Even as a child he wondered why stones looked like they do and he wanted to be a geologist. As a teenager, he thought he would become a theoretical physicist. Since September 1, 2015 Olof Karis, or Charlie as he is called, has been the head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Mehran Salehpour is a researcher in applied nuclear physics who operates in the borderland between nuclear physics and biomedicine. He has worked at Uppsala University for nine years and his research includes studying the regenerative properties of all human cells.
How do you go about explaining or predicting the unusual properties of various materials? Physicist Peter Oppeneer uses equations for new revelations about the lowest common denominator in all materials: the electron.
It has been a successful year for theoretical physicist Monica Guica. She has gone from having no own research funding to heading a research programme financed from a number of different sources. Its aim is to discover the beautiful and interesting theory behind black holes and holography.
Olga Botner, Professor of Physics, was among the Uppsala researchers who help to select Nobel Prize winners. It enabled her to learn more about other people’s research fields and investigate her own in depth. Hers is about particles from space that have been found deep down in the ice at the South Pole.