Graduate School of Science
Hokkaido University

Departments

Department of Mathematics

Nowadays, needs for talented master/doctor course graduates who have strong skills in mathematics with extensive backgrounds have been growing globally. By learning systemized mathematics and also by thinking on your own to reach goals, you can achieve abilities to find and express the true nature of science, and to deduce universal facts by rigorous proofs / calculations. An attitude to challenge unknown extensive fields with broad curiosity is also required to be a person with an interdisciplinary spirit. Our curriculum together with intellectually stimulating environment we provide such as our department’s library, international conferences and summer schools, will support your learning. Why don’t you join our mathematics and mathematical science adventure? Mathematics is not just interesting but very useful!!

Department of Condensed Matter Physics

Condensed matter physics is one of the most important research fields for the progress in science and technology in our society. Our staff members conduct cutting-edge research on quantum materials and provide physics education based on quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. We aim to cross-fertilize research and education, and foster world-class human resources with creative talent. Students can expand their knowledge of modern quantum physics through the curriculum and can improve their logical thinking skills and capabilities for problem-finding and problem-solving through their research activities.

Department of Cosmosciences

 

Department of Natural History Sciences

The fields in which the Department of Natural History Sciences engages in education and research fall broadly into three main categories, supported by our excellent faculty members. First is "earth sciences",which includes cosmo and planetary sciences, atmosphere ocean science, biogeoscience, solid earth science, and earth resource science. Second is "biodiversity and organismal evolution", includes taxonomy, phylogeny, phylogeography, ancient DNA science, population genetics, and evolutionary developmental biology. Third is Science Communication.

Earth and Planetary Dynamics

Earth and Planetary System Science

Seismology and Volcanology

Biodiversity

Science Communication