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We particularly focus on condensed matter physics, astrophysics and biophysics at Aoyama Gakuin University. In general, it is crucial for superconducting materials to maintain their unique electrical properties in their different forms such as long wires, thin films and bulks for their practical applications. We focus on the fabrication process of superconducting materials which also helps to understand the physics. In both experimental and theoretical research, we actively share our expertise on superconductors. Our campus is close to the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The world-class astrophysicists in the department emphasize close collaboration between theory and experiment, and they investigate a wide variety of high-energy astrophysical phenomena involving black holes, neutron stars, gamma-ray bursts, and the origin of cosmic rays, as well as promote international collaborations for space missions such as MAXI and CALET. Research in biophysics here includes the development of new experimental tools to visualize the dynamics of the interaction between actin and myosin, analytical and numerical approach to polymer science. The other strength of the department is also covering interdisciplinary physics research areas such as atomic physics and geophysics.
For first and second-year students, our department offers an introductory course sequence from mechanics to quantum physics with tutoring sessions to develop problem-solving skills. In addition, we provide physics laboratory courses for every semester to improve students’ experimental skills. Third-year students take modern physics courses covering fluidics, relativity, astrophysics, advanced quantum mechanics, solid state physics and statistical mechanics. Senior Thesis Research is a physics research project completed under the supervision of a faculty member, and the advanced research experience allows students to find their unique strengths while also demonstrating practical skills and knowledge.
First Year to Fourth Year :
Lists lecture subjects (mandatory and required electives)
School-wide universal education system where experts in wide-ranging academic fields transcending the framework of colleges/schools and departments stimulate interest in learning and provide guidance.
English Core I-a, I-b, I-c, I-d
English Core II-a, II-b, II-c, II-d
Active Speaking Skills A, B , Advanced Skills A, B , English Comprehension A, B , English for Engineers A, B , Study Abroad A, B
Students can freely select from departmental subjects, Aoyama Standard Subjects, Foreign Language Subjects (take at least minimum credits required), subjects of other departments in the College of Science and Engineering, as well as subjects offered by other colleges.