Head of department: Genaro Toledo Sánchez
The Theoretical Physics Department at IF-UNAM has been a pillar in the development of physics in Mexico and an integral part of the first institute of physics in our country, founded in 1939.
Nowadays the research activities concentrate mainly in the following areas:
- Atomic and molecular physics.
- High energy physics
- Quantum mechanics
- Quantum optics and optical micromanipulation
- Many body theory
There are other topics that our researchers develop in collaboration with members of other departments of our Institute or other institutions in and outside our country.
Some of these topics are: acoustics, seismology, topological effects in condensed matter, and in nuclear physics, quantum chaos, and mathematical models of biological systems.