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Areas of Research

As Japan's national flagship laboratory in fundamental scientific research, RIKEN carries out work in a variety of fields. The following pages are intended to give you a glimpse into the work that we do, help you understand the science behind it, and in particular to give students who might like to come to RIKEN an idea of what laboratories are working in the field they are interested in. 

  • Nuclear Physics
    RIKEN scientists continue to contribute to research in nuclear physics, using the power of the RI Beam Factory located at the Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Wako.

  • Stem Cells
    RIKEN researchers are active in the area of stem cells, both as a research tool for elucidating disease mechanisms and as an ingredient for regenerative medicine.