Bachelor & Master

Les cours obligatoires et en option dispensés par les enseignants du Swiss Plasma Center sont entièrement intégrés dans les cursus de Bachelor et de Master de l’EPFL.
Bachelor et master physique des plasmas et fusion

Liste des Cours – Bachelor

  • Advanced physics I (mechanics)

    Introductory Physics I (advanced) covers the mechanics of point particles and solids. The purpose of the course is to develop the ability to describe physics phenomena by using mathematical tools.

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Ricci Paolo
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • General physics : electromagnetism

    The topics covered by the course are concepts of electromagnetism and electromagnetic waves.

    Section of Life Sciences Engineering
    Teachers: Loizu Cisquella Joaquim, Fasoli Ambrogio
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • General physics : fluids and electromagnetism

    The course covers two important chapters of physics: physics of fluids and electromagnetism. An introduction to the physics of waves is also given in order to study the solutions of the equations of hydrodynamics and Maxwell's equations.

    Section of Mathematics
    Teachers: Theiler Christian Gabriel
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • General physics : mechanics

    Give the student the basic notions that will allow him or her to have a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the mechanic of point masses. Acquire the capacity to analyse quantitatively the consequences of these effects with appropriate theoretical tools.

    Section of Civil Engineering
    Teachers: Hogge Jean-Philippe
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • General physics : mechanics (English)

    Students will learn the principles of mechanics to enable a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the kinematics and dyamics of point masses and solid bodies. Students will acquire the capacity to quantitatively analyze these effects with the appropriate theoretical tools.

    Section of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    Teachers: Ball Justin Richard
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • General physics : thermodynamics

    Provide the student with the basic notions that will allow him or her to have a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the mechanic of point masses. Acquire the capacity to analyze quantitatively the consequences of these effects with appropriate theoretical tools.

    Section of Life Sciences Engineering
    Teachers: Furno Ivo
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • Global issues: energy A

    This course offers an overview of global issues related to energy: basic concepts, needs and resources, societal and political implications. The combination of scientific and SHS approaches will provide the students with quantitative tools as well as an overall vision of the issue.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Program
    Teachers: Gaudard Ludovic, Testa Duccio
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • Introduction to plasma physics

    Introduction to plasma physics aimed at giving an overall view of the unique properties specific to a plasma. The models commonly used to describe its behavior are presented and illustrated with examples. Application to thermonuclear fusion and some astrophysical phenomena.

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Loizu Cisquella Joaquim
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • Physics IV

    Wave physics and introduction to special relativity.

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Ricci Paolo
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • Physique numérique (pour SPH)

    Formulate and solve physics problems using elementary numerical methods. Understand the advantages and limitations of these methods (stability, convergence). Illustrate various physics subjects seen in other courses.

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Villard Laurent
    Language: french
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • Liste des Cours – Master

  • Nonlinear dynamics, chaos and complex systems

    The course consists of three parts. Part 1: Nonlinear dynamics - One-dimensional systems and elementary bifurcations - Two-dimensional systems, phase-plane analysis, limit cycles, and Hopf bifurcations Part 2: Chaos - Lorenz system and chaotic dynamics - Iterated maps, period-doubling, chaos, universality, and renormali

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Février Olivier Claude Martin
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • Nuclear fusion and plasma physics

    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.

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Fasoli Ambrogio
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • Plasma I

    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.

    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Theiler Christian Gabriel
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2023-2024


  • Plasma II



    Section of Physics
    Teachers: Reimerdes Holger
    Language: english
    Academic term: 2023-2024