The Department of Physics was established in 2012 after a long historical evolution. It supports and coordinates experimental as well as theoretical research activities in most areas of Physics (general and experimental physics, theoretical physics, condensed matter physics and optics, nuclear and subnuclear physics, astrophysics, applied physics, educational and historical physics). Research activities include various areas of interdisciplinary and applied character (biomedical physics, photonics, energetics, cultural heritage, museology) that give the Department a strong research profile within the University, also through fruitful collaboration with other institutes (Departments, Research Centres) and with external bodies. The Physics Department has a strong link with national institutions, especially INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, whose Sezione di Pavia is hosted within the Department) but also CNISM (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, UdR Pavia) and CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche). These collaborations help increasing the research profile and the opportunities for the Department to play an authoritative role in the local research context and in the framework of major national and international collaborations.

The Department of Physics organizes and manages the undergraduate courses for the Bachelor Degrees in Physics (the Italian Laurea Triennale) and for the Master in Physical Sciences (the Italian Laurea Magistrale), and it participates in teaching for other schools and departments, such as Biology, Biotechnologies, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Mathematics, Medicine, Earth Sciences. All information is available under the heading Didattica. The Department is involved in the educational activities of the IUSS - University Institute for Advanced Studies.

The Physics Department manages the PhD in Physics. Every year several positions and fellowships for PhD candidates are advertised, the selection being open to applicants of any age and nationality. Successful applicants become PhD candidates of the Doctoral School in Physics. The high-level education of young PhD fellows through their research activity is among the primary and most important goals of the Department and of its associated groups.

Director: Alberto Rotondi - Tel. 0382.987626

Vice-Director: Franco Marabelli - Tel. 0382.987709

Administrative Secretary: Maria Grazia Brunelli - Tel. 0382.987577

Information Office - Tel. 0382.987471

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