N-lab is conducting advanced cutting-edge research that is considered to be important in order to advance particle physics. We utilize cutting-edge accelerators, detectors and the other experimental technologies as much as possible.
In many cases, such cutting-edge research proceeds through large international collaborative experiments. Our group led such research with our own unique ideas and execution skills. Even in such a large collaboration, to start with, each person does deeply think "what is important?", "what is difficult?", and "how can we solve the problems?", and does elaborate ideas. In order to realize them, we discuss with colleagues that share motivations, organize researches, and plan/conduct works. To that end, several skills should be obtained, such as understanding of the fundamentals of particle physics and experimental techniques, the ability to organize information and identify key factors, the ability to communicate with collaborators, the ability to verify ideas without fear of failures, and the ability to act.
In N-lab, we definitely provide research guidance for undergraduate and graduate research at undergraduate schools and master's and doctoral dissertations at graduate school. In the cases of our collaborative research that our students perform, there are plenty of discussions with leading researchers inside and outside the university, in Japan and abroad. Experiences of vertical and horizontal exchanges with excellent students from other universities can further enhance these abilities crucial for collaborative researches.
These abilities should be important not only in academics but also in many places in society. We, the N-lab staff, would really like our students to "overreach themselves" and aim at further heights as much as possible. We are extremely pleased to fully support such highly-motivated students and their research activities.