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


Marta Verweij. Source: Symmetry Magazine
1 August 2019
NWO has awarded Marta Verweij a START-UP grant for her project “The inner workings of the Quark Gluon Plasma”.
Rembert Duine
1 August 2019
Rembert Duine studies hard condensed-matter physics, in particular ultra-cold atoms and spintronics.
Laura Filion
25 June 2019
Vidi grantee Laura Filion wants to find out how a crystal 'chooses' its structure.