Organisation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the largest at Uppsala University with about 400 employees and is situated at Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of eleven departments belonging to the Faculty for Science and Technology and the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, which is one of three Disciplinary Domains at Uppsala University.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is led by a Department Head and a Department Board, and has an Advisory Committee and a Strategy Committee. The Department is organised in eleven Divisions, led by Division Heads. At the Department there are eleven Research Programs led by Program Manager Professors.

The Department was formed in January 2010 by merging the former Department of Physics and Astronomy with the Department of Physics and Materials Science. Two Nobel Prizes in Physics were awarded the Department in the field to Manne Siegbahn and Kai Siegbahn.

Equal Opportunities

The Department of Physics and Astronomy regards the promotion and extension of equal opportunities as an important aspect regarding research and teaching. Therefore, all employees and students shall be treated with respect and given the opportunity to work and study on equal terms, free from discrimination.

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