About Us

TAHARA GROUP

We study the dynamics of ‘complicated systems’ using advanced molecular spectroscopy. Especially, we now focus on time-resolved spectroscopy on condensed-phase molecules. Current research projects are followings:

  1. Study of ultrafast reaction dynamics by advanced time-resolved spectroscopy
  2. Study of soft interfaces and development of interface-selective nonlinear spectroscopy
  3. Study of structural dynamics of biomolecules and development of new single molecule spectroscopy

In the course of these researches, we develop new methods in molecular spectroscopy.

If you are interested in our research activity, please also take a look at an interview article of Prof. Tahara through the following link.
"Using 10-femtosecond optical pulses to observe novel molecular behavior"

News & Topics

July 5, 2016
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in International Symposium: Recent Progress in Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics(2016/7/7-9, Japan)
July 5, 2016
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in Telluride Science Research Center (TSRC) Workshop "Nonlinear Optics at Interfaces" 2016(2016/6/21-25, USA)
July 5, 2016
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in 18th Korean Raman Workshop(2016/5/27, Korea)
July 5, 2016
Dr. Ishii was invited to give a talk at Research seminar at University of Zurich, (2016/4/11, Switzerland)
July 5, 2016
Dr. Ishii was invited to give a talk in Les Houches-TSRC Workshop on Protein Dynamics(2016/4/3-8, France)
July 5, 2016
Dr. Takeuchi was invited to give a talk in 26th IUPAC International Symposium on Photochemistry(2016/4/3-8, Japan)
July 5, 2016
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in Optics Within Life Sciences: OWLS2016(2016/3/16-19, India)
July 5, 2016
Dr. Takeuchi was invited to give a talk in 9th Asian Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena(2016/2/22-24, Philippines)
July 5, 2016
Prof. Tahara and Dr. Takeuchi were invited to give a talk in The 13th Biennial Trombay Symposium on Radiation & Photochemistry and the 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Radiation Chemistry(2016/1/5-9, India)
July 5, 2016
Prof. Tahara and Dr. Ishii were invited to give a talk in Pacifichem(2015/12/15-20, USA)
December 11, 2015
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in ICAVS(2015/7/12-7/17, Austria)
July 15, 2015
Dr. Takeuchi was invited to give a talk in ICP2015(2015/6/28-7/3, Korea)
July 15, 2015
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in TRVS 2015(2015/6/21-6/26, USA)
July 15, 2015
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in Conference on Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy(2015/3/30-4/1, Germany)
November 25, 2014
Dr.Ishii was invited to give a talk in Frontiers in Molecular Spectroscopy: Fundamentals and Applications to Material and Biology(2014/11/25-28, Nara, Japan)
November 25, 2014
Dr. Adhikari was invited to give a talk in Frontiers in Molecular Spectroscopy: Fundamentals and Applications to Material and Biology(2014/11/25-28, Nara, Japan)
November 25, 2014
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in 16th International Conference on Retinal Proteins(2014/10/5-10, Nagahama, Shiga, Japan)
August 29, 2014
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in XXIVth International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy(2014/8/10-15, Jena, Germany)
August 29, 2014
Dr. Nihonyanagi was invited to give a talk in 15th International Conference on Organized Molecular Films(2014/7/9-11, Jeju, Korea)
June 25, 2014
Dr. Adhikari received Letter of Appreciation from RIKEN President Noyori for outstanding research achievements and contribution to increased public recognition of RIKEN.
May 28, 2014
Dr. Adhikari received 2014 Young Scientist Poster Award from The Spectroscopical Society of Japan.
April 30, 2014
Dr. Inoue has got CSJ Presentation Award 2014 due to his presentation at 2014 Annual Meeting of Chemical Society of Japan.
March 23, 2014
Our paper, Prashant Singh, Satoshi Nihonyanagi, Shoichi Yamaguchi, and Tahei Tahara, "Ultrafast vibrational dynamics of hydrogen bond network terminated at the air/water interface: A two-dimensional heterodyne-detected vibrational sum frequency generation study", has been chosen for the 2013 JCP Editors’Choice collection of J. Chem. Phys.
August 29, 2014
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in19th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena(2014/7/7-11, Okinawa, Japan)
August 29, 2014
Dr. Takeuchi was invited to give a talk in International workshop on “Over the Barriers of Transition Paths: Dynamical Processes in Proteins and Complex Molecular Systems” (2014/6/28, Yokohama, Japan)
August 29, 2014
Dr. Ishii was invited to give a talk in International workshop on “Over the Barriers of Transition Paths: Dynamical Processes in Proteins and Complex Molecular Systems” (2014/6/28, Yokohama, Japan)
June 13, 2014
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in Telluride Meeting on Nonlinear Optics (2014/6/9-13, Telluride, CO, USA)
June 11, 2014
Dr. Yamaguchi was invited to give a talk in 97th Canadian Society for Chemistry meeting, "New Developments in Surface Spectroscopy and Microscopy" symposium (2014/6/1-5, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
June 11, 2014
Dr. Takeuchi was invited to give a talk in The 8th Asian International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (2014/1/19-22, Kobe, Japan)
June 11, 2014
Dr. Nihonyanagi was invited to give a talk in Trombay Symposium on Radiation & Photochemistry (TSRP) - 2014 (2014/1/6-9, Mumbai, India)
June 11, 2014
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in Trombay Symposium on Radiation & Photochemistry (TSRP) - 2014 (2014/1/6-9, Mumbai, India)
June 11, 2014
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in 4th Asian Spectroscopy Conference (ASC2013) (2013/12/15-18, Singapore) *Opening Plenary Lecture*
June 11, 2014
Prof. Tahara was invited to give a talk in National Fluorescence Workshop 2013 (FCS2013) (2013/11/24-28, Bangalore, India)
November 8, 2013
Dr. Otosu has received an award at Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan.
April 25, 2013
Dr. Kuramochi and Mr. Kundu have received Student Lecture Award of the Chemical Society of Japan for their presentations in the 93rd Annual Meeting held last March. Dr. Inoue also received the same Award for his doctor course research in Kyoto university.
March 8, 2013
Dr. Nihonyanagi has received Morino Science Award 2013.
January 21, 2013
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in Lecture of Distinguished Asian Visiting Speaker Award, Canada (2013/10/31, Alberta, Canada).
January 21, 2013
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in International Conference on Chemistry, Japan (2013/9/28-30, Sendai, Japan).
January 21, 2013
Dr. Takeuchi has been invited to give a talk in Seventh International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS-7) (2013/8/25-30, Kobe, Japan).
January 21, 2013
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in Gordon Research Conference on Photochemistry, USA (2013/7/14-19, MA, USA).
January 21, 2013
Prof. Tahara is organizing The XVIth International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS 2013), Japan (2013/5/19-24, Beppu, Japan).
January 21, 2013
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in RIKEN-CTU Workshop, Taiwan (2013/4/25-27, Hsinchu, Taiwan).
January 21, 2013
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in ACS National Meeting, USA (2013/4/7-11, New Orleans, USA).
November 8, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in International symposium on molecular organization and complexity (2013/2/6-8, Calcutta, India).
November 8, 2012
Prof. Tahara will be a member of Editorial Board of J. Chem. Phys. from January 2013.
October 30, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in Workshop on Structure and Dynamics of Water in Gas, Liquid and Solid Phases (2012/11/28-30, Taipei, Taiwan).
October 30, 2012
Dr. Takeuchi has been invited to give a talk in 10th Asian International Seminar on Atomic and Molecular Physics (2012/10/23-27, Taipei, Taiwan).
Oct 25, 2012
Mr. Kuramochi has received "Best Presentation Award" from Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Molecular Science.
Oct 12, 2012
Dr. Nihonyanagi is receiving "Incentive Award" from The Spectroscopical Society of Japan.
Sep 4, 2012
Dr. Nihonyanagi has received "The Award for the Young Distinguished Scientist" from the Japan Society for Molecular Science.
Aug 29, 2012
Dr. Nihonyanagi's research proposal has been selected for JST, PRESTO "Phase Interfaces for Highly Efficient Energy Utilization".
August 19, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in ACS National Meeting, Symposium on Recent Advances in Studies of Molecular Processes at Liquid Interfaces (2012/8/19-23, Philadelphia, PA, USA).
August 12, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in The 23rd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (2012/8/12-17, Bangalore, India).
August 12, 2012
Dr. Takeuchi has been invited to give a talk in The 23rd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (2012/8/12-17, Bangalore, India).
August 12, 2012
Dr. Yamaguchi has been invited to give a talk in The 23rd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (2012/8/12-17, Bangalore, India).
July 22, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in Gordon Research Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Dynamics (2012/7/22-27, Lewiston, ME, USA).
July 6, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in NCTU Student Summer School (2012/7/6-7, Hsinchu, Taiwan).
July 5, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in The Second Hsinchu Symposium on Advanced Spectroscopy and Imaging in Molecular Science, (2012/7/5-6, Hsinchu, Taiwan).
July 2, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in ISSP-CMSI international workshop/symposium on Material Simulation in Petaflops era (MASP2012), ISSP (2012/7/2, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan).
June17, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in Telluride Workshop on Nonlinear Optics at Interfaces (2012/6/17-21, Telluride, CO, USA).
Feb 8, 2012
Prof. Tahara has received "CSJ Award for Creative Work" from Chemical Society of Japan.
January 4, 2012
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in The 11th Trombay Symposium on Radiation & Photochemistry (TSRP-2012) (2012/1/4-8, Mumbai, India).
Nov 7, 2011
Dr. Otosu received "Best Presentation Awards" for his talk in the annual meeting of the Japan Society of Molecular Science (2011/9/20〜23, Sapporo).
Oct 13, 2011
A research paper (S. Nihonyanagi et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., in press.) resulting from a collaboration work between our group and Morita Laboratory of Tohoku University was published in Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun (September 29, 2011) and Nikkei Sangyo Shinbun (September 30, 2011).
April 16, 2012
Dr. Takeuchi has been invited to give a talk in The 16th East Asian Workshop on Molecular Dynamics (April 16-19, 2012, Hsinchu, Taiwan).
Jul 19, 2011
Dr. Yamaguchi has got the 8th Masao Horiba Awards (2011).
Jul 19, 2011
Mr. Kuramochi has got the Best Poster Award for his poster presentation at The 15th International Conference on Time-Resolved Spectroscopy (TRVS XV) (June 19-24, 2011, Ascona, Switzerland).
May 16, 2011
Dr. Yamaguchi has been invited to give a talk in The 15th East Asian Workshop on Molecular Dynamics (May 17-19, 2011, Pohang, Korea).
May 16, 2011
Prof. Tahara will organize a symposium, "Molecular Spectroscopy at Interface: Advances and Application." with Prof. Rob Walker in The 38th Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) (October 2-7, Reno, USA).
May 16, 2011
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in The 3rd Asian Spectroscopy Conference (ASC2011) (November 28-December 1, 2011, Xiamen, China).
May 16, 2011
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give the Keynote Lecture in Australasian Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy (ACVS) (November 22-25, 2011, New Zealand).
May 16, 2011
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in The 18th Japan-Korea Symposium on Molecular Science "New Visions for Spectroscopy and Computation: Temporal and Spatial Adventures of Molecular Sciences" (July 5-8, 2011, Pusan, Korea).
Mar 25, 2011
Dr. Takeuchi has been invited to give a talk in The 8th Korea-Japan Symposium on Frontier Photoscience (October 28-31, 2011, Seoul, Korea).
Feb 25, 2011
Dr. Yamaguchi's presentation, "Up versus Down Alignment of Solute Molecules at the Air/Water Interface Determined by HD-ESFG", has been selected as highlight talks in the 91th annual meeting of Chemical Society of Japan (March 26-29, 2011, Yokohama).
Nov 15, 2010
Mr. Kuramochi has got the Best Poster Award for his poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Molecular Science (September 14-17, 2010, Osaka).
Sep 21, 2010
Mr. Kundu has got the Noyori prize for his best poster presentation in Noyori summer school (September 17-18, 2010, RIKEN Harima institute).
Jul 27, 2010
Dr. Nihonyanagi's paper at GRC Vibrational Spectroscopy 2010 (August 1-6, 2010, Biddeford, Maine, USA) has been selected for an oral presentation.
Jul 27, 2010
Dr. Ishii's paper at Pacifichem 2010, Session "Frontiers of Biomolecular Dynamics" (December 15-20, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) has been selected for an oral presentation.
Jul 23, 2010
Our website has been renewed!
Mar 19, 2010
Dr. Yamaguchi has been invited to give a talk in The 3rd Asia-Pacific Symposium on Radiation Chemistry (APSRC) incorporating 10th biennial Trombay Symposium on Radiation & Photochemisitry (TSRP) (September 14-17, 2010, Lonavala, India).
Feb 18, 2010
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in Pacifichem 2010, Session "Recent advances in studies of molecular processes at liquid interfaces" (December 15-20, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA).
Feb 18, 2010
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in Pacifichem 2010, Session "Advanced linear and nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy" (December 15-20, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA).
Feb 18, 2010
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in Coherent Multi-Dimensional Spectroscopy 2010 (August 17-20, 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA).
Feb 18, 2010
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a plenary lecture in International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (August 8-13, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts, USA).
Feb 18, 2010
Prof. Tahara has been invited to give a talk in Telluride Science Research Conference on Nonlinear Optics at Interface (June 21-25, 2010, Telluride, Colorado, USA).