Departmental Facilities

Department - Opening Hours

Mondays to Thursdays from 7:50am to 7:00pm
Fridays from 7:50am to 6:30pm

Facilities and Staff of the MSc Degree in Physics

Facilities and staff of the MSc Degree in Physics are provided by the Department of Physics in line with the University Charter. Classrooms are mainly located on the ground floor of the Department of Physics, which is situated in Building F on the Campus.


Frontal lectures are mainly held in 5 classrooms:
Room A, 134 seats
Room B, 45 seats
Room C, 20 seats
Room D, 25 seats
Room F, 8 seats
Room E with 12 seats is used for frontal lectures only in some periods of the academic year while for the rest of the year it is used for laboratory practice.

All classrooms offer internet connection. Rooms A, B, C and D have a projection screen and video projector on the ceiling. Rooms C and D are suitable for e-teaching. Other classrooms available on Campus in other Faculties/Departments may be used for lectures.

How to book a classroom

Classroom reservations may be checked online at the address:

A classroom that appears to be vacant online can be booked by sending an email to:

Classrooms are booked once lecture timetables are published.

Study areas

There are several study areas at the Department of Physics, located on the ground floor:

an IT room with 8 computers;
a study room with 36 seats that is used by students for studying, meeting and student union meetings;
a study room annexed to the Library with 40 seats, which is managed by students.


The Department of Physics has IT labs and practice labs for training courses. The furniture and scientific equipment available as well as maintenance are provided through funds granted by the University.

Practice laboratories

The Department’s technicians are always available to help students during practice and to check and maintain the equipment.

IT laboratories

There are two IT rooms:
- one is on the ground floor and has 8 PCs that are available to students all day. Booking is not required (room T21);
- one, called “Poropat”, is on the second floor and has 37 PCs. Each PC has e-learning software programmes to be used for training courses (room 221-217).

All PCs are part of a cluster that was requested by the students. The Operating system is Linux and most of the software is open source. All PCs in the classrooms and IT labs have internet connection.

Computers and IT devices must be used in compliance with Usage Regulations.

All Physics students are provided with an account to access the INFIS cluster. The account can be activated by sending a request to the Segreteria Didattica (Education Administration). The form can be found in the Segreteria Didattica on the ground floor.

Laboratories and facilities for internships and theses

Internships and work for thesis preparation can be carried out in numerous facilities, laboratories and research institutions that have signed an agreement with the Department of Physics.

Here is a partial list of these facilities and labs: the Trieste section of the INFN (Italian Institution of Nuclear Physics), the Elettra laboratory of the Sincrotrone and the free-electron laser light Fermi of the Sincrotrone Trieste SpCA, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, the labs of the institute Officina dei Materiali of the National Research Centre, the Trieste Astronomical Observatory of INAF (National Institutions of Astrophysics),...

Last update: 08-22-2018 - 14:44