Faculty and Researchers

Mathematics and Physics

Physics, Elemental Particles, Atoms, Molecules, and Chemistry

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Physics, Elemental Particles, Atoms, Molecules, and Chemistry.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

OHTA Nobuyoshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Elemental Particle and Gravity Theory Laboratory
Elemental Particle Theory, Quantum Gravity Theory, Superstring Theory, Cosmology

Studies are carried out on elemental particles, which are smaller than atoms, through the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, and research is conducted into cosmology and the unified theory of elemental particles, including gravity, through the general theory of relativity and superstring theory.

KATO Yukihiro

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Experimental Particle Physics Laboratory
Experimental Particle Physics

We know that matter is composed of things like quarks and other subatomic particles. But what are subatomic particles composed of? Using a large particle accelerator, research here tries to answer questions like this.

KONDO Yasushi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Quantum Control Laboratory
Quantum Information, Condensed Matter Physics

Research is carried out with an interest in a wide range of control methods, in which quantum mechanics such as quantum information and quantum control play an important role. In particular, if quantum computers are realized, it will change the world. It is hoped that the elemental research conducted here will help make such computers a reality.

WAKABAYASHI Tomonari

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Molecular Physics and Quantum Chemistry
Physical Chemistry and Chemistry of Nanostructures

Laser ablated polyenes and fullerenes are studied by molecular spectroscopy and quantum chemistry. With experimental and theoretical knowledges on stability and structures of carbon molecules, microscopic views of high-temperature molecular processes are discussed.

ARITOMO Yoshihiro

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Nuclear Reaction Energy
Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Reaction Theory, Synthesis of Super-Heavy Elements

Under the theme of utilizing energy from nuclear reactions, we have taken up the challenge of elucidating the dynamics of nuclear reactions. We are engaged in wide-ranging research on nuclear fusion and fission, transmutation, reprocessing, and synthesis of super-heavy elements.

DANSHITA Ippei

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Quantum Many-Body Physics Laboratory
Theory of condensed matter physics, Theory of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, Theory of quantum control

In condensed matter systems, such as electrons in solids and liquid helium, competitions and/or collaborations of quantum nature and interparticle interactions lead to various interesting phenomena, including superfluidity, superconductivity, quantum phase transitions, and many-body localization. We develop theoretical methods describing quantum many-body systems, aiming to discover novel quantum many-body effects.

HOHARA Shinya

Position
Associate Professor
Radiation Measurement