Shinpei Tanaka

PositionAssociate Professor

Research AreaPhysics of Complex Systems

Research Topic
I study complex systems where many elements interact with each other. Even if each element is simple, their behaviors as a whole can be very complex. Moreover, the system sometimes determines the behaviors of its elements. Thus, the elements and the system are in an interwound relationship. I conduct both experiments and computer simulations to tackle this complex relation.

Anything can be the target of physics. Physics is an attempt to understand the general mechanisms of everything from materials to living things, natural environments, human societies, or even the Internet. There, the elements and the system are mutually and complexly entangled. We welcome anybody who has a keen mind and a broad interest in any complex phenomena.