Master in theoretical physics
Theoretical physics is about identifying the most important questions regarding Nature, and searching for the simplest answers:
- How did the universe evolve into its present form?
- What are its most fundamental building blocks?
- Why are certain materials superconducting?
- Does life emerge from physical principles?
During the course of their degree, master students in theoretical physics will develop a critical sense towards identifying the most relevant aspects of physical systems, and understand our reality through mathematical modelling.
DURATION OF STUDIES
2 years (4 semesters)
60 ECTS for courses + 60 ECTS for thesis
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Deadline: 30 April
(28 February for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)
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 (contact details can be found here):
Dmitry Abanin: Quantum condensed matter and statistical physics
Camille Bonvin: Cosmology
Ruth Durrer: Cosmology, General Relativity
Karsten Kruse: Biophysics
Martin Kunz: Cosmology, simulations and data analysis
Lucas Lombriser: Cosmology
Michele Maggiore: Cosmology and gravitational waves
Marcos Marino Beiras: Mathematical physics
Antonio Riotto: Cosmology and astroparticle physics
Francesco Riva: High-energy particle physics
Julian Sonner: String theory and holography
Eugene Sukhorukov : Nanophysics and mesoscopic physics