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. 

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Ben Feringa
16 November 2017
Prof. Ben Feringa (2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) will give the Debye Annual Lecture: The Art of Building Small on Thursday November 16, 2017.
6 November 2017
Prof. Giuseppe Mussardo was appointed to be Kramers visiting professor from the first of November 2017 until January 31 2018.
Nanostructures
24 October 2017
Researchers from Barcelona, Madrid and Utrecht have managed to construct nanoparticles that spontaneously assemble into structures with special properties.

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28 November 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Climatology and firn processes in the lower accumulation area of the Greenland ice sheet
12
Dec
12 December 2017 16:00 - 17:00
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21
Dec
21 December 2017 15:00 - 19:00
December the 21st we will organize the 23nd Princetonplein Muziekfestijn. We are looking for enthusiastic musicians and singers!
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