Center for Nuclear Study

The University of Tokyo


Posted on 1 Apr, 2022

The Center for Nuclear Study (CNS) started its activities in 1997 as a part of the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, to study and educate the nuclear physics. Focusing on nuclear physics using heavy ion beams, we are promoting the development of radiation detectors and the development of new quantum control and measurement techniques.

The headquartered of the CNS is located at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo, and main activities of the research and education are performed with the strong cooperation with Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, RIKEN. The international projects are also lead at several accelerator facilities in the world. In addition, graduate students will be accepted as a collaborative course in the Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, and internship students from overseas will join the research activities to study the nuclear physics using cutting-edge experimental devices developed at the CNS.

Currently, we are exploring various novel phenomena that will be appeared when the nucleus is placed in extreme quantum states, to investigate the nuclear structure in the extreme state, and the interesting topics on the quarks and gluons behaviors in the heavy ion collisions, the element synthesis in the early universe, and the fundamental symmetries. The driving force of these research activities comes from the spirit of cultivating new fields of nuclear physics performed at the Institute for Nuclear Study, the University of Tokyo, which is the predecessor of this center. We are looking forward to enjoying new heavy ion science together with you at the CNS.

Yasuhiro SAKEMI,
Center for Nuclear Study