Master in applied physics

Physics doesn't just reveal the secrets of the Universe. Through the application of its discoveries, it helps to tackle societal challenges by contributing to the economy, the health sector, and the protection of the environment.

The Applied Physics Department (GAP) was established in 1980 with the mission to ease the transition from basic physics to applications.

The Department houses truly diverse research approaches to increase the chances of technology transfer.

2 years (4 semesters)
60 ECTS for courses + 60 ECTS for thesis


Deadline: 30 April
(28 February for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

The list of courses at the core of this master’s program can be found HERE.

All members of our group will be happy to help master’s students in their search for a degree topic, and supervise them during the master’s project:

Jean-Pierre Wolf : High harmonic generation, Laser filamentation,
Hugo Zbinden: Quantum Key Distribution, Single Photon Detection
Nicolas Brunner: Quantum information theory, Foundations of quantum theory
Jérôme Kasparian: Laser filamentation, optical solitons, climate modelling, ocean waves, rogue waves, modeling of natural systems
Mikael Afzelius: Quantum memories, coherent optical and spin spectroscopy
Luigi Bonacina: Multiphoton microscopy, Bio-nanotechnology
Rob Thew:  Experimental Quantum Communication, Integrated Photonics
Géraldine Haack: Quantum thermodynamics