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Physics: Research in Physics, Quantum Matter and Optics

Programme Research in Physics, Quantum Matter and Optics

Below you will find the outline for the specialisation progamme Research Quantum Matter and Optics.

With regard to electives you have the option to choose electives from related study programmes. Always consult your Study Advisor Physics for advice.

There are a few electives that will be offered next year (with reservations).These electives can be found in the Course and Examination Regulations available on the menu on the right.

Study Plan

At the start of the Master’s programme, students are required to create a study plan: this plan includes a complete list of planned courses and projects for two subsequent academic years in consultation with the Study Advisor Physics

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Physics: Research in Physics, Quantum Matter and Optics

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory Courses (18 EC)

Academic and Professional Skills (Science) 3
Quantum Information 3
Quantum Theory 6
Statistical Physics a 6

Electives 42 EC - Elective courses from MSc Physics programme, with ≥ 12 EC from the list of courses presented below, and max. 6 EC from other MSc programmes

Advanced Optics 6
Applied Quantum Algorithms 6
Complex Networks (BM) 6
Computational Physics (3 EC) 3
Computational Physics (6 EC) 6
Condensed Matter Physics 6
Effective Field Theory 3
Frontiers of Measurement Techniques 3
Molecular Electronics (in collaboration with Delft) 6
Quantum Optics 6
Physics and Classical / Quantum Information 6
Statistical Physics b 3
Superconductivity 3
Theory of Condensed Matter 6
Topics in Theoretical Physics: Topological Quantum Matter 6

Preapproved QMO courses offered by other departments:

Automated Machine Learning 6
Foundations of Statistics and Machine Learning 6
Introduction to Deep Learning 6
Introduction to Machine Learning 6
Nanotechnology (Delft) 6
Reinforcement Learning 6
Seminar Advances in Deep Learning 6
Statistical learning - old curriculum 6
Surface Science (SUS) 6

Research projects

Each project must be approved by the study advisor before the start. At least one of the two research projects has to be carried out in an experimental group. All research projects are performed under the responsibility of a LION staff member. Up to one project can be carried out outside LION.

Research Project 1 (24 EC)

Research= 20 EC
Thesis= 3 EC
Presentation = 1 EC

Research Project 2 (36 EC)

Research = 30 EC
Thesis = 4 EC
Presentation = 2 EC