Nordita is the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics. Its purpose is to carry out research and strengthen the Nordic collaboration within the basic areas of theoretical physics...

A Nordic Collaboration

Reflecting the Nordic background, the institute has an official name in each of the five Nordic languages:

  • Nordisk institut for teoretisk fysik (in Danish)
  • Teoreettisen fysiikan pohjoismainen laitos (in Finnish)
  • Norræna stofnunin í kennilegri eðlisfræði (in Icelandic)
  • Nordisk institutt for teoretisk fysikk (in Norwegian)
  • Nordiska institutet för teoretisk fysik (in Swedish)

Also, the five colours in the Nordita logotype have been taken from the specifications of the national flags of the five Nordic countries:

Scandinavian flags

To foster and utilize existing Nordic strengths in theoretical physics

Nordita is Hosted Jointly by

royal institute of technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The Royal Institute of Technology, abbreviated KTH, is a public research university in Stockholm, Sweden. KTH conducts research and education in engineering and technology and is Sweden's largest technical university.

Stockholm University

Stockholm University

Stockholm University is a public research university in Stockholm, Sweden, founded as a college in 1878, with university status since 1960. With over 33,000 students at four different faculties, it is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia.

The Nordic Council of Ministers

The Nordic Council of Ministers

The Nordic Council of Ministers is an intergovernmental forum established after the Helsinki Treaty. The purpose of the Nordic Council of Ministers is to complement the Nordic Council and promote Nordic Cooperation.

The Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council is a Government agency in Sweden established in 2001, with the responsibility to support and develop basic scientific research. Its objective is for Sweden to be a leading nation in scientific research.

Uppsala University

Uppsala University

Uppsala University is a public research university in Uppsala, Sweden. Founded in 1477, it is the oldest university in Sweden and the Nordic countries still in operation. The university motto is "Gratiae veritas naturae"

Facts About Nordita




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PHD Fellows


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Nordita logo

Nordita's Logotype

The core of the Nordita logotype is a five-pointed star, representing the five Nordic countries.The logotype was adopted for Nordita in 2007, as part of the efforts to rebuild Nordita in Stockholm after the move from Copenhagen.The five colours in the star are taken directly from the Nordic flags.

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