Departmental Facilities

Department - Opening Hours

Mondays to Fridays from 7:45am to 7:30pm

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 as support structures for the activities of the Degree Courses. Classrooms are mainly located on the ground and second floor of the Department of Physics, which is situated in Building F on the Campus. There is also a teaching laboratory on the first floor.


Classrooms Map of the University District

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 E, 12 seats

All classrooms offer Internet connection and audio/video systems. Rooms B, C, and D have a Rally audio/video system. Room A has a video system with two projectors, two monitors, and an amplified audio system which also has a microphone for the audience.


Physics Degree courses also use, for lectures, other classrooms within the university campus, which are assigned annually by the University based on the number of students, both for Bachelor’s degree and Master's degree programs.


Other classrooms available on Campus in other Faculties/Departments may be used for lectures.

Map of the classrooms


How to book a classroom

Classroom availability may be checked online at the address:

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

After publishing lecture timetables, classrooms are considered booked.


Study areas

In addition to the University's study rooms, there are several study areas at the Department of Physics, located on the ground floor:

a study room with 20 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.

The three-year degree course has available:
the Central Laboratory at Building B, the T17 and T19 laboratories and the Radioprotection Laboratory (room 111) for the course of Environmental Radioprotection (when the course is activated).

At the Department, there are also laboratories for the master's degree courses:

  • Laboratory of Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics (room 214 and room 215), with five experimental positions;
  • Laboratory of Medical Physics (room 223).

Solid-state physics courses use experimental positions at the IOM-CNR and Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste laboratories in the Research Area (Basovizza).

The Medical Physics Laboratory includes visits and exercises at the Health Physics Service of the "Ospedali riuniti" hospital in Trieste and at Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste in the Research Area Basovizza.

The Department’s technicians are 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 12 PCs (Room T21);
- one, called “Poropat”, is on the second floor and has 37 PCs. Each PC has e-learning software programs to be used for training courses (room 221-217).

All PCs are thin clients connected to a virtual server available for students. The Operating system is Linux and most of the software is open source. All PCs in the classrooms and IT labs have an Internet connection.

All Physics students are provided with an account to access the INFIS cluster (University login).


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:

  • Laboratories of the Trieste section of the INFN (Italian Institution of Nuclear Physics),
  • Laboratories of the Elettra laboratory of the Sincrotrone;
  • Laboratories of the Fermi free-electron laser light 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: 01-11-2024 - 11:38