Department of Physics
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Department of Physics - University of Malta
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The concern of physics is the behaviour of matter and its interaction with energy under conditions as different as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the inside of a circuit. With boundaries extending from specialised areas of theory to chemistry, materials science, biology, engineering, medicine, informatics, and others, physics underlies the other sciences. Nevertheless, the beauty of physics as a study in itself and for itself cannot be underscored. The vast majority of our students choose the subject because they have a passion for understanding how nature works.
The Department of Physics is active in various areas of research and our staff participate in four research groups:
Here in the arches, check out our projects: HOT EU, MyWave and EMRG below.
HOT (Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies) unites researchers from 13 leading academic groups and 4 major industrial partners from across Europe. This video series shows what the HOT EU project is all about. It starts from a very simple explanation of what technologies of moving light are and talks about some of the latest results that the HOT project has achieved, such as the optomechanical circulator and silencing the noise of a quantum drum.
Using motion to process light
HOT's optical circulator
Silencing a Quantum Drum
Watch the latest video by MyWave Cost Action led by Dr Lourdes Farrugia from the Department of Physics. Learn about electromagnetic radiation and the work this project is doing in creating technologies, that are combined with new nano-drugs for precise, safe and non invasive treatments for cancer.
Electromagnetics Research Group
The Electromagnetics Research Group (EMRG) within the Department of Physics at the University of Malta was established to conduct research across a broad range of topics including antenna and sensor design, dielectric spectroscopy and EMF exposure studies. Most of the problems addressed at EMRG require the use of computational models to fully analyse and solve the underlying mechanisms. Computational models such as Maxwell, HFSS, Sim4life etc… are installed on the supercomputer Albert, available at the University of Malta. This permits the running of very large applications, at speeds which permit the availability of results in reasonable times.
For a taster, watch this video: https://fb.watch/1SeQ7p8zb7/