Who we are

Director's message

Message from the Director of the Planetary Exploration Research Center (PERC), Tomoko Arai, to all of you.

Purpose and activities

We explore the origins and evolution of the universe, planets, and life, as well as delve into the mysteries of planet formation and the nurturing of life.


We introduce the researchers who are actively engaged in the Planetary Exploration Research Center (PERC).

Research results

We publish papers summarizing the results of our research activities.


At PERC, we have set up a collision experiment laboratory to investigate the role of celestial collisions in a practical manner.