Faculty and Researchers

Mathematics and Physics

Physics and Condensed Matter

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Physics and Condensed Matter.
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.

DOTERA Tomonari

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Soft Matter Physics Laboratory
Quasicrystal Physics, Soft Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

This laboratory is the world leader in soft quasicrystal research. This laboratory made the world’s first discovery of a polymeric quasicrystal, implying that even soft matter has an ordered structure with no repetitive units. Theoretical research on the origin of the formation of soft quasicrystals appeared in Nature. Recently Dr. Dotera found the bronze-mean quasicrystal. Also, he aims to develop the science of gyroid.

KASAMATSU Kenichi

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Theory of Condensed Matter Physics

A Bose gas of neutral atoms cooled down to near absolute zero temperature causes a phase transition called Bose-Einstein condensation, resulting in quantum condensates possessing strange properties, as exemplified by superfluidity. We investigate various phenomena exhibited by atomic Bose-Einstein condensates.

TANAKA Senku

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Organic Electronics Laboratory
Organic Electronics, Organic Solar Cells

Our main target is a new electronic device with organic semiconductors. Especially, we are focusing on the development of organic solar cells.

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.

MASUI Takahiko

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Solid State Physics Laboratory
Condensed Matter Physics (experiments)

In the field of condensed matter physics, it’s possible to conduct research by creating one’s own specimens and measuring these. It is interesting in a completely different way than mega science. The goal here is to discover new physical phenomena and new matter, as well as solve long-debated mysteries of science.

MATSUMOTO Yoshiyuki

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Electric Physical Properties Laboratory
Hydrogen-Bonded Ferroelectrics, Superionic Conductors

The physical properties of many materials having hydrogen bonds undergo a variety of changes when conditions change. To answer the question of why such changes occur, we irradiate substances with lasers and measure the frequency of the scattered light.

YANO Yohko

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Biophysics Laboratory
Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Structural Chemistry

Protein comes in various complex structures in the body in order to perform its functions. On the other hand, it easily changes form and loses its functions. These structural changes are observed using the world’s brightest X-rays in order to understand the mechanisms behind the formation of protein structures.

GOTO Shimpei

Position
Researcher
Laboratory
Quantum Many-Body Physics Laboratory
Theory of condensed matter physics, Numerical simulations, Tensor networks