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Research in experimental and theoretical physics is carried within the Physics and Mathematics Division of the Science Institute at the University of Iceland.
- The main areas of research include:
- Experimental physics with an emphasis on condensed matter physics and its application to modern technology and nanotechnology; theoretical research, modelling the properties of electron systems on the nanometer scale, and molecular physics
- Astrophysics with a primary emphasis on:
- transient phenomena such as supernovae and gamma ray bursts
- observational properties of high-redshift galaxies
- theoretical and numerical studies of cosmological structure formation (dark matter, galaxy formation and evolution; iv) high-energy astrophysics, particularly cosmic-ray propagation in the Milky Way and the resulting electromagnetic radiation
- Theoretical high-energy physics with emphasis on holography, string theory, strongly coupled quantum field theories, (quantum) gravity and the black hole information paradox.