The Department of Physics conducts research in a number of areas, such as astronomy and astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, complex systems, condensed matter physics, plasma physics and nano materials.
Educational efforts at the department includes the Physics bachelor's and master's programmes, teacher education and the two-year Computer-assisted physical measurement technology-program. The department also provides an extensive curriculum of popular science courses aimed at the general public.
The research and education at the department takes place in close collaboration with the Departments of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology. The two physics departments, together with Space and Earth Sciences and Microtechnology and Nanoscience, make up the Gothenburg Physics Center (GPC).
The Head of Department is assisted by the Department Council in matters concerning both research and education. The Department Council consists of representatives from the educational leg, technical and administrative staff, doctoral student and student representatives.