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Graduate School of Physics

The Physics Graduate School at Université Paris-Saclay brings together all research in physics, as well as training in physics from the Master's to the Doctorate levels. It covers all fields, from fundamental to applied physics, from theory, modelling and simulation to instrumentation, from laboratory experiments to large instruments put on large research infrastructures or into space, from the core of physics to its interfaces with other fields. It also integrates numerous socio-economic issues at the interface with physics (energy, health, environment, etc.).

With a community of several thousand students, faculty members, researchers, engineers, technicians, laboratory and teaching supporting staff, the Physics Graduate School of the Université Paris-Saclay gathers for research and training purposes a range of skills, resources and experimental facilities of the highest level, unique in France and widely recognised internationally. It offers a wide range of opportunities for young people at all levels (training on experimental facilities, Master's and Engineering School internships, Doctorate, post-Doctorate).

Key figures


  • More than 40 research laboratories
  • 3400 researchers
  • 11 operators (Grandes Ecoles, university components and national research organisations) spread throughout the Ile de France region
  • 15% of French research potential

  • 1st in Europe and 9th in the world in the ARWU 2021 "Shanghai" ranking

  • 115 scientific and technical platforms


Master courses

  • More than 600 Master's students
  • 9 generalist M1s, including 4 in English
  • 21 different M2 courses, including 8 courses in English
  • 2 Erasmus mundus LASCALA and QUARMEN


Doctoral training

  • 500 PhD students
  • 200 defences per year
  • 4 doctoral schools: EDOM, PHENIICS, AAIF, EDPIF


Documents to download

Stratégie Recherche de la GS Physique - (pdf 1.46 Mo)

Plaquette GS Physique - (pdf 573.7 Ko)

Booklet Meet My Platform Graduate School Physique - (pdf 9.27 Mo)