Major in Science


This major in science is composed of five courses, providing graduate students with curricula corresponding to fundamental and well-established fields of science. The courses are Mathematics-Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth Sciences. The major aims at educational and research activities, cultivating in establishing a profound knowledge and research ability in the corresponding courses. The major also aims at acquiring widespread knowledge in related interdisciplinary fields of scientific interest and culture so that students can respond flexibly to changes in our present society.

Faculty Members

Department of Mathematics and Informatics

Position Name Research field Link
Professor ICHIMURA Fumio Algebraic number theory  
Professor KIMURA Makoto Differential Geometry Lab
Professor SHIMOMURA Katsunori Potential theory  
Professor NAKAI Eiichi Real and harmonic analysis Lab
Professor HASEGAWA Hiroshi Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, chaotic dynamics, time series analysis, artificial intelligence  
Professor HORIUCHI Toshio Partial differential equation (particularly, PDE of elliptic type and variational problem)  
Professor MURASHIGE Sunao Nonlinear waves, Numerical analysis Lab
Associate Professor AIBA Akira Algebraic number theory  
Associate Professor ANDO Hiroshi Partial differential equation  
Associate Professor IRIE HIROSHI    
Associate Professor OHTSUKA Fumiko Differential geometry  
Associate Professor SUZUKI Kanako Partial differential equations, analysis on nonlinear phenomena  
Associate Professor HASEGAWA TAKEHISA   Lab
Associate Professor FUJIMA Shoichi Numerical analysis and computation algorithm  
Associate Professor WATANABE Shinya Mathematical modeling & numerics  

Department of Astrophysics

Position Name Research field Link
Professor MOMOSE Munetake Radio astronomy, formation of stars and planetary systems, radio interferometry Lab
Professor YOSHIDA Tatsuo High energy astrophysics, gamma-ray astronomy  
Professor YONEKURA Yoshinori Radio Astronomy, Star Formation, Observational Studies using Hitachi and Takahagi 32-m Radio Telescopes  
Associate Professor KATAGIRI Hideaki Gamma-ray astrophysics Lab
Associate Professor TSURIBE Toru Theoretical Astrophysics  

Department of Chemistry

Position Name Research field Link
Professor IZUOKA Akira Molecular magnetism and conductivity. Preparative studies on gold nanoparticles.  
Professor ORIYAMA Takeshi Development of highly efficient and selective reactions toward environmentally benign organic syntheses. Studies on chemical synthesis of biological substances Lab
Professor KIM Haeng-Boo Space- and time-resolved spectroscopy and electrochemistry. Photochemistry of coordination compounds  
Associate Professor OHASHI Akira Development of new methods of synthesis, separation, and detection utilizing liquid-liquid interface as reaction field Lab
Associate Professor KAGOSHIMA Hirotaka Development of new synthetic organic reactions using metallic reagents  
Associate Professor SHIMAZAKI yuichi Synthesis and reactivities of metal complexes containing biological molecules  

Cooperative Graduate School System

Position Name Research field Link
Associate Professor FUKAYA Norihisa    

Department of Biology

Position Name Research field Link
Professor ISHIMI Yukio DNA replication in human cells focusing on MCM proteins  
Professor ENDO Yasuhiko Plant systematics, comparative anatomy and morphology of plants Lab
Professor KITADE Osamu Ecology and evolution of termites and symbiotic microorganisms  
Professor KOJIMA Jun-ichi Taxonomy, phylogenetics and social evolution of vespid wasps Lab
Professor NIKI Yuzo Biomedical Engineering Lab
Professor YAMAMURA Yasuo Plant ecology; Ecophysiology of trees, vegetation dynamics of forests  
Associate Professor OIKAWA Shimpei Plant ecophysiologycal ecology: leaf phenology, nitrogen use and carbon balance with emphasis on global change issues Lab
Associate Professor KANOU Kouki Ichthyology Lab
Associate Professor NAKAZATO Ryoji The studies on biodiversity and environmental preservation of Lake Kasumigaura  
Associate Professor FUTAHASHI MIZUKO Molecular biology, Insect science  
Associate Professor MOROOKA Fuki Ecology, taxonomy and phylogeny of social insects Lab

Cooperative Graduate School System

Position Name Research field Link
Professor SUZUKI Masashi Molecular biology of growth factors  

Department of Earth Sciences

Position Name Research field Link
Professor ANDO Hisao Sedimentary geology and paleontology (elucidation of stratal formation processes, and reconstruction of paleoecological evolution of fossil biota) Lab
Professor OKADA Makoto Paleomagnetism, paleoceanography, studies for reconstruction of paleoenvironmental changes from lake and deep sea sediments  
Professor KAWAHARA Jun Solid earth physics, seismic wave propagation, and earthquake ground motion  
Professor KITA Kazuyuki Atmospheric environment, ozone and aerosols, remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases  
Professor KOARAI MAMORU    
Professor Hashizume Ko Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry  
Professor FUJINAWA Akihiko Research for magmatic processes in subduction environment by means of rock-forming mineralogy and petrochemistry. Reconstruction and elucidation of explosive volcanisms utilizing testimonial documents together with volcanic geological techniques  
Associate Professor NOZAWA Satoshi Solar physics, MHD simulation and astrophysics  
Associate Professor HASEGAWA Takeshi Volcanic geology, Igneous petrology Lab
Associate Professor YAMADA TAKUJI Solid Earth Planet Physics Lab
Associate Professor YASUTAKA WAKAZUKI    
Assistant Professor FUJIYA WATARU Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry Lab
Assistant Professor YAMAGUCHI Naofumi Sedimentology, Coastal morphodynamics Lab