A "magnifying glass" to observe the appearance of life on Earth
Thanks to a new technique for observing chemical reactions in liquids, UNIGE and ETH are shedding light on one of the hypotheses…
Four Swiss universities, including UNIGE, involved in a European Consortium for Research Infrastructures, as part of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory project
The Physics Section
The Physics Section at the University of Geneva provides a lively environment where students, lecturers and researchers meet on a daily basis and work closely together.
The level of research and teaching in the Physics Section is excellent, and is highly competitive in Switzerland, Europe and across the world. UNIGE is currently in 49th position worldwide (out of 20,000) in the University of Shanghai’s classification (2022), and the physics Section as a standalone is ranked in 18th place. Thanks to the outstanding quality of research at world level, the university offers a highly international and open environment, where the atmosphere is conducive to discussion and debate and generating innovative ideas. Our research priorities are centred around four main directions: theoretical physics, particle physics, quantum materials and quantum applications.
As a leading university, the UNIGE and the Section are naturally very committed to their teaching mission. We are constantly adjusting and improving our methods and teaching to meet today's most demanding and innovative standards. The Section remains on a human scale with a particularly favourable student body ratio and a very available teaching staff. The Physics Students' Association is also very active and provides a dynamic environment for exchanges.
In today's society, which is becoming increasingly technological, it is essential that science be shared, especially in a country like Switzerland where the voice of every citizen counts in the political decisions and major orientations of the country. In 2007, the Physics Section therefore created a laboratory-theatre of scientific discovery, the Physiscope. The Athena programme, which allows post-compulsory secondary school students to discover student life by attending university courses and getting a head start on their studies, was also recently set up.
Agenda of the Physics section
- Célia Esparseil "Degradation of Ic in commercial REBCO coated conductors under thermomechanical loads " - Anouk Santos "Copyright and open access publishing"
Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stückelberg
Special Guest Lecture: New Approaches in Materials Design
As part of the first series of workshops organized by the University of Geneva's Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, we are pleased to announce a Special Guest Lecture by physics Nobel Laureate (2010) Konstantin Novoselov.These…
Uni Dufour / U300
Fluctuation spectroscopy: From Rayleigh-Jeans waves to Abrikosov vortex clusters
Superconducting (SC) fluctuations, discovered in the late 1960s, have constituted an important research area in superconductivity as they are manifest in a variety of phenomena. Indeed, the underlying physics of SC fluctuations makes it possible to…
Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stuckelberg
Ecole de Physique / Auditoire stuckelberg
ForumDQMP ForumMore information
03.10.2023 13:00 – 14:00 / Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stückelberg
ConférenceSpecial Guest Lecture: New Approaches in Materials DesignMore information
05.10.2023 18:00 – 19:00 / Uni Dufour / U300
SéminaireFluctuation spectroscopy: From Rayleigh-Jeans waves to Abrikosov vortex clustersMore information
10.10.2023 13:00 – 14:30 / Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stuckelberg
01.12.2023 14:15 – 15:15 / Ecole de Physique / Auditoire stuckelberg