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Institute of Physics

Welcome to the Institute of Physics. Physics research and physics education at our institute covers a wide range of topics, both experimental and theoretical.

Research divisions

IHEF: High Energy Physics

The Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEF) is an integral part of Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics. The research focuses on both theoretical and experimental particle and astroparticle physics.

ITFA: Theoretical Physics

At the Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam (ITFA), scientists at ITFA perform research around research themes ranging from condensed matter theory to astroparticle physics.

WZI: Experimental Physics

At the Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI) for experimental physics, scientists perform research in the areas of quantum gases & quantum information, hard condensed matter, and soft matter.
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When salty water evaporates, the salt can crystallize and creep over a long distance. This effect, which can cause serious problems in for example outdoor electronics, was investigated in detail by a team of ...
13 January 2020
Physicist Horng Sheng Chia and psychologist Jonas Dalege have received Rubicon grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to do research at foreign research institutes. The Rubicon ...
6 January 2020
Paul Planken, ARCNL group leader and professor at the Institute of Physics at the University of Amsterdam has been granted a project within the program High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) of NWO. Planken will ...
IoP is home to a number of excellent research groups, ranging from Soft Matter to String Theory.
Teaching the beauty of physics to the next generation plays a central role at the Institute of Physics.