Department of Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy 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

André Mischke
17 February 2017
Academia Europaea is a European association, whose members collectively aim to promote learning, education and research.
© iStockphoto.com/nadla
3 February 2017
NWO grants for René van Roij, Laura Filion, and Marjolein Dijkstra
Magnonic BlackHole
31 January 2017
Black holes on an electronic chip, theoretical physicists have proposed a way to simulate black holes on an electronic chip.
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7 March 2017 16:00 - 17:00
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15 March 2017 12:45 - 13:45
PhD thesis of Nava Gaddam
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Department of Physics