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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20 December 2017
With a computer model, researchers were able to compare the contributions of various sources to the amount of methane in the atmosphere.
A white Christmas?
15 December 2017
Aarnout van Delden looks back to historical weather data to predict - in a general way - the Christmas weather of the future.
14 December 2017
Vanmaekelbergh aims to use the Descartes-Huygens Prize to reinforce his collaboration with research groups in Lille, Grenoble, Paris and Bordeaux

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17 January 2018 14:30 - 15:30
PhD Defence Bram Bet
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Jan
22 January 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Modelling the surface mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet and neighbouring ice caps

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