Program, courses and calendar Master ICFP 1st year

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

News : ICFP Research seminars
November 7 - 10, 2016 :

All information about the program

2016-2017 Calendars :
Undergraduate program
Master ICFP 1st year
Master ICFP 2nd year

Contact us - Student support and Graduate School office :
Tél : 01 44 32 35 61
enseignement@phys.ens.fr

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The first year offers a wealth of lectures covering a wide range of topics in modern physics, from fundamental interactions to biophysics, and also several aspects of quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics, to name just a few. Students follow those lectures, chosen according to their interests and for a total of 30 ECTS during the first semester. The second semester is devoted to a 6-month research internship in French or foreign laboratories, in any field of physics or its interfaces.

 MAIN PERSONS IN CHARGE

Name Email Phone number
Jean François ALLEMAND In charge of the internships
ENS professor
jean-francois.allemand@ens.fr
ENS office L059g
01 44 32 33 61
Frédéric CHEVY Head of studies
ENS professor
frederic.chevy@ens.fr
ENS office LS165
01 44 32 20 19
Guilhem SEMERJIAN ENS assistant professor
Coordinator of the first year of Master ENS-ICFP
guilhem.semerjian@ens.fr
ENS office LE106
01 44 32 25 13
Associated universities Phone number
Michela PETRINI UPMC professor
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
petrini@lpthe.jussieu.fr
Paris 5e
01 44 27 76 54
Marc DURAND Paris Diderot assistant professor
Université Paris Diderot
marc.durand@univ-paris-diderot.fr
Paris, 13e
01 57 27 62 58
Marc RABAUD Paris Sud professor
Université Paris Sud
marc.rabaud@u-psud.fr
Orsay
01 69 15 80 87

Please refer to the page How to apply for informations regarding the recruitment process.

 ADMINISTRATION

Stéphanie LEFEBVRE
Administration Officer in charge of the relationships with lecturers
stephanie.lefebvre@ens.fr
01 44 32 25 98

Julie LOUSSIER
Administration Officer in charge of internships
julie.loussier@ens.fr
01 44 32 25 37

Médina MAHREZ
Administration Officer in charge of students
medina.mahrez@phys.ens.fr
01 44 32 35 60

Marie BERNABE
Secretary
marie.bernabe@ens.fr
01 44 32 35 61

The courses of the first year of Master ENS-ICFP are freely chosen by the students. During the first semester there are five teaching units of 6 ECTS each :

  • M1—M5 : four units of physics lectures, to be chosen among the courses proposed by the Masters program, either full courses (60h of lectures and problem classes) or half courses (30h):

 

LIST OF THE COURSES AND WEEKLY SCHEDULE. FIRST PART OF THE TERM
Morning Afternoon
Monday Fundamental structure of matter Experimental physics
Tuesday Soft matter and interfaces Students seminar
Computational physics and Numerical analysis
Wednesday Statistical physics : from concepts to applications Nanophotonics
Thursday Energy transformations Introduction to General Relativity
Friday Evolution and measurement of quantum states (lecture)
Advanced mathematics for physicists
Evolution and measurement of quantum states (TD)
Advanced mathematics for physicists

 

LIST OF THE COURSES AND WEEKLY SCHEDULE. SECOND PART OF THE TERM
Morning Afternoon
Monday Fundamental structure of matter Experimental physics
Tuesday Physics of interfaces Students seminar
Computational physics and Numerical analysis
Wednesday Statistical physics : from concepts to applications Introduction to superconductivity
Thursday Cosmology Physics for biology
Friday Quantum fluids Non-linear partial differential equations

 

Click on the name of a course to get its description.

Some courses will not take place at their usual hours, check the calendar.

Students can also perform a Self-directed work: library-based project, considered as a full course (6 ECTS), doing personal research and presenting a short seminar in january.

One teaching unit = one full course (6 ECTS) or two half courses (2x3 ECTS) at will. At most 9 ECTS can be obtained by following courses not organized by the Masters program.

It is indeed possible to follow other lectures, in particular in some M2 of associated universities (Interface physique-biologie, Océanologie et météorologie, Géodynamique et physique de la terre, Mécanique), conditioned on the agreement of the faculties in charge of the Masters program and of the lecture followed.

Students must have chosen their five teaching units by the end of September, inquiries will be made via email by the people in charge. Individual meetings will be organized if necessary.

Each of the five teaching units M1–M5 are attributed a mark on a scale of 20, the mark of the first semester being their average : MA = (M1 + M2 + M3 + M4 + M5) / 5. If this average is strictly less than 10, the student must take resit exams in each of the courses for which he obtained a mark lower than 10. In such a case the committee is entitled to forbid the student to go abroad to do his internship.

Weekly attendance of the Students seminar is compulsory for the validation of the first semester ; students will have to write brief reports on some of the seminars.

SECOND SEMESTER (30 ECTS)
The second semester is fully devoted to an internship done full-time in a research laboratory, most often abroad (in Europe but not only) or in France, in an academic or industrial environment. The internship start after the winter holidays (end of January) and last until the summer (end of July).
The work undertaken is evaluated from a written report describing the results obtained and an oral presentation (mid-September), leading to the mark (on the scale of 20) for the second semester : MB = INTERNSHIP.

PASSING THE FIRST YEAR OF THE MASTERS PROGRAM (M1)
The first year is passed if the marks of both semesters (MA and MB) are larger or equal than 10, the yearly mark being their average :
(MA + MB) / 2 = (M1 + M2 + M3 + M4 + M5 + 5 * INTERNSHIP) / 10

The student who has successfully passed the M1 year of ICFP will be admitted in one of the pedagogical path of the M2 ICFP. Which path depends on the student’s proposal and of the estimate of the student’s abilities by the directors of the pedagogical paths. In case of disagreement between the student and the directors of pedagogical paths, the director of the ICFP Master program will propose one of the pedagogical paths to the student. If the student refuses the ICFP director’s proposal he/she will be considered as quitting the ICFP Master program.

 

 

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
Master ICFP second year Internship

News : ICFP Research seminars
November 7 - 10, 2016 :

All information about the program

2016-2017 Calendars :
Undergraduate program
Master ICFP 1st year
Master ICFP 2nd year

Contact us - Student support and Graduate School office :
Tél : 01 44 32 35 61
enseignement@phys.ens.fr

Our partners: