Research Profile

The research profile of the Department of Physic

The study of the structure of matter with accelerator methods is one of the areas of strategic profiling of the University of Jyväskylä. The Department of Physics with 180 employees, 550 students, and a budget of 15 M€ is today the largest department in the University of Jyväskylä devoted just to one academic discipline. Both the University of Jyväskylä and the Department of Physics have done well in recent university rankings.

The research activity of the Department is focused on two main research areas, subatomic physics and materials physics. In the field of subatomic physics, the Department is the largest research unit in Finland. Our activities in subatomic physics covers various areas of nuclear physics, particle physics and particle cosmology. In all fields, there are teams working on both experimental and theoretical aspects, so you can find a field which best suits your interests. Experimental activity in nuclear physics is concentrated in the Accelerator Laboratory of the Department. Read more about the research interests of different research groups from the groups' websites and the Department's annual report.