A rigorous and demanding training are trademarks of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. We provide:

  • A range of courses, in Physics, Physical Engineering and Astronomy, from undergraduate to PhD level;
  • A highly qualified teaching staff, all with PhDs, with high scientific productivity;
  • Four research units in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, Material Physics and Nanotechnology, and Optoelectronics and Lasers
  • Teaching and research laboratories; Mossbauer, SQUID, Raman, Laser Ablation, Sputtering, Clean Room, Ato-second Laser facilities, etc.
  • International collaborations that grant our students access to the best centers in the world;
  • Long experience in teacher training.
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Astronomy, Physics and Physical Engineering, are the main areas of activity of DFA, both in training, research and outreach.

The Department has 35 permanent teaching staff, working in 4 Research centers, which total more than 80 full time researchers and close to 50 PhD students.