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FMSP course requirements

Coursework requirements

The FMSP students must obtain 6 credits for the courses "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics I -- X" (Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences) and "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics I -- XX" (School of Science) . These courses are given by either omnibus or intensive form as well. In addition the FMSP students must obtain 2 credits for the courses "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society I -- VII". The FMSP students can obtain credits for courses which are not given at your own department.

  • Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics I -- X, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences (2 credits)
  • Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics I -- XV, School of Science (2 credits)
  • Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics XVI -- XX, School of Science (1 credit)
  • Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society I -- IV, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences (2 credits)
  • Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society, School of Science (2 credits)
  • Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society VI -- VII, School of Science (1 credit)

The following courses will approved as Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics I -- XV (School of Science). Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics XVI -- XX (School of Science) will be approved among the list of intensive courses. The format for the approvement is available at Graduate School Office.

Department of Physics

    • Fluid Mechanics 35603-0003
    • Theory of Elementary Particles 35603-0094
    • Computational Physics 35603-0075
    • Condensed Matter Physics III 35603-0028
    • Cosmology I (*) 35603-0106
    • Cosmology II (*) 35603-0107
    • Plasma Physics 35603-0091
    • Quantum Field Theory I 35603-0103
    • Quantum Field Theory II 35603-0104

      (*)Cosmology I,II are given in alternate years. Cosmology II is given in the academic year 2016.

      Following intensive courses given in the academic year 2016 will be approved as Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics XVI -- XX (School of Science).

      【Summer Semester】

    • Special Topics in Physics A XIII 35603-1181
    • Special Topics in Physics B X 35603-1214
    • Special Topics in Physics B XI 35603-1224
    • Special Topics in Physics B XV 35603-1351
    • Lecture on Advanced Photon Science IV 35603-1604
    • Lecture on Advanced Photon Science V  35603-1605
    • Lecture on Advanced Photon Science XV 35603-1606

【Autumn Semester】

  • Special Topics in Physics A XIV 35603-1203
  • Special Topics in Physics B XVI 35603-1361
  • Special Topics in Physics B XVII 35603-1371
  • Special Topics in Physics B XVIII 35603-1381

Department of Earth and Planetary Science

<Students Enrolled in FMSP Course after April, 2015>

  • Mechanics of Elastic Body 35616-0005
  • Solid Earth Mechanics 35616-0006
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I 35616-0007
  • Atmospheric Physics I 35616-1001
  • Physical Oceanography I 35616-1003
  • Climate Dynamics I 35616-1005
  • Space Plasma Physics I 35616-1008
  • Physics of Magnetosphere I 35616-1009
  • Earthquake Physics 35616-1033
  • Earth and Planetary System Science 35616-1013
  • Programming for Parallel Computing 35616-2057

<Students Enrolled in FMSP Course before 2014>

  • Mechanics of Elastic Body 35616-0005
  • Solid Earth Mechanics 35616-0006
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I 35616-0007
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II 35616-0008
  • Atmospheric Physics I 35616-1001
  • Atmospheric Physics II 35616-1002*
  • Atmospheric Physics III 35616-2001 *
  • Atmospheric Physics IV 35616-2002*
  • Physical Oceanography I 35616-1003*
  • Physical Oceanography II 35616-1004*
  • Physical Oceanography III 35616-2003*
  • Climate Dynamics I 35616-1005*
  • Climate Dynamics II 35616-1006*
  • Programming for Parallel Computing 35616-2057

The courses with (*) are given in alternate years.

Either of the courses Frontiers in Advanced Technology I and II (Department of Chemistry) is approved as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society V". The format for the approvement is available at Graduate School Office.

(1) When a student has obtained credits for some of the classes listed in the coursework requirements prior to becoming a FMSP course student, they should apply for them to be counted after they become a FMSP student. If approved, these credits will be counted as part of their required coursework credits. The classes listed in the coursework requirements are Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society, and those indicated below for each department.

(2)
(i) Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
The courses with numbers 700s in the winter semester of the academic year 2012 are approved as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics". The courses with numbers 500s priovide background for research and are recommended to follow during the Master Course regardless of your research area. The course "Lectures on Mathematical Sciences and Society II" in the winter semester of the academic year 2012 is approved as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society". The courses at the other departments of FMSP arroved as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics" or "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society" are approved at Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences as well.

(ii) School of Science
<Department of Physics>
The courses with numbers starting from 35603 at Depatment of Physics in the winter semester of the academic year 2012 are approved as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics". There are no courses at School of Science approves as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society" in the winter semester of the academic year 2012. The courses at the other departments of FMSP arroved as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics" or "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society" are approved at Department of Physics as well.
<Department of Earth and Planetary Science>
The courses with branch numbers 1000s and 2000s at Depatment of Earth and Planetary Scienc in the winter semester of the academic year 2012 are approved as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics". There are no courses at School of Science approves as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society" in the winter semester of the academic year 2012. The courses at the other departments of FMSP arroved as "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Physics" or "Frontiers of Mathematical Sciences and Society" are approved at Department of Earth and Planetary Science.

Required activities for the Doctoral years

To complete the FMSP course, students must take part in one of the two activities listed below:

  • Research at institutions abroad for more than one month
  • A corporate internship

Note that all of these activities require prior application. You may only participate once your plan has been reviewed and approved. Here the corporate internship includes research at a laboratory outside of your department.

Attending scientific meetings hosted or co-hosted by FMSP

Students are encouraged to attend scientific meetings hosted or co-hosted by FMSP, including seminars, schools and workshop held at Kavli IPMU. Some of the scientific meetings of particular significance in fostering young researchers will require the attendance of all FMSP course students.