New Employee - Information

Welcome to IFA!

Dear new colleague

Thank you for choosing IFA as your workplace. You will most likely hear the acronym “IFA” many times. It is short for “Institut for Fysik og Astronomi”, which means Department of Physics and Astronomy.  There may be other abbreviations and things in general, which you will be uncertain of in the beginning. That is completely natural. This is the reason why we have prepared this page with useful information about IFA, as well as references to other topics.

If you have any practical questions, IFA´a Secretariat will also be able to answer. You are also more than welcome to stop by my office (1520-519, that is building 1520, 5th floor, down the hall) if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.    

IFA is a wonderful place with incredibly competent employees in all functions, from associate professors and professors to secretaries, precision mechanics and laboratory technicians. We help each other as a team, with the primary goal of being a top class research and education institution, both nationally and internationally. Throughout many years, this goal has been reached, because everybody at IFA has a burning passion for what they do. I am sure that your new colleagues will greet you with open arms, and that you will have a pleasant start at IFA!

Best regards

Ulrik I. Uggerhøj

Head of Department

Facts about the department:

  • Number of VIP 46 scientific staff
    TAP 49 
    Postdocs 26
    PhD students 64
  • Buildings: We are located in the buildings 1520-1526
  • Research areas: Accelerator mass spectrometry, Astrophysics and cosmology, Atomic-, Molecular- and Optical physics, Biophysics, CERN-related physics, Solid state physics, Material physics and Subatomic physics
  • Facilities: IFA has its own metal and electronics workshop, chemical laboratory and construction facility

IFA´s homepage

At IFA´s website you will find a lot of useful information, such as: employee list, contact information, the IFA strategy and committees, work environment and much more.

AU´s homepage

Get an overview of Aarhus University, where you eg. can find: Information about other faculties and departments at AU, etc.