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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.

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Collaborate with us

Collaborate with us i many different ways.

About the department
About the department

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Events and News

50 million to hydrogen research for sustainable energy production
Published: 18 Jun, 2020

SSF supports a hydrogen research centre led by KTH and including Umeå researchers.

Spin-off awarded for industry grade physics in Unreal Engine
Published: 24 Jun, 2020

Algoryx has been awarded for implementation of industry grade physics simulation in Unreal Engine.

Physicists produce stable water-based graphene dispersions
Published: 07 Apr, 2020

The key agent is graphene oxide. The authors have applied for patent for the method to prepare dispersions.