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The Department of Earth and Planetary Science (EPS) of the University of Tokyo covers wide research fields; Earth’s interior, ocean, atmosphere, and biosphere, Earth as a planet and researches on Solar-System bodies, and space science. The EPS department consists of about 50 research staff and is one of the most prominent research groups in Japan’s geophysics.


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Relationship with ELSI

ELSI and EPS of the University of Tokyo will conduct joint researches on the formation and evolution of Solar-System planets and satellites, habitability on the planets, and geology, geochemistry, and life on early Earth. The ELSI director Hirose is cross-appointed to the University of Tokyo from FY2017 and will spend 20% of his time as University of Tokyo professor and take leadership of the ELSI satellite at the EPS department of the University of Tokyo.