Physics

Physics is the study of nature’s innermost essence, from the very smallest parts to the whole universe. At Linnaeus University you can study physics either by taking courses or by studying a programme, on campus or at a distance.

Physics is the science of nature in a broad sense. The subject deals with how matter is composed, what forces have impact on it and what the consequences are of this. Physics is the original natural science, which over the years has seen the addition of fields such as biology, chemistry and geoscience.

As a physicist you learn how to build models, carry out calculations and prognosticate – in short, to solve problems. Physics is not a homogenous subject; it comprises a number of different specialisations: biophysics, nuclear physics, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography, to name just a few. Thanks to their broad knowledge and analytical skills, physicists are in high demand within a number of different high-technology fields.

Education

PhD studies in physics

Are you interested in courses and study programmes at a postgraduate level? Read more about our PhD studies in physics

Research in physics

Research in physics is about understanding the most fundamental laws of nature. We carry out research within two different fields: condensed matter physics/nanophysics and astroparticle physics.

  • In condensed matter physics, you study large quantities of atoms, from billions and billions of atoms in bulk systems to just a few hundred atoms in nanoparticles. Today, condensed matter physics is the largest field of research in physics, with great relevance in matter science and technological applications.
  • Astroparticle physics is a field of research that deals with the connections between the smallest and the largest phenomena in the universe and links together cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics.

At Linnaeus University, we offer third-cycle education in physics, with specialisations within both condensed matter physics and astroparticle physics.

Current

Staff

Staff within physics