Nicolas Gisin enters the Larousse dictionary
Nicolas Gisin enters the Larousse dictionary Honorary Professor of the Physics Section of the UNIGE, Nicolas Gisin is among th…
The shape of light changes our vision
Scientists at the UNIGE have shown that the response of the retina to light depends not only on the intensity of the light perce…
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 59th position worldwide (out of 20,000) in the University of Shanghai’s classification (2019), and the physics Section as a standalone is ranked in 36th 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.
The teaching programmes run by the Physics Section offer a comprehensive range of specialisations, with a particular focus on new applications of fundamental physics.
Agenda of the physics Section
Topological Early Universe Cosmology
I will present a bing-bang free scenario where the early universe is described by a topological phase without propagating degrees of freedom, followed by a standard second phase of Einstein gravity. The set up is a four-manifold of Euclidean…
Gravitational Waves from Early-Universe Turbulence: LISA Prospects and NANOGrav Signal Evidence
We will discuss gravitational wave signals sourced by hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic turbulent sources that might have been present in the early universe at epochs such as the electroweak and quantum chromodynamic (QCD) phase transitions. We consider…
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