Research at Physics

The Department of Physics' core activities take place within the framework of six divisions. Our research profiles include basic research, biological physics, materials for energy applications, disordered systems, complex oxides, surface and nanophysics, and subatomic and plasma physics.

We provide a competitive advantage by linking top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of materials science, nanotechnology, life science and energy research with world-leading industrial research and development projects.

Research divisions

Chemical Physics

The activities at Chemical Physics involve fundamental and applied research within surface and nano science. The projects are mainly connected to the development of sustainable energy systems.

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory

At Condensed Matter and Materials Theory we construct models for, and develop an understanding of, a large variety of materials and other condensed matter systems, sometimes leading to new materials or novel technological devices.

Materials Physics

Our goal at Materials Physics is to understand why and how physical phenomena in materials arise and how to best exploit them in applications. We combine curiosity and challenge driven research which spans from investigating fundamental physical processes to actual working devices.

Microstructure Physics

The research at Microstructure Physics focuses on materials and what affects their properties. We mainly deal with materials that are industrially applied.

Nano and Biophysics

At Nano and Biophysics we develop an understanding of, and explore the physics of, nanoscopic and biomolecular structures and their interactions with external stimuli, such as electrons, neutrons and photons.

Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics

At Subatomic, High-Energy and Plasma Physics we cover a broad range of research topics and are inspired by some of the biggest scientific questions about the universe. We also explore applied physics, such as energy-related research, related to phenomena on subatomic scale.