Physics

The Department of Physics is a large and multidisciplinary department that offers the most varied university programme in the physical sciences in Finland. At the beginning of 2018, the department employs about 200 people, of which 1 is an academy professor, 19 are professors and 3 are assistant professors. The research at the department and the research-based teaching follow a high international standard, are nationally significant, and promote the mental and economic wellbeing in society.

The research and teaching subjects of the department comprise physics, theoretical physics, and astronomy. Teaching in Swedish and English are natural parts of the work at the department. The education of physics teachers is part of the department curriculum. The teaching staff of the department and INAR/Physics offer each year a wide teaching programme of about 250 courses, comprising all key fields of physical sciences.

The research at the Department of Physics is divided into two divisions in accordance with the focus areas of the department:

The F2k centre is a resource centre working as part of the LUMA centre and the Department of Physics to support teaching, learning, and knowledge of physics. F2k also organises campus visits for schools groups.

News and events

Events

25.1. 2019
28.1. 2019
Mon 28.1.2019 9:00-10:00 Exactum D122 Abstract: Gray box modelling combines first...
29.1. 2019
Tue 29.1.2019 9:00-17:00 Chemicum-building, room CHE A110 A. I. Virtasen...
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Physics Days 2019 will take place at the Main Building of @helsinkiuni on 5-7 March, 2019. Deadline for abstract su… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Successful defense in CLIC-related project! Congratulations to Simon Vigonski! Double degree in one go: @HIPhysics,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

"Do you want to shape the fu­ture world and un­der­stand how the uni­verse is built up?" University of Helsinki lau… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Tiesitkö, että #tekoäly voi säveltää unestasi musiikkia ja kirjoittaa runoja lapsesi kanssa? Mutta voiko kone todel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…