The Tokyo Institute of Technology (informally Tokyo Tech or Tokodai or TIT) is a public research university located in Greater Tokyo Area, Japan. Tokyo Tech is the largest institution for higher education in Japan dedicated to science and technology. Tokyo Tech enrolled 4,850 undergaraduates and 5006 graduate students for 2009-2010. It employs around 1400 faculty members. Tokyo Tech's main campus is located in the Ookayama on the boundary of Meguro and Ota, with its main entrance facing the Ōokayama Station. Other campuses are located in Nagatsuta and Tamachi. Tokyo Tech is organised into 6 schools, within which there are over 40 departments and research centres. Operating the world-class supercomputer Tsubame 2.0 , and taking a breakthrough in high-temperature superconductivity, Tokyo Tech is a major centre for supercomputing technology and condensed matter research in the world. Tokyo Tech is a member of LAOTSE, an international network of leading universities in Europe and Asia exchanging students and senior scholars. In 2011 it celebrated the 130th anniversary of its founding.
Heat distributions help researchers to understand curved space
The heat equation is one of the most important partial differential equations. The behavior of the solution to the equation reflects the geometry of the underlying space very well. Therefore, this equation ...
Conductive nanofiber networks for flexible, unbreakable, and transparent electrodes
Transparent conductors are required as electrodes in optoelectronic devices, such as touch panel screens, liquid crystal displays, and solar cells. Currently, the transparent conductors used for such applications ...
Microtomography of multiphase flows in porous media
Multiphase flow in porous media occurs in many practical situations including carbon dioxide capture and storage, enhanced oil recovery, remediation of polluted ground, and soil science.
Materials scientists and mathematicians benefit from newly crafted polymers
For the first time, the synthesis of a multicyclic type of polymer provides insights for tailoring polymer properties as well as the mathematics of complex geometries.
Genome analysis reveals how algae evolved into land plants
By analysing the genome of a terrestrial alga, a research group including researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kazusa DNA Research Institute and RIKEN reveal the presence of genes that enable plants ...
Links between science, technology and social issues
Science and technology is the vital driving force for economic and social development. However, the fundamental links between science, technology, and society are unclear because of their complexity and hidden ...
Links between the flow of rivers and diversity of fish species
There is increasing concern about the global decline of biodiversity. In particular, changes in the flow of rivers due to climate change and increasing water consumption affect freshwater biodiversity including ...
TaOx-capped Pt nanoparticles as efficient catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells
One of the challenges for the commercialization of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) is the development of new cathode catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) that exhibit superior activity ...
New model uses the laws of molecular fluid dynamics to aid the analysis of financial markets
A new model to aid the analysis of financial markets uses the laws of molecular fluid dynamics to describe order-book transactions.
Insights into the stages of high-temperature superconductivity
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology uncover the complexities of quantum phase fluctuations during the superconductor-insulator transition in high-temperature superconductors.
Meteorite studies suggest hidden water on Mars
Geochemical calculations by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology to determine how the water content of Mars has changed over the past 4.5 billion years suggest as yet unidentified reservoirs of water ...
Organic chemical origins in hydrothermal systems
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology reveal mechanisms for the formation of methane, which may have been a crucial stage in the origin of life on Earth.
New compound shows unusual conducting properties
A new compound developed at Tokyo Tech shows highly unusual conducting properties that could be used in future electronic components.
DNA-based method enables the identification of a bacterium as an indicator that obstructs methane fermentation
Methane fermentation is a complex microbial ecosystem where various microorganisms coexist. This complexity makes it difficult to quantify the operational conditions required for stable and highly efficient ...
Quantum computing: Manipulating a single nuclear spin qubit of a laser cooled atom
It is advantageous to implement a quantum bit (qubit) with a single nuclear spin because the nuclear spin is robust against any stray magnetic fields. This robustness can be attributed to the small magnitude ...