The origins of our Institute of Physics date back to the year of 1968 when courses in mathematics (with elements of physics) were offered for the first time by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences newly established within the local branch of the A. Mickiewicz University of Poznań. The venue of these courses was the building located at Wielkopolska Street 15 that has remained the site of the Instutite to this day.In its initial period of existence, the Faculty carried out research in marine physics, ferroelectrics, and methodology of physics teaching. It saw the first batch of 42 graduates emerging in 1971.
Upon founding the University of Szczecin in 1984, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences was renamed the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, whereas the Division of Physics became the Faculty of Physics. In the years that followed, there was significant influx of academic staff from other universities to the newly established divisions within the Faculty, resulting in a rapid growth in the volume and variety of research. From the first of January 2001, by decision of the Senate of the University of Szczecin, the Department of Physics was transformed into the Institute of Physics.
The staff of the Institute of Physics conducts research both within research groups and individually within the the following issues: astronomy and astrophysics, cosmology and gravity theory, solid-state physics, molecular physics, nuclear and medical physics, electrodynamics and optics, field theory and polymer physics.