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M2 Quantum, Light, Materials and Nano Sciences

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  • Places available
    80
  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
    French
Présentation
Objectives

The M2 QLMN : Quantum, Light, Materials and Nano Sciences offers a specialization through three tracks with transversal courses addressing fundamental concepts, and courses more in relation to the chosen orientation:

- "Light and Matter" addresses the major fields of Physics in connection with light, diluted matter (atoms, molecules, solids, plasmas) and their interaction. It focuses on the quantum properties of media interacting with light.

- "Condensed matter and its interfaces" addresses the main fields of Physics related to condensed matter and its interfaces, from fundamental quantum properties to nanomaterials.

- "Nanodevices and Technologies" covers the fundamental courses in the different domains of nanosciences associated to advanced training in micro and nano fabrication techniques and experimental study of physical phenomena.

For each track, it is possible to address both theoretical and experimental aspects, ranging from fundamentals to a wide range of applications in domains as varied as quantum technologies, sources of intense radiation, nanoelectronics, biosciences, nanophotonics, spintronics, optoelectronics, functional materials, or image sciences…

The internship, lasting at least 18 weeks, can be carried out in France or abroad.

Course Prerequisites

The required level is a first year of master in Physics, electrical engineering, or equivalent. This course is open to students from engineering schools wishing to take an M2 in the 3rd year.

This program is also open to international students who have already validated an equivalent training.

A good knowledge of basic physics (quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical physics, …) is required.

Skills
    • Understand and use specialized knowledges, with the requisite scientific rigor, in the fields of quantum sciences and technologies, light and light-matter interaction, condensed matter, and nanosciences.
    • Be able to analyze a scientific article or presentation and grasp its underlying issues as well as its limits.
    • Use conceptual, methodological, numerical, technical and practical knowledge and skills for modelling and solving problems in physics or engineering, or at the junction of both disciplines.
    • Build knowledge through a scientific approach.
    • Adapt to a new environment, work as a team and collaborate to achieve common goals.
    • Summarize and communicate effectively in a manner adapted to the targeted audience.
Post-graduate profile

Most of the graduated students chose to continue as PhD student, both in academia or in industry.

Career prospects

This specialisation is oriented towards professions that are associated with research in academia (University, CNRS) or research and development in startups (Quandela, Pasqal, … ), in industrial group (Thales, Sagem, ESSILOR, L’Oréal, Alcatel-Lucent, Saint Gobain, Quantel, STMicro…), or in research centers (ONERA, CNES, CEA (Laser MegaJoule, LETI)... ).

Programme

The M2 QLMN: Quantum, Light, Materials and Nano Sciences offers a specialization through three tracks with transversal courses addressing fundamental concepts, and courses more in relation to the chosen orientation. The different tracks ("Light and Matter", "Condensed matter and its interfaces" and "Nanodevices and Technologies") are described hereafter. In each case UE core + electives correspond to a total of 39 ECTS while the research internship for a duration of 18 weeks minimum correspond to 21 ECTS.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Light Matter interaction 3 30
Introduction to second quantization: from quantum optics to condensed matter 3 30
Introduction to quantum information: qubits, entanglement and decoherence 3 30
Statistical physics: Fluctuations, Transport and Phase Transitions 3 30
Laser Physics 3 30
Non-linear electromagnetism 3 30
Quantum molecular physics 3 30
Optics Labwork 3 27
Projet industriel en R&D (pour les CFA) 3 30
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Molecular Quantum Dynamics 3 30
Ultracold Atoms and Quantum Simulators 3 30
Manipulation of Simple Quantum Systems 3 30
Coherence of Light 3 30
Exciton Physics 3 30
Fundamentals of Nanophotonics 3 30
Optics Labwork 2 3 27
Quantum communication 3 30
Physics experiments in Quantum Technologies 3 30
Quantum technologies: communication, computing and sensors 3 30
Near Field Microscopy 3 24
Technologie des Lasers 3 24
Biophotonics 3 24
Fonctions et intégration photonique 3 24
Optique adaptative 3 24
Optique de l'extrême 3 24
Impulsions optiques ultra-brèves 3 30
Plasma Physics 3 30
Molecular structure and optical transition 3 30
Dynamique réactionnelle photoinduite 3 30
Dynamique quantique des systèmes de plusieurs corps 3 30
Quantum Sensing 3 30
Other UE from “Cond. Mat.” or “Nanodevices and Tech.” track 3
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Lab work
6 60
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Introduction to second quantization: from quantum optics to condensed matter 3 30
Statistical physics: Fluctuations, Transport and Phase Transitions 3 30
Quantum theory of condensed matter 3 30
Solid states devices 3 30
Nanomagnetism & Spintronics 3 30
Light Matter Interaction 3 30
Integrated optics and Nanophotonics 3 30
Physical-chemistry of low dimensional materials 3 30
Microscopy and Spectroscopy 3 30
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Numerical Simulations 3 30
Fundamentals of Micro and Nanofabrication 3 30
Quantum transport 3 30
Nanoelectronics and molecular electronics 3 30
Fundamentals of Nanophotonics 3 30
Energy harvesting in nanostructures 3 30
Quantum Sensing 3 30
Quantum technologies: communication, computing and sensors 3 30
Exciton physics 3 30
Photovoltaics 3 30
Topology 3 30
Physics experiments in Quantum Technologies 3 30
Quantum Computing 3 30
Outstanding Compounds 3 30
Mobile charges: from semiconductors to biology 3 30
Research Project 3 30
Other UE from “Light Matter” or “Nanodevices and Tech.” track 3
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Lab works 6 60
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Microscopy and spectroscopy 3 30
Solid states devices 3 30
Fundamentals of Micro and Nanofabrication 3 30
Advanced micro and nanofabrication 3 30
Integrated optics and Nanophotonics 3 30
Physics of MEMS 3 30
Micro and nanodevice for biology and diagnostic 3 30
Applied magnetic materials for spintronics and information technologies 3 30
Nanoelectronics and molecular electronics 3 30
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Optoelectronics 3 30
Composants semi-conducteurs THz (en français) 3 30
Nanomedicine and nanotoxicology 3 30
Circuit nanoarchitecture and deep learning 3 30
Technological project 3 30
Research project 3 30
Quantum technologies: communication, computing and sensors 3 30
Physics experiments in Quantum Technologies 3 30
Other UE from “Light Matter” or “Condensed matter” track 3

The M2 QLMN: Quantum, Light, Materials and Nano Sciences offers a specialization through three tracks with transversal courses addressing fundamental concepts, and courses more in relation to the chosen orientation. The different tracks ("Light and Matter", "Condensed matter and its interfaces" and "Nanodevices and Technologies") are described hereafter. In each case UE core + electives correspond to a total of 39 ECTS while the research internship for a duration of 18 weeks minimum correspond to 21 ECTS.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Research Internship 21
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Application period
From 01/02/2021 to 31/08/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Supporting documents (TOEFL, TOEIC, certificate of a teacher ...) of a level of a foreign language.

  • Motivation letter.

Additional supporting documents
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

  • Letter of recommendation or internship evaluation.

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