Introduction by the director

Welcome to the IPC, the International Physics Course!


Physics is a common language that describes the laws of nature.

English is a common language used for international communication.

As a graduate program in physics, the IPC provides research and education in English. Osaka University has many research institutes that have large facilities that contribute to state-of-the-art research in physics. For instance, in particle nuclear physics, which I am working on, RCNP (Research Center for Nuclear Physics) has a cyclotron accelerator facility, which is the biggest among university-based facilities. Research groups are working in collaboration with world-leading institutes like CERN LHC, J-PARC, BNL, FNAL, TRIUMF, and so on. The physics department and its linked research institutions are committed to educating the skilled researchers, determined leaders, and innovative problem-solvers necessary for progress in world-class research.

The IPC covers almost all fields of physics. You can choose what you want to study in the IPC and many professors will help you achieve your goal.

IPC students are acquiring the abilities and attitudes required to carry out research in the international physics community and their success is our top priority.


Tadafumi Kishimoto

Chairperson of the IPC


Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science
Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka 560-0043, Osaka, Japan