The Department of Physics strives to be at the forefront of physics research in Finland. We are exploring problems involving physics at all scales ranging from clusters of galaxies and Universe itself to subatomic particles. Consequently, our areas of research include particle physics, astrophysics, astronomy, nano-materials, and biophysics.

The Department has a long (over 180 years!) history of excellence in physics research and education. Today (beginning of 2018), we have about 20 professors and 3 assistant professors working on two main research programmes – Materials Physics and Particle Physics and Astrophysics.

We have years of experience of interaction and collaboration with the best research groups at the universities and research institutions not only in Finland but also worldwide. We actively collaborate with industry on a range of interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary projects. Many of the Department's professorships are jointly funded together with the private sector and government research units, which highlights the social relevance of our research and teaching.