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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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10 April 2019
For the first time, astronomers have managed to take a photo of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. They used the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a worldwide network of eight radio telescopes, that together form ...
5 April 2019
A violinist produces music because his or her bow 'stick-slips' along the strings of the violin: there is no continuous sliding movement, but an alternation of standstill and slip. This effect is caused by the fact ...
2 April 2019
The Amsterdam Science Park will receive a special visitor this Friday, 5 April: Nobel Prize winner Gérard Mourou is one of the speakers at FYSICA 2019, the annual congress of the Dutch Society for Physics. In ...
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.