Innovation through

Physics and Engineering

Innovation through Physics and Engineering

The program aims to train students in fundamental, both theoretical and experimental, physics and in mathematics for physics providing knowledge and lab expertise in photonics, non-linear physics, time & frequency metrology, micro/nano- and quantum technologies, as well as to prepare students to apply fundamental science and engineering approaches to higher-level research and industrial tasks.

Modes and duration | Full time: 2 years, 120 ECTS credits | ||||

Language of instruction | English | ||||

Grants | Scholarships are awarded to high quality foreign student | ||||

Tuition fees | From 260 € to 3770€/year (Tuitions depends on your country of origin and if a partnership with our institution exists). See application procedure |

The educational program is structured into three programs oriented to fundamental physics, to applied physics or to mathematics for physics :

The master program aims at training students in fundamental, both theoretical and experimental, physics with applications in photonics, nanotechnology, and quantum technologies. This combination, innovative at the level of a master program, is well aligned with priority investments in research at the European and international level, with thematic areas of growing demand for highly trained students, able to embark in a doctoral programme.

The main aim of the master program: Development and improvement of the students’ skills in fundamental optical physics, optical fiber communications, optoelectronics, laser technologies, ultrafast femtosecond optics, quantum information science, nanophotonics, nano-microscopy, and nano-biosciences.

- Photonics and Nanosciences
- Ultrafast femtosecond optics
- Solitons and optical communications
- Quantum physics, spectroscopy and quantum information
- Advanced technology of lasers and nanotechnology
- Nanobiosciences

PhD positions in academic & research institutions leading to recruitment in academia or in industry.

Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years degree) of Science or its equivalent. Background knowledge in general physics, optics, electromagnetism, and quantum physics is mandatory. Courses waivers can be given depending on your former undergraduate program content.

**Contact: Stephane GUERIN**

The Master PICS program provides a comprehensive program of courses covering theoretical, experimental and engineering aspects of photonics, micro/nano technologies, time-frequency metrology, information theory and complex systems. It is designed to cover a selection of topics at the interface of physics and engineering sciences, closely integrated with domains of research excellence developed in the Region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (BFC).

PICS master is part of EIPHI Graduate School at UBFC and is strongly supported by the FEMTO-ST Institute and the ICB Laboratory, research institutions with major international reputations in Physical Sciences and Engineering. It aims to provide complementary courses to prepare students for careers in either industry or for future PhD level studies.

The courses, taught in English, are divided between lectures, exercises/tutorials, practical labs and project activities. Students will be immersed in the labs from their 1st year of study, closely connected with the research groups via lab projects that will run throughout semester 1 to 3. Individual supervision will be provided to all students, combining a personal project advisor and a mentor.

The PICS Master’s program has received a national label as a Master’s of Excellence for Engineering and Research, entitled CMI (“Cursus master en Ingénierie”) which is delivered by the CMI-FIGURE network which consists of 30 universities in France.

- Physics
- Photonics
- Microtechnologies
- Nanotechnology
- Time-Frequency
- Instrumentation
- Wave physics
- Nonlinear phenomena physics
- Laser Physics
- Numerical modeling

The program targets careers such as:

- University Professor
- Design Engineer
- Research Engineer
- Test Engineer
- Engineering studies
- Experimental Engineer
- R&D Engineer

Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years degree) of Science or its equivalent; background in general physics, optics, electromagnetism, and quantum physics is mandatory. Courses waivers can be given depending on your former undergraduate program content.

**Contact: Maxime JACQUOT
**

The recent progress in several fields of theoretical physics (such as high energy physics, astrophysics, quantum, and nonlinear optics or condensed matter physics) required numerous very sophisticated mathematical tools. In these frontline research fields, it became clear that a new understanding of physical systems going from cold atom gases to black holes is impossible without a new insight into underlying mathematical structures. This kind of problems requires a new interdisciplinary approach and specialists with double competence: in Physics and in different fields of modern Mathematics.

The main aim of the master program is to provide advanced lectures on the mathematical methods of modern theoretical physics in the framework of a mathematical curriculum.

Courses of Math4Phys are covering different fields of mathematics (algebra, geometry, analysis) and highlighting their applications to the problems of modern theoretical physics, giving an introduction to the mathematical methods used for branches of theoretical physics such as:

- Quantum field theory
- Statistical mechanics
- General relativity
- Gauge theories
- String theory, etc.

The main aim of the master program is to provide sufficient training to start a PhD thesis for a futur research career .

Bachelor’s degree of Science (3 or 4 years) or its equivalent with major in Mathematics or Physics. Students can apply directly for the second year (M2) if they have completed at least one year of graduate courses in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics. Courses waivers can be given depending on your former undergraduate program content.

**Contact: Nikolai KITANINE**