Research projects

Instrumentation Physics division

The focus of the Instrumentation Physics Division at the Department of Physics is research and development of instrumentation in experimental physics, especially atomic, molecular and subatomic physics. With a deep involvement in the physics itself, we apply new technologies and develop new methods for acquiring experimental data of the highest-possible quality.

Within the division we have competence in advanced digital electronics for large-scale experiments, detector development for subatomic physics experiments, and accelerator physics.

We are currently deeply involved in several major research projects at international accelerator facilities.

Part of the ATLAS Level-1 Calorimeter Trigger

The ATLAS experiment at CERN

The ATLAS experiment is one of four large experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) facility at CERN, and one of two general-purpose detectors designed to explore a wide range of questions about the fundamental constituents of matter and the forces of nature. ATLAS has already published a large volume of physics results, including the 2012 discovery of the Higgs Boson.


Controlling fusion plasmas with 3D magnetic fields

The advanced operation of a future fusion power reactor will give rise to a set of global mode instabilities that must be controlled. The aim of this project is to study these modes and control them by adding weak magnetic fields through an active feedback system.

European XFEL

European XFEL

The European XFEL is a more than 3 km long free electron laser (FEL) commissioned in Hamburg 2017. Here electrons emit X-rays (1 Å) in light pulses of high power and with laser-like properties that can be used to film molecular reactions and investigate atomic detail of viruses and cells. Instrumentation physics has been involved in several projects in the construction phase and we are currently investigating unwanted ionizing radiation causing demagnetization of permanent magnet material in the undulator.

Instrumentaton Physics

Instrumentaton Physics

Head of division

Samuel Silverstein
Office A3:1007
Phone +46 (0)8 5537 8693