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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

Energiforskare samlas och provkör vätgasbil
Published: 25 Jul, 2019

Scientists meet at Umeå University to discuss renewable energy and to test drive a hydrogen car.

Space physicists sends instrument to target comets
Published: 24 Jun, 2019

Space physicists at Umeå University develop measuring instruments for the spaceship Comet Interceptor.

Collaboration with industry generates funding for solar energy researchers
Published: 09 Apr, 2019

Kempe Foundations grants SEK 700,000 to world-class spectrophotometer for the Department of Physics.