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Modern Physics Research


Admission Requirements



This course provides an introduction to some of the research topics that are currently investigated at LION as well as with the basic academic skills of modern research in physics. Students will be provided with a bird’s-eye view of the challenges the physics community is currently facing and will discover how to learn modern physics by reading scientific articles.


  • Chaos and fractals

  • Cell mechanics

  • Physics of new materials and nanotechnologies

Course objectives

This course aims:

  • To learn physics by reading scientific articles

  • To give insight into the work of a researcher in physics

  • To give an introduction into current research topics at LION



Mode of instruction

Lectures and work sessions

Assessment method

Oral exam and graded work sessions.


To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

Reading list

The booktitles and / or syllabi to be used in the course, where it can be purchased and how this literature should be studied beforehand.


Contact details lecturer: Dr.Milan Allan
Contact details lecturer: Dr.Jaap Kautz
Contact details lecturer:Dr.Stefan Semrau