SFedU was included in the prestigious physical sciences ranking "Times Higher Education (Physical Sciences)" and fell under 800 + group out of 963 educational institutions.
Physical sciences combine physics and astronomy, mathematics and statistics, chemistry, geology and Earth sciences. The minimum requirement for participation in THE ranking is more than 500 publications included in the Scopus database .
The main areas of scientific research of Southern Federal University in the field of physics include: research of nanoscale atomic, electronic and magnetic structures of new perspective materials, design and study of molecular and nanoscale structures, research of astrophysical phenomena.
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