At the Department of Physics, we investigate the fundamental phenomena of nature and educate future physicists and physics teachers. The Department is located at a scenic site by Lake Jyväsjärvi, within a walking distance from the city center.

The Department of Physics has a reputation as an inspiring and welcoming place to study. Our graduates – physicists, researchers, and teachers – get well employed, teaching physics, chemistry, and mathematics at schools of various levels and doing research and development at universities, companies, and the public sector.

The department is the most eminent research unit in Finland in the fields of particle and nuclear physics. Department's Accelerator Laboratory comprises an exceptionally large ensemble of research infrastructure. Laboratory's three particle accelerators are used to study nuclei and the structure of matter. The department studies matter also at the scale of a nanometre. The modern devices for this research can be found at the Nanoscience Center, located right next door. The department is highly international environment, and we collaborate with numerous universities and research institutes abroad, such as CERN.