MINO Michinobu

Educational background

Ph.D. (Physics), Okayama University

Key words for education

Physics, Physics experiments, Scientific literacy

Sample courses

Basic Physics Laboratory

Features of my courses

In Basic Physics Laboratory, students learn how to measure basic physical quantities such as length and time, how to use measuring equipment such as an oscilloscope, and how to process data and handle errors. Students are encouraged to develop a scientific way of thinking by learning to quantify familiar phenomena such as sound, light, and gravitational acceleration.

Key words for research

Magnetism, magnetic resonance, chaos, pattern formation, science education

Key publications and conference presentations

  • Microwave radiation from parametrically excited YIG
    M. Mino, M. Tsukamoto, K. Fujikawa and Y. Ono,
    J. Magn. Mag. Mater. 310,(2007)e549
  • Chaotic Motion of Magnetic Domain Structure under Alternating Field
    M. Mino, Y.Yamamo
    J. Korean Phys. Soc. 63(2013)607
  • Microwave radiation from parametrically excited magnons
    M. Mino, H. Kawahara
    20th International Conference on Magnetism (2015)
  • Physics Teaching at Global Science Campus in Okayama
    M.Mino, Y.Inada and I.Harada
    The 2016 Autumn Meeting of the Physical Society of Japan (2016)
  • Behavior of the last instar nymph of the cicada
    M.Sakai, K.Nakahori, M.Mino
    The 41st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (2019)

What I like about Discovery

The Global Discovery Program’s greatest asset is its diverse student body and staff faculty. As a direct result of this diversity, students are able to explore various research methods and ways of analyzing. For example, some fields, may emphasize the existence of a simple law common to all things, while others may suggest an inherent hierarchical structure with different principles governing each layer. Still others might recognize the existence of diversity as an underlying premise while attempting to compare similarities and differences. The Discovery Program offers students the opportunity to experience a “melting pot” of these various worldviews and educational approaches.