Department of Physics and Technology

Welcome to Fall Semester 2017 at the Institute of Physics and Technology!

If you are a new Master’s student at the Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, look here for information about the start of the semester. 

Additional information about student life at UiB can be found here.

Physics is a fundamental natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion and behavior through time and space. The main goal of the study of physics is to understand how the universe works. But physics isn’t just theory–the discipline also makes significant contributions to advances in new technologies that arise from theoretical breakthroughs.


At the Institute of Physics and Technology, our research takes place in a wide range of physical fields. From basic and groundbreaking physics about the universe's composition, to high technology in interdisciplinary fields such as energy and petroleum, our eight research groups offer exciting possibilities for study and competitive PhD positions. Welcome!


NASA-award for Michael Hesse

Professor Michael Hesse commitment to space physics honoured by NASA.

PhD project

Exploring antimatter: Building a position sensitive detector for antihydrogen

According to the well-known equation E=mc2, mass and energy are equivalent. If a huge amount of energy is concentrated in a tiny space, particles with certain mass are produced. These particles are always created in pairs, that is, energy can transform into matter only when the latter is accompanied...

Research centres at IFT

Department of Physics and Technology has an extensive international collaboration including CERN and the European Space Agency (ESA). The department is also hosting one Centre of Excellence (SFF), is actively involved in one Centre for Research based Innovation (SFI), and is contributing to two Research centres for Environmental friendly Energy (FME).