Physics encompasses a wide range of research fields, including elementary particle and high energy physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, fluid and plasma physics, condensed matter physics, optics, quantum electronics, biophysics, and artificial intelligence.
The Department of Physics has about 130 faculty members, including those of the School of Science and those affiliated with various institutions on and off campus. Students specializing in physics participate in path-breaking research activities in an extensive range of laboratories. Through experience in practical learning and participation in advanced research in physics, which requires unceasing innovativeness and creativity, the Department of Physics aims to foster competent researchers and technical experts who can play active roles in their chosen fields.
Looking through a rainbow window
In a coded-aperture imaging system, a coded aperture mask containing beautiful geometric patterns is mounted above a detector plane. The shaded areas help scientists determine the direction of the light source. This technique is used in artificial satellites to capture high-energy radiation. ©Tomoaki Kasuga