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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Events

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Feb
19 February 2019 16:00 - 17:00
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21
Feb
21 February 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Debye colloquium by prof.dr. Erik Bakkers from Eindhoven University of Technology.
5
Mar
5 March 2019 16:00 - 17:00
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