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Courses at bachelor's level

The language of instruction in most of our courses at Bachelor's level is English.

General and Theoretical Physics

Three courses are included in the introductory module of the bachelor's programme in physics. You must be admitted to a bachelor's programme in physics to be admitted to the courses. The courses are presented in this block.

Language of instruction: The course is given in its entirety in English during spring semesters.

The course in short

The course is compulsory at the undergraduate level for a Bachelor of Science in Physics. The course is only available within the Bachelor's programme. It provides an introduction to university physics, as a basis for further studies in physics. Special emphasis is placed on basic mechanics and electrical engineering as a foundation for other physics.

Learn more about the of the International Bachelor's programme in physics on Lund University's international website

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Physics: Introduction to University Physics, with Mechanics and Electromagnetics in the schedule software TimeEdit (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Physics: Introduction to University Physics, with Mechanics and Electromagnetics, FYSA12

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinators

Tomas Brage
Professor

Johan Zetterberg
Senior lecturer

Pavel Golubev
Senior lecturer

Ruth Pöttgen
Senior lecturer

 

Language of instruction: The course is given in its entirety in English during spring semesters.

The course in short

The course is compulsory at the undergraduate level for a Bachelor of Science in Physics. The course is only available within the Bachelor's programme. It provides an introduction to university physics, as a basis for further studies in physics. The course aims to provide basic knowledge in optics, wave science and quantum physics, as well as their applications in research and society.

Learn more about the of the International Bachelor's programme in physics on Lund University's international website

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Physics: Introduction to University Physics, with Optics, Waves and Quantum Physics in the schedule software TimeEdit (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Physics: Introduction to University Physics, with Optics, Waves and Quantum Physics, FYSA13

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinators

Tomas Brage
Professor

Johan Zetterberg
Senior lecturer

Pavel Golubev
Senior lecturer

Ruth Pöttgen
Senior lecturer

Language of instruction: The course is given in its entirety in English during spring semesters.

The course in short

The course is compulsory at the undergraduate level for a Bachelor of Science in Physics. The course is only available within the Bachelor's programme. It provides an introduction to university physics, as a basis for further studies in physics.

The course aims to provide basic knowledge in thermodynamics and the Earth's climate as well as practice in performing, interpreting and describing the results of physical experiments (experimental methodology)

Learn more about the of the International Bachelor's programme in physics on Lund University's international website

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Physics: Introduction to University Physics, with Thermodynamics, Climate and Experimental Methodology in the schedule software TimeEdit (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Physics: Introduction to University Physics, withThermodynamics, Climate and Experimental Methodology,FYSA, 7.5 credits

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinators

Tomas Brage
Professor

Johan Zetterberg
Senior lecturer

Pavel Golubev
Senior lecturer

Ruth Pöttgen
Senior lecturer

Language of instruction: English and Swedish. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1.

The course in short

This course will give you fundamental knowledge of the structure of atoms and molecules and their interactions with electromagnetic radiation. The course illustrates the role of quantum mechanics as the fundamental theory for the description of the microscopic world.

In the experimental part you will work with modern spectroscopic techniques. We also want to show atomic physics as a very large, active and wide research area in Lund

The course will also train your problem-solving skill and your ability to write scientific reports.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Atomic and Molecular Physics​, FYSB24 at Lund University's central web pages.(in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Atomic and Molecular Physics, FYSTC11

Literature spring 2021

Students are recommended to find one of the follwing books:

  • Atomic Physics, C. J. Foot, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005 
    ISBN: 9780198506966
  • The Physics of Atoms and Quanta, H. Haken, H. C. Wolf, 7:e upplagan eller tidigare, Springer, Berlin, 2005.
    ISBN 978-3-540-29281-4
  • Atom- och molekylfysik, Kompendium, S. Andersson, F. Bruhn, J. Hedman, L. Karlsson, S. Lunell, K. Nilson, J. Wall, Uppsala universitet, 2005. Kompendiet kan köpas via föreläsaren.
  • Spectrophysics, Thorne, U. Litzén, S. Johansson, Springer, Berlin, 1999. ISBN 3-540-65117-9

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Atomic and Molecular Physics​, FYSTC11 in the schedule software TimeEdit.

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Tomas Brage
Professor 

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1 (LP1) and Spring study period 2 (LP4)

The course in short

The aim of this course is that you should learn electromagnetism based on Maxwell's equations and the Lorentz force. In the course you will learn how to apply and solve Maxwell's equations, the potential formulation, how to treat polarisation and magnetisation phenomena, energy transport, boundary conditions, and electromagnetic waves. You will also learn some basic vector analysis and related integral theorems needed to solve electromagnetic problems.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Electromagnetism,  FYTB13 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course website in Canvas

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Electromagnetism, FYTB13, please visit the course website in Canvas

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email:studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

The course is given by the department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

 

 

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1 (LP1)

The course in short

This course covers broad programming aspects essential for scientists. The following will be addressed:

  • Use of UNIX-based operating systems, such as Linux
  • Overview of the use of programming in various scientific fields (Data analysis, simulation, etc.​)
  • Overview of common programming languages such as C ++ and Java
  • Basic concepts of object-oriented software design
  • Basic Software Engineering with a language (C ++), use of Standard software construction tools in a UNIX-based environment, such as Linux (Gmake, gcc)
  • Practical exercises in data analysis and simulation
  • Basic methods for software development in cooperation with others
  • Redistributed data processing​

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Introduction to Programming and Computing for Scientists, MNXB01 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course website in Canvas

Visit the course website for Introduction to Programming and Computing for Scientists, MNXB01 in Canvas for more information about course syllabus, litterature and schedule

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Oxana Smirnova
Senior lecturer

 

Language of instruction: English or Swedish. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1 (LP1) and Spring Study period 1 (LP3).

The course in short

Within the course, a 7-8 weeks internship at a workplace with tasks related to the student's education is planned, implemented and evaluated. The supervisor is appointed at th​​e workplace. The intern keeps a workbook during the internship.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Applied Work, FYSB06 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Applied Work, FYSB06 (in Swedish)

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1.

The course in short

The purpose of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge about fabrication and characterization of semiconductor devices on the nanometer scale. The focus is set on modern materials and processing techniques with nanotechnology as a main theme. Most of the processes are general and are applied in traditional Si based IC technology as well as in advanced III-V technology and MEMS/NEMS fabrication.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Processing and Device Technology, FYSD13 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Processing and Device Technology, FYSD13

Literature spring 2021

  • Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology, 3rd Edition, International student version, by Simon M. Sze, Ming-Kwei Lee. ISBN: 978-0-470-87367-0

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Processing and Device Technology, FYSD13 in the schedule software TimeEdit (in Swedish)

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Claes Thelander
Senior lecturer

 

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 2.

The course in short

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the most important materials analysis tools for nanostructures - to understand how each technique works, what information it can give an how to interpret the information. The focus is on techniques that give morphological, structural and composition information. At present the course is divided into two parts: the first and larger cover electron microscopy analysis, including both SEM and TEM and associated methods. Topics include fundamental principles in electron microscopy; imaging and how to understand and interpret images; electron diffraction principles, interpretation and acquisition; and compositional analysis in electron microscopy using X-ray and electron energy-loss spectroscopy. The second part of the course introduces surface analysis techniques, with emphasis on the benefits and uses of different types of techniques, and how to interpret the results.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Materials Analysis at the Nanoscale, FYSD21 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Materials Analysis at the Nanoscale, FYSD21 (in Swedish)

Literature spring 2021

  • Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology, 3rd Edition, International student version, Simon M. Sze, Ming-Kwei Lee, ISBN: 978-0-470-87367-0

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Kimberly Dick Thelander
Professor

 

 

 

Language of instruction: English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 2 (LP2) and Spring study period 2 (LP4)

The course in short 

This is an introductory course in Quantum Mechanics. You will start with a brief historical background and discuss the basic ideas and postulates of quantum theory. Schrödingers wave equation will then be introduced and you will learn how to solve it for potentials in one dimension, such as wells and barriers. This is followed by concepts and formalism of operators, observables and measurements in quantum mechanics. The course ends by discussing the quantum model for an harmonic oscillator and introducing the hydrogen atom as a basic example of "round", three dimensional quantum mechanics.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Basic Quantum Mechanics, FYSB22 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Basic Quantum Mechanics, FYSB22 (in Swedish)

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Basic Quantum Mechanics, FYSB22 in the schedule software TimeEdit (in Swedish)

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Peter Samuelsson
Professor

Patri​​k Edén
Senior lecturer

Language of instruction: English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1 (LP1).

The course in short

This course will introduce you to the essence of statistical mechanics, starting from a microscopic description of matter:
The central concept of entropy is introduced, a connection with thermodynamical quantities is established, and ​paradigmatic systems such as the ideal (quantum and classical) gases are studied.

The overall topic is truly fascinating, since it shows in a beautiful way how what we experience in everyday life naturally emerges from the behavi​our of matter down at the fundamental space, time, and energy scales.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course  Basic Statistical Physics and Quantum Statistics, 7.5 credits at Lund University's central web pages.(in Swedish)

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Claudio Verdozzi
Senior lecturer

Language of instruction: English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 2 (LP2) and Spring study period 2 (LP4)

The course in short

The course provides you with an opportunity to practice the use of mathematical and numerical methods, and to study problems in classical physics. Special focus is placed on the complex Fourier transform and on differential equations, with applications to different systems.

Apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Mathematical Methods for Vibrations, Waves and Diffusion, FYSB21 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Mathematical Methods for Vibrations, Waves and Diffusion, FYSB21 (in Swedish)

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Mathematical Methods for Vibrations, Waves and Diffusion in the schedule software TimeEdit.(in Swedish)

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Andreas Wacker
Professor

 

Language of instruction: English. Semester the course is given: Autumn, study period 2 (LP2). Spring study period 2 (LP4).

The course in short

The course develops an understanding of the atomic nucleus based on macroscopic and microscopic models. Assessing success and limitations of various models used to describe the many facets of atomic nuclei as well as their excitations and decays
is a key learning outcome of the course. Generic quantum mechanical concepts are being exemplified on behalf of atomic nuclei.

Supported by the experimental part,you will understand the origin and relevance of nuclear radiation and detection in science and society. This part is supported by lectures on ongoing research topics in basic or applied nuclear physics in Lund.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Nuclear Physics and Reactors, FYSC12 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Nuclear Physics and Reactors, FYSC12

Literature spring 2021

  • Introductory Nuclear Physics, Krane, Kenneth ISBN: 9780471805533

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Nuclear Physics and Reactors, FYSC12 in the schedule software TimeEdit.(in Swedish)

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Dirk Rudolph
Professor

Luis Gerardo Sarmiento
Senior lecturer

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 2 (LP2) Spring study period 2 (LP4)

The course in short

The overall goal of the course is to give a broad perspective of the field and to highlight some surprising and intriguing aspects of particle physics such as anti-matter, neutrino oscillations, quark confinement, and the Higgs mechanism. At the end of the course, there is the chance to visit the international particle physics laboratory DESY in Hamburg. The visit will be guided by scientists working at the laboratory and will show some real-life examples of particle physics research.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Particle Physics, Cosmology and Accelerators, FYSC14 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Particle Physics, Cosmology and Accelerators, FYSC14

Literature spring 2021

  • ​B.R. Martin and G. Shaw: "Particle Physics”, 3rd edition, Wiley & sons 2008. ISBN 978-0-470-03294-7

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Particle Physics, Cosmology and Accelerators, FYSC14 in the schedule software TimeEdit (in Swedish)

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinators

Peter Christiansen
Professor

Caterina Doglioni
Senior lecturer

The language of instruction is English and Swedish. Semester the course is given: Spring study period 1 (LP3)

The course in short

The course covers basic questions about what constitutes science and the scientific method; what are the differences between true science and pseudoscience, from charlatanism and fraud; the relationship between faith and reason, religion and science; anthropocentricity and gender perspectives in science; and the connection between natural science and other creative activities such as painting, sculpture and composition.

Course website in Canvas

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Exploring the Scientific Method, MNXA19/SASF10, please visit the course website in Canvas

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email:studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

The course is given by the department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

Language of instruction: Swedish. Semester the course is given: Spring, study period 1 (LP3)

General Information

The course is a compulsory course for first-cycle studies for a Bachelor's degree in Environmental sciences and is included as an optional course in Environment and health science at Lund University.

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Environmental Physics, FYSA15

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Spring study period 1 (LP3).

The course in short

The aim of this course is that you should learn classical mechanics starting from the principal least action with emphasis on symmetries and conservation laws as well as and special relativity with emphasis on relativistic kinematics. In the course you will learn how to use the Lagrange formalism, get an introduction to the Hamilton formalism, the use of constraints and Lagrange multipliers, a general treatment of the two-body problem and Kepler's laws, Lorentztransformations, four vectors and relativistic kinematics.

Course website in Canvas

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity, FYTB14, please visit the course website in Canvas

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email:studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

The course is given by the department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course given: Spring study period 2 (LP4)

The course in short

The course covers basic vector analysis and fluid dynamics, with focus on large systems and fluids in rotating systems. Examples and applications are mainly picked from meteorology and astronomy. When needed, the language of instruction is english.

Course website in Canvas

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Fluid Dynamics, FYTA14, please visit the course website in Canvas

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Patrik Edén
Senior lecturer

Oscar Agertz
Senior lecturer

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Spring study period 2 (LP4)

The course in short

This course aims at providing the basics for understanding combustion phenomena. This includes thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, ignition, fluid dynamics and the formation of pollutants. From the knowledge in these areas it is possible to reach an understanding for energy related and environmental problems connected to real life combustion. ​

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for  Fundamental Combustion, FYSD11

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course  Fundamental Combustion, FYSD11 in the schedule software TimeEdit (in Swedish)

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Alexander Konnov
Professor

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Spring study period 2 (LP4)

The course in short

The student will learn how central concepts in solid-state physics can be applied to model physical effects. It is part of the course Modern Physics FYSC01, also named Physics 3

Content

  • Chemical bonding in solids
  • Crystal Structure and diffraction
  • Lattice vibrations and phonons
  • Band structure, metals, semiconductors, and insulators with applications
  • Magnetism
  • A brief survey of superconductivity

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for Solid State Physics, FYSC13

Literature spring 2021

  • Solid State Physics: An Introduction​., P. Hofmann​​, ISBN: 9783527412822

Schedule

Latest schedule for the course Solid State Physics, FYSC13 in the schedule software TimeEdit (in Swedish)

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinators

Andreas Wacker
Professor

Rainer Timm​
Senior lecturer

Claudio Verdozzi
Senior lecturer

Anders Mikkelsen​
Professor

Meteorology

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1 (LP1)

The course in short

This course builds on Dynamic Meteorology 1, NGEA16. Together with this course it provides a solid background to atmospheric and physical processes that control weather at global, regional and local levels. The course deals with waves, jet currents, quasi-geostrophic analysis and barocline instability as well as methods for modern weather forecasting. The course is part of the BSc program in Meteorology and Bio-geophysics.

The course is offered a the department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Syllabus, Schedule and more:

Link to the course webpage at the department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1 (LP1)

The course in short

This course describes the dynamics of the most important weather systems. You will learn to describe and to analyse weather systems of different scales, from hundreds of kilometres (mesoscale) to the moving high- and low-pressure systems at a scale of several thousands of kilometres (synoptic scale). At the end of the course, you will be able to explain the influence of jet streams on development or strengthening of extra-tropical low-pressure systems. Within the course, you will learn how to use satellite images of typical weather situations to analyse structures and dynamics of weather phenomena. Teaching will be in form of lectures, project group and seminars,

The course is offered a the department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Syllabus, Schedule and more:

Link to the course webpage at the department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Spring

The course in short

This internship, which is located at the Danish Meteorological Institute, DMI, is reserved for students in our meteorological program.

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email:studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given:  Autumn study period 2 (LP2)

The course in short

This course will offer you the opportunity to learn more about chemistry and physics in the atmosphere. In the first part of the course the topic is gases in the atmosphere. In this part you will learn about green house gases and the greenhouse effect. This part will also cover topics such as air pollution and the ozone hole. In the second part of course you will learn about small particles suspended in air called aerosol particles. Also here you will lean about air pollution and how aerosol particles affect the climate.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Chemistry and Physics of the Atmosphere, METN11 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for  Chemistry and Physics of the Atmosphere, METN11 (in Swedish)


Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinators

Elna Heimdal-Nilsson​​
Senior lecturer

Adam Kristensson
Senior lecturer

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Spring study period 1 (LP3)

The course in short

This course gives you basic knowledge regarding global climate systems, climatological processes and their effect on global and local climate. The course contains components of both theoretical and practical character. It emphasizes the understanding of regional and global climatology, causes of large-scale variations in energy budget and factors that generates and influence the global climate system.

The course is offered a the department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Syllabus, Schedule and more:

Link to the course webpage at the department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

 

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Spring study period 2 (LP4)

The course in short

This course will give you an introduction to the theoretical background of atmosphere dynamics. This Part I will give you an introduction to mathematical equations which can describe large scale movements in the atmosphere.

The course is offered a the department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Syllabus, Schedule and more:

Link to the course webpage at the department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

MAX-lab

The language of instruction is English. The course is given: Autumn study period 1 (LP1).

The course in short

In the course the students will learn about different types of accelerators for the production of photons and neutrons for research.
The students will learn about methods of producing photons with highly relativistic electron beams in combination with special magnets called undulators and the method of producing neutrons by letting a relativistic proton beam hit a target.
The students will also learn about the experimental stations, the experimental methods, and the different kinds of research that can be carried out with neutrons and photons 

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course  Photon and Neutron Production for Science, MAXC11 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for  Photon and Neutron Production for Science, MAXC11

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

Francesca Curbis
Senior lecturer

Astronomy and Astrophysics

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1 (LP1)

The course in short

The course is aimed at students in the master's program in astrophysics, who lack previous astrophysics studies.
The course provides an overview of modern astronomy, its research methods and results, where physical laws are placed in their context to provide an overall picture of our contemporary perception of the universe, its origin and development.
The course deals with different sub-areas of astronomy, such as astronomical instruments and observation methods, the properties of stars, motion, star formation and development, the planetary system and its origin, the Milky Way and other galaxies, theories of universe evolution.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Introduction to astrophysics,  ASTB01 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course website in Canvas

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Introduction to astrophysics,  ASTB01, please visit the course website in Canvas

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email:studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

The course is given by the department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

 

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 2 (LP2)

The course in short

This multi-dicipline course treats the question of life in the Universe.Where can life have developed? Must it be on a planet similar to Earth? How is life on a planet develop and evolve? Under what extreme circumstances can life persist? We discuss these and similar questions from physical, biological and social perspectives.
In the course we also treat methods to find and explore planets around other stars (exoplanets) and the search for intelligent life in the Universe and possible philosophical and other consequences of its eventual discovery.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Astrobiology - Conditions and possibilities for life in the Universe, ASTC01 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course website in Canvas

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Astrobiology - Conditions and possibilities for life in the Universe, ASTC01, please visit the course website in Canvas

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email:studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

The course is given by the department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

 

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 2 (LP2)

The course in short

Course content: Properties of the Milky Way and galaxies of different kinds regarding structure, chemical evolution and the interplay between stars and the interstellar medium. Methods for determining distances and masses. Dark matter. The Hubble law and the expansion of the Universe. Observations and model descriptions of active galectic nuclei, in particular quasars. The mass density and geometry of the Universe. Theoretical models for the Universe and comparisons with observations. Nuclear synthesis in rhe early Universe. Cosmological background radiation. Dark energy.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Galaxies and Cosmology, ASTA33 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course website in Canvas

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Galaxies and Cosmology, ASTA33, please visit the course website in Canvas

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email:studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

The course is given by the department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

The lanuage of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Spring study period 1 (LP3).

The course in short

The course deals with fundamental areas in radiation and plasma physics necessary for the understanding of the radiation emanating from the outer parts (atmospheres) of stars. Astronomical observations cover the electromagnetic spectrum from X-rays to microwaves.
In the course you will study basic properties of stars and their atmospheres: effects of temperature, pressure chemical composition and stellar rotation. The solar atmosphere. Stellar spectra and formation of spectral lines. Convection and granulation. Thermodynamic equilibrium and departures from equilibrium. Oscillations and astroseismology. Magnetism and magnetic activity cycles. Mass loss: stellar coronas and stellar winds.

Course website in Canvas

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Radiation Processes and Stellar Atmospheres, ASTA34 , please visit the course website in Canvas

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email:studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

The course is given by the department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

Other Courses

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1

The course in short

This is an elective course that you can take if you are already enrolled in a BA or MA programme at the department of Physics at the science faculty at Lund University or in some other programme in that faculty that offers their students the opportunity to take this course. In this course you will study and discuss various types of texts in English, both facts and fiction. You will also learn more about academic writing in English and practise giving oral presentations in English.The knowledge and the skills you get by taking this course will be useful to you both in your studies in the faculty of science and in your future careers, for instance when you compete for the best jobs.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course English for the Natural Sciences, ENGF01 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Syllabus, Schedule and more:

Link to the course web page at the Lund University Centre of Languages and Literature website

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email:studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

The course is given by the faculties of Humanities and Theology.

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1.

The course in short

The course provides an interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art perspective on climate change with a particular emphasis on its social, economic, political and cultural dimensions. As a student you will receive a close understanding of the intertwined social and biophysical dynamics of both drivers and impacts of climate change, and of the different solutions that are being proposed.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Climate Change and Society, MESS62 at Lund University's central web pages.(in Swedish)

Syllabus, Schedule and more:

Link to the course webpage at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS, website

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Course coordinator

The course is given by the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS.

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 2 (LP2)

The course in short

The course includes theory (3 credits) and a project (4.5 credits). The purpose of the theory part is to give course participants the opportunity to become acquainted with the terminology of gender studies, its subject and research. During the project, the goal is to give the student the opportunity to examine some part of their own education or teaching from a gender perspective.

The course is a result of a collaboration between Department of Physics, Science Faculty, Engineering Faculty and Center for Gender Studies.

How to apply

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course  Gender in Science and Technology, MNXA02 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Syllabus

Link to course syllabus for  Gender in Science and Technology, MNXA02

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

Email: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

 

Degree projects

The language of instruction is Swedish and English. The course is given both autumn and spring semesters.

The course in short

In the course you together with your supervisor will choose a problem in astrophysics, which you independently will study and solve. The task can be of an observational, technical or theoretical nature. It should preferentially be linked to a current research project at the department.

In the course you will get the opportunity to apply your previously acquired knowledge on a specific problem and to interpret and rate the results. You will also get training in reporting the problem, methods of investigation and results, both in written and oral form.

The course is given by the the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

Canvas site

More information about the course Bachelor Degree Project in Astrophysics, ASTK02 is available on the course site in Canvas

 

 

 

The language of instruction is English.

The course in short

The degree project is an independent project, which is carried out in project form. The student, in consultation with the supervisor, chooses a subject specialization. The subject specialization is suitably part of a research project, but the degree project can also be carried out as a collaborative project with external institutions, universities, organizations or companies. Within the framework of the work, problems related to subject orientation and issues are dealt with. The work must also include literature studies and / or field surveys. The degree project includes that the student must write a written report in Swedish or English, and present their results at a public seminar.

The course is given by the Department of Natural Geography and Ecosystem Science.

Syllabus and more:

More information about the course Bachelor's Degree Project in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis, NKEG01 NKEG01, can be found on the Department of Natural Geography and Ecosystem Science's website

 

The language of instruction is English. Semester the course is given: Autumn study period 1 (LP1) Spring study period 1 (LP3)

The course in short

The diploma work is one of the final steps in your academic education. The diploma work is part of a process. An education in  physical science is typically rather broad and you should therefore consider early during your studies what you would like to do in your  professional life and eagerly try to develop the necessary background. For a physics student this typically includes scientific understanding, ability to analyse and interpret results, and your effectiveness in communicating knowledge and results to others.

The bachelor’s degree course has a fixed start date and a number of compulsory elements and deadlines. At the end of the course, there is an oral presentation.

Course website in Canvas

For information about syllabus, conditions, examples of diploma works and introduction meeting and more, please visit the course website in Canvas

Questions

Our diploma work coordinator Oxana Smirnowa answers all questions about bachelor’s degree projects in physics.

E-mail: diploma_office [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

The language of instruction is English.

The course in short

In the course you, in consultation with your supervisor and the course responsible,  choose an independent degree project in theoretical physics corresponding to 15 credits. The project should preferentially be linked to a current research project at the department. As part of the course you will also get training in scientific writing, academic writing in English, popular science writing, academic conduct and the use of library resources.

The course is given by the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

Course website in Canvas

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Bachelor Degree Project in Theoretical Physics, FYTK02 , please visit the course website in Canvas