Department of Physics

Physics is the foundation for natural sciences, and also has practical implications for our everyday lives. In fact, modern life is dominated by technological developments based on discoveries in physics, from ultra-fast computers to renewable energy technologies.

Our research spans a broad spectrum of natural sciences and technology, which in turn allows us to offer an education that provides a solid basis for future careers. Physics research is carried out in experimental as well as theoretical fields, often across conventional boundaries between disciplines. Our central research areas are materials science, nanoscience, surface physics, modern optics, astrophysics, solar energy, biophysics, and medical technology. Research staff at the institute make a special effort to increase the awareness and understanding of the importance and impact of physics in our society.

Department of Physics currently employs about 180 people. On average, about 2000 NTNU students a year take Physics courses.


Events

The Nanonetwork awarded our two phd-students

Jonas Ribe is receiving the prize from Jostein Grepstad. Photo: Berit Myhre18.08. 2014
The contributions from two of our PhD students were awarded with the best student's awards at the Nanonetwork workshop. Our PhD Candidates Federico Mazzola and Jonas Ribe got the awards for best presentation and poster.

The Nanonetwork awarded our two phd-students

Jonas Ribe is receiving the prize from Jostein Grepstad. Photo: Berit Myhre18.08. 2014
The contributions from two of our PhD students were awarded with the best student's awards at the Nanonetwork workshop. Our PhD Candidates Federico Mazzola and Jonas Ribe got the awards for best presentation and poster.

The 2014 Workshop of the Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for microsystems was arranged in Tønsberg, Norway, this summer (June 16-18).

Jonas Ribe in front of his winning poster "Patterning polydimethylsiloxane by dry etching using metal hard masks". Photo: Berit Myhre Federico Mazzola was awarded the prize in the category best PhD student presentation for the oral presentation entitled "Unconventional hybrid superconductors? A novel manipulation of manybody interactions". 

Jonas Ribe was awarded the prize in the category best PhD student poster for the poster "Patterning polydimethylsiloxane by dry etching using metal hard masks".

Supervisor for Federico is Justin Wells and for Jonas is Bjørn Stokke the supervisor.

Federico Mazzola at work at the new Danish synchrotron (ASTRID2) in Aarhus. Photo: Justin Wells


Jacob Linder selected for NTNU's Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme

Jacob Linder, professor at Department of Physics16.06. 2014
Jacob Linder, professor at Department of Physics, is one of 17 young scientists the Rectorate has chosen to join the The NTNU Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme. The program is designed to give the young researchers opportunity to grow their careers.

Jacob Linder selected for NTNU's Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme

Jacob Linder, professor at Department of Physics16.06. 2014
Jacob Linder, professor at Department of Physics, is one of 17 young scientists the Rectorate has chosen to join the The NTNU Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme. The program is designed to give the young researchers opportunity to grow their careers.

The goal of the program is that participants will be supported to build leading research careers and compete for an ERC Grants (European Research Council) during the period. The program is a pilot for the period 2014-2017. With the support of international mentors, research visits, get-togethers, money and the expertise of the Norwegian Olympic Committee in talent development, the fellows will have the opportunity to improve their competitiveness in the international research world.

Department of physics congratulates Jacob with the the selection and award

More on NTNU's Outstanding Academic Fellows


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