Program, courses and calendar Master ICFP 2nd year 2021-2022

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The second year is organized around four different programs : Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Matter and biological physics, Quantum Physics and Theoretical Physics.
The first semester is dedicated to courses (30 ECTS). Each student enrolls in a program in which he/she follows compulsory and optional courses. In exceptional cases, the student can include in his/her program one optional course from another area of study, in agreement with his/her head of studies.
In second semester, four optional courses will be chosen from any program (4x3 ECTS). These optional courses must be approved by the head of the studies.
Students are expected to complete an internship relevant to their course of study (18 ECTS) April to june, in France or abroad.

 Condensed Matter Physics

Head of studies Jérôme TIGNON
Semester 1 Three compulsory modules :
Advanced Statistical physics
Condensed Matter Theory
Electrons in Solids: Fundamentals and Experiments
Two optional modules (2 x 6 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S1 courses. Timetable compatibility is guaranteed for :
Light-Matter Interaction in Quantum Nanostructures
Electronic transport and superconductivity
Electronic Structure Theory
Computational and data-driven physics
Semester 2 Four courses (4 x 3 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S2 courses. Recommended courses :
Quantum Physics Out of Equilibrium
Quantum transport and mesoscopic physics
Electrodynamics in Quantum Materials
Localized spins in solids
Physics of 2D Materials
Reservoir-controlled quantum materials
Topological theory in condensed matter
Quantum physics and condensed matter in advanced technology
Ultimate quantum conductors: Novel electronic states and transport
phenomena

One Course (3 ECTS) may be chosen from all the program Master of Physics. It must be approved by the head of the studies..
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 Soft matter and biological physics

Suggestions for course compositions depending on your interests

Head of studies Aleksandra WALCZAK et Emmanuelle RIO
Semester 1 One compulsory courses (6 ECTS) :
Advanced Statistical physics
Four optional courses (4 x 6 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S1courses. Timetable compatibility is guaranteed for:
Advanced Biophysics
Advanced Methods in biological physics and soft matter
Computational and data-driven physics
Interfaces and morphogenesis
Physics of fluids and nonlinear physics
Soft Matter Physics

During the 1st semester, it will be possible to take 1-2 courses (among 4) from the M2 Nonlinear and out of equilibrium phenomena Nevertheless, before taking any course from a non -ICFP master program, the list of chose courses must be validated by Aleksandra WALCZAK and Emmanuelle RIO.
Semester 2 Four courses (4 x 3 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S2 courses. Recommanded courses :
Active matter and collective behaviour
Circuits and network dynamics in synthetic biology and neuroscience
Ecology, evolution and epidemiology
Numerical methods for fluid dynamics
Physics of multicellular systems
Soft applications
Soft or Slender: mechanics of Nature-inspired, highly deformable bodies
Turbulence

One Course (3 ECTS) could be chosen from all the program Master of Physics. It must be approved by the head of the studies.
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 Quantum Physics

Head of studies Jakob REICHEL
Semester 1 Three compulsory courses (3 x 6 ECTS)
Advanced quantum mechanics
Advanced Statistical physics
and one of the following:
Atoms and photons
Condensed Matter Theory.
Two optional modules (2x6 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S1 courses. Timetable compatibility is guaranteed for the following options:
Quantum Information
Symmetries and Quantum Field Theory
Light-Matter Interaction in Quantum Structures
Electronic transport and superconductivity
Advanced statistical Physics and new Applications
General Relativity
Computational and data-driven physics
Semester 2 Four courses (4x3 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S2 courses among which we suggest :
Ultra cold Atoms
Quantum Information Theory
Quantum transport and mesoscopic physics
Quantum Physics Out of Equilibrium
Quantum metrology
Waves in disordered media and localization phenomena
Quantum machines : quantum physics with electrical circuits and mechanical resonators
Quantum information theory
One Course (3 ECTS) could be chosen from all the program Master of Physics. It must be approved by the head of the studies.
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 Theoretical Physics

Heads of studies Fréderic Van-Wijland - Amir-Kian Kashani Poor
Semester 1 Two courses compulsory (2 x 6 ECTS)
Quantum Field Theory
Advanced statistical Physics and new Applications
3 optional modules (3x 6 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of first semester modules -
Timetable compatibility is guaranteed for the following options :
Lie groups, Lie algebras and representations
Statistical field theory and applications
General relativity
Computational and data-driven physics
Semester 2 4 courses to be chosen from the list of the second semester :
Active matter and collective behaviour
Advanced statistical field theory
Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory
Advanced topics in Markov-chain Monte Carlo
Complex systems : from physics to social sciences
Conformal Field Theory
Cosmology
Differential geometry and gauge theory
Particles in theUniverse
Introduction to AdS/CFT
Machine Learning
Phenomenology of the Standard Model and Beyond,
Quantum Field Theory II
Random geometry and non-unitary quantum field theories.
Statistical Physics2 : Dispordered Systems and Interdisciplinary Applications
String Theory
Quantum information theory
One Course (3 ECTS) could be chosen from all the program Master of Physics. It must be approved by the head of the studies.
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First Semester

Advanced Biophysics Advanced Methods in biological physics and soft matter Advanced quantum mechanics Advanced statistical physics (compulsory for Condensed matter physics and Quantum Physics programs) Advanced Statistical physics (compulsory (...) | ↦ Read more

Second Semester

Active matter and collective behaviour Advanced statistical field theory Advanced topics in Markov-chain Monte Carlo Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory Circuits and network dynamics in synthetic biology and neuroscience Complex Systems: (...) | ↦ Read more

"Physics Now" Seminars 2021/2022

Having a broad view of the main current research topics is difficult but crucial to choose the internship and PhD subjects, and more generally the research directions in physics. During the first semester, a series of seminars “Physics Now” (...) | ↦ Read more

"Physics Now" Seminars 2019/2020

Having a broad view of the main current research topics is difficult but crucial to choose the internship and PhD subjects, and more generally the research directions in physics. During the first semester, a series of seminars “Physics Now” (...) | ↦ Read more

"Physics Now" Seminars 2020/2021

Having a broad view of the main current research topics is difficult but crucial to choose the internship and PhD subjects, and more generally the research directions in physics. During the first semester, a series of seminars “Physics Now” (...) | ↦ Read more

Internships

The internship in a laboratory (experimental or theoretical) will take place April, 11th to July 1st, 2022. The internship must be found during the first semester. It can be in any laboratory in the Paris region or in the provinces. The work is (...) | ↦ Read more

2021 2022 calendar

First semester Information session: 1st September, 2021 at 02.00pm - Room Jean Jaurès. Followed by path meetings: Quantum Physics and Condensed Matter: Room Jean Jaurès ( ground floor, 29 rue d’Ulm) Soft Matter: Room L367 (3rd floor, 24 rue (...) | ↦ Read more

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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