Master

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.

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

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
English

REGISTRATION
Deadline: 30 April 2020
(28 February 2020 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)
www.unige.ch/enrolment

 The following courses are at the core of this master’s program (details here):

Course

Credits

Type

Semester

Laser-Matter Interactions

5

Mandatory

Fall

Physics Laboratory IV

15

Mandatory

Fall/Spring

Optics and Lasers

5

Mandatory

Fall

Quantum Optics

5

Mandatory

Spring

Biophotonics

5

Optional* (at least 2)

Spring

Nonlinear systems

5

Optional (at least 2)

Spring

Quantum Information Theory

6

 

Spring

Applied Quantum Optics

10

 

Fall/Spring

Introduction to Nano-electronics

5

 

Fall

 

*60 credits are required, shared between mandatory courses and other optional courses from this list or from other departments; at least two courses must be chosen among Biophotonics, Nonlinear systems, ADD (for more information contact conseiller-etudes-master-physique(at)unige.ch).

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