Theoretical Physics

History

The department of theoretical physics at KTH (below: Theoretical Physics) was found when Lamek Hulthén became professor in "tillämpad matematik II" in the year 1949.

Between the years 1993 and 2005 Theoretical Physics belonged to the department of physics.

From January 1, 2006, Theoretical Physics is again its own department. At present, professor Olle Edholm is the head of department and the department is active in three research areas: biophysics, particle and mathematical physics, as well as condensed matter physics.

Professors in theoretical physics at KTH:
Lamek Hulthén
December 14, 1909 - April 25, 1995
Professor in applied mathematics II (1949-1976)
Bengt Nagel
Born 1927
Professor in mathematical physics II (1964-1993)
Göran Grimvall
Born 1940
Professor in theoretical physics, especially theory of materials (1977-2007)
Clas Blomberg
Born 1936
Professor in theoretical physics, especially statistical physics (1985-2001)
Jouko Mickelsson
Born 1947
Professor in mathematical physics (1993-2012)
Anders Rosengren
Born 1947
Professor in condensed matter theory (1998- )
Håkan Snellman
Born 1941
Professor in theoretical elementary particle physics (1999-2006)
Mats Wallin
Born 1961
Professor in theoretical physics (2001- )
Erik Aurell
Professor in theoretical biological physics (2003-2006)
Olle Edholm
Born 1949
Professor in theoretical physics (2004- )
Tommy Ohlsson
Born 1973
Professor in theoretical physics, especially elementary particle physics (2008- )
Edwin Langmann
Born 1963
Professor in physics (2008- )
Erik Lindahl
Born 1972
Professor in theoretical biological physics (2010- )