Studies plan: Master Cours de master en section de physiqueAtoms and radiation (english)This course discusses the interaction between atoms and visible electro-magnetic radiation and introduces the main instrumentation for light detection and spectroscopy. The principles of LASER light sources are described, providing notions of nonlinear and ultrafast optics.Object oriented programming (french)C++ Object-Oriented ProgrammingInformation, Computation, Communication (french)This course is an introduction to computational thinking and computer science fundamentals as well as C++ programming basics. Initiation to electronics (french)Introduction to the main electronic components. Analysis of basic circuits made of operational amplifiers. Introduction to elementary logic circuits. Principle of Analog – Digital conversion. Basics of transistors operation. Advanced topics in nuclear reactor materials (english)(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)Nuclear computations lab (english)(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)Decommissioning of nuclear power plants (english)(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)Semester Project Nuclear Engineering (english)(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)Advanced analysis I (french)In this course, we will study the fundamental concepts of real analysis, and the calculus of real-valued functions of a real variable.Advanced analysis II (french)The course studies fundamental concepts of analysis and the calculus of functions of several variables.Advanced linear algebra I (french)The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic notions of linear algebra and to prove the main results of the subject.Advanced linear algebra II (french)The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic notions of linear algebra and to prove rigorously the main results of the subject.Analysis III (french)Calculus:Some Elements of Vector Calculus, integration par parts, line integral, surface integral, Stokes’, Green’s, divergence theorem, harmonic functions Elements of complex analysis: Analytic functions, residue theorem and applicationsAnalysis IV (french)The course gives an introduction to concepts, methods and techniques in Lebesgue integration, analysis in infinite dimensional vector spaces and operator theory.Probabilities and statistics (french)The course gives an introduction to the theory of probability and basic statistics for physicists.Energy conversion and renewable energy (english)The goal of the lecture is to present the principles of the energy conversion for conventional and renewable energy resources and to explain the most important parameters that define the energy conversion efficiency, resources implications and economics of the energy conversion technologies.Hydraulic turbomachines (english)Master lecture on Hydraulic Turbomachines: impulse and reaction turbines,pumps and pump-turbines. Lasers: theory and modern applications (english)This course gives an introduction to Lasers by both considering fundamental principles and applications. Topics that are covered include the theory of lasers, laser resonators and laser dynamics. In addition to the basic concepts, a variety of interesting laser systems and applications are covered Electron microscopy: advanced methods (english)With this course, the student will learn advanced methods in transmission electron microscopy, especially what is the electron optical setup involved in the acquisition, and how to interpret the data. After the course, students will be able to understand and assess TEM encountered in papers. Advanced physics I (mechanics) (french)Introductory Physics I (advanced) covers the mechanics of point particles and solids, and an introduction to special relativity. The purpose of the course is to develop the ability to describe physics phenomena by using mathematical tools.Advanced physics II (thermodynamics) (french)This course presents thermodynamics as a means of describing a large number of important phenomena in physics, chemistry, and engineering, including transport effects. An introduction to statistical physics reinforces the notions acquired thanks to microscopic modeling.Physics lab (metrology) (french)This course is a practical introduction to classical measurement techniques in a physics laboratory. It aims at familiarising the students with data acquisition, sensors, signal processing, vacuum and cryogenics.Physics III (french)Elastic properties of solids and fluids, Physics of fluids, Special relativity, ElectromagnetismAnalytical mechanics (for SPH) (french)Introduction to the methods of classical mechanics (Lagrange and Hamilton equations) and to the concepts of normal modes and stability.Computational physics I (french)Formulate and solve physics problems using simple numerical methods. Understand advantages and limitations of these methods (stability, convergence). Illustrate various physics subjects from other courses.Physics lab IIa (french)This practical course provides a contact with basic physical phenomena and their applications, it should help students acquire knowledge about the methods of observation and measurement as well as manipulation of apparatuses and instruments.Physics IV (french)Wave physics, Introduction to quantum mechanics.Astrophysics I: introduction to astrophysics (french)This course describes in a simple way the astrophysical concepts behind our perception of the Universe. By covering a broad range of topics, the goal of the course is also to help students develop a broad picture of the Universe we live in. Computational physics II (french)Formulate and solve physics problems using numerical methods of moderate complexity. Understand the advantages and limitations of these methods (stability, convergence). Illustrate various physics subjects from other courses.Physics lab IIb (french)This practical course provides a contact with basic physical phenomena and their applications, it should help students acquire knowledge about the methods of observation and measurement as well as manipulation of apparatuses and instruments.Mathematical methods for physicists (english)This course complements the Analysis and Linear Algebra courses by providing further mathematical background and practice required for 3rd year physics courses, in particular electrodynamics and quantum mechanics.Introduction to construction technics (french)To get some basic notions as it concerns technical design, machining and practical electronics for physics laboratory activities.Biophysics : physics of the cell (english)In this course we will study the cell (minimum unit of life) and its components. We will study several key cellular features: Membranes, genomes, channels and receptors. We will apply the laws of physics to develop models to make quantitative and predictive statements. Biophysics : physics of biological systems (english)Understand and use population genetics, population dynamics, network theory, and reaction network dynamics to analyze and predict the behavior of living systemsPhysics of materials (english)This course illustrates some selected chapters of materials physics needed to understand the mechanical and structural properties of solids. This course deals in particular with the physics of dislocation. The diffusion and phase transformations are complementary bases.Solid state physics I (english)This lecture gives an introduction to Solid State Physics, namely to their crystal and electronic structure, their magnetic properties, as well as to their thermal and electric conductance. The level is that of the book by Ashcroft & Mermin. The lecture is for Physics Students in their 3rd yearSolid state physics II (english)This course gives an introduction into Solid State Physics (crystal structure of materials, electronic and magnetic properties, thermal and electronic transport). The course material is at the level of Ashcroft & Mermin and is addressed to the 3rd year students in Physics.Nuclear and particle physics I (french)General introduction to the status of particle physics: from relativistic kinematics to phenomenological description of high energy collisions.Nuclear and particle physics II (french)General introduction to the physics of atomic nuclei: from bound states to scattering states.Quantum physics I (french)Introduction to the concepts, methods and consequences of quantum physics.Quantum physics II (french)The aim of this course is to introduce the concepts, methods and consequences of quantum physics. In particular, the angular momentum, perturbation theory, many-particle systems, quantum correlations (entanglement), open quantum systems, symmetries and invariance laws, will be addressedStatistical physics I (french)The objective of the course is to introduce the basic concepts of statistical physics.Statistical physics II (french)Introduction to the theory of phase transitions and of critical phenomena Optics I (french)Starting from Maxwell’s equations, this course covers many aspects of optics, in theory and applications: geometrical optics, electromagnetic waves, propagation, dispersion, interference, diffraction, polarization, wave guiding and fibers.Optics II (french)Introduction to the basic concepts of classical and modern optics. The course provides the students with tools for understanding and analysing optical phenomena and designing various optical systems.Physics lab IIIa (french)To acquire a knowledge of the physical phenomena and their applications as required for the education of an engineer in physics. To acquire a knowledge of methods of observation and measurement. To become familiar with the recent technologies used in today’s research laboratory in physics.Physics lab IIIb (french)To acquire a knowledge of the physical phenomena and their applications as required for the education of an engineer in physics. To acquire a knowledge of methods of observation and measurement. To become familiar with the recent technologies used in today’s research laboratory in physics.Astrophysics II (french)This course is an introduction to stellar physics. It yields the concepts needed to understand how a star behaves, to build models of stellar structure and evolution, and to interpret stellar spectra.Classical electrodynamics (english)The goal of this course is the study of the physical and conceptual consequences of Maxwell equations.Plasma physics I (french)Introduction to plasma physics aimed at giving an overall view of the essential properties specific to a plasma. The models commonly used to describe its behaviour are presented and illustrated with examples. The relation between plasma physics and a thermonuclear reactor is presented.Functional analysis (for PH) (french)This lecture aims to present the mathematics of quantum mechanics and more generally of quantum physics. It is mainly addressed to physicists or to mathematicians interested in the domain. Computational physics III (english)This course teaches the students practical skills needed for solving modern physics problems by means of computation. A number of examples illustrate the utility of numerical computations in various domains of physics.Selected topics in nuclear and particle physics (english)This course presents the physical principles and the recent research developments on three topics of particle and nuclear physics: the physics of neutrinos, dark matter, and plasmas of quarks and gluons. An emphasis is given on experimental aspects in these three fields.Astrophysics III : stellar and galactic dynamics (english)The aim of this course is to acquire the basic knowledge on specific dynamical phenomena related to the origin, equilibrium, and evolution of star clusters, galaxies, and galaxy clusters.Astrophysics IV : observational cosmology (english)Cosmology is the study of the structure and evolution of the universe as a whole. This course describes the principal themes of cosmology, as seen from the point of view of observations.Computer simulation of physical systems I (english)The two main topics covered by this course are classical molecular dynamics and the Monte Carlo method.Experimental methods in physics (english)The course’s objectivs are: Learning several advenced methods in experimental physics, and critical reading of experimental papers.Frontiers in nanosciences (english)The students understand the relevant experimental and theoretical concepts of the nanoscale science. The course move from basic concepts like quantum size effects to hot fields such as spin transport for data storage applications (spintronics), carbon electronics, or nanocatalysis.Particle physics I (english)Presentation of particle properties, their symmetries and interactions. Introduction to quantum electrodynamics and to the Feynman rules.Particle physics II (english)Presentation of the electro-weak and strong interaction theories that constitute the Standard Model of particles. The course also discusses the new theories proposed to solve the problems of the Standard Model.Solid state physics III (english)The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the theory of a few remarkable phenomena of condensed matter physics ranging from the Quantum Hall effects to superconductivity.Solid state physics IV (english)Solid State Physics IV provides a materials and experimental technique oriented introduction to the electronic and magnetic properties of strongly correlated electron systems. Established knowledge is complemented by current research trends, aiming to prepare the students for independent research.Physics lab IVa The student applies the competencies acquired during her/his studies in a research study developed in one of the laboratories of the physics section under the supervision of teacher of the section. The student is present during a whole day of the week in the laboratory during the semester. Physics lab IVb The student applies the competencies acquired during her/his studies in a research study developed in one of the laboratories of the physics section under the supervision of teacher of the section. The student is present during a whole day of the week in the laboratory during the semester.Plasma physics II (english)Following an introduction of the main plasma properties, the fundamental concepts of the fluid and kinetic theory of plasmas are introduced. Applications concerning laboratory, space, and astrophysical plasmas are discussed throughout the course. Plasma physics III (english)This course completes the knowledge in plasma physics that students have acquired in the previous two courses, with a discussion of different applications, in the fields of controlled fusion and magnetic confinement, astrophysical and space plasmas, and societal and industrial applications.Quantum physics III (english)To introduce several advanced topics in quantum physics, including semiclassical approximation, path integral, scattering theory, and relativistic quantum mechanicsQuantum physics IV (english)Introduction to the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics. Derivation of the perturbation expansion of Green’s functions in terms of Feynman diagrams. Several applications will be presented, including non-perturbative effects, such as tunneling and instantons.Relativity and cosmology I (english)Introduce the students to general relativity and its classical tests.Relativity and cosmology II (english)This course is the basic introduction to modern cosmology. It introduces students to the main concepts and formalism of cosmology, the observational status of Hot Big Bang theory and discusses major physical processes in the early Universe.Quantum field theory I (english)The goal of the course is to introduce relativistic quantum field theory as the conceptual and mathematical framework describing fundamental interactions. Quantum field theory II (english)The goal of the course is to introduce relativistic quantum field theory as the conceptual and mathematical framework describing fundamental interactions. Semiconductor physics and light-matter interaction (english)Lectures on the fundamental aspects of semiconductor physics and the main properties of the p-n junction that is at the heart of devices like LEDs & laser diodes. The last part deals with light-matter interaction phenomena in bulk semiconductors such as absorption, spontaneous & stimulated emission.Physics of photonic semiconductor devices (english)Series of lectures covering the physics of quantum heterostructures, dielectric microcavities and photonic crystal cavities as well as the properties of the main light emitting devices that are light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and laser diodes (LDs).Statistical physics III (english)This course introduces statistical field theory, and uses concepts related to phase transitions to discuss a variety of complex systems (random walks and polymers, disordered systems, combinatorial optimisation, information theory and error correcting codes).Statistical physics IV (english) This first part of the course covers non-equilibrium statistical processes and the treatment of fluctuation dissipation relations by Einstein, Boltzmann and Kubo. Moreover, the fundamentals of Markov processes, stochastic differential and Fokker Planck equations, mesoscopic master equation, noise sFundamentals of biomedical imaging (english)The goal of this course is to illustrate how modern principles of basic science approaches are integrated into the major biomedical imaging modalities of importance to biology and medicine, with an emphasis on those of interest to in vivo. Introduction to astroparticle physics (english)We present the role of particle physics in cosmology and in the description of astrophysical phenomena. We also present the methods and technologies for the observation of cosmic particles.Particle detection (english)The course will cover the physics of particle detectors. It will introduce the experimental techniques used in nuclear and particle physics. The lecture includes the interaction of particles with matter, scintillators, gas chambers, silicon, and detectors for particle ID.Statistical physics of biomacromolecules (english)Introduction to the application of the notions and methods of theoretical physics to problems in biology.Design of experiments (french)In the academic or industrial world, to optimize a system, it is necessary to establish strategies for the experimental approach. The DOE allows you to choose the best set of measurement points to minimize the variance of the results. The concepts learned are applicable in all areas.Physics of nuclear reactors (english)In this course, one acquires an understanding of the basic neutronics interactions occurring in a nuclear fission reactor as well as the conditions for establishing and controlling a nuclear chain reaction.Nuclear fusion and plasma physics (english)The goal of the course is to provide the physics and technology basis for controlled fusion research, from the main elements of plasma physics to the reactor concepts.Reactor technology (english)Reactor core cooling, power limits and technological consequences due to fuel, cladding and coolant properties, main principles of reactor and power plant design including auxiliary systems are explained. System technology of most important thermal and fast reactor types is introduced.Introduction to particle accelerators (english)The course presents basic physics ideas underlying the workings of modern accelerators. We will examine key features and limitations of these machines as used in accelerator driven sciences like high energy physics, materials and life sciences.Optics III (french)Design complex optical systems. Understand light-matter interaction in nonlinear optics and pulsed optics. Understand the methods of generation, amplification and compression of ultrashort laser pulses. Acquire knowledge of the time-resolved spectroscopy methods.Radiation biology, protection and applications (english)An introductory course in the basic concepts of radiation detection and interactions and energy deposition by ionizing radiation in matter, radioisotope production and its applications in medicine, industry and research. The course includes presentations, lecture notes, problem sets and seminars.Radiation and reactor experiments (english)The reactor experiments course aims to introduce the students to radiation detection techniques and nuclear reactor experiments. The core of the course is the unique opportunity to conduct reactor experiments, as the control rod calibration, and approach to critical.Radiation detection (english)The course presents the detection of ionizing radiation in the keV and MeV energy ranges. Physical processes of radiation/matter interaction are introduced. All steps of detection are covered, as well as detectors, instrumentations and measurements methods commonly used in the nuclear field.Quantum electrodynamics and quantum optics (english)This course on one hand develops the quantum theory of electromagnetic radiation from the principles of quantum electrodynamics. It will cover basis historic developments (coherent states, squeezed states, quantum theory of spontaneous emission) and moreover modern developments, e.g. quantum noise.Quantum optics and quantum information (english)This lecture describes advanced developments and applications of quantum optics. It emphasizes the connection with ongoing research, and with the fast growing field of quantum technologies. The topics cover some aspects of quantum information processing, quantum sensing and quantum simulation.Introduction to medical radiation physics (english)This course covers the physical principles underlying medical diagnostic imaging (radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, SPECT, PET, MRI), radiation therapy and radiopharmacy. The focus is not only on risk and dose to the patient and staff, but also on an objective description of the image quality.Nonlinear dynamics, chaos and complex systems (english)The course provides students with the tools to approach the study of nonlinear systems and chaotic dynamics. Emphasis is given to concrete examples and numerical applications are carried out during the exercise sessions.Quantum transport in mesoscopic systems (english)This course will focus on the electron transport in semiconductors, with emphasis on the mesoscopic systems. The aim is to understand the transport of electrons in low dimensional systems, where even particles with statistics different than fermions and bosons will be discussed.Elective Project Nuclear Engineering (english)The elective project is designed to train the students in the solution of specific engineering problems related to nuclear technology. This makes use of the technical and social skills acquired during the master’s programm.Engineering internship (master in nuclear engineering) The main objective of the 12-week internship is to expose master’s students to the industrial work environment within the field of nuclear energy.Engineering internship (master in Physics Engineering) The student applies the competences acquired in physics courses in an engineering project lasting 4-6 months. Specialisation semester Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a project contributing to specialize them in a physics field. The project can take place in an external or internal laboratory or in a research institute. Master project in Nuclear Engineering The thesis is aimed at enhancing the student’s capability to work independently toward the solution of a theoretical or applied problem.Master project in Physics Engineering The student who did an internship carries out a research project in the field of physics in a lab or a company. The student who did a minor must carry out a research project in a company.Master project in Physics The student realises a research project in a physics laboratory.