2023 Research Frontiers in Earth and PlanetarySciences

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Ohta Kenji  Nakamoto Taishi  Yokoyama Tetsuya  Nakajima Junichi  Ueno Yuichiro  Sato Bunei  Ishikawa Akira  Okuzumi Satoshi  Ogawa Yasuo  Kanda Wataru  Ida Shigeru  Sekine Yasuhito  Hernlund John William  Genda Hidenori  Ozaki Kazumi  Gilbert Romain Alexis 
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Media-enhanced courses
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Wed5-6(石川台2号館Ishikawadai Bldg. 2 318)  
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Course description and aims

An omnibus lecture of advanced researches conducted in each laboratory of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. In addition to learning about the importance and significance of the research that each faculty member is currently conducting, you will also learn about the connections and collaborative researches between laboratories in EPS.

Student learning outcomes

To understand the various fields of research conducted in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The goal of this course is not only to learn about the research content of the field you wish to select for your bachelor's thesis, but also to gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire research in the earth and planetary sciences.


Earth and Planetary Sciences, Advanced researches

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

An omnibus lecture by EPS professors

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Prof. Bun'ei Sato Astronomy / Exoplanets
Class 2 Prof. Yasuhito Sekine Earth and Planetary Evolution / Astrobiology / Planetary Surface Environment
Class 3 Assoc. Prof. Kazumi Ozaki Earth System Science / Biogeochemistry / Planetary Evolution / Astrobiology
Class 4 Prof. Tetsuya Yokoyama Cosmochemistry / Geochemistry / Chronology / Analytical chemistry
Class 5 Assoc. Prof. Satoshi Okuzumi Planetary Science / Astronomy / Astrophysics
Class 6 Prof. John Hernlund Planetary evolution
Class 7 Prof. Taishi Nakamoto Astrophysics / Planetary Science / Planet Formation Theory / Star Formation Theory
Class 8 Prof. Yuichiro Ueno Geology / Geochemistry / Stable isotopes / Biogeochemical cycles
Class 9 Prof. Shigeru Ida Exoplanets / Planet formation theory / Astrobiology
Class 10 Assoc. Prof. Wataru Kanda Volcanology / Geomagnetism
Class 11 Prof. Jun'ichi Nakajima Seismology / Earthquake tectonics / Mantle dynamics
Class 12 Assoc. Prof. Akira Ishikawa Geology / Petrology / Solid Earth chemistry
Class 13 Assoc. Prof. Hidenori Genda Planetary Science / Comparative Planetology / Planetary Evolution / Aqua Planetology
Class 14 Assoc. Prof. Kenji Ohta High-pressure Geosciences / Deep Earth Science / Condensed Matter Physics



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Will be distributed via T2SCHOLA

Assessment criteria and methods


Related courses

  • EPS.Z381 : Research opportunity in Lab (EPS)

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The order of lectures may change.

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