Watch the sky from Ependes

Observatoire Ependes

If you want to see the stars, the Observatory of Ependes is open every Friday evening.   

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The Physics Department of the University of Fribourg 

The Department of Physics of Fribourg University presently houses five experimental and five theoretical research groups. Experimental research is performed in the domains of Laser Spectroscopy, X-ray Spectroscopy, Soft Matter and Photonics, Magnetism & Superconductivity and Electron Spectroscopy. Theoretical research is focused on Computational Physics, Soft Matter, Interdisciplinary Physics, Hard Condensed Matter and Quantum Dynamics.

We have students at both Master and Bachelor level, as well as Doctoral students working within the research groups. In addition, we provide lectures and labs for students from the other departments of the Science Faculty. Courses at the bachelor level are given in either of the two official languages, French or German. Masters courses, and in particular colloquia and research seminars, are given in English.  At the postgraduate level we offer a coordinated teaching program in collaboration with the physics departments at other Swiss universities.

Our groups maintain a very active collaborative research program, for example, with the Adolphe Merkle Institut for Nanosciences (AMI), within the Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials (FriMat) and the Light and Matter project (LiMAT) or with the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP) from the University of Bern. We also collaborate with several national and international research institutes such as PSI in Villigen and ESRF in Grenoble, and in several FP7 projects (7th Framework Programme of the European Commission for Future and Emerging Technologies).