What human beings are, and what I am.



1.What kind of the research are you doing?

I study the electronic structure of strongly correlated electron systems and functional materials such as topological insulator with the world-best ultrahigh-resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). ARPES is a unique and powerful experimental technique to directly observe the momentum-resolved electronic structure. And in our laboratory, since we do everything relating to measurement, including starting up the equipment and preparing samples ourselves, I feel that it is challenging.

2.What is the reason for starting your study?

I like watching scientific experiment since my childhood and “physics” attracted me strongly when I was in high school. Thus, I decided to major in physics in Tohoku University. Especially, I became interested in solid-state physics in which we clarify properties of materials surrounding us.

3.Message for prospective students

I was worried whether I can get oriented to my new environment just before entering University. But now I live fulfilling campus life thanks to comfortable environment for research and my best friends. Experiments are often tough physically and mentally for me. However, I have never hated them. I feel happy to continue the research in Tohoku University.