ISSP - The institute for Solid State Physics

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ISSP belongs to the University of Tokyo. At the same time, its facilities are open to all domestic researchers participating in joint research. In April 2010, ISSP was duly granted the authorization as a joint usage/research center. The administrative decisions are made at the faculty meeting chaired by the director and attended by professors and associate professors. The ISSP Advisory Committee, consisting of nearly equal numbers of members from and outside of the University of Tokyo to represent the interest of the outside users, gives advice on various aspects of administration upon inquiry of the director. The Advisory Committee for Joint Research, consisting of both the in-house and outside members, evaluates proposals for joint research, workshops, and allocation of fund for user activities. The Research Strategy Office headed by the director promotes future plans to reinforce research and management of ISSP.

Currently ISSP consists of three Research Divisions, two Research Groups, five Research Facilities. Among these, Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory has a branch in the SPring-8, Sayo, Hyogo, and the Neutron Science Laboratory maintains spectrometers installed at the research reactor in the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki. Apart from the Research Divisions and Facilities, supporting facilities, which include Cryogenic Service Laboratory, Machine Shop, Radiation Safety Laboratory, Library and International Liaison Office, provide services to both in-house and outside users. Public Relations Office offers various information, and Information Technology Office handles and supports network-related matters.

Open faculty positions of professors, associate professors and research associates at ISSP are advertised publicly. Candidates are selected by the Selection Committee consisting of nearly equal numbers of in-house and outside members and then approved by the Faculty Meeting. Some of the positions have finite terms of appointment.