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

26.6. 2018
Tue 26.6.2018 10:00-12:00 Chemicum, A110, A. I. Virtasen aukio 1 @...
29.6. 2018
Fri 29.6.2018 12:00-14:00 Chemicum, Auditorio A110, A.I. Virtasen aukio 1 @...
7.8. 2018
Tue 7.8. - Thu 23.8.2018 15:00-20:00 University of Helsinki, City Centre Campus,...
@KumpulaPhysics

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Pienet hiukkaset, globaalit vaikutukset – Radiohiili kertoo mustan hiilen alkuperän | Helsingin yliopisto… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

It was a great experience to coordinate our centre of excellence @cleanorbits summer school! Five student teams pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Guilhem Lavaux (IA Paris) will give a talk on Bayesian reconstruction of cosmic structure this Friday at 14:00, Phy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…