Program, courses and calendar Master ICFP 2nd year 2020-2021

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November 15 - 19, 2021 :

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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 wich 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 Marco SAITTA
Semester 1 Three compulsory modules :
Statistical physics
Condensed Matter Theory
Structural and electronic properties of solids
Two optional modules (2 x 6 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S1 courses. Timetable compatibility is guaranteed for :
Numerical Physics & Machine Learning
Magnetism and Superconductivity
Modern electronic structure methods
Fundamentals of nanostructures
Semester 2 Four courses (4 x 3 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S2 courses. Recommanded courses :
Quantum transport and mesoscopic physics
An introduction to topological order
Introduction to many body physics of fermions and bosons
Physics of 2D Materials
Quantum optics in condensed matter
Emergent Quantum Materials
Spin Physics
Quantum physics and condensed matter in advanced technology
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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 Soft matter and biological physics (ex physique macroscopique et complexité)

Head of studies Frédéric RESTAGNO
Semester 1 One compulsory courses (6 ECTS) :
Statistical physics
Four optional courses (4 x 6 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S1courses. Timetable compatibility is guaranteed for :
Physics of fluids
Soft matter physics
Modern electronic structure methods
Numerical Physics & Machine Learning
Biophysics
Non linear physics and morphogenesis
Advanced Methods in biological physics and soft matter

On semester 1, 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 Frédéric Restagno.
Nonlinear waves and pattern-forming instabilities.
Advanced fluid dynamics.
Out of equilibrium thermodynamics and stochastic processes.
Introduction to non-linear PDEs.
Introduction to stochastic calculus.
Semester 2 Four courses (4 x 3 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S2 courses. Recommanded courses :
Information, Inference, Networks: from Statistical Physics to Big Biological Data
Soft solids
Physics of perception
Brownian motion and stochastic processes
Rheology of complex fluids
Turbulence
System biophysics
Numerical methods for fluid dynamics
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
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
Symmetries and Quantum Field Theory
Magnetism and superconductivity
Modern electronic structure methods
Numerical Physics & Machine Learning
Advanced statistical Physics and new Applications
General Relativity
Semester 2 Four courses (4x3 ECTS) to be chosen from the list of S2 courses among which we suggest :
Ultra cold Atoms
Quantum transport and mesoscopic physics
Quantum Information
Non-linear, ultrafast and quantum optics
Waves in disordered media and localization phenomena
Introduction to many body physics of fermions and bosons
Quantum optics in condensed matter
Quantum machines : quantum physics with electrical circuits and mechanical resonators
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
Biophysics
Numerical Physics & Machine Learning
Semester 2 4 courses to be chosen from the list of the second semester :
Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory
String Theory
Cosmology
Differential geometry and gauge theory
Information, Inference, Networks: from Statistical Physics to Big Biological Data
Quantum Field Theory II
Particle Physics : The Standard Model
Advanced statistical field theory
Statistical Physics2 : Dispordered Systems and Interdisciplinary Applications
Complex systems : from physics to social sciences
Conformal Field Theory
Introduction to AdS/CFT
Machine Learning
History of a Dark Universe
Advanced topics in Markov-chain Monte Carlo
Introduction to Classical and Quantum Integrability
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 Methods in biological physics and soft matter Advanced quantum mechanics Atoms and photons Biophysics Condensed Matter Theory Fundamentals of nanostructures General Relativity Lie Groups, Lie Algebras and Representations Magnetism (...) | ↦ Read more

Second Semester

Advanced statistical field theory Advanced topics in Markov-chain Monte Carlo Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory An introduction to topological order Brownian motion and stochastic processes Complex Systems: from physics to social sciences (...) | ↦ 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, 5th to June, 25th 2021. 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

2020 2021 calendar

First semester Information session : September 01, 2020 at 12:45pm - Room Jaurès (29 rue d’Ulm) Followed by path meetings: Quantum Physics: room Dussane (45 rue d’Ulm) Soft Matter: room Conf IV (24 rue d’Ulm, 1st floor) Theoretical Physics: room (...) | ↦ Read more

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 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