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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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1 November 2019
From 6-10 November, Nijmegen will host the fifth edition of the science film festival InScience. One of the festival’s attractions is the Dutch premiere of Chasing Einstein, a film about dark matter and gravity ...
23 October 2019
Publications that involve bachelor students are rare. Yet, for the second year in a row, the bachelor student workshop that was supervised by UvA-IoP/GRAPPA researchers Shin’ichiro Ando, Bradley Kavanagh and Oscar ...
23 October 2019
A team of physicists, including Chia-Ching Huang and Katerina Dohnalova Newell from the University of Amsterdam, have collaborated on the development of a new material with promising light emission properties. Their ...
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.