Department of Physics


  • Theory of Elementary Particles ( SUZUKI Hiroshi )
    Theoretical Particle Physics (Quantum Field Theory, Gauge Theory, Standard Model, Unified Theories, Hadron Physics).

  • Theory of Subatomic Physics and Astrophysics ( HARADA Koji[Fac. of Arts & Sci.], OOKOUCHI Yutaka[Fac. of Arts & Sci.], KOJIMA Kentaro[Fac. of Arts & Sci.] )
    Various aspects of theoretical subatomic physics and astrophysics (string theory, quantum field theory, unified theory, hadron physics, gravitational wave, supernova physics).

  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics ( YAHIRO Masanobu , HIYAMA Emiko , SHIMIZU Yoshifumi )
    Theoretical study on nucleus and hadron (few-body quantum physics, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear reaction theory, microscopic theory of nuclear collective motions, nuclear structure under extreme conditions quantum chromodynamics).

  • Astrophysics ( HASHIMOTO Masa-aki )
    Astrophysics (Theory of stellar evolutions, supernova explosions, and origin of the elements. Structure of ultrahigh dense stars, quintessence cosmology. Estimation of the birth of supernovae and chemical evolution of galaxies.)

  • Experimental Particle Physics (KAWAGOE Kiyotomo , TOJO Junji, YOSHIOKA Tamaki[RCAPP] )
    Study of the properties of elementary particles and the interactions between them, and to answer questions about the early universe, with experiments at advanced accelerators such as LHC. R & D studies for future projects are also made.

  • Experimental Nuclear Physics (MORITA Kosuke , WAKASA Tomotsugu , TERANISHI Takashi)
    Experimental studies of nucleon and hadron many body systems; on nuclear reactions, spin-isospin responses, 3-nucleon forces, correlations in nuclei, nuclear fusion in stars, and unstable nuclei. Accelerators in Kyushu University and in other institutes are used.

  • Condensed Matter Theory ( FUKUDA Jun-ichi , MATSUI Jun )
    Condensed matter theory with emphasis on disordered and/or complex systems which includes glass transition, solvation dynamics, and chemical reaction.

  • Statistical Physics ( NAKANISHI Hiizu , NOMURA Kiyohide )
    Theoretical study of on-equilibrium statistical physics, Soft matter physics, Bio-physics, Dynamics of macro-scopic systems such as granular systems and reaction-diffusion systems. Study on low dimensional systems (spin, electron) using quantum field theory.

  • Surface Physics and Biophysics ( NARIKIYO Osamu , KAWAI Hiroshi )
    Theoretical study on dynamical systems with multiple symmetries such as solid state surfaces and biological cells.

  • Physics of Magnetism ( WADA Hirofumi , MITSUDA Akihiro )
    Experimental study on the exotic electronic and structural properties in condensed matters by magnetic and thermal measurements and diffraction and resonance techniques; itinerant electron magnetism, valence instabilities of rare-earth elements, quantum spin systems, exotic superconductivity.

  • Quantum Physics of Nanoscopic Systems ( WATANABE Yukio )
    Electronic properties in nanoscopic Systems: Fundamental study of ferroelectric and dielectric properties in atomic and nanoscopic scale and pursuits of new phenomena in these scales. Examples are nanoscopic surface properties and the electrical conduction through insulators.

  • Solid State Physics ( KIMURA Takashi )
    Experimental study on novel quantum transport phenomena in artificially controlled nanoscale nonmagnetic, ferromagnetic and superconducting materials and their hybrid structures.

  • Optical Condensed Matter Physics ( SATOH Takuya )
    Experimental study on the interaction of light with magnetic/dielectric materials. In particular, ultrafast and coherent control of magnetism by use of temporally and spatially shaped femtosecond light pulses, and understanding of the mechanisms.

  • Transport Properties in Low Dimensional Systems ( YAYAMA Hideki[Fac. of Arts & Sci.] )
    Low-dimensional electron system on superfluid helium. Electromagnetic phenomena in superfluid helium. Development of novel refrigerators in cryogenic temperatures.

  • Physics of Complex Systems ( KIMURA Yasuyuki , MIZUNO Daisuke , INAGAKI Shio )
    Experimental and theoretical study on soft condensed matter and bio-systems.

  • Complex Fluids ( TOKITA Masayuki , MAEDA Yusuke )
    The phase transitions and the critical phenomena of the complex fluids such as the surfactant solutions, the polymer solutions, and the gels.