News from the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Education: New study program for people newly arrived in Sweden
In collaboration with the municipality of Uppsala and the Department of Scandinavian languages, the Department of Physics and Astronomy is organising a preparatory year for those newly arrived in Uppsala who would like to study at the university.
Press release: A new type of nano-sensor detects DNA building blocks
Researchers from Uppsala University and Brazil have developed a new type of nano-sensor that can detect single molecules. The nano-sensor, comprising a combination of two different materials, has been used to identify the different building blocks in DNA.
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Press release: Collective dynamics in magnetic nano-structures
Researchers at the Division of Solid-state Physics and the Division of Material Physics at Uppsala University have shown how the collective dynamics in a structure consisting of interacting magnetic nano-islands can be manipulated. Their findings are published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports.
Available positions: Two PhD positions in Theoretical Physics
Physics within the subfields of String Theory, Quantum Field Theory and Mathematical Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, starting date September 1, 2017 or according to agreement. At the Division of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, we are engaged in research in, e.g., String Theory, Quantum Field Theory and related subjects in Mathematical Physics.
Uppsala’s FREIA Lab to help upgrade the Large Hadron Collider
The world’s largest particle physics laboratory, CERN, and Uppsala University have signed a deal worth SEK 20 million for accelerator development at the University’s FREIA Laboratory.
Research: Rosetta paints a new picture of comets
A completely changed understanding of comets. This may be the outcome of space probe Rosetta’s twelve-year journey through the solar system, which came to an end on Friday 30 September. Now, researchers continue to discuss how to interpret all the data Rosetta has collected over the years and sent back to earth.
Observing order in chemical disorder
Recent results on iron-nickel L10 was highlighted in JPhys+ blog.
Press release from DLR: Comet lander Philea found
Press release: Magnetism under the magnifying glass
Being able to determine magnetic properties of materials with sub-nanometer precision would greatly simplify development of magnetic nano-structures for future spintronic devices.
Available position: Postdoctoral researchers in magnetoplasmonics
Article on New Scientist: Impossible vanishing stars could be signs of advanced alien life
MAX IV – ready to open up a new world
On 21 June the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund was officially opened – Sweden’s largest ever investment in research infrastructure. The laboratory is the world’s most modern facility for synchrotron light. Here, researchers from across the world can investigate molecular structures and surfaces in more detail than ever before. Uppsala researchers have contributed extensively towards the development and stand ready to make use of the new possibilities.
New combination of materials could speed up computers
Researchers at Uppsala University have discovered a new combination of materials that paves the way for faster and more effective storage in electronic devices like computers and smartphones. What researchers discovered is that the so-called magnetic damping can be made extremely small, eliminating energy losses in the dynamics of magnetic materials.
Oxygen found in extremely distant galaxy – a new key to the history of the universe
Using the giant ALMA telescope in Chile, astronomers in Japan, the UK, Sweden and Germany have found oxygen in an extremely distant galaxy – farther away than oxygen has ever been found before. The finding opens the door to new methods of studying galaxies in the universe’s childhood and provides a key to unravelling this enigmatic epoch of the universe’s history when the gas between the galaxies shifted from being neutral to being ionised.
Collaborative project on thermal cameras in teaching
Jesper Haglund at the Division of Physics Education Research has been awarded 170 000 kr for a project on thermal cameras in teaching in collaboration with the company FLIR.
Prize: Johan Larsson awarded Uppsala University's Pedagogical Prize 2016
Johan Larsson, a lecturer in the Division of Physics Education Research, Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded the 2016 University Pedagogical Prize in the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology.
Press release: New method to create terahertz radiation advances materials science
Uppsala physicists have in an international collaboration developed a new method for creating laser pulses which are shorter, have much higher intensity and cover the THz frequency range better than current sources. The study is published today in the authoritative journal Nature Photonics and is of great importance to materials research.
Article on SBS: Expect the fallout to become worse: Chernobyl 30 years on
New discovery to increase storage capacity in Lithium-ion batteries
Researchers from Uppsala University have made new advances in understanding energy storage in Lithium-ion batteries. This will benefit the design of new materials for future batteries with considerable higher storage capacity than today.
Uppsala physicist ranked as one of Europe’s foremost
Henrik Johansson, senior lecturer in theoretical physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and ranked as one of the foremost researchers in Europe, has been awarded a Swedish Foundations’ Starting Grant.