The Department of Physics hosts a unique group of scientists and supporting staff addressing problems in physics, from the smallest scales of elementary particles, via the 'human' scales of climate dynamics, to the largest scales of cosmology.

The department has a long history of excellence in physics research and education. Today, we consist of about forty tenured staff which excel in research on topics such as String Theory, Cosmology, Hard- and Soft- Condensed Matter Physics, High-Energy Physics, Nanophotonics and Climate Physics. About fifty graduate and more than a hundred undergraduate students start each year in the broad Bachelor's programme and the four specialised Master's programmes.

The role of physics in society is expected to increase even more in the (near) future. The application of physical concepts and methodologies will remain important to drive innovations in industry. In addition, physicists will make major contributions to the development of research fields such as biology, sociology, health sciences and economy.

News

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8 November 2019
The consortium is to receive 5.4 million euros. Sanli Faez (Physics) is leading one of the six projects in the consortium.
Na ons de zondvloed
1 November 2019
Documentary portraits of low-lying areas where the rising water is a huge problem.
Debye Institute 30th anniversary
23 October 2019
Recap of the 30th Anniversary Symposium of the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science.
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Events

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26 November 2019 16:00 - 17:00
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10
Dec
11
Dec
11 December 2019 12:45 - 13:45
PhD Defence of P. Friedrich MSc
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