Department of Physics

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Department of Physics

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In the Department of Physics, we study how to understand a vast variety of natural phenomena ranging from the smallest subatomic particles to the whole universe, at a fundamental level.
Physics is the study of the laws of nature at a fundamental level and is said to be a “ general analysis of nature”. On the basis of the knowledge and the methods of this very fundamental science, the Department of Physics provides a broad range of educational and research fields. As for the scale of phenomena, the fields range from microscopic phenomena, such as atomic nuclei, plasma and electrons, to huge-scale phenomena, such as galaxies and the universe. They also range from basic theoretical calculations to fields involving the study of versatile applications, such as luminescent materials, superconductive materials and magnetic materials.

1.Education and Research

Physics is the science that all other natural sciences and technologies are based on. In the Department of Physics, we aim to produce students who acquire a good scientific sense through the study of physics, and who will utilize the scientific sense and the knowledge of physics to contribute to the future development of sciences and technologies as researchers or engineers, or to educate high school students as science teachers.

The educational program in the Department of Physics has been designed to provide a firm understanding of the fundamentals of modern physics and to equip students the ability to apply that understanding to various fields.

In the first year, students are trained so that they accustom themselves to the basic thinking and methodologies of physics and the mathematics necessary to learn basic physics. Basic chemistry is also studied. The second year includes many practical classes in addition to lectures on classical physics, such as mechanics and electromagnetics, and the mathematics necessary to learn advanced physics. In the practical classes, students spend time to acquire basic academic abilities and skills to applications. In the third year, building on the fundamentals of classical physics studied in the second year, students study more advanced physics such as quantum mechanics and statistical physics, and acquire the ability to cope with research in specialized fields. In the fourth year, students develop the expertise to deal with the development of cutting-edge sciences by joining a laboratory under a professor and studying a specialized field.

2.Admission Policy

Based on the admission policy of the College of Humanities and Sciences, the Department of Physics admits students who aspire to acquire basic scholastic ability and specialized knowledge to meet the development of today’s cutting-edge sciences and to contribute to the future development of sciences and technologies.