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Master of Science in Physics


Solid education in theoretical and experimental physics will help the student to foster autonomous scientific work and to develop problem-solving capacities. The student will be introduced to current research topics during the four semesters of the masters. The first year consists of lectures, seminars, and laboratory classes, whereas the complete second year is exclusively spend on a research project within one of the research groups of the Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPHYMS).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of several key areas of general physics and advanced condensed matter physics.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the operational principles and performance of key physics instrumentation and technologies relevant to their chosen specialization.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze scientific data using analytical and numerical methods.
  • Ability to formalize a practical problem and solve it using quantitative analytical or numerical tools.
  • Ability to assess the validity of data generated by computers or physics instrumentation including the estimation of error sources; foster a general critical-thinking attitude.
  • Ability to efficiently use computer and write computer programs as well as using existing software packages.
  • Ability to explore new areas of research through independent study.
  • Ability to communicate research results to a scientific as well as to a non-expert audience.
  • Ability to write a scientific article, report, or thesis based on own scientific results; knowledge of standard citation methods; ethics in science and scholarship and its importance to scientific inquiry and professionalism.
  • Ability to carry out risk assessment of a project and constructively manage failure.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural group environment.