Physics and Astronomy

Physics is the most fundamental academic field in natural science, and it supports the present and future of science and technology. The study varies from basic elements such as elementary particles and atoms to materials that are composed of such elements. It also covers a wide area of the whole universe. In this department, faculty members who have studied elementary particles, solids and space science are jointly conducting education and research incorporating the ability to view materials and space from fundamental and universal viewpoints to support science and technology in the future.

Academic courses and research groups

Physics course

Theoretical research on the electronic structure of solids and experimental research on the electric, magnetic and optical properties of magnetic materials, ionic crystals, semiconductors and superconductors are jointly conducted. Theoretical pursuit of the behavior of complex systems in the nature is made using computers.

Space Science course

We operate our optical/infrared and radio telescope to observe astrophysical processes such as the galactic dynamics, star formation, mass loss from evolved stars, mass accretion onto black holes, etc. Theoretical and numerical studies on the origin of the universe, particle physics, and gravity. Space sciences with spacecrafts, engineering, and environmental physics are also provided.

Research Groups

Theoretical Physics

Research on the Chaos Motion, the phenomena of the complex systems, and the behavior of electrons in the condensed matters.

Solid State Physics

Experimental research on the properties of magnetic compounds, semiconductors, superconductors and dielectrics. Laser physics. Theoretical research on the electronic properties at solid surfaces.

Astronomy and Space Science

Researches on astronomy and space science. Observational studies of the galactic dynamics and structure, physical processes in star formation and evoltion, and high-energy phenomena in the vicinity of black holes, using optical/infrared and radio telescopes. Theoretical annd numerical approaches for cosmology and gravity. Birth and evolution of life on the Earth.