Toward clarification of the History of the Universe

Why our Universe was bone and how it developed into the present state? Since its birth at the Big Bang, the Universe has experienced various drastic events. Because the Universe is not a stable object, we have to understand and explain the present state as a consequence of dynamical processes the Universe has experienced. Though many events in the History of the Universe have been clarified, many pieces are still missing to understand our Universe today.


Tomonaga Center for the History of the Universe (TCHoU) was founded in October 2017 as a research center at the University of Tsukuba. The mission of the Center is to clarify the genesis of the Universe as well as the origin of matter and life and to construct an integrated view of the History of the Universe, through international and interdisciplinary collaboration of particle, nuclear, and astrophysics as well as resonant cooperation of experimental and theoretical approaches.

Toward this goal, the center has established the following four research divisions:

Please visit
 ♠  [About the Center] for an overview of the Center.
 ♦  [Projects] for the research projects of the Center.
 ♥  [Organization] for the organization and members of the Center.
 ♣  [Materials] for reports and introductory materials.

Tomonaga The name Tomonaga Center comes from Dr. Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, the second Nobel Laureate from Japan, who made fundamental contributions in constructing relativistic quantum field theories, the renormalization theory, theory of collective motions, etc. and also a founder of the physics institute at Tsukuba.
Visit Tomonaga Memorial Room, Univ. Tsukuba and Tomonaga Exibition at the University of Tsukuba Gallery for more information about Dr. Tomonaga.
(Photo: Tomonaga Memorial Room)

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