The department of Physics and Astronomy was formed in January 2010 by merging the former department of Physics and Astronomy with the department of Physics and Materials Science.

The department of Physics and Astronomy has assignments within three main areas; education, research and cooperation with society, carried out within Applied nuclear physics, Astronomy and space physics , High Energy Physics, Ion Physics, Materials Physics, Materials Theory, Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics,
Nuclear Physics, Physics Education Research and Theoretical physics.
You find us at the Ångström laboratory in Uppsala.

Highlights

WHAT IS LIFE? CELEBRATING SCHRÖDINGER’S MOST CITED ARTICLE

Speaker: 
Antti Niemi
Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Time: 
2014-11-07 13:00 - 2014-11-11 10:00
Location: 
Room 80127 Ångströmlaboratoriet
Type : 
Department wide

70 years ago Erwin Schrödinger published an article that subsequently inspired Crick and! Watson to discover the structure of DNA. According to Google Scholar it is presently his most cited. Even more so than his work which discovered quantum mechanics. In this public talk we celebrate the 70th of Schrödinger’s article that established Live Matter Physics and try and see what kind of answers Physics might provide.

Julfest 2014

Christmas Party
Date: 20 December
Time: 18:00 h
Place: Matverkstan (http://www.mat-verkstan.se/matverkstan-pa-ultuna/)

The Christmas Party this year will, as ususal, be a traditional one with glögg, christmas food, drinks and live music.
The participation is free for staff/students. You may bring a guest for a fee of 200 SEK, to be paid to Marja Fahlander for IFA divisions and Britt Högberg for TSL.

Welcome!

Cedric Linder wins the 2014 ICPE Medal for Physics Education.

The International Commission on Physics Education is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 ICPE Medal for outstanding contributions to physics education is Professor Cedric Linder of Uppsala University, Sweden.

The award recognizes Professor Linder's outstanding contributions to physics education research. His work has been notable for its range, depth and impact, as well for its international scope. Educated at universities in South Africa, the USA and Canada, Cedric Linder, in 1996, was awarded the first personal Chair in Physics Education in South Africa. He moved to Uppsala University in 2000, becoming the first Professor of Physics Education Research in Sweden, while still retaining his professorship at the University of the Western Cape.

Upcoming seminars

TBA

Speaker: 
Erik Tonni
Department: 
SISSA (Trieste)
Time: 
2014-12-10 13:15 - 14:15
Type : 
Theoretical Physics

TBA

Speaker: 
Raffaele Savelli
Time: 
2015-02-11 13:45
Type : 
Theoretical Physics

TBA

Speaker: 
Giovanni Felder
Department: 
ETH, Zurich
Time: 
2015-03-18 13:30 - 14:30
Location: 
Polhemsalen, Ångströmlaboratoriet
Type : 
Theoretical Physics

The Student Service Office

We do not have any fixed opening hours, but it is open if anyone is at the office.

Phone: 018 471 3516

Email: kurskansli@physics.uu.se

Exams will be handed out by: student service.




Marika and Rob
are blogging about the life as a physics student in Uppsala.