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LIST OF THE COURSES AND WEEKLY SCHEDULE. FIRST PART OF THE TERM
Morning Afternoon
Monday Probability Nano-photonics and quantum optics
Tuesday Soft matter and interfaces Numerical methods for differential equations in physics
Student seminar
Wednesday Relativistic quantum mechanics and introduction to quantum field theory Experimental physics
Thursday Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology Dynamical systems: deterministic dynamics and fluctuations
Friday Symmetries in physics Topology in physics: From topological matter to quantum-engineered systems

 

LIST OF THE COURSES AND WEEKLY SCHEDULE. SECOND PART OF THE TERM
Morning Afternoon
Monday Phase transitions Nano-photonics and quantum optics
Tuesday Soft matter and interfaces Numerical methods for differential equations in physics
Student seminar
Wednesday Relativistic quantum mechanics and introduction to quantum field theory Experimental physics
Thursday Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology Dynamical systems: deterministic dynamics and fluctuations
Friday Introduction to superconductivity Biophysics

 

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In addition to these courses there is one optional course which will be taught at Ecole Polytechnique: Quantum optics: lasers and atoms (3 ECTS).

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.

There is also the possibility to do a supervised research project, considered as a full course (6 ECTS).

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.

 

 

 

Dynamical systems: deterministic dynamics and fluctuations

Faculty: Stephan Fauve Tutors: Adrian Van Kan, Lionnel Djadaojee ECTS credits: 6 Language of instruction : English Key words: Dynamical systems, instabilities, fluctuations, stochastic processes Exam: written Covid-19 alternative examination: (...) | ↦ Read more

Supervised research project

Faculty: Stephan Fauve ECTS credits: 6 Language of instruction: English or French Validation: written report and oral defense The supervised research project offers the possibility to pursue an experimental research project within a team of the (...) | ↦ Read more

Probability

Faculty: Raphael Cerf Tutor: Guilhem Semerjian ECTS credits: 3 Language of instruction : English Key words: Exam: written Description This course will present the probabilistic model and the fundamental limit theorems for sums of (...) | ↦ Read more

Phase transitions

Faculty: Guilhem Semerjian Tutors: Gabriel Gouraud, Ludwig Hruza ECTS credits: 3 Language of instruction : English Key words: Exam: written Covid-19 alternative examination: Oral examination Description Several physical systems (...) | ↦ Read more

Quantum optics: lasers and atoms

Faculty: Alain Aspect and Fabien Bretenaker Tutor: Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein ECTS credits: 3 Language of instruction : English This course will take place at Ecole Polytechnique on following Mondays: 21/9, 28/9, 12/10, 19/10, 2/11, 9/11, (...) | ↦ Read more

Cosmology and large scale structure formation

Faculty: Benoît Semelin Tutor: Yashar Akram, Andrei Lazanu ECTS credits: 3 Language of instruction: English Keywords: Cosmology, galaxy formation, early universe, theory Exam: written Description In the last 25 years, a number of (...) | ↦ Read more

Introduction to superconductivity

Faculty: Jérôme Lesueur Tutor : Kris van Houcke ECTS : 3 Language of instruction : french and english Keywords: Superconductivity, Quantum Physics, Phase Transitions, Electronic properties Exam: written Description : In this introductory (...) | ↦ Read more

Soft Matter and interfaces

Faculty: Sylvie Cohen-Addad and Frédéric Restagno Tutor : Raphaël Jeanneret and Alessandro Siria ECTS: 6 Language of instruction: french and english Key words: scales, capillarity, wetting, fluctuations, entropic forces, brownian motion Exam: (...) | ↦ Read more

Nano-photonics and quantum optics

Faculty: Christophe Voisin and Nicolas Treps Tutor : Emmanuel Baudin ECTS: 6 Langue d’enseignement: French and English Keywords: electromagnetic confinement, opto-electronic, photons, entanglement Exam: written Description The quantum optics (...) | ↦ Read more

Biophysics

Faculty: Massimo Vergassola Tutor: Raphaël Jeanneret ECTS credits: 3 Language of instruction : English Keywords: Statistical Physics, Information, Development, Biology Exam: oral Description The course provides an introduction to the (...) | ↦ Read more

Topology in physics: From topological matter to quantum-engineered systems

Faculty: Nathan Goldman Tutor: Arnaud Raoux ECTS credits: 3 Language of instruction : English Keywords: Topology, condensed matter, quantum Hall effect, quantum simulation Exam: oral Description Topological states of matter have (...) | ↦ Read more

Symmetries in physics

Faculty: Frédéric Chevy Tutor: Manuel Gessner ECTS credits: 3 Language of instruction : English Description The goals of the course are twofold: to introduce mathematical tools relevant in many fields of physics such as quantum mechanics, (...) | ↦ Read more

Relativistic quantum mechanics and introduction to quantum field theory

Faculty: Adel Bilal Tutors: Guilhem Semerjian, Fedor Levkovich-Maslyuk and Achilleas Passias ECTS credits: 6 Language of instruction: English Keywords: relativistic quantum mechanics, Dirac equation, free quantum fields, Feynman diagrams Exam: (...) | ↦ Read more

Experimental Physics

Tutors: Jakob Reichel ECTS credits: 6 Language of instruction : French and English Keywords: experiments, project, initiative, personalised programme Exam: oral and written Pré-requis : des connaissances d’optique géométrique, d’optique (...) | ↦ Read more

Numerical methods for differential equations in physics

Faculty: Laurette Tuckerman Tutor: Bruno Regaldo Projects supervision: Kris Van Houcke et Bruno Regaldo ECTS credits: 6 Language of instruction: English Keywords: numerical methods, differential equations, discretization, stability Exam: oral (...) | ↦ Read more

Statistical Physics: from concepts to applications

Faculty: Werner Krauth Tutors: Victor Dagard and Valentina Ros ECTS credits: 6 Language of instruction: English Keywords: Mathematical foundations (probability theory, statistics), phases, phase transitions, exactly solved models (1d and 2d (...) | ↦ Read more

Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

Faculty: Nick Kaiser Tutor: Vassilis Papadopoulos ECTS credits: 6 Language of instruction: English Web site: The first half of the course is an introduction to general relativity. We start with a review of special relativity (and (...) | ↦ Read more

Self-directed work: library-based project

Faculty: Werner Krauth ECTS credits: 6 Language of instruction: English Web site: http://www.lps.ens.fr/~krauth/index.php/ICFP_Projets_bibliographiques_2019 Description Personal work plays an essential role in the undergraduate studies at (...) | ↦ 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 15 - 19, 2021 :

All information about the program

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