Since we are dealing with a wide variety of natural phenomena from the core of the earth to the edge of the solar system continuously,
we want our students not only to acquire wide knowledge and skills for planetology, but also to develop broad viewpoints, creativity,
and originality, which are free from existing frameworks. To achieve this goal, we recommend that our students study mathematics,
physics, earth science, chemistry, biology, etc. to build an academic basis scientific foundation and are to be familiar with techniques
and methods on field surveys, observations, experiments and theoretical analyses. It is difficult to achieve the goals with a passive attitude.
Our diverse faculty members are available as a guide for you.
We have a wide range of research fields on the origin and evolution of the earth and the solar system.
For example, a researcher goes out for field work to hear sounds from stones or geological strata.
A researcher imagines the early stages of the solar system by doing impact experiments with ices and stones.
A researcher is trying to reproduce an atmosphere of a planet in a computer. And another researcher is
exploring the origin of life from molecular motions. Curiosity is the engine to be enthusiastic about
such things. Our department is full of people who enjoy research with getting stars in their eyes just
like boys and girls. We believe this atmosphere is a clue to make interesting studies possible.
Why don't you come and join our "paradise for intellectuals"?
1973 Establishment of the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science
1977 Establishment of the Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science
1993 Renamed to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
2015 Renamed to the Department of Planetology