Welcome to the Exhibition Room of the Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University

Welcome to the Exhibition Room of the Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University.

We have just opened the ”Exhibition Room” on the 1st floor of the Office Building of RCNP ( Research Center for Nuclear Physics) next to the Experimental Hall, as one of the memorial events during the 30th Anniversary of the Osaka University.

RCNP was established as a joint-in use research institute for the operation and research with the large Ring Cyclotron. The present Ring Cyclotron is the fourth cyclotron we have built and operated at the Osaka University.

 The activities of the Center have been growing since the beginning of the research of atomic nuclei, and its history is recognized as part of the history of Nuclear Physics.

  In the Exhibition Room, we show the history of Nuclear Physics research, the people who contributed and the achievements of researchers, among them Dr. Hideki Yukawa awarded the Novel Prize in 1949. We show the models of the Ring Cyclotron and AVF Cyclotron to demonstrate the principles of these accelerators.

 Panels on the walls explain the type of research we are doing at the Center.

  We are planning to add displays of various instruments like the big Spark Chamber, which we installed recently. In this Spark Chamber, you will be able to see for yourself the sparks created by the passing cosmic rays.

 Opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on working days.

 Please call 06-6879-8901(General Affairs Manager) or 06-6879-8903(General Affairs Division) in advance if you would like to come for a visit.


              Exhibition Room

      Spark Chamber (rays from the cosmos)