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about various aspects of the theory of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Informatics?

At our Group we aim to bring together scientists with a proved track of excellence and passion in a stimulating, dynamic environment to tackle novel challenges at the forefront of fundamental and applied Physics.

Join our group. We would Love to hear from you.

You can explore our main specific areas of research by checking out our Research Highlights. Feel free to contact directly any group member. Check out our individual research interests by visiting our profiles in our Group Members page.

For general questions or more details about open positions, please contact Prof. Balatsky via his email or the general email

MSc Projects

At NORDITA, we have developed an online materials database hosting thousands of organic crystals. For all these materials we have performed electronic structure calculations leading to a large dataset of materials data. We are searching for a motivated student to perform a study within the field of materials informatics. More specifically, this entails developing data mining and machine learning tools that can be applied to our vast resource of calculated materials data. For example, in the past we have used this approach to model magnetic materials and predict new candidate solar cell materials. The combination of the fields of data science and condensed matter physics is an exciting and modern topic with many connections to technological applications, such as the discovery of new functional materials.

The group works in several areas of theoretical condensed matter physics. These include Dirac materials, dynamic quantum matter, superconductivity and materials informatics. A summary of our recent research highlights can be found here


Further information about specific MSc projects can be discussed with the MSc supervisor, Professor Alexander V. Balatsky, Nordita,

Why work or study in Stockholm?

Stockholm is an inspiring, beautiful, quiet city surrounded by majestic lakes, forests and home to the buzz of Swedish culture, music, art and entertainment. The Swedish life provides a perfect balance of work and leisure.

Our institutional affiliations

As part of our Group, which is the responsible for the main research efforts into Condensed Matter Physics at NORDITA, our members are affiliated with both Stockholm University and KTH – Royal Institute of Technology.

Stockholm University

Stockholm University, founded as a college in 187 is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. With university status since 1960, Stockholm University has two scientific fields: the natural sciences and the humanities/social sciences. The institution is regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

KTH – Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH; Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan in Swedish) is a university in Stockholm, Sweden, specializing in engineering and technology. It is a leading technical university in Europe and highly respected worldwide, especially in the domains of technology and natural sciences. KTH often ranks among the top 30 universities for Engineering and Technology. The KTH Campus is located in Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia and the home of the Nobel Prize.

Current Open Positions

Please check our database where both past and ongoing calls can be accessed and more information obtained.

For MSc projects, simply contact us directly.

In addition to this page, please refer to NORDITA’s own page, where regular announcements are posted.