Thematic areas and research groups
The Physics Department at Sapienza University of Rome is the largest among this discipline in Italy for number of faculty and students and hosts a vibrant research activity in the main areas of Fundamental and Applied Physics:
- Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics
- Biophysics, Medical Physics, and Cultural Heritage
- Condensed Matter Physics and Physics of Biosystems
- Particle Physics and Fundamental Interactions
- Statistical and Mathematical Physics
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The research activity involves both the design and realization of complex experimental devises, operating at the Department or at the major international research laboratories, and the publication of scientific papers, about 600 a year, in the most prestigious international journals. The Department hosts facilities and researchers from the major Italian research institutions, such as the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), the National Research Council (CNR), the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), the Italian Space Agency (ASI), the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). In total, about 300 researchers, including Sapienza's lecturers, are active in our Department, the largest of the University. The teaching and research activities would not be possible without the essential contribution provided by the administrative and library technical staff working at the Department.