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.
Algoryx, Infobaleen, Prediktera and Shimmercat are all among the brightest startups within AI in Sweden.
SSF supports a hydrogen research centre led by KTH and including Umeå researchers.
Algoryx has been awarded for implementation of industry grade physics simulation in Unreal Engine.