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.

About us

Curious about what it's like to work at the Faculty of Science? Get a glimpse into our work culture through the personal perspectives of Tanja Hinderer, Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics.

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The department is reaching out to scientists and students in physics from Ukraine to offer support, e.g. by offering lab space or otherwise. Those interested are asked to contact the head of department, Stefan Vandoren (
The department is also willing to consider similar requests from researchers and students who have fled Russia or Belarus.