Physics 2022/2023

Course List

List of courses.

Physics

List of courses in Physics.

Master's level courses

Astronomy

List of courses in Astronomy.

Geophysics

List of courses in Geophysics.

Meteorology

List of courses in Meteorology.

Contact

Study counsellor

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21

Fax: studievagledare@physics.uu.se

About the Subject

Physics is about questions such as the future supply of energy, the earth's climate, new materials and the origin of the universe. Studies in physics provide fundamental tools to understand the universe, from the incredibly large to the unimaginably small - from solar systems and galaxies via the arth and its climate to atoms and elementary particles. Physics is also needed to understand phenomena in for example chemistry, biology and geoscience.

The subject physics in undergraduate education includes courses in astronomy, physics education, geophysics, nuclear and particle physics, material physics, meteorology, space and plasma physics as well as theoretical physics.

Material physics
Courses in material physics give an understanding about fabrication, modelling and characterisation of modern materials.

Materials theory
In materials theory materials are designed using quantum theory, starting from atoms. The goal is to understand and predict new properties of materials, construct new materials with desired properties and to be able to calculate the charcteristics of materials.

Nuclear and particle physics
Within nuclear and particle physics the fundamental forces of nature, the elementary particles and nuclei are explored.

Theoretical physics
In theoretical physics mathematical models are constructed to describe the fundamental building blocks of the universe. The courses in the subject gives an understanding on mathematical modelling of physical systems and processes.

Physics education
Physics education give a general knowledge of physics combined with an understanding on how teaching and learning physics works.

Astronomy
Based on observations and theoretical models astronomy aims to map and explore the universe.

Geophysics
Geophysics uses methods and models from physics to study the origin of the earth, its formation, structure and composition as well as ongoing processes and evolution during geological time.

Meteorology
Meteorology uses physics to study the atmosphere and to understand the weather and climate.

Space and plasma physics
Here the physics of near space, fundamental plasma physics and fusion plasma physics are studied.

Applied nuclar physics
Applied nuclear physics is about exploring and using the properties of atomic nuclei. Applications include extracting energy in nuclear power plants and radiocarbon dating.

Contact

Study counsellor

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21

Fax: studievagledare@physics.uu.se