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Physics: Research in Physics, Theoretical Physics

Programme Research in Physics, Theoretical

Below you will find the outline for the specialisation progamme Research Theoretical Physics.

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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Research in Physics, Theoretical Physics

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory Courses (30 EC)

Effective Field Theory 3
Quantum Information 3
Quantum Theory 6
Statistical Physics a 6
Statistical Physics b 3
Academic and Professional Skills (Science) 3
Topics in Theoretical Physics: Topological Order in Quantum Matter 6

Elective courses (42 EC) from MSc Physics programme, with ≥ 12 EC from list of preapproved electives presented below, and max. 6 EC from other MSc programmes

Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics I 6
Complex Networks (BM) 6
Econophysics 6
Origin and Evolution of the Universe 6
Origin and Structure of the Standard Model 3
Theory of General Relativity 6
Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics II 6
Applied Quantum Algorithms 6
Computational Physics (3 EC) 3
Computational Physics (6 EC) 6
Particle Physics and Early Universe 3
Physics of Finance 3
Quantum Field Theory 6
Soft and Biomatter Theory 6
Theory of Condensed Matter 6
Theoretical Cosmology 3

Research Project (48 EC)

Research (36 EC), thesis (8 EC) and presentation (4 EC)

Each project must be approved by the study advisor beforehand. All research projects are performed under the responsibility of a LION staff member. The project can be either fully theoretical or theoretical/experimental, but if so it must be for the major part (>70%) theoretical. Data analysis may be part of the project, but the essence/main goal must be physics.