Perspectives on Physics (TFFM12)


Course Information

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  • Course Code:
    TFFM12Perspectives on Physics / Fysikaliska utblickar, Y, Yi, 2.0 p (Swedish credits)
  • Required Background:
    High school physics
  • Goal:
    The course will give an introduction to exciting research in physics at IFM. The course serves also as training in writing of a scientific report.
  • Organization:

The course will feature ten seminars (2 hours each) given by prominent researchers at IFM. Groups of three to four students will chose a particular seminar and will write a final report of 2-3 pages. The report should be written in English. The course is given in English.


  • Instructor:
    Irina Buyanova, Professor
    Materials Science, Dept. of Physics (IFM)
    Office: E209, Fysikhuset
    Tel: 281745, E-mail:


Required presence during 80% of the seminars as well as a written report. The report should be written in English. One report should be given from a group of 3-4 students who work together on the chosen topic.

Grade: Fail/Pass.





L1: Feb 01, 10-12,


Introduction to the course. Practical issues.

Modern physics and technology: first steps

Irina Buyanova

L2: Feb 07, 15-17, E328

Thermoelectrics - From beer can coolers to satellite power generators

Jan Stehr

L3: Feb 12, 15-17, E328

Organic electronics and spintronics


Mats Fahlman


L4: Feb 20, 15-17, E328

Quantum Light for future information technologies

Fredrik Karlsson


L5: Mar 1, 15-17, E328

The Bionic Canary: Interfacing Life and Electronics

A. Turner






L6: Mar 19, 10-12, BL33

Kvantprickar – Vad är det och till vad nytta?

Per-Olof Holtz

L7: Apr 9, 10-12,


Carbon nanotubes and graphene – science fiction or technology of the future

Irina Buyanova


L8: Apr 16, 10-12, R34

Organic Light Emitting Diodes: material technology behind new generation displays and beyond


Röntgenspeglar; Materielvetenskap, optik och en resa I reciproka rymden för alt studera celler och svarta hål.

Yuttapoom Puttisong



Jens Birch

L9: Apr 23, 15-17, E328

Spin electronics – electronics of the new millennium?


Nanowire sensing arrays - Can science beat a dog's nose?

Weimin Chen



Jan Stehr


L10: May 3, 15-16, E328

Computational design of molecular motors


Bo Durbeej





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Informationsansvarig: Irina Buyanova     E-post:    Telefon: 013-281745