Faculty Members HANAMI Hitoshi
- Science Doctorate: Physics
Fields of Research
- Mathematical Physics for Nature
- I failed my first entrance exam, but was then admitted to Hokkaido University and graduated with a degree from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science after 4 years. However, I failed my first postgraduate exam, and entered into the program a year late. After passing the second postgraduate exam at the end of the summer, I asked myself what I should do for the next half year until I started in April. I asked the professor in the astrophysics laboratory where I would be studying, and decided to travel around Asia for about 4 months during the winter based on his suggestion of doing whatever I wanted. I took 5 years to complete my PhD, but could not find any job opportunities, so I spent about 2 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas and a special researcher for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Kyoto University. I then switched affiliations to the Faculty of Science and Engineering after a structural reorganization in 2016.
Physics for the analysis and control of the knowledge hidden in form
I research galactic evolution, but telescopes and other objects also behave like living things; functions hidden in the “form” of the universe is like a kind of knowledge. My aim is to regard structures as restricted many-body systems and arrange physics through geometric algebra in such a way that is not dependent on coordinates, separate “form space: that exhibits the diversity of form and the kinematic conversions that keep form space unchanged, as well as the establishment of universe gauge theory.
My hope is for students to make use of the knowledge of the 13.8 billion years since the beginning of the universe and the 4.6 billion years since the inception of the earth and dedicate themselves to passing on its finite abundance to future generations.