal  nucleation in a molecular liquid by its liquid-liquid transition” in PNAS. See the press release (Japanese). They have been introduced in EurekAlert!. (26 Nov. 2019)

  • Mr. Naoki Wada and Ms. Kana Kojima (Nanoscience Research Lab.) received the Young research award in the 57th Fullerene, Nanotube, graphene symposium.See the web page. (13 Nov. 2019)

  • Mr. Aoto Fukushima (Supervisor : Prof. Y. Ezoe) won Young Scientist Presentation Award in the Japan Society of Applied Physics Autumn Meeting 2019. (13 Nov. 2019)

  • Mr. Takayuki Ishitobi in Strongly Correlated Electron Theory Lab. (Supervisor: Prof. Hattori) received the poster award in the International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems 2019. (28 Sep. 2019)

  • R. Jha, Y. Mizuguchi (Superconducting Materials lab.), and coworkers (TMU and Yamanashi Univ.) have published a paper entitled “Bulk superconductivity in a four-layer-type Bi-based compound La2O2Bi3Ag0. 6Sn0.4S5.7Se0.3” in Scientific Reports. See the press release (Japanese) . (20 Sep. 2019)

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