Welcome to the website of the Department of Physics of the University of Trento.
Physics has been active in the University of Trento since the '70s, but the Department of Physics in its current form was born in 2012 following the reform law which made the departments the academic structures of the university, where the scientific research and study courses are managed.
Professors, researchers and students of the Department carry out research activities in various fields at the frontiers of physics, both theoretical and experimental, ranging from fundamental interactions to the structure of matter, from the study of the cosmos to that of atoms and molecules. Fundamental research is accompanied by projects aimed at technological development in areas such as quantum technologies, ecological transition, technologies for space and health.
In these research projects, the Department collaborates closely with the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, the National Research Council, the Italian Space Agency and other national and international research institutions. The local network of collaborations is enriched by the presence of the Bruno Kessler Foundation, the ECT* and the Edmund Mach Foundation.
Students of the Bachelor and Master degree courses in Physics in Trento, as well as the doctoral students of the PhD course in Physics, can pursue their study plans in a high quality scientific environment, relying on daily contact with teachers and researchers of different nationalities and with a wide variety of skills, in a highly interdisciplinary context.
The Department also promotes science outside the University, interacting with schools, museums and cultural institutions, and developing science communication projects.