Department of Earth and Planetary Science




Kei Hirose (professor), Robert Geller (retired prof.), Mitsuhiro Matsu'ura (professor emeritus) and Hiroshi Takeda (professor emeritus) selected as Japan Geoscience Union Fellows 2017 (outside link in Japanese).


Masahiro Ikoma (associate prof.) receives Nishida Award (outside link in Japanese).



Suguru Yabe, Yohei Ohnuki, Daisuke Takasuka, Kohei Inou and Minako Kurisu receive the Graduare School of Science Research Award. Satoru Baba, Yuta Mizutani and Horochika Ueda receive the Faculty of Science Study Award.


Last lectures by retiring faculty members:


Robert Geller: 3/7 (Tue.) 16:00-17:30 at Koshiba Hall (live streaming on the School of Science YouTube channel or


Hiroko Nagahara: 3/9 (Thu.) 16:00-17:00 at Koshiba Hall


Yasutaka Ikeda: 3/16 (Thu.) 16:00-18:00 at Rm. 336 (as a Solid Earth Science Forum seminar)


Press release on paper by Yasuhito Sekine (Associate Professor): The Charon-forming giant impact as a source of Pluto’s dark equatorial regions (release in Japanese/article in journal HP)


Press release by Kaoru Sato (professor) and Masashi Kohma (assistant prof.) among others:

Frequency spectra and vertical profiles of wind fluctuations in the summer Antarctic mesosphere revealed by observations using the PANSY radar

(release in Japanese)