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Courses at Master's Level

All advanced courses given by both the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics are presented on this page. They are sorted into which study period the course is given. Some courses are given twice during the academic year. The language of instruction in our courses at Master's level is English.

Autumn Semester – Study Period 1

Department of Physics

Lanugage of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course covers theoretical models for the structure and reactions of atomic nuclear, as well as experiments in nuclear physics and their scientific applications. The course also includes computer and experiment laboratory exercises in order to introduce the students to methods used in modern nuclear physics. The purpose of the course is to enhance the student's knowledge of theoretical and experimental nuclear physics.

For more information about the course Advanced Nuclear Physics, FYST54, such as syllabus, literature and schedule, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

Read more about prerequisites and application for the course Advanced Nuclear Physics, FYST54 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinators

Joakim Cederkäll
Professor

Andrea Idini
Associate Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semesters and study periods: autumn, period 1, and spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

The aim of the course is to give a basic knowledge of a modern research-grade cleanroom, different methods of semiconductor nanofabrication and some practical experience how to make and characterise nanostructures. The participants of the course will use our modern cleanroom facility (Lund Nano Lab) for processing of nanostructures and take part in the course projects, which are closely connected to our research. The course is given 2 times a year. Please note that the number of students is limited to 12.

Recommended Complementary Literature:

  • Zheng Cui, Nanofabrication: principles, capabilities and limits, 2008. Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-75577-9
  • W. Whyte, Cleanroom Technology, J. Wiley & sons, 2001, ISBN:9780471868422
  • S. Z. Sze, Semiconductor Devices. Physics and Technology, J. Wiley & sons ​ISBN: 978-0-470-53794-7

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Advanced Processing of Nanostructures, FYST60, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Ivan Maximov
Associate Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

This course combines theory and laboratory exercises providing extensive knowledge and familiarity with modern equipment and methods for spectroscopy and spectroscopy applications. Special emphasis is given to the area of laser spectroscopy. Research equipment is used in the laboratory exercises. The course gives a review of atomic and molecular structure, radiative and scattering processes, spectroscopy of inner electrons, optical spectroscopy, resonance methods, tunable lasers, laser spectroscopy and applications.

Please read more about the course Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Stefan Kröll
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1, even years. Autumn 2022, 2024, etc. 

The Course in Short

The course aims at giving an introduction to chaotic systems, that is non-linear systems that are deterministic but with a time development which is not predictable over longer periods. The course should give a possibility to reflect over the fascinating phenomena which may show up in chaotic systems, for example strange attractors and in this context a basic comprehension of the importance of fractal geometry, or the possibility that the solar system is unstable over a longer time scale.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Chaos for Science and Technology at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Andrea Idini
Associate Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course is focused on the basic technology of accelerators. Different types of accelerators and their working principles are described. The emphasis in this course is on accelerators for the production of synchrotron radiation. The course also treats Free Electron Lasers (FEL). 

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Introduction to Accelerators and Free Electron Lasers at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinators

Francesca Curbis
Senoir Lecturer

Sverker Werin
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

This course gives an introduction to the use of synchrotron radiation with different wavelengths. The design of beam lines and an introduction to different experiments at a synchrotron radiation facility is part of the course. The importance of synchrotron radiation for research in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology is discussed and examples are given of various experimental techniques (electron and ion spectroscopy, X-ray absorption and X-ray emission). During the course, the students will get in contact with researchers at MAX-lab.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation Based Science at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinators

Francesca Curbis
Senior Lecturer

Sverker Werin
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course “Optics and optical design” teaches the basic principles of optics. Starting with ray optics, we will in the following discuss wave optics and its extension Fourier optics. We will then introduce the principles of electro-magnetic optics and discuss polarization and its implications. The last topic of the course is the optics of layered dielectric media. You will also obtain practical knowledge in optical design with the help of the ray tracing software FRED.

For more information about the course Optics and Optical Design, such as syllabus, literature and schedule, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Optics and Optical Design at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Co​rd Arnold
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course shall deepen previous knowledge in quantum mechanics and teach the student to handle typical problems in different fields such as atomic, nuclear, solid-state, or elementary particle physics.  ​

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Quantum Mechanics at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Literature Spring 2020

  • Quantum Mechanics by B. H. Bransden & C. J. Joachain, 2nd Edition, (Longman, New Jersey, 2000)
    ISBN 0582356911.
  • Modern Quantum Mechanics by J. J. Sakurai, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, 2010,
    ISBN 9781292024103  (older edition from 1994 is equally fine).

Syllabus

Syllabus for Quantum Mechanics, FYSN17 on Lund University's central website (in Swedish).

Course Coordinator

Stephanie Reimann
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1 and period 2. The course is given twice during the autumn semester.

The Course in Short

What defines a physics experiment and how does one choose an experiment or a measuring technique to study a specific problem in research or in daily life? The course aims at answering these questions by means of linking generic physical principles to a wide range of experimental cases – for example, ‘scattering’ is used in macroscopic studies of materials as well as in the microcosmos to derive information on Nature’s fundamental forces. 

For more information about the course Quantum Physics in Research and Society, such as syllabus, literature and schedule, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Quantum Physics in Research and Society, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Johan Gustafson
Senoir Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

This course aims to extend the material covered in the basic courses in Solid State Physics, Electronic Materials and Device Physics and provide a broader and deeper understanding of the physics of today's semiconductor devices. This includes discussions on the materials properties and physical principles underlying fundamental devices such as diodes, bipolar transistors and metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors, so called MOSFETs.

For more information about the course Semiconductor Physics, such as syllabus, literature and schedule, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Semiconductor Physics at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Carina Fasth
Senior Lecturer

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

This course is intended to give practical and theoretical insights inte common methods for numerical calculations in physics, e.g., C++ programming, numerical integration, random numbers and Monte Carlo methods.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Computational Physics, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Computational Physics at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course in Extragalactic astronomy covers a selected number of advanced topics in galaxy formation and evolution. The interplay between stars and the insterstellar matter, the nature of the integrated light from galaxies, the interaction between galaxies, and early galaxy formation are all examples of topics covered in the course.

For more information about the course Extragalactic Astronomy, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The Course in Short

The objective of the course is to teach the student more advanced mathematical tools and methods that are useful in physics, and to apply these methods on concrete physical systems. 

For more information about the course Mathematical Methods of Physics, such as syllabus, literature and schedule, please visit the course webpage on Canvas..

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Mathematical Methods of Physics, FYTN01 at Lund University's central web pages (in Swedish).

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1, even years. Autumn semesters 2022, 2024, etc.

The Course in Short

The course covers both our own planetary system and planetary systems around other stars. The inner structures, surfaces and atmospheres of planets are described. The formation and stability of planetary systems are discussed, as well as methods for detecting and studying planets and planetary systems around other stars.

For more information about the course Planetary Systems, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Planetary Systems, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinators

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1.

The course in short

This course aims to give the student knowledge of the structure and evolution of stars and an understanding of the physical processes governing them, as well as skills of analysing complex astrophysical problems.

For more information about the course Stellar Structure and Evolution, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Stellar Structure and Evolution, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator 

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

Other Courses

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, 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.

Apply to the Course

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

Course Coordinator

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

For more information, please visit the course webpage at the website of Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS.

Autumn Semester – Study Period 2

Department of Physics

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2, odd years. Autumn 2023, 2025, etc.

The Course in Short

Study of the electronic structure of materials forms an important part of research in materials science. In this course we will focus on theories and methods currently used in realistic electronic structure calculations. Density functional theory is central to modern electronic structure theory and will form a significant part of the course. Band-structure methods, crucial for applying electronic structure theories to calculate the electronic structure of materials, are covered in some details. Most of the methods dealt in the course are based on one-particle (mean field) theories but in the last part of the course an introduction to Green's function theory, widely used to treat systems of interacting electrons, is given.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites, for the course Electron Structure of Solids and Surfaces at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Ferdi Aryasetiawan
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

This course is about the properties and use of synchrotron radiation in modern science. The design and construction of the optical elements required for focusing, imaging and diffraction constitute a central part of this course. An overview of experimental techniques and methods used in spectroscopy, structure determination, imaging, microscopy, and tomography is also part of the curriculum. Furthermore, the special properties of Free Electron Lasers, i.e. the extremely short, powerful pulses, are described, as well as the applications of this radiation in new research fields.

Apply to the Course

You'll find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research, MAXM16 at Lund University's central web pages. (in Swedish)

Course Coordinators

Peter Sondhauss
Researcher

Pablo Villanueva Perez
Associate Senior Lecturer

Sverker Werin
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

The student should learn, understand and use important tools and technologies that are used in experimental natural sciences in general, and physics experiments in particular, especially electronics and statistics.

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Experimental Tools at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Literature

Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Leo, William R. Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-57920-2

Syllabus

Syllabus for the course Experimental Tools 7,5 credits on Lund University's central website

Course Coordinator

David Silvermyr
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

Modern electronics such as mobile and satellite based communication systems are based on the design of high-speed devices. This course covers the fundamental design of the heterostructures in key components in both established and future technologies. It contains basic modelling of the DC and AC properties of heterostructure transistors but also specifically nanoelektronic examples such as tunnel diodes and ballistic devices. The lectures will build on a mathematical description of the transport properties of the devices, while currently used devices willbe presented as examples.

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course High Speed Devices at Lund University's central web pages..

Course Literature Spring 2020

Fundamentals of III-V Devices: HBTs, MESFETs, and HFETs/HEMTs, by W. Liu, Wiley Interscience, ISBN 978-0471297000

Course Coordinator

Lars-Erik Wernersson
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

The aim of the course is to teach the physical principles of lasers as well as to give an orientation of the different laser types and laser techniques. The course includes: Gaussian beams, propagation through optical components, resonator optics, photons and atoms, amplifiers, mode structure, continuous and pulsed laser operation. Two laboratory exercises, in groups of only 4 students and a highly qualified supervisor, are included: The Helium Neon laser, The Neodymium laser. The students will also be given a design project using the ray tracing program FRED.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Laser, FYSN14, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Literature Spring 2021

Fundamental of Photonics (Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics) B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, John Wiley & sons.ISBN-13: 978-0471839651

Schedule

The latest schedule for the course Lasers, FYSN14, in the schedule software TimeEdit.

Syllabus

Syllabus for the course Lasers, FYSN14, 7.5 credits on Lund University´s central website

Course Coordinators

Jörgen Larsson
Professor

Olle Lundh
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

The aim of the course is to give the student knowledge of the interaction between light and highly scattering media, such as for example tissue. This knowledge is central for a large number of clinical diagnostic tools as well as laser based treatments. Biomedical optics is a fast developing field of research and the medical industry will require people with this knowledge in the near future.

More specifically, the course deals with light propagation in strongly scattering media, analytical and numerical solution of diffusion equations, Monte Carlo simulations and heat transfer equations. Measurements of the properties of strongly diffusive media, for example the temperature distribution in tissue following laser irradiation. The course includes two laboratory sessions: Fluorescence Imaging and Time-resolved diffuse reflectance, and two computer exercises dealing with the diffusion equation and Monte Carlo simulations, respectively.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Medical Optics at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Literature Spring 2020

Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue. Editors: Welch, Ashley J., van Gemert, Martin JC, Springer. ISBN 978-90-481-8831-4.

Course Coordinator

Cord Arnold
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2, odd years. Autumn 2023, 2025, etc.

The Course in Short

The course treats how molecules interact with electromagnetic radiation. Much emphasis is put on diatomic molecules and simpler polyatomic molecules, both theoretical and practical. Properties such as attractive forces, bounding distances, moment of inertia, molecular mass and temperature can be read from measured spectra. The course mainly covers interaction with molecules in the gas phase.

Course coordinator

Zhongshan Li
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

This course will offer an overview of thermodynamic phenomena and kinetic processes from a materials science perspective, with application towards nanomaterials.​​

Apply to the Course

You'll find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Nanomaterials - Thermodynamics and Kinetics at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Literature Spring 2021

  • Thermodynamics in Materials Science. DeHoff, R, CRC Press, 2nd edition, 2006. ISBN: 0849340659
  • A heat transfer textbook, J. H. Lienhard,Third edition Link to Open Source Access from MIT

Schedule

The latest schedule for the course Nanomaterials - thermodynamics and kinetics in the schedule software TimeEdit.

Course Coordinator

Jonas Johansson
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

Concepts about heterostructures and resulting low dimensional systems, such as quantum wells, nanowires and quantum dots. Quantum physics applied to such systems. Optical properties of low dimensional systems (transition rules, polarisation et cetera). Electron transport properties of 2D and 1D system. Quantised conductance with Landauer-formalism. Scattering phenomena in 1D. Devices based on quantum phenomena and Coulomb blockade.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course The Physics of Low-dimensions, FYST24 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Literature Autumn 2020

The physics of low-dimensional structures and quantum devices, John H. Davies, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9780521484916

Course Coordinator

Mats-Erik Pistol
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 1 and 2. The course is given twice in autumn.

The Course in Short

What defines a physics experiment and how does one choose an experiment or a measuring technique to study a specific problem in research or in daily life? The course aims at answering these questions by means of linking generic physical principles to a wide range of experimental cases – for example, ‘scattering’ is used in macroscopic studies of materials as well as in the microcosmos to derive information on Nature’s fundamental forces. 

Read more about the course Quantum Physics in Research and Society, FYSN21, at Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Quantum Physics in Research and Society at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Johan Gustafson
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

Research in theoretical nuclear physics began in Lund in the 1950's with scientist Sven-Gösta Nilsson and his model and flourished through the collaboration between Lund and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. Today, the Lund group focuses on descriptions of low-energy properties and reactions of atomic nuclei. The basic idea is to model the nucleus using quantum mechanics. Since the resulting differential equations are difficult to solve, several approximate schemes have been developed called many-body methods. Today these methods form the basic tools for most fields dealing with interacting particles. In the course we will cover several such approximation methods while at the same time gradually building our physics understanding of the atomic nucleus.

For more information about the course Theoretical Nuclear Physics, such as syllabus, literature and schedule, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Course Coordinator

Gillis Carlsson
Senior Lecturer

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

In this course you will get a solid knowledge of Lagrange and Hamilton formulations of classical mechanics with connections to field theory and relativity. The course contains the following: The variation principle and Lagrange's equations. Hamilton's principle. The central force problem with two bodies. Motion of rigid bodies. Small oscillations. Lagrange formulation of special relativity. Hamilton formalism. Canonical transformations, the Hamilton-Jacobi equation and Poisson brackets. Perturbation theory. Continuous systems and fields.

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Classical Mechanics, FYTN16, please visit the course website in Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2, even years. Autumn 2022, 2024, etc.

The course in short

The course aims to give students the basic knowledge on theoretical concepts of Particle Astrophysics and the Universe evolution with a focus on a deep interconnection between cosmology and particle physics, The course intends to cover the major aspects of the Hot Big Bang theory and the Standard Cosmological Model at the forefront of theoretical and experimental high energy astroparticle physics.

For more information about the course Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, such as syllabus, literature and schedule, please visit the course webpage on Canvas..

Course coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

On completion of the course, the student should have acquired a good understanding of a number of basic concepts that are used to describe gravitationally dominated dynamic systems within astronomy (for example star clusters, galaxies and galaxy groups), and the ability to apply the concepts by analysing such systems by means of observational data.

For more information about the course Dynamical Astronomy, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You'll find the course description and prerequisites for the course Dynamical Astronomy at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

Deep learning and artificial neural networks have in recent years become very popular and led to impressive results for difficult computer science problems such as classifying objects in images, speech recognition and playing Go. This course gives an introduction to artificial neural networks and deep learning, both theoretical and practical knowledge.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning, please visit the course webpage on Canvas

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

This course is intended to teach more advanced concepts and methods for dealing with interacting systems with many particles, and also critical phenomena. Among the topics included are: the Ising model, the transfer matrix method, mean field theory, and renormalization theory.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Statistical Mechanics, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Statistical Mechanics, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

In this course you will learn about:

  • Basic probability theory and statistics.
  • The concept of probability, probability distributions, and Bayes' theorem.
  • Sampling, moments, correlation, order statistics, and graphical presentation of data.
  • Estimation of parameters and model fitting.
  • The principle of Maximum Likelihood and least-squares method.
  • Signal, noise, errors, and uncertainties.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Statistical Tools in Astrophysics, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Statistical Tools in Astrophysics, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2, even years. Autumn 2022, 2024, etc.

The Course in Short

In this course you will learn how mathematical and computational physics methods can be applied to biological problems. Topics include deterministic and stochastic simulations of biochemical systems, population models, spatial models and parameter optimization.

For more information about the course Systems Biology – Models and Computations, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Systems Biology – Models and Computations at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: autumn, period 2.

The Course in Short

In this course you will learn the theoretical foundations of the standard model of particle physics and its possible extensions. Among topics covered are the building blocks of the standard model, strong and electroweak interactions, CP violation, neutrino oscillations, and grand unification and supersymmetry.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Theoretical Particle Physics, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Theoretical Particle Physics, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Spring Semester – Study Period 1

Department of Physics

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring period 1.

The Course in Short

The aim of the course is to give deepened knowledge in the physics of accelerators and experience in both calculations and modeling of accelerator systems. In addition the course aims at providing a fundamental understanding of the Free Electron Laser and its accelerator systems.

Apply to the Course

You'll find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Accelerators and Free Electron Lasers, MAXM05 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinators

Francesca Curbis
Senior Lecturer

Sverker Werin
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring period 2.

The Course in Short

Electromagnetic radiation is probably the most important issue in physics and technology. It is the basis of most communication, the main tool to investigate materials and also relevant for energy transfer. In this course the students shall learn to apply Maxwell's equations to study the generation, propagation, and absorption of electromagnetic radiation. In particular, antennas, synchrotron radiation, wave-guides, and dispersion are considered in detail. For this purpose a variety of advanced tools, such as Lienard-Wiechert potentials and Kramers-Kronig relations, are provided. Additionally, an introduction to special relativity and its relation to electrodynamics is given. A project, where the students address topical issues, complements the course.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Advanced Electromagnetism, FYSN23 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Literature

Classical Electrodynamics, John D. Jackson, 3rd Edition, Wiley 1999, ISBN: 9780471309321

Course Coordinator

Andreas Wacker
Professor

The language of instruction is English.

The course is given: autumn semesters period 1, and spring semesters period 1.

The course in short

The aim of the course is to give a basic knowledge of a modern research-grade cleanroom, different methods of semiconductor nanofabrication and some practical experience how to make and characterise nanostructures. The participants of the course will use our modern cleanroom facility (Lund Nano Lab) for processing of nanostructures and take part in the course projects, which are closely connected to our research. The course is given 2 times a year. Please note that the number of students is limited to 12.

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Advanced Processing of Nanostructures, FYST60 at Lund University's central web pages.

Recommended complementary literature:

  • Zheng Cui, Nanofabrication: principles, capabilities and limits, 2008. Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-75577-9
  • W. Whyte, Cleanroom Technology, J. Wiley & sons, 2001, ISBN:9780471868422
  • S. Z. Sze, Semiconductor Devices. Physics and Technology, J. Wiley & sons ​ISBN: 978-0-470-53794-7

Course coordinator

Ivan Maximov
Associate professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring period 1.

The Course in Short

In this course, we will in detail go through the fundamental aspects of crystal growth. We will treat the thermodynamic preconditions for crystal growth such as chemical potential, construction of binary phase diagrams, supersaturation and nucleation. Further, we will study surface energies, surface diffusion and Wulffs theorem. Within the course section on epitaxial growth, we will discuss concepts such as surface reconstruction, lattice matching, dislocations and characterisation both in- and ex-situ. We will also go through growth methods and reactor models. During the course, the different subparts will be highlighted with examples from modern research, in particular research on epitaxy of nanostructures.

Read more about the course Chrystal Growth and Semiconductor Epitaxy, FYST71, on Canvas.

Apply to the Course

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Chrystal Growth and Semiconductor Epitaxy, FYST71, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Jonas Johansson
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, both study periods, at 25% study pace.

The Course in Short

General air quality problems and their environmental and health effects are presented. Discussion of various measurement scenarios. Multiphase processes in air pollution studies. Physical and chemical processes associated with air pollution. Measurement and analytical methods based on physical and chemical characterisation of air pollutants. A project dealing with evaluation of environmental measurement data. Laboratory exercises where high technology research equipment is used or demonstrated.

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You will find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Environmental Monitoring, FYST38 at Lund University's central web pages.

Schedule

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Course Coordinator

Adam Kristensson
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, both study periods, at 25% study pace.

The Course in Short

The course gives a specialisation in interdisciplinary work with a focus on experimental methods within biophysics. The course aims specifically at giving an introduction to the intersection of modern physics, nanotechnology, biomolecular chemistry and biology. By being based on current scientific articles, the course prepares the students for future research work.

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You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Experimental Biophysics, FYST67, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Jonas Tegenfeldt
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course intends to give a basic physical understanding of the potential of laser diagnostic methods to non-intrusively measure parameters, as for example temperature and species concentrations in combustion processes. Central elements in the course are thereby interaction between radiation and matter, lasers and their properties, optics, optical measuring technique, molecular physics and combustion. The unique information that can be received from combustion processes with laser diagnostics can together with advanced modelling lead to a detailed knowledge of combustion processes. Such understanding is important to increase efficiency with lower concentrations of contaminants, which are important in view of the fact that combustion processes contributes to more than 90% of the energy supply of the world.

Course Literature Spring 2020

Laser Diagnostics for Combustion Temperature and Species, Alan C. Eckbreth, CRC Press. ISBN 9789056995324

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You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Laser-based Combustion Diagnostics, FYST28 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Mattias Richter
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

The aim of the course is to give the student an advanced knowledge in atomic physics and especially on the interaction between light and matter. An introduction to several modern research fields such as atoms in strong laser fields, laser cooling and trapping of atoms, quantum computers will be given.

For more information about syllabus, litterature and schedule for the course Light-Matter Interaction, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

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You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Light-Matter Interaction, FYST21 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Anne L'Huillier
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course addresses current research topics in particle and astroparticle physics, and focuses on aspects of current and future experiments in the area. The course consists of two major parts: Current Front-line Research, and Experiments and Methods, representing 7.5 ECTS credits together.

Read more about the course Modern Experimental Particle Physics on Canvas.

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You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Modern Experimental Particle Physics, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Ruth Pöttgen
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course provides a substantial introduction to the interaction of X-rays with matter and its applications, with an emphasis on diffraction, imaging and other methods used at MAX IV. Topics covered include: Scattering and absorption, refractive index, scattering from non-crystalline material, SAXS, scattering from crystalline material, X-ray diffraction (XRD), reciprocal lattice, Ewald’s sphere, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray imaging,  tomography, coherent X-ray imaging.

Read more about the course Modern X-ray physics - diffraction and imaging on Canvas.

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You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Modern X-ray Physics – Diffraction and Imaging, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Jesper Wallentin
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

This course deals with the applications of nanoelectronics in a number of areas and it will give knowledge about how devices may be realized and modelled for applications beyond CMOS. For instance, the nanotechnology allows for an heterogeneous materials integration of transistors which may be used to reduce the power consumption in circuit applications. The course will use knowledge in the areas of nanotechnology and circuit design. The use of nanowires and nanotubes will be discussed and different device technologies with potential to reduce the power consumption will be emphasized. Challenges in the THz region will further be discussed.

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You'll find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Nanoelectronics, FYST39 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

Lars-Erik Wernersson
Professor

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course will provide a platform both for the selection of suitable devices for various applications in optoelectronics and optical communication and for the development of next generation devices. To achieve this, the course will emphasise the underlying physics as well as how performance is affected by device design and materials properties.  

Course Literature Spring 2021

  • Fundamentals of Photonics, B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-1-119-50687-4
  • Lecture notes and handouts

Schedule

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You'll find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Optoelectronics and Optical Communications, FYST50 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinators

Dan Hessman
Senior Lecturer 

Cord Arnold
Senior Lecturer

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

The course is intended to show you how one can use spectroscopy methods to gain a quantum mechanical understanding of the properties of different forms of matter. Therefore we will study both certain aspects of the quantum
mechanical description of matter as well as different spectroscopy methods.

Read more about the course Spectroscopy and the Quantum Description of Matter, FYST65, on Canvas.

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You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Spectroscopy and the Quantum Description of Matter, FYST65, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinators

Mathieu Gisselbrecht
Senior Lecturer

Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen
Professor

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

The aims of the course are that, upon completion of the course, the students should have acquired a deeper understanding of several numerical tools that are used within the modern astro-physical research and in other fields of research and development as well as practical experience of how to use them.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule, for the course Computational Astrophysics, ASTM22, please visit the course page on Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1.

The Course in Short

This course introduces the theoretical concepts, based on quantum mechanics and the special theory of relativity, needed to describe relativistic particles and their interactions. The course starts out with the Klein-Gordon and Dirac field equations, describing free scalar particles and fermions respectively, and their quantization. It is then shown how interactions can be included in perturbation theory and how they can be described through Feynman diagrams. These techniques are then applied mainly to calculate tree-level processes in quantum electrodynamics. The course ends with a short introduction to higher order processes and radiative corrections.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, FYTN10, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

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You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, FYTN10 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring, period 1, odd years. Spring 2023, 2025, etc.

The Course in Short

The overall aim of the course is that you should learn about the importance of symmetries in physics and how they can be described using group theory. You will also learn how to use different group theoretical tools and how physical probblems can be simplified with the help of symmetry arguments

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Symmetries and Group Theory, FYTN13, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring period 1.

The Course in Short

This course is intended to present some aspects of biology from a physics perspective. Among the topics covered are: cell structure, random walks and diffusion, entropic forces, chemical forces, macromolecules, and molecular mechanisms and machines.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Theoretical Biophysics, FYTN05, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

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You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Theoretical Biophysics, FYTN05 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Spring Semester – Study Period 2

Department of Physics

The language of instruction is English.

The course is given: Spring semesters, period 2.

The course in short

The aim of the course is to give students knowledge on techniques for creating and manipulating laser light and laser pulses This course provides both theoretical and hands on experience of lasers and non-linear optics. It goes from the basics to the research front within some aspects of the physics of lasers. The students will be exposed to lasers providing ultrashort pulses, non-linear crystals and light modulators. 

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Advanced Optics and Lasers, FYST70, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course literature spring 2020

Fundamental of Photonics B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics, John Wiley & sons. ISBN-13: 978-0471839651

Course coordinator

Jörgen Larsson
Professor

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

The course in short

The course should give the student an ability to perform calculations and derivations using a modern quantum mechanical formalism, especially in vector spaces with continuous eigenvalue spectra. The student should also achieve an improved ability to assimilate the contents of research articles in modern physics and be able to apply the formalism on concrete physical problems.

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Advanced Quantum Mechanics, FYST37 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course literature spring 2020

Modern Quantum Mechanics, J. J. Sakurai and Jim Napolitano, Pearson Education 2011. ISBN: 9781108473224

Schedule

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Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

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

Course coordinator

Ferdi Aryasetiawan
Professor

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

The course in short

The course should provide understanding of physical, chemical and meteorological processes in the atmosphere as well as environmental concequences of changes of atmospheric composition caused by human activities, such as climate change and destruction of stratospheric ozone. The course should also provide a capability to assess and discuss environmental issues within the working life and societal debate from a natural science perspective.

You'll find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, FYST45 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
 

Lanugage of instruction: English.

The course is given spring semesters, 2nd study period.

The course in short

The course gives an introduction to physical phenomena that are encountered in optical diagnostics of biological samples and organic material, and introduces methods and instrumentation for characterisation of biological tissue and organic material. These methods include optical remote sensing for studies of biological flora and fauna; laser spectroscopy based on diode lasers for measurement of absorption and fluorescence; polarisation techniques for the analysis of light scattered from biological samples; techniques for imaging and microscopy. The course also includes certain data analysis related to the methods that are treated. 

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Biophotonics, FYST55 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course page on Canvas

Please read about the course Biophotonics, FYST55, and how to apply, on Canvas (coming soon).

Course coordinator

Christian Brackmann
Researcher

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

The course in short

The course will give an introduction to magnetism and a selection of current research topics. The course will also describe magnetic measurement techniques based on magnetometry, X-rays, neutrons, and scanning probes.

Read more about the course Modern Neutron Science, FYST53, at Canvas.

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

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

Course coordinator

Rasmus Westerström

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

The course in short

The course provides an introduction to modern neutron science. The main focus of the course will be on neutron scattering and how these methods can be applied to scientific questions, focusing on examples drawn from physics. This will be supplemented by information on neutron generation for use in experiments and information on neutron instrument design.

Read more about the course Modern Neutron Science, FYST52, at Canvas.

Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

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

The language of instruction is English. The course normally starts in the second period (LP4) of the spring semester.

The course in short

The course is intended for anyone who wants to broaden the knowledge of nuclear and subatomic physics from a more experimental perspective. The topics covered are of interest not only to those who wish to specialize in the field, but also to people interested in subjects as varied as astrophysics, particle physics and experimental physics in general.
Taken together with, for example, courses in theoretical physics and experimental methods, FYS246 this course can serve as a gateway to graduate-level studies. The course is also open to graduate students.

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course Modern Subatomic Physics, FYST16 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course literature spring 2020

  • Handouts

Schedule

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Questions

Our study advisor answers all questions about the course.

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

Course coordinator

Joakim Cederkäll
Professor

 

The language of instruction is English.

The course is given: Spring semesters, period 2.

The course in short

The course aims at giving an introduction into surface science, which is concerned with the properties and the chemistry of surfaces and interfaces on an atomic length scale. Surfaces play a central role in a variety of modern technologies spanning from heterogenous catalysis to devices based on nano-structured materials. The surface physics course will offer a general introduction to the structural, electronic and vibrational properties of atoms and molecules at surfaces and interfaces from a mainly experimental viewpoint. Key topics include adsorption and growth of molecule and adatom layers, synchrotron based electron spectroscopies, Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) and the use of Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) to visualize individual atoms and molecules at surfaces.

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces, FYST62, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course literature spring 2020

  • Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces by Harald Ibach, ISBN-10 3-540-34709-7.
  • Surface Physics: An Introduction by Philip Hofmann, ISBN 978-87-996090-0-0.

Course coordinator

Jan Knudsen

The language of instruction is English.

Semester the course is given: Spring, period 2 (LP4), odd years.

The course in short

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge in how quantum systems can be used to carry out general computation algorithms. It also includes a brief treatise of error correction and the influence of noise, as well as a laboratory exercise demonstrating control of a rudimentary quantum system.

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Quantum information, FYST30 at Lund University's central web pages.

Course literature spring 2020

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107002173

Course coordinator

Stefan Kröll
Professor

The language of instruction is English.

Semester the course is given: Spring, period 2 (LP4), even years.

The course in short

The course deals with the exciting field of high-resolution microscopy using scanning probe methods. Today these techniques have found their use in a wide range of research areas - from advanced physics and chemistry with atomic precision to applications in life sciences. The course will encompass both theoretical and practical aspects of handling and possible applications of SPM. The techniques of STM (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy) and AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy) will be given particular attention.

Course responsible

Jan Knudsen

The language of instruction is English.

The course is given: Spring semesters, period 2.

The course in short

The course shall provide a better understanding of central concepts in solid state physics and their relation to the basic theories of quantum mechanics and electrodynamics. The students shall learn how these concepts can be applied to model physical effects quantitatively. Particular emphasis is given towards topics relevant to ongoing research in solid state physics and nanoscience in Lund.

You find the course description and syllabus, as well as prerequisites for the course Solid State Theory, FYST68, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course coordinator

Erik van Loon

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring period 2.

The Course in Short

This course contains Einstein's theory of gravitation, the mathematics necessary for its understanding and some of its applications within physics and astronomy. Among the topics treated are special relativity, tensors in Minkowski and in curved space-times, Einstein's field equations, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology.

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course General Relativity, FYTN08 at Lund University's central web pages.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course General Relativity, FYTN08, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring period 2.

The Course in Short

The course is intended to show you how one can use spectroscopy methods to gain a quantum mechanical understanding of the properties of different forms of matter. Therefore we will study aspects of the quantum mechanical description of matter as well as different spectroscopy methods, and we will consider atoms, molecules, and solids. Hence, both theoretical and experimental aspects will be treated, and the analysis of experimental data on the basis of a theoretical model forms an integral part of the course.

You find the course description and prerequisites for the course High Energy Astrophysics, ASTM12, at Lund University's central web pages.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course High Energy Astrophysics, ASTM12, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: spring period 2.

The Course in Short

The course contains the following aspects: Electromagnetic radiation and non-photonic astronomy. The effect of theatmosphere on observations. Detectors for optical and infrared radiation. Detectorsfor radio waves. The noise characteristics of detectors. Signal-to-noise ratio, quantumefficiency and detective quantum efficiency. Light collecting and imaging instruments. Adaptive optics and extremely large telescopes. Space observatories. Spatial resolutionand modulation transfer function. Interferometry, visibility, (u,v)-plane andinterferometric imaging. Photometry, photometric systems and photometric reductionmethods. Spectroscopy, grating, echelle and Fourier transform spectrometers. Astrometry through the atmosphere and from space. Polarimetry and determinationof the Stokes vector.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Observational Techniques and Instrumentation, ASTM18, please visit the course website in Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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

Summer Course

Department of Physics

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: summer, irregularly. Summer 2022, 2023.

The Course in Short

The course was initiated by The Queen's University of Belfast, Lund University and Université de Rennes 1. 

The course will give you training in doing calculations and numerical "experiments". During the course, subjects such as the following will be covered: Atomic structure- central field, correlation, relativistic effects, radiative transitions, Configuration Interaction, Hartree-Fock and Dirac-Fock-metoder, Z-dependent theory. Atomic processes- the close-coupling model, the R-matrixmethod, Photoionization, elektron-ion-collisions, resonanses. Applications of atomic physics within for example astrophysics, fusion research or fluorescent light research.

For more information about syllabus, literature and schedule for the course Intensive Course in Computational Atomic Physics, FYST87, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

How to Apply

Apply to the course via https://www.antagning.se or https://www.universityadmissions.se.

Read more about prerequisites and application for the course Intensive Course in Computational Atomic Physics, FYST87, on Lund University's website.

Previous course code is FYST47.

Course Coordinator

Tomas Brage
Professor

Degree Projects and Applied Work

Department of Physics

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: every semester.

The Course in Short

Within the course, a four-week 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.

For information about syllabus, introduction meeting, examples of diploma works and more, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

How to Apply

Apply to the course via https://www.antagning.se or https://www.universityadmissions.se.

You find the course description and prerequisites for the Applied Work at Master's level, FYSP01, at Lund University's central web pages.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: every semester.

The Course in Short

The student chooses, in consultation with the supervisor and examiner, an independent degree project corresponding to 30 credits. The project can be experimental or theoretical. The project can either be linked to current scientific projects at the department or to problems within the subject area at companies or other departments within or outside the university. If the project is carried out outside the department, there also has to be a supervisor from the department. Proposals on degree projects are, for example, posted on the website of the department.

For information about syllabus, conditions, examples of diploma works, introduction meeting and more, please visit the course webpage for diploma work on Canvas.

How to Apply

Apply to the course via https://www.antagning.se or https://www.universityadmissions.se.

You find the course description and prerequisites for Master's Degree Project in Physics, FYSM30, at Lund University's central web pages.

Questions

Our diploma work coordinator answers all questions about degree projects in physics.

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: every semester.

The Course in Short

This diploma work course offers you a unique opportunity to work on a research project for an entire year – the longest possible time period for any degree project at the university.

The student chooses, in consultation with the supervisor and examiner, an independent degree project corresponding to 60 credits. The project can be experimental or theoretical. The project can either be linked to current scientific projects at the department or to problems within the subject area at companies or other departments within or outside the university. If the project is carried out outside the department, there also has to be a supervisor from the department. Proposals on degree projects are, for example, posted on the website of the department.

For information about syllabus, conditions, examples of diploma works, introduction meeting and more, please visit the course webpage for diploma work on Canvas.

How to Apply

Apply to the course via https://www.antagning.se or https://www.universityadmissions.se.

You find the course description and prerequisites for the Master's Degree Project in Physics, FYSM60, at Lund University's central web pages.

Questions

Our diploma work coordinator answers all questions about degree projects in physics.

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

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: Normally starts every spring semester (mid-January) and goes on for three semesters, in parallel with other courses.

The Course in Short

The Master project is an original research project on a state-of-the-art topic in Astrophysics. The project is equivalent to a full-year of work (60 credits), spread over 3 semesters (in parallel with courses). Each student receives dedicated supervision from 1 or 2 staff members of the Observatory, experts in the field, and are integrated to their research teams. Students are given access to professional ressources and tools to conduct their projects, from world-class telescopes, to the fastest supercomputers.

For more information about Master's Degree Project in Astrophysics, ASTM32, please visit the course site in Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: running every semester and study period.

The Course in Short

The aim of the degree project is that the student through an independent project should show knowledge understanding, competence, skills, judgement and approach in accordance with the requirements for obtaining a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in physics. The degree project shall be specialised and show that the student can apply scientific methodology.

For more information about Master's Degree Project in Theoretical Physics, FYTM03, please visit the course web page on Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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

Language of instruction: English.

Semester and study period: running every semester and study period.

The Course in Short

In this course, you together with your supervisor will choose a problem in theoretical physics, which you independently will study and solve. It should preferentially be linked to a current research project at the department. In the course you will get the opportunity to appy your previously acquired knowledge on a specific problem and to interpret and rate the results. You will also get training in writing a report describing the problem, methods of investigation and results.

For more information about the course Master's Degree Project in Theoretical Physics, FYTM04, please visit the course webpage on Canvas.

Course Coordinator

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