University of Naples "Federico II" - Physics Department
The Department of Physics (DF) aims at the development of scientific culture and processes of training in the field of Physics at every level. It promotes and coordinates research activities within its competence in the fields of Physics of the Universe, of Physics of Nuclei and Radiation, of Subnuclear and Astroparticle Physics, of Theoretical Physics, Applied Physical Methods and Condensed Matter.
Researchers at the Department carry out their scientific work in various fields of physics: Applied Physical Methods, Subnuclear and Astroparticle Physics, Astrophysics, Biophysics, Computer Science, Physics Education, Electronics, Geophysics, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Condensed Matter. In addition, the DF is involved in numerous collaborations with Italian institutions of public research: the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), the Institute of Superconductors, Innovative Materials and Devices of the National Research Council (CNR-SPIN), the Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM).
The Department also collaborates with the Vesuvius Observatory section of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), with whom he runs the Laboratory for Research in Experimental and Computational Seismology (RISSC), and the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (OAC ) section of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).
Other scientific activities are conducted in collaboration with the Center for Seismic Risk and Environmental (AMRA) and the Centre of New Technologies for Industrial Processes (Technologies). Technologies and AMRA are both Regional Centres of Expertise (CRdC) in the Campania region.
The level of scientific activity of the Department is evidenced by the large number of publications in scientific journals and proceedings of international conferences, which amounted on average around five hundred on an annual basis.
Teaching and research staff includes 35 Full Professors, 43 Associate Professors and 53 Readers.