Faculty of Natural Sciences

PhD in Physics

The PhD-program in physics provides an education within experimental and theoretical physics and aims at giving the candidates a broad professional background in physics. The candidate can focus the program towards a variety of topics based on ongoing research activities at the Department of Physics.


Research areas

The program provides opportunities to specialise in different directions within physics:

Applied physics

Including applied optics and laser physics, electron-ion physics, energy, atmosphere-and environmental physics.

Complex materials

Including soft and complex matter, biopolymers, nanostructured surfaces, modelling and simulation of energy materials and systems, theoretical studies within quantum optics.

Condensed matter physics

The research is within material science, including nanoscale structure studies to macroscopic physical properties. Important techniques are transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray scattering, scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM).

Theoretical physics

The research is focused towards Condensed matter physics theory, Theoretical subatomic physics, Astroparticle physics.



Degree: Philosophiae doctor (PhD)
Duration: 3 years, 180 ECTS
Programme code: PHFY
Language of instruction: English

City: Trondheim
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Contact person: Bjørn F. Syvertsen

Programme description

Description of the PhD programme in Physics

Including overall learning goals