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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.


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About the department

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Events and News

Several Umeå researchers participated in the national space meeting in Lund
Published: 2022-08-04

Maria Hamrin, docent in space plasma physics, is chair of the Swedish Space Scientists' Collaboration Group.

How antibiotic-resistant bacteria gain their ability to adhere
Published: 2022-07-28

Infection researchers show in Nature structure and mechanism of bacterium A. baumannii attaching pilis.

Reveals technology behind a space instrument built to study Jupiter
Published: 2022-05-11

The instrument will measure ions and electrons in the Jupiter system aboard a European spacecraft.