The Faculty has existed in its present form since 1991. It holds the rights to award both doctorates and habilitations in physics and mathematics.
The subject of scientific work in the Institute of Experimental Physics concerns the basic aspects of atomic, molecular and solid-state physics, as well as modern interdisciplinary research within the field of medical physics, biophysics, nanotechnology and environment protection. Laboratories equipped with the newest measuring apparatus ensure a high level of research and teaching. We effectively cooperate with numerous leading research groups from all over the world.
Scientific research in the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics is focused on the problems of quantum information technology. Achievements in this field laid the foundations for Gdańsk School of Quantum Information Technology, widely known in the world. The National Centre of Quantum Information Technology, operating within the structures of the University of Gdańsk, was created in 2007. Achievements of the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics constitute, to a great extent, the scientific base of the Centre. Apart from that, the Institute conducts research concerning atomic and molecular systems and their interaction with light, problems from the field of solid-state physics and mathematical foundations of quantum physics, as well as the analysis of physical conditions in star atmosphere. The ambition and constant concern of the Institute is to ensure access to the newest technologies used both for calculations and in communication with about 20 foreign centres.
Scientific activity in the Institute of Mathematics concerns, among others, topological methods in non-linear analysis and the singularity theorem, partial differential-functional equations, mathematical foundations of information technology, set-theoretic aspects of measure theory, topology and Boolean algebra, non-linear boundary value problems for differential equations and inclusions, applications of set theory in real analysis, theory of probability and its applications. The Institute cooperates with numerous foreign centres.
The Institute of Informatics was created in 2007. Its core is built of the employees of the former Department of Informatics in the Institute of Mathematics. The Institute staff work on theoretical informatics, and in particular on automata theory, mathematical linguistics, memory complexity, as well as conduct research in the field of artificial intelligence, parallel and cloud computing, design, organisation and maintenance of mathematical libraries, graph theory, computational geometry, quantum information theory, multi-agent systems, analysis of Internet resources. The Institute cooperates with numerous foreign centres.
The Faculty offers second-cycle studies in the following specialisations: mathematics, physics and informatics. Moreover, we conduct first-cycle studies in the specialisation Bio-Informatics (together with Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Chemistry and Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology (the University of Gdańsk and the Medical University of Gdańsk) and, since 2011, in a new specialisation Medical Physics, together with the Medical University of Gdańsk. We train teachers who are entitled to teach two subjects: physics and mathematics or physics and informatics. We are proud that the graduates from our Faculty are able to understand technologies and challenges of the 21st century. At the Faculty we conduct doctoral studies in theoretical and experimental physics. We also participate in conducting Environmental Doctoral Studies in mathematics and informatics (in cooperation with the University of Warsaw, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and the University of Łódź) and in conducting Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Apart from the above, we conduct doctoral studies within the International Doctoral Project, based on the grant from the Foundation for Polish Science. Obtaining this grant was an important distinction for the Faculty, connected with its achievements in the field of quantum physics.
The Pomeranian Centre of Applied Informatics and Industrial Mathematics has been actively operating at the Faculty since 2009. It deals with realisation of projects, organisation of trainings and providing consultancy services for outside companies.
Furthermore, teachers can improve their qualifications by undertaking studies at the Postgraduate Courses in Mathematics and the Postgraduate Courses in Basics of Informatics. The Faculty is also active with regard to popularisation of knowledge (competitions in various subjects, the Association of Young Mathematicians, inter-school optional classes and open lectures).
On the 1st of October 2003 the name “Faculty of Mathematics and Physics” was changed into “Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics”.