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Physical sciences

Physics is the science of how nature works at the most fundamental level, from the smallest blocks of matter and the fundamental forces, to the largest structures in the universe. Physics uses mathematics to describe experimental results, which in turn confirm or refute the theories presented. Theories can be used to make new predictions, e.g., the properties of newly developed materials. Physics is often the basis for new inventions, such as the refrigerator, the transistor, and the tv.

Features

A lunar project aiming for the moon
A lunar project aiming for the moon

Umeå Lunar Venture will put Umeå University on the map by sending a measuring equipment to the moon.

Infrastructures

Integrated Science Lab (Icelab)
Integrated Science Lab, Icelab, seeks to be a hub for communication and collaboration in the life sciences at Umeå University. We take a modelling...
The Laserlab Umeå
The Laserlab Umeå comprises a collection of laboratories using lasers for their research.
Research subject: Physical sciences

Latest news

Porous polymers show remarkable stability at high pressure
Porous polymers show remarkable stability at high pressure

Umeå physicists are the first to show high stability of the porous nanomaterial COF-1.

Bright and efficient light without rare metals
Bright and efficient light without rare metals

Umeå Physicists show environmental friendy alternatives for efficient light-emitting electrochemical cells.

New Book on Art and Physics
New Book on Art and Physics

Entangle: Physics and the Artistic Imagination, a new book from Bildmuseet.

Energy researchers gather
Energy researchers gather

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

Space physicists target comets
Space physicists target comets

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

Collaboration with industry generates funding for solar energy researchers
Collaboration with industry generates funding for solar energy researchers

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

New possibilities for light-emitting plastics with patterned light
New possibilities for light-emitting plastics with patterned light

Mattias Lindh shows that the thickness of ultra-thin light-emitting plastics is important for brightness.

Mistra Digital Forest is paving the way for robotics in the woods
Mistra Digital Forest is paving the way for robotics in the woods

Joins forest industry with academy to create digital solutions for sustainable bioeconomy.

Research projects

Demonstration of 4th generation district heating in University City of Umeå
Duration 1 June 2017 until 1 September 2021
Type of project PhD project
3D Ray Tracing for analysis and evaluation of Cross-Linking Treatment for Corneal diseases
Duration 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2018
Type of project Research project
Non-linear algorithms for least squares measurement problems
Duration 18 June 2008 until 31 December 2009
Type of project Research project
Collective and nonlinear effects in quantum plasmas
Research subject: Physical sciences
Duration 28 April 2008 until 31 December 2010
Type of project Research project
Nanocarbon compounds and composites
Research subject: Physical sciences
Duration 22 January 2008 until 31 December 2010
Type of project Research project

Research groups

Applied Laser Spectroscopy
Combustion Diagnostics and Exhaled Breath Gas Analysis
Atomically Thin & Layered Materials
Atomically thin crystalline structures such as two-dimensional (2D) materials or single- and few- walled nanotubes exhibit several interesting...
Research subject: Physical sciences
Complex systems
For the passion of revealing stories in relational data to address research questions across the sciences, in the complex system group we develop a...
Research subject: Physical sciences
Digital Physics
Read more about the research group Digital Physics.
Research subject: Physical sciences
Disordered Nanomaterials
We study nanomaterials with a high degree of disorder and complex elemental composition caused by a large concentration of vacancies, defects, or...
Research subject: Physical sciences
Embedded System Group (ESL)
The research environment covers activities within electrical and system engineering, applied physics, and biomedical engineering.
Nano Science
In the research group we work on synthesis, characterization of various types of nanomaterials, including both carbon nanostructures such as...
Research subject: Physical sciences
New materials under extreme conditions
Low and high temperatures, simultaneously with high pressure, change the thermodynamic stability of materials and the kinetics of phase transitions...
Research subject: Physical sciences
Optical frequency comb spectroscopy group
Our group works with development and applications of optical frequency comb spectroscopy for broadband precision measurements of molecular spectra...
Research subject: Physical sciences
RElativistic Attosecond Physics Laboratory (REAL)
The goal of relativistic attosecond physics laboratory is laser-driven generation of the shortest light and electron pulses ever achieved, which ha...
Research subject: Physical sciences
Space Plasma Physics Group
The Umeå Space Plasma Physics Group focuses on studying naturally occurring plasmas in the solar system.
Research subject: Physical sciences
The Biophysics and Biophotonics group
The Biophysics and Biophotonics group is working both with experimental and theoretical approaches to perform basic research on topics at the borde...
Research subject: Physical sciences
The Laser Physics Group
Our group works with development and applications of various types of laser-based measurement techniques. Spectroscopic techniques are developed fo...
Research subject: Physical sciences
The Organic Electronics and Photonics Group
Organic electronics constitute the synthesis and study of organic materials with electronic and/or photonic function and the realization of...
Research subject: Physical sciences