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.

New ALMA image shows close interaction between Mira and its companion

Studying red giant stars tells astronomers about the future of the Sun and about how previous generations of stars spread the elements needed for life across the Universe. One of the most famous red giants in the sky is called Mira and lies about 400 light-years from Earth. Sofia Ramstedt is leading an international project to study binary red giant stars with ALMA and Mira is part of that study. The new high-resolution images reveal the close interaction between Mira and its companion. Despite their rather large separation, the two stars have had a strong effect on one another and the new images demonstrate how double stars can influence their environments and leave clues for what will be their future fate.

The image has been selected as ESO’s picture of the week:

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!

Upcoming seminars

Singularities and Gauge Theories III

Speaker: 
Luigi Tizzano
Time: 
2014-11-27 13:45
Location: 
Oseenska rummet 73121
Type : 
Theoretical Physics

The idea of identifying string propagation in geometric singularities with certain gauge theories, is known as “geometric engineering”. In this series of talks I will introduce this construction and I will use it to obtain a number of supersymmetric gauge theories in four and five dimensions. Finally, I will review the recently proposed classification of six-dimensional superconformal field theory.

In Silico Characterizations of Malaria Pigment

Speaker: 
Ehesan Ali
Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Time: 
2014-11-28 12:15
Location: 
Å80101
Type : 
Materials Theory

In this talk I will give a general overview of malaria disease, its impact and open scientific challenges. Detailed knowledge of the electronic structure, magnetic and optical properties of hemozoin, the malaria pigment, is essential for design of effective anti-malarial drugs as well as new malaria diagnosis techniques. Employing state-of-the-art electronic structure calculations we have recently performed an in-depth investigation of the malaria pigment. This provides new insight into the magnetic properties and spin-states. We also have explained the origins of various observed peaks in electronic and IR-spectra.

TBA

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




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Current seminars

Singularities and Gauge Theories III

Speaker: 
Luigi Tizzano
Time: 
2014-11-27 13:45
Location: 
Oseenska rummet 73121
Type : 
Theoretical Physics

The idea of identifying string propagation in geometric singularities with certain gauge theories, is known as “geometric engineering”. In this series of talks I will introduce this construction and I will use it to obtain a number of supersymmetric gauge theories in four and five dimensions. Finally, I will review the recently proposed classification of six-dimensional superconformal field theory.

In Silico Characterizations of Malaria Pigment

Speaker: 
Ehesan Ali
Department: 
Physics and Astronomy
Time: 
2014-11-28 12:15
Location: 
Å80101
Type : 
Materials Theory

In this talk I will give a general overview of malaria disease, its impact and open scientific challenges. Detailed knowledge of the electronic structure, magnetic and optical properties of hemozoin, the malaria pigment, is essential for design of effective anti-malarial drugs as well as new malaria diagnosis techniques. Employing state-of-the-art electronic structure calculations we have recently performed an in-depth investigation of the malaria pigment. This provides new insight into the magnetic properties and spin-states. We also have explained the origins of various observed peaks in electronic and IR-spectra.