Physics has as its goal the comprehensive and unified understanding of natural phenomena. Thus, physics is both the foundation of hard sciences and covers a wide range of fields, from condensed matter physics to particle physics and space physics. With the advances in technology and the complexity of the study system, basic physics and applied physics have both become extremely important fields. Because it would be difficult to master these broad fields only through an undergraduate program, the role served by the graduate school is necessarily large. In this division, the fundamentals are learned through the study of classical physics and modern physics, and by delving deeply into specific research themes. We conduct our research and instruction to cultivate originality and to experience the essence of creative learning and the joy of its pursuit.

In the first stage of the doctoral program, we aim to teach students the progression and philosophy of research, originality, the breadth of knowledge in advanced basic studies, and the mastery of technology. Job-hunting is easier for our graduates because they are given preferential treatment compared to graduates from the undergraduate faculty. Post-graduate trajectories are varied, with many students going into manufacturing, information sciences, and communications-related fields. Year after year, as the number of people desiring to advance to graduate school is increasing, we are building a new system to provide a great deal of our students with advanced education and an opportunity to hone their research skills.

In the second stage of the doctoral program, students use the knowledge acquired in the first stage to conduct further advanced research, and when the second stage is complete, finding a job is not so difficult because potential employers tend to offer these students jobs.

A plethora of research fields

The wide ranges of graduate research fields include Hadron physics and condensed matter physics; in experimental physics, there are atomic/molecular physics, solid-state physics, optical physics, and surface and interface physics.

Small class sizes

Joint seminars with other research laboratories and guest lectures are held throughout the program. These seminars and lectures are the scene of a much lively discussion as they are attended by instructors and graduate students from many fields. Small class sizes are also a feature of this program.

  Research Field Department in Undergraduate Course
ADACHI, Tadashi (Associate Professor) Material synthesis, Superconductivity, Novel functional materials ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
AZUMA, Yoshiro (Professor) Atomic and molecular physics MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
EMA, Kazuhiro (Professor) Optical Physics, Optical Properties of Solids, Photonics ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
GOTO, Takayuki (Professor) Low Temperature Condensed State Physics ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
HIRANO, Tetsufumi (Professor) Hadron physics (theory) ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
HOSHINO, Masamitsu (Associate Professor) Atomic and Molecular Physics MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
KUNUGITA, Hideyuki (Associate Professor) Optical Physics, Optical Properties of Solids ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
KUROE, Haruhiko (Associate Professor) Solid-State Physics, Magnetism ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
KUWAHARA, Hideki (Professor) Materials Science, Solid State Physics ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
MIZUGAI, Yoshihiro (Associate Professor) Applied Optics, Simulation Physics ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
ODAGIRI, Takeshi (Associate Professor) Atomic and Molecular Physics,Atomic Collision Physics MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
OHTSUKI, Tomi (Professor) Solid State Physics (theory) ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
OKADA, Kunihiro (Associate Professor) Atomic and Molecular Physics, Quantum Electronics MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
SAKAMA, Hiroshi (Professor) Applied Physics, Surface Science ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
TAKAYANAGI, Kazuo (Professor) Quantum Many-Body Problems, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES