Nuclear Physics

Lund University

Nuclear Physics


Decision Head of Department 23/12 concerning covid-19 (until further notice)

Division meeting, Friday 5/3, 1:15

PhD defense Oscar Sandvik, Friday 19/3, 09:15, Effects of forest fire smoke and volcanism on the stratospheric aerosol.


The research profile of the division is broad and ranges all the way from aerosol research to nuclear structure physics.  It can be divided into three main research areas:

Aerosol physics. The Aerosol group has a very close collaboration with the Aerosol group at Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology (EAT) and part of group is localized in the Design building where the large Aerosol laboratory is situated. The group has also very strong connection to the Applied Nuclear Physics group, both through common projects and through shared laboratory resources (accelerator beam line for ion beam analysis). The aerosol group has a broad range of local, national and international multidisciplinary projects with focus on climate and health.

Applied Nuclear Physics research is performed in two groups, the BAR group and the Nuclear Microprobe group (NMP), with close technical collaboration and interdisciplinary research programs. Both groups are dependent on local heavy equipment and the NMP group has an extra support from LTH for running the accelerator laboratory. Most projects are within the field of Applied Nuclear Physics which is by its nature interdisciplinary. Collaborators can be found in medicine, biology, geosciences and industry but also archaeology. 

Experimental  Nuclear Physics experiments are conducted at international accelerator facilities, typically within relatively large international collaborations. The involvement of physicists in detector and system development is important and it connects the activities both to the applied nuclear physics group and to other groups at the department and faculty.


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