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Research at the Institute of Physics is organized in three research divisions, described in some more detail below.

For an overview of our research by topic, visit our list of research groups:

Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute for experimental physics (WZI)

At the Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI) for experimental physics, scientists perform research in the areas of quantum gases & quantum information, quantum materials, and soft matter.

IoP's contributions to the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) are coordinated through WZI.

Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam (ITFA)

The Institute for Theoretical Physics  Amsterdam studies a wide range of theoretical physics topics, including astroparticle physics, condensed matter theory, cosmology, the history of physics, mathematical physics, string theory and theoretical particle physics.

Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEF)

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.

Scientific Advisory Panel

The Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) is a group of "critical friends" of the institute whose advice we use to get a fresh outside look on matters relevant to IoP. It can be used to support future strategic proposals made to faculty/university boards, and is input for the next official evaluation of the institute.