In 1996 research groups in the Department of Physics arranged two international conferences.

The personnel of the Theoretical Physics Division had a significant role in organizing "The XVII International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics" in Helsinki on 13-19 June. There were 308 registered participants and 20 local organizers.

The Aerosol and Environmental Physics Laboratory organized The Fourteenth International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols in Helsinki, on 26-30 August. The number of participants was about 400 and more than 260 scientific contributions were given.