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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Institute for Subatomic Physics
25 April 2017
Publication by ALICE Collaboration, including 19 Utrecht researchers.
Onderzoeker Ingmar Swart, rechts, in het lab
25 April 2017
Physicists at Utrecht University have created a ‘quantum simulator’; a model system to study theoretical prognoses for a whole new class of materials.
prof. Guus Velders
20 April 2017
TIME has named Professor by Special Appointment Guus Velders as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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30 May 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Ozone layer depletion and climate change interactions
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31 May 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Wave-vortex interactions in rotating shallow water
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Jun
12 June 2017 14:30 - 15:30
PhD Defence of Watse Sybesma

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