Research – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Physics - from smallest to largest

The dynamic research at the Niels Bohr Institute spans Astronomy, Geophysics, Nanophysics, Particles Physics, Quantum Physics and Biophysics. We explore the smallest sub-atomic particles to stars and planets, gamma rays and distant galaxies in the universe.

Fundamental Research is based on observations, fieldwork, laboratory experiments and theoretical models for the purpose of understanding basic laws and complex truths on this world. The Institute has a broad network of scientific cooperation, and a lively exchange of collaborators and guests with leading international research groups.

  • Astronomy

    Astronomers and astrophysicists research planets, stars, galaxies and the dark matter and energy of the universe.

  • Geophysics and climate

    Geophysicists unravel the climate of the past and elucidate the present. Their research all the planets of our solar system.

  • Particle Physics

    Particle physicists use massive supercolliders and intriguing theories to recreate the firsts seconds of our universe.

  • Quantum Physics

    Quantum physicists work with extremely cold atoms, quantum optics and teleportation.

  • Biophysics

    Biophysicists create models of biological networks and research the behaviors of living systems.

  • Condensed matter physics

    Condensed matter physics deals with the emergent properties of solids and liquids.

  • eScience

    eScience deals with scientific work method, where the computer is the central component.