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The Department of Physics

The Department of Physics belongs to the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.

At present about 100 people work at the new Department of Physics, professors, lecturers, researchers, guest professors, postdocs, doctoral students, and technical and administrative staff.

We carry out research and research education in various fields, for example in optical physics, nonlinear physics, plasma physics, general relativity, condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, photonics, biological physics, complex networks, space physics and physics education.


Read more about our education here.

Our research
Our research

Information about our research at the Department of Physics.

Collaborate with us
Collaborate with us

Collaborate with us i many different ways.

About the department
About the department

You will find more information about the Department of Physics here.

Events and News

Distribution of vertebrates redefines temperate and cold climate regions
Published: 18 Feb, 2021

Umeå researchers establish climate regions based on vertebrates' distribution in a new study in eLife.

An astronomical VR grant for laser physics research
Published: 23 Dec, 2020

The research focuses on accurate data of highly excited energy levels of important molecules in astrophysics.

Top-listed AI startups in Sweden based on research at Umeå University
Published: 21 Oct, 2020

Algoryx, Infobaleen, Prediktera and Shimmercat are all among the brightest startups within AI in Sweden.