Researchers at the Department of Physics work in most major branches of modern physics, divided into five main divisions: applied physics, complex materials, condensed matter physics, biophysics and medical technology and theoretical physics.
In today's technological society, the development and proper use of materials is important, and a very significant research area is the physics of materials. We study superconductivity, inner structures and surface characteristics. Nanotechnology is central to several of these disciplines. In biophysics we address the study of biological molecules, the biophysics of plants, plants in weightless conditions, the physics of the human eye, whereas in medical technology we use microscope techniques in the study of drug paths to diseased body cells. In environmental physics, we study the impact of atmospheric conditions on ultraviolet radiation at the earth surface, and work is done to develop improved solar cells. You can find more specific descriptions of research activities in our Annual reports.