College of Physics

Searching for fundamental principles of the natural world, from the microscopic quantum world to the vast universe

Physics aims to shed light on fundamental laws of a range of phenomena that occur in the natural world and provides foundations for modern-day science and technology. In the College of Physics, beginning with fundamentals, students gain a firm understanding of modern physics. From here, we aim to develop human resources who, having formed an ability to consider things from fundamentals of the discipline, specialist knowledge, and a flexible intellect, subsequently progress to becoming pioneering researchers at frontiers of physics and who are able to function in a wide range of social arenas. Natural phenomena that form the target of physics extend from the world of microscopic particles to the vast world of the universe. In response to this range of scales, laws of nature also manifest in diverse forms. These natural laws have been discovered throughout the long history of the human race through experiments and observations and have become systematized using mathematics. Thus, in physics, both theory and experiment are inseparable. Furthermore, owing to recent developments in computers, research on natural sciences that uses computational devices has progressed by leaps and bounds. The curriculum in the College of Physics ensures that students are able to learn through correlating theory and experiment with the knowledge of computational devices.