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

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

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:56:06 +0200

Cooperative particles: Patchy colloids, active matter and nanofluids

13.11. 2014
The Geilo School is a 10-day school in Condensed Matter. The objective of Geilo School 2015 is to bring together researchers with various interests and background in fields like soft matter science, complex matter physics, biological physics, mechanical or chemical engineering.

The Geilo School 2015

Cooperative particles: Patchy colloids, active matter and nanofluids

- March 16 to 26 2015

13.11. 2014
The Geilo School is a 10-day school in Condensed Matter. The objective of Geilo School 2015 is to bring together researchers with various interests and background in fields like soft matter science, complex matter physics, biological physics, mechanical or chemical engineering.

The Geilo School is intended for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and others who would like to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of cooperative phenomena for application to research in their respective fields.

The event will stay at Bardøla Høyfjellshotell in Geilo, Norway, 16 to 26 March 2015.

Organised by Physics Department, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in cooperation with Soft and Complex Matter group at NTNU.

Contact: Trine Løkseth, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Kjeller, Norway

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:36:00 +0100

The Kavli Nanoscience Symposium

The Kavli Nanoscience Medal25.08. 2014
Don't miss the Kavli Prize lectures and Nanoscience Symposium at NTNU. The Kavli Nanoscience Symposium takes place at Realfagbygget, auditorium R5, on September 11. at 14:00-17:00.

The Kavli Nanoscience Symposium

- September 11.

The Kavli Nanoscience Medal25.08. 2014
Don't miss the Kavli Prize lectures and Nanoscience Symposium at NTNU. The Kavli Nanoscience Symposium takes place at Realfagbygget, auditorium R5, on September 11. at 14:00-17:00.

Participation is free of charge. Please register for the Kavli Nanoscience Symposium (by September 1st).

Dont miss the opportunity to meet some of the Worlds foremost nanoscientists here at NTNU

All are WELCOME

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:22:53 +0100

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Contact information

Phone:  (+47) 73593478

Email: postmottak@phys.ntnu.no

Homepage: www.ntnu.edu/physics

Postal address

Department of Physics

N-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Visiting address

Høgskoleringen 5, Realfagbygget (Natural Science Building), Trondheim

Inquiry office: D5-170 (08:00-15:30)

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