Research groups


The research of the UGent astronomy group concentrates on understanding the structure, origin and evolution of galaxies, with a particular focus on interstellar dust, dwarf galaxies and galaxy dynamics. The team uses both multi-wavelength observations and state-of-the-art numerical simulations, and is involved in the development of instrumentation for several new telescopes.

Atmospheric Physics

Extreme weather events cause huge human and economic losses, a changing climate impacts all layers of our society,... The research group Atmospheric Physics is investigating our atmosphere both by modeling and analysis of observations.

Center for Molecular Modeling

The Center focuses on frontier research in six major areas - chemical kinetics in nanoporous materials, computational material research on the nanoscale, spectroscopy, many-particle physics, model development and bio- and organic chemistry.

Center for X-ray Tomography - UGCT

(UGCT) is an interdisciplinary research facility which performs research on the X-ray micro/nanotomography technique and its applications in a scientific context. UGCT is presently an interfacultary collaboration between three UGent research groups:

Experimental Particle Physics

has a wide scope ranging from the extremely small to the very large, from black holes through the beating of the heart to entangled elementary particles.
The equations displayed on the right lie at the heart of theoretical physics, form the foundations of our research, and epitomize the amazing power of mathematics in modelling physical phenomena.

Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Statistical Physics

The "Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Statistical Physics group at Ghent University conducts theoretical research that broadly falls into one of the following categories: neutrino physics; short-distance structure of nuclei; hadron spectroscopy and complexity science.


Mathematical and Theoretical Physics

unites these three research groups :
Heart and Brains; Fields, Particles and Strings; Quantum Theory