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

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5 December 2018
The ice on Greenland is melting faster than at any moment during the last 350 years. This is concluded from a model by Brice Noël (IMAU).
Erik van Sebille
22 November 2018
Oceanographer Erik van Sebille researches things that float in oceans: plastic, but also bacteria, fish and larvae.
Electrons in bonding (left) and non-bonding (right) Sierpiński triangles
12 November 2018
Utrecht physicists build fractal shape out of electrons

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18 December 2018 16:00 - 17:00
Pre-industrial atmospheric Carbonyl Sulphide studied by 1-D isotopic photochemical model
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20 December 2018 15:00 - 15:45
Modelling shelf morphodynamics and resulting shoreline evolution of mesotidal uninterrupted sandy coasts - free behaviour and response to construction of ..
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20 December 2018 15:45 - 16:30
The Role of Exchange of Heat and Momentum at the Sea Surface in Radiative-Convective Equilibrium

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