Scientific Excellence & Cutting Edge Research

The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics

We carry out research and strengthen Nordic collaboration within the basic areas of theoretical physics

The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, or Nordita, is an international organisation for research in theoretical physics. The main research areas at Nordita are astrophysics, hard and soft condensed matter physics, and high-energy physics. It was established as Nordisk Institut for Teoretisk Atomfysik in 1957 by Niels Bohr and the Swedish physicist Torsten Gustafson.

Nordita was originally located at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen (Denmark), but moved to the AlbaNova University Centre in Stockholm (Sweden) on 1 January 2007.

Current and Upcoming Events

Nordita has a long tradition in organizing scientific events that bring Nordic and international theoretical physicists together. We welcome you to join us!

  • 11 Dec

    Materials for Quantum Technologies

    11 - 12 December, 2023

    Albano Campus

  • 15 Jan
    Nordita Schools

    Nordita Winter School 2024 in Particle Physics and Cosmology

    15 - 26 January, 2024

    Albano Building 3

  • 13 Mar

    13th Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics: Biological, Complex and Non-Equilibrium Systems

    13 - 15 March, 2024

    Albano Building 3

  • 21 Mar

    Challenges in theoretical physics education in Nordic countries

    21 - 22 March, 2024

    Albano Building 3

Find Us - Nordita is just north of the city center!

Nordita is in the campus of AlbaNova University Center, within walking distance from the main campus areas of the three universities in northern Stockholm: Stockholm University, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institute.

Nordita is jointly hosted by


KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Stockholm University

Co-funded by


The Nordic Council of Ministers


The Swedish Research Council


Uppsala University

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