Department of Physics

The Department of Physics belongs to the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.

At present about 100 people work at the new Department of Physics, professors, lecturers, researchers, guest professors, postdocs, doctoral students, and technical and administrative staff.

We carry out research and research education in various fields, for example in optical physics, nonlinear physics, plasma physics, general relativity, condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, photonics, biological physics, complex networks, space physics and physics education.


MIT – a place to meet

On Friday 27 April, the focus environment MIT place opens with a robot competition organised by students in engineering physics. The inauguration prog...

SEK 33 million to young researchers

The Swedish Research Council has decided which prominent young researchers should be granted consolidation grants. The Council has approved twenty gra...

Lunch Pitch at IceLab on 29 November 12:00

To promote meetings between researchers from different places or disciplines, Icelab organises interdisciplinary research lunches with the vision to l...

Join Umeå University in its lunar quest

Shortly, Umeå University may be the first university to land on the Moon. On 17 November, Umeå Lunar Venture space enthusiasts will present their prog...

New Research Council grants worth SEK 152 million

The Swedish Research Council distributes SEK 152 million to 42 research projects at Umeå University in the arts and humanities, social sciences, medic...

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Contact information

Postal address

Department of Physics
Umeå University
SE-90187 Umeå

Visiting address

Linnaeus väg 24, plan 3
(on campus)