M2 Fundamental concepts of physics

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  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
Présentation
Objectives

The second year of the Master is organized around four different programs : Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Matter and biological physics, Quantum Physics and Theoretical Physics.
The first semester is dedicated to courses (30 ECTS). Each student enrolls in a program in wich he/she follows compulsory and optional courses. In exceptional cases, the student can include in his/her program one optional course from another area of study, in agreement with his/her head of studies.
In second semester, four optional courses will be chosen from any program (4x3 ECTS). These optional courses must be approved by the head of the studies.
Students are expected to complete an internship relevant to their course of study (18 ECTS) April to june, in France or abroad.

Location
ORSAY
PARIS 05
Course Prerequisites

Excellent formation généraliste en physique. Bonne maîtrise des outils mathématiques. Maîtrise de l'anglais.

Skills
  • Maîtriser la physique fondamentale d'un domaine de recherche.

  • Savoir rédiger un rapport scientifique.

  • S'intégrer dans un laboratoire de recherche.

Career prospects

Poursuite en thèse (majoritairement) ou insertion professionnelle bac + 5

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Laboratoire Aimé Cotton
Fluides, Automatique et Systèmes Thermiques
Département de Physico-Chimie
Institut de recherche sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers - DRF
Laboratoire de Physique des Solides
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique
Laboratoire de physique théorique et modèles statistiques
Service de Physique de l'Etat Condensé - DRF/IRAMIS
Laboratoire Léon Brillouin - DRF/IRAMIS
Unité de recherche SOLEIL
Laboratoire Charles Fabry
Unité mixte de physique CNRS/Thales.

Laboratoires de Paris Sciences et Lettres (ENS, ESPCI)
Laboratoires de Sorbonne Université
Université de Paris et Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

Programme

Le S1 est composé de 3 UE obligatoires et 2 UE au choix variant suivant les sous-parcours.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Statistical physics 6 48
Soft matter physics 6 48
Physics of fluids 6 48
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Statistical physics 6 48
Atoms and photons 6 48
Advanced quantum mechanics 6 48
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Statistical physics : advanced and new applications 6 48
Numerical physics : algorithms and computations 6 48
Magnetism and superconductivity 6 48
General relativity 6 48
Condensed matter theory 6 24 24
Advanced methods in biological physics and soft matter 6 48
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Numerical physics : algorithms and computations 6 48
Modern electronic structure methods 6 16 32
Magnetism and superconductivity 6 48
Fundamentals of nanostructures 6 18 14 16
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Structural and electronic properties of solids 6 28 18 14
Statistical physics 6 48
Condensed matter theory 6 24 24
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Numerical physics : algorithms and computations 6 48
Non linear physics and morphogenesis 6 48
Modern electronic structure methods 6 16 32
Biophysics 6 48
Advanced methods in biological physics and soft matter 6 48
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Statistical field theory and applications 6 48
Numerical physics : algorithms and computations 6 48
Lie groups, lie algebras and representations 6 48
General relativity 6 48
Biophysics 6 48
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Statistical physics : advanced and new applications 6 48
Quantum field theory 6 48

Le S2 est composé de 4 UE au choix et d'un stage de 3 mois à temps plein obligatoire.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Waves in disordered media and localization phenomena 3 33
Ultra cold atoms 3 33
Turbulence 3 33
Topics in strongly coupled quantum field theory 3 33
System biophysics 3 33
Superconductors and superconducting circuits 3 33
Strongly correlated fermions and bosons 3 33
String theory 3 33
Statistical physics 2 : disordered systems and interdisciplinary applications 3 33
Spin physics 3 33
Soft solids 3 33
Selected topics in statistical field theory 3 33
Rheology of complex fluids 3 33
Renormalization group theory and applications 3 33
Quantum transport and mesoscopic physics 3 33
Quantum optics in condensed matter 3 33
Quantum machines : quantum physics with electrical circuits and mechanical resonators 3 33
Quantum information 3 33
Quantum field theory II 3 33
Physics of perception 3 33
Physics of 2D materials 3 33
Particle physics : the standard model 3 33
Novel functionalities in complex materials 3 33
Non-linear, ultrafast and quantum optics 3 33
Introduction to quantum chromodynamics 3 33
Introduction to many body physics of fermions and bosons 3 33
Information, inference, networks : from statistical physics to big biological data 3 33
Geophysical fluid dynamics 3 33
Differential geometry and gauge theory 3 33
Cosmology 3 33
Complex systems : from physics to social sciences 3 33
Brownian motion and stochastic processes 3 33
An introduction to topological order 3 33
Algebra, integrability and exactly solvable models 3 33
Advanced topics in quantum field theory 3 33
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Internship 18
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 15/03/2020 to 15/05/2020
Compulsory supporting documents
Additional supporting documents
  • 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.

    (Choosing your program between theoretical physics, quantum physics, condensed-matter physics and soft matter and biological physics is mandatory.)
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

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