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Jun. 22, 2016
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Employment Opportunity: International Specially Appointed Researcher
Jun. 22, 2016
NIFS
Research Updates:Aiming the Electron Beam and Investigating the Light Emission: Collecting Light Emission Data from Ceramics Materials for the Fusion Reactor
Jun. 1, 2016
NIFS
Research Updates:We Now Understand the Idea for Maintaining Fusion Plasma for an Extended Duration: Micro-sedimentary Accumulation Layer Controls Plasma Maintenance
Apr. 20, 2016
NIFS
Research Updates:Seeking to Predict Plasma Movement in a Fusion Reactor: Reproduction of Collision Phenomena among Multiple Ion Species on Computer
Apr. 1, 2016
NIFS
Research Updates:Optical Devices Made of Ceramics that Cause the Phenomenon that the Father of Electricity “Faraday” Discovered: Toward Accurate Measurements of Plasma
Mar. 9, 2016
NIFS
Research Updates:Discovery of a New Abrupt Phenomenon in High-temperature Plasma in the Large Helical Device: Abrupt Generation of Large Amplitude Waves and Clarification of the Mechanismt
Feb. 17, 2016
NIFS
Research Updates:Predicting Plasma Turbulence and Energy Confinement: Reproducing LHD Deuterium Plasma Using Leading Edge Supercomputers
Jan. 27, 2016
NIFS
Success in Extensive Coating of Oxidized Erbium Electrical Insulator: Development of High-performance Coating Technology inside a Pipe for an Advanced Blanket
Jan. 6, 2016
NIFS
Building a Wall that Withstands High Temperatures Using Liquid Metal: The Development of the Tin Shower Divertor
Dec. 7, 2015
NIFS
Transmitting Electromagnetic Waves for Plasma Heating with High Efficiency and High Quality: Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Waveguides

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What is academic research?

Academic research is the pursuit of factual clarification and fundamental principles that explain all phenomena occurring in nature, humanity and society. It is an activity of intellectual creation conducted with free thought inspired by intellectual curiosity, and a spirit of inquiry. Since ancient times, whether useful or not, human beings have continued to question, “What’s this?” and “Why is that?” We have built up a “knowledge system” unique to man among living things.

What is an Inter-University Research Institute?

The National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) consists of five inter-university research institutes: the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), the National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), and the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS). In addition to playing a leading role in its respective research field, each institute has a collaborative relationship with NINS with the common goal of creating an interdisciplinary and international research base.