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.
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.
Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are fuelled by super-massive black holes residing in their centres, making them the most luminous (now extinct) galaxies in the universe. As part of her PhD thesis, Beatriz Villarroel has studied neighbours to two major types of AGN, to gain more insight into similarities and differences between theses types. According to a geometrical unification theory dating back to the 1980s, these two types are intrinsically similar objects, observed from different viewing angles (Type-1: pole-on; Type-2: edge-on). The present work identifies systematic differences in neighbours to Type-1 and Type-2 AGN, clearly showing that there are environmental (thus likely evolutionary) circumstances that influence the appearance of the AGN phenomenon.
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The presence of organic molecules in the interstellar medium has been known since the 1970’s, but their complexity and the range of environments where they are found continues to increase. In tandem, theories for interstellar chemistry have become more elaborate in order to explain observations. In this talk I will present the evolving theory of complex molecule formation and show recent observational results that might challenge previous paradigms. I will also discuss how molecular isotopic ratios can be used to trace the origin of organic Solar System matter to typical interstellar conditions.
At the present time it is unknown how the U(1) axial anomaly of Quantum Chromodynamics behaves at high temperatures. We therefore want to look for thermal changes of the effects of the anomaly. For example, by studying the properties of the eta-prime meson at high temperatures it would be possible to deduce important information on the axial anomaly, thanks to the deep connection between them. In this thesis the width of the eta-prime as a function of the temperature is studied in the framework of large-N_c Chiral Perturbation Theory, at next-to-leading order, and in the corresponding Resonance Chiral Theory.