Theoretical physics finds applications within a wide range of subjects; you have already encountered a number of these during your bachelor studies. During your master studies you will continue to broaden your scope with more advanced studies in subjects like general relativity, complex economy and chaos theory. You will probably do your master’s degree project in one of the research areas at the Department of Theoretical Physics: theoretical particle physics or computational biology and biological physics.
In theoretical particle physics we study the smallest building blocks of nature and their interactions; in particular, we try to reach a better understanding of the theory of strong interactions between quarks and gluons. Our research inhabits the border country between theory and experiment, and we have close contacts with research groups at the large accelerators worldwide, e.g., at CERN.
Research in computational biology and biological physics centres around
modelling of protein properties and dynamics, interactions between
proteins and between proteins and genes, interactions between cells and
applications to studies of stem cells and cancers. This is often done in
collaboration with biomedical research groups, in some cases with direct