Education: New study program for people newly arrived in Sweden
In collaboration with the municipality of Uppsala and the Department of Scandinavian languages, the Department of Physics and Astronomy is organising a preparatory year for those newly arrived in Uppsala who would like to study at the university.
During the preparatory year the students will study science and mathematics equivalent to the last year of high school as well as Swedish with the goal that they after this year will fulfil the requirements to continue studying at a bachelor or engineering program at the faculty.
Right now we are looking for participants.
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Available position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in X-Ray Spectroscopy and Neutron Scattering for the Study of Low-Dimensional Materials
Available Position: Ph.D. position in Ultrafast Condensed Matter Experiments
Available Position: 1:e forskningsingenjör för uppbyggnad av experimentella system
Press release: New method enables high-resolution measurements of magnetism
In a new article, published in Nature Materials, researchers from Beijing, Uppsala and Jülich have made significant progress allowing very high resolution magnetic measurements. With their method it is possible to measure magnetism of individual atomic planes.
Available Position: Ph.D. position in Condensed Matter Theory
Available Position: Researcher position in theoretical materials design
Research: Ultra Fast Change of Volume Discovered in Magnetic Materials
All magnetic materials show a change of volume if their magnetization changes, but how the process takes place on the shortest time scales is still a mystery. To understand how magnetic changes of volume occur inside the femtosecond range (10-15s) one needs both new measurement methods and novel theories. An international collaboration of both experimental and theoretical research groups has now managed to come a step closer to the solution of this riddle.
Available Position: Position as PhD Student in Physics Regarding First-principles Studies of Energy Storage Materials
Available Position: Postdoc position in solid state theory/materials theory
Research Funding: Grants for renewable-energy research
The Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Energy Agency are collaborating in an initiative to provide project grants for energy-oriented basic research. Which projects to fund in the 2017 call for applications has now been decided. Uppsala University is receiving grants for four projects.
Research: On the hunt for new and peculiar superconductors
Annica Black-Schaffer wants to understand unconventional superconductors. The fact that she recently received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant and is a former recipient of grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is a testament to the interest in her research. One beckoning application is tomorrow’s supercomputers.
Research: Measuring magnetism in 3D
A team of researchers from Uppsala University, China and Germany have substantially extended the possibilities of an experimental technique called EMCD, that is used for measuring magnetism in materials. The results were published in Nature Communications on May 15 2017.