Advancing social innovation
through basic science
The Forefront Physics and Mathematics Program to Drive Transformation (FoPM) is a 5-year integrated Masters–Doctoral program that maximizes the potential of basic science specialists by providing them with the skills to exert a wide influence on scientific and social innovation.
Application Guidelines have been updated
19th-21th 4PM Seminars held
Selection results announced
AY2021 QE held
FoPM pamphlet has been published. You can find our diverse activities.
FoPM has been featured in "UTokyo Integrated Report 2021 -IR Cubed-" as a representative activity at the university. (Japanese only)
Welcome to FoPM! We use state-of-the-art physics and mathematics to train basic science specialists who can also find solutions to real-world problems. Join us to work with world leaders in mathematics and the physical sciences and push through scientific frontiers to transform science and society!
Prof. Hitoshi Murayama, Program Coordinator
Complete all coursework entirely in English (no Japanese-language requirement to apply for the program)
Graduate from the program in 5 years with a Masters and a Doctorate in a basic science field
Be appointed as a TAKUETSU Research Assistant and receive a monthly stipend of JPY170,000–JPY180,000
Collaborate with world-class researchers outside Japan (support available)
University of California, Berkeley; California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Harvard University; Princeton University; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI); Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS); Seoul National University; Tsinghua University; Peking University; National Taiwan University; ETH Zürich; Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN); École Polytechnique; École Normale Supérieure de Lyon; Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES); Higher School of Economics (HSE) University; Nippon Steel Corporation; NTT; Macromill, Inc.