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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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9 May 2019
Who has never spilled water, tea or wine while pouring it? Pouring liquids is difficult because they tend to cling to the bottle or the teapot spout rather than flowing directly into your cup or glass. A team of ...
29 April 2019
A black hole in a binary system almost 8000 light-years from earth has been discovered to show rapidly swinging jets in new research involving the University of Amsterdam’s Professor Sera Markoff and Dr. Thomas ...
24 April 2019
In the underground Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy, researchers have measured the slowest radioactive decay ever. The result is a spin-off from the XENON experiment’s search for dark matter, which uses several tons of ...
Research
IoP is home to a number of excellent research groups, ranging from Soft Matter to String Theory.
Education
Teaching the beauty of physics to the next generation plays a central role at the Institute of Physics.