The research of the Physics Department is organized in three strategic THEMES consisting of 5 research groups as shown in the organogram.
The first theme is in line with the strategic initiative of VU University on “Human Health and Life Science (H2LS), the second connects to the VU-initiative “Science for Sustainability” (S4S).All our physics research activities take place in Research Institutes.
The in-house activities (at VU-Campus) are part of the VU-IOZi (Interfacultairy Research Institute): the Amsterdam Institute for Lasers, Life and Biophotonics, or LaserLaB.
The Astro-particle physics activities, focusing on LHCb and gravitational waves (VIRGO), are integrated in the national institute NIKHEF.
The Atoms, Molecules & Lasers group participates in Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL).
Moreover the Physics Department is one of the partners participating in the Amsterdam Neuroscience.