Institute for Theoretical Physics

Theoretical physics uses concepts and methods encoded in mathematical language to explain physical reality. At the Institute for Theoretical Physics, we study physical systems on every scale, ranging from the very small - quantum correction to gravity - to the largest possible scale - the universe.  In between these extremes lie quantum and soft-condensed matter, which study the emergent properties of many-body systems. In theoretical physics, we aim to find answers to some of the most fundamental questions about our world and our existence. 

Science in the Spotlight


experimental thermodynamics of ion confinement in porous carbon electrodes
7 May 2018
The grant will finance research into the experimental thermodynamics of ion confinement in porous carbon electrodes.
Het basiskamp van de gletsjeronderzoekers op de locatie van zomerse smeltmeren. (© Nick Gillett)
2 May 2018
Meltwater lakes do not only appear in summer, Utrecht glaciologist Peter Kuipers Munneke discovered. The cause: warm wind.
Minister Van Engelshoven en de tien hoofdaanvragers van de gehonoreerde Roadmap-projecten
12 April 2018
The Faculty of Science is involved in four projects from the NWO National Roadmap Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure.




4 June 2018 12:45 - 13:45
PhD defence of Drian van der Woude
13 June 2018 14:30 - 15:30
PhD defence of Guido van Miert
27 June 2018 14:30
PhD defence of Fabian Hagemans