Suggestions for course compositions depending on your interests

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Here are some suggestions of the courses you could take based on your interest. These are merely suggestions for those who do not know which courses to consider, or a starting point to building your course list, which should reflect your own personal interests. They should be treated as such. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact the coordinators.

Mandatory lecture for every student:
Advanced statistical physics

  Soft Matter :

1st Semester
Interfaces and morphogenesis.
Soft Matter Physics.
Computational and data-driven physics.

Choice between:
Experimental coloration: Advanced Methods in Biological Physics and Soft Matter
Theoretical coloration: Physics of fluids and nonlinear physics or Advanced Statistical Physics and New Applications or Advanced Methods in Biological Physics and Soft Matter or Statistical field theory and applications

2nd semester:
Soft or Slender: mechanics of Nature-inspired, highly deformable bodies
Soft Applications
Active Matter and Collective Behaviour
A suggestion: Physics of development

  Biophysics :

1st semester

Interfaces and morphogenesis.
Advanced Biophysics.
Computational and data-driven physics.

Choice between:
Experimental coloration: Advanced Methods in Biological Physics and Soft Matter
Theoretical coloration: Physics of fluids and nonlinear physics or Advanced Statistical Physics and New Applications or Advanced Methods in Biological Physics and Soft Matter or Statistical field theory and applications

If your interest is biomechanics, cellular or tissue mechanics we strongly encourage you to take the Soft Matter Course.

2nd semester:
Active matter and collective behaviour
Ecology, evolution and epidemiology
Physics of development
Circuits and network dynamics in synthetic biology and neuroscience

+ continue Advanced Statistical Physics and New Applications if taken in 1st semester

  Nonlinear physics :

1st semester

Physics of fluids and nonlinear physics.
Computational and data-driven physics.

Choice between:
Experimental coloration: Advanced Methods in Biological Physics and Soft Matter
Theoretical coloration: Advanced Statistical Physics and New Applications or Advanced Methods in Biological Physics and Soft Matter or Statistical field theory and applications or a course from Non linear and out of equilibrium phenomena

Choice between: Soft Matter Physics/Advanced Biophysics/Interfaces and morphogenesis/a course from Non linear and out of equilibrium phenomena

2nd semester:
Turbulence
Numerical methods for fluid dynamics
Active matter and collective behaviour
Soft or Slender: mechanics of Nature-inspired, highly deformable bodies
courses from Non linear and out of equilibrium phenomena

  General statistical mechanics :

1st semester

Physics of fluids and nonlinear physics.
Computational and data-driven physics.

Choice between: Interfaces and morphogenesis/Soft Matter Physics/Advanced Biophysics.
Experimental coloration: Advanced Methods in Biological Physics and Soft Matter
Theoretical coloration: Advanced Statistical Physics and New Applications or Advanced Methods in Biological Physics and Soft Matter or Statistical field theory and applications

2nd semester:
Active Matter and Collective Behaviour
Ecology, Evolution and Epidemiology
Soft or Slender: mechanics of Nature-inspired, highly deformable bodies
Soft Applications

Quick links

Next student seminar :
Access to the program

Here you can find information about your internships:
Experimental Internship - Undergraduate program
Master ICFP first year Internship

News : ICFP Research seminars
November 14 - 18, 2022 :

All information about the program

Contact us - Student support and Graduate School office :
Tél : 01 44 32 35 60
enseignement@phys.ens.fr