M2 Nuclei, Particles, Astroparticles and Cosmology

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  • Places available
    15
  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
Présentation
Objectives

The Master's degree M2 NPAC is intended for students training towards research in nuclear physics, particle physics, astroparticles and cosmology. It seeks to prepare students for an experimental or phenomenologicall PhD in the main research centres such as the CNRS, the Universities or the CEA. This training is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge in the world of the infinitely large (cosmology and astroparticles) and the infinitely small (particle and nuclear physics).

The Master 2 NPAC trains the future researchers of tomorrow. One of NPAC main assets is its strong link with research. All the teachers are leading-edge researchers in their domain. The students work in laboratories, during their internships and also when studying a selected researchers' work, particularly in instrumentation. Indeed, these areas of research require increasingly powerful and sophisticated instruments, their performances determining the advances of the discipline. The Master 2 NPAC program thus includes lectures in both the detector physics and the accelerator physics fields. This training is recognized for its academic quality by the research laboratories in the Paris region, and all over France. NPAC students are also welcome in theoretical and astrophysics laboratories. After the NPAC 1-year training, about 90% of the students obtain a grant to begin a PhD thesis. Most of the hosting laboratories are in Paris area, but also elsewhere in France or abroad.

Location
ORSAY
PARIS 15
Course Prerequisites

Quantum Mechanics Notions of Subatomic Physics Classical Electrodynamics

Skills
  • Use specialised knowledge of physics with the requisite scientific rigour.

  • Gather information on a scientific issue, based on the capacity identify relevant sources.

  • Use conceptual, methodological, numerical, technical and practical skills and knowledge to model and solve problems in physics or related subjects.

  • Carry out a physics project in an autonomous manner and produce a critical analysis of the results.

  • Adapt to a new environment, work as a team and collaborate to achieve common goals.

  • Communicate effectively in two languages including English, and in a manner adapted to the target audience.

Post-graduate profile

Most of the students go on to do a thesis in nuclear physics, particle physics or astroparticles.

Career prospects

Further studies at doctoral level or entry into employment at Master's (Bac+5) level.

Collaboration(s)
Academic partner

INSTN

Laboratories

Astrophysique, Instrumentation et Modélisation de Paris-Saclay - DRF/IRFU/DAp
Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière
Département d'Astrophysique - DRF/IRFU
Département de Physique des Particules - DRF/IRFU
Département de Physique Nucléaire - DRF/IRFU
Département d'Electronique des Détecteurs et d'Informatique pour la Physique - DRF/IRFU
Institut d'astrophysique spatiale
Institut de physique nucléaire d'Orsay
Institut de physique théorique - DRF
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique
Laboratoire de physique théorique et modèles statistiques.

Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et des Hautes Energies
Laboratoire Astroparticules et Cosmologie
Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
Institut Astrophysique de Paris
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies
Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille.

Programme

Le S1 NPAC est constitué d'un tronc commun, de 3 parcours thématiques dont l'étudiant doit en choisir 2, et d'un UE au choix parmi 2 proposés.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Théorie Quantique des Champs 6 60
Projet Expérimental 6 120
Physique des Détecteurs 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
Physique des Particules 6 60
Des Noyaux aux Etoiles 6 60
Cosmologie et Astroparticules 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
Relativité Génerale 3 30
Physique des Accélérateurs 3 30

Le second semestre de NPAC commence par 4 semaines de cours/projet informatique et un cours avancé. Ensuite, les étudiants débutent la période de stage (14 semaines).

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Stage 24
Cours/Projet Informatique 3 120
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Physique hadronique et réactions nucléaires 3 30
Physique des neutrinos et matière noire 3 30
Physique au delà du Modèle Standard 3 30
Cosmologie avancée 3 30
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 01/02/2021 to 30/06/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Motivation letter.

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

  • Curriculum Vitae.

Additional supporting documents
  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).

  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay) to download on https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/admission/apply-master-programmes.

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

Contact(s)
Course manager(s)
Fabien Cavalier - NPAC_direction@lal.in2p3.fr
Iolanda Matea - matea@ipno.in2p3.fr
Marine VANDEBROUCK - marine.vandebrouck@cea.fr
Administrative office
Catherine BOURGE - bourge@lal.in2p3.fr
Admission