Research at Department of Physics
Researchers at Department of Physics work in most major branches of modern physics. The department consists of five divisions carrying out research within the fields of 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. 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.
Applied optics, electron and ion physics, laser physics, energy, atmospheric and environmental physics.
Biophysics is an interdisciplinary branch of science where methods and theories from physics are applied to study biological systems.
Soft and complex matter studies, materials research using neutrons, biopolymers, nanostructured surfaces and theoretical physics.
Nanoscale structure studies and connection to macroscopic physical properties, experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics.
Condensed matter theory and astroparticle physics. Physics described through theory and mathematical models.
Department of Physics offers organised research training in all of our research areas. There are also opportunities for writing a PhD thesis in cooperation with other departments and the industry. Both MSc in Physics and MSc in Technology in Applied Physics and Mathematics qualifies for a PhD programme in Physics.
Department of Physics offers two PhD programmes
Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology (FME), New materials for next generation solar cells (WP4)
TEM Gemini Centre and The Norwegian Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (NORTEM)
Norwegian Centre for X-ray Diffraction, Scattering and Imaging (RECX)
EU-funded projects (European Commission)
The Research Council of Norway (NFR)