Research & Teaching
The Physics Department
of the University of Cagliari carries out several research activities
in fundamental and applied physics: Elementary Particle Physics, Nuclear
Physics, Theoretical Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Solid State
Physics, Medical Physics, History of Physics, Applied
Physics, Teaching and Educational.
The research groups collaborate with several research institutes,
as INFN, CNR, CRS4, Sardegna Ricerche. The INFN Unit of Cagliari is located in
the Physics Department. It gained knowledge and experience
over the years in the design and construction of detectors for high
energy and nuclear physics experiments, as well as in the data analysis.
The research activities of the INFN unit are carried out in five
scientific fields: fundamental interactions with accelerators,
fundamental interactions without accelerators, nuclear physics,
theoretical physics and technological research. These activities are
developed in collaboration with the most important physics laboratories
in the world, in particular CERN in Geneva.
The local INFN site hosts a series of initiatives of exchange with
students from American universities (INFN-DOE exchange program)
and has been chosen by several non-Italian INFN fellows as a
preferred location to carry on their research.
In Cagliari a three-years-long undergraduate course (laurea) is available in Physics. In addition a specialised two-years-long course (laurea magistrale) is also available, with several curricula according to the research areas present in the department.
The postgraduate courses include PhD in high energy physics, solid state physics, astrophysics and medical physics as outlined here.