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. As head of this department, I see it as my task to nurture and encourage current departmental strengths, but also to stimulate new, interdisciplinary research themes such as biophysics and complexity research.

I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about the research, educational and outreach activities within the department.

- Henk Dijkstra, head Department of Physics

News

Debye Annual Lecture 2018, Monika Ritsch-Marte
20 September 2018
This year's Debye Annual Lecture takes place on October 18, 2018.
Schematische weergave van een magnon of spingolf
12 September 2018
The main component of rust is a cheap and promising material for ICT applications with low excess heating at increased speeds, physicist demonstrate.
3 September 2018
Lectures and debate on possible consequences of sea level rise
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Events

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Oct
2 October 2018 10:00 - 10:45
Extra-tropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones in PRIMAVERA simulations
2
Oct
2 October 2018 16:00 - 17:00
Will be announced soon
16
Oct
16 October 2018 16:00 - 17:00
Will be announced soon
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