Department of Physics and Technology

Prof. Martin Fernø og Førsteamanuensis Kjartan Olafsson

IFT’s Prof. Martin Fernø and Assoc. Prof. Kjartan Olafsson have been in the studio creating videos demonstrating basic principles of magnetism and electricity. The two videos are the first of a series that is planned to bring fundamental principles of physics to students in a fun and approachable way.


See the videos here:



Porous media

Tegning av jordens magnetfelt

New study at UiB presents surprising explanation for differences in southern and northern lights

It has been known since 2009 that the auroras seen around the North and South Poles are not symmetrical as had been formerly assumed. New results based on research done at the Birkeland Centre for Space Science at UiB present a surprising explanation behind this asymmetry.

Parallel 3-D simulations of capillary-controlled displacement in sandstone.

IFT Group Has Been Awarded a Petromaks2 Grant

Together with UiS / Norce and UT Austin (USA), Prof. Martin Fernø's group has received funding for the project "Foam Dynamics in the Presence of Oil during Multiphase Flow in Porous Rock".

Academia Europaea and the Horizons lecture series
Bilde av en partikkelstrålegererator
Feb 20

Prof. Stephanie E. Combs - The Benefits of Particle Therapy in Cancer Treatment

Norway is establishing particle therapy centres for cancer treatment in Oslo and Bergen. Particle therapy, in combination with molecular and digital biomarkers is revolutionizing cancer treatment. A world leading expert will present recent research and technology developements.

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).