Applied Physics Curriculum

The Curriculum of Applied Physics aims to train graduates who have knowledge related to application and development of the main physical methods in the productive world, in specialized laboratories and institutions, both public and private, as well as universities and research centres both in Italy and abroad. The main objective is to ensure graduates with a sound preparation on the physical principles at the underlying the applications with particular reference, in addition to the fundamentals, to instrumentation and the methods of analysis and investigation.

The curriculum structure provides a sound cultural background of classical physics and of modern physics. It also provides a good competence of the scientific method of investigation, an in-depth knowledge of modern instruments of measurements, of advanced analysis techniques data as well as the main mathematical tools and computer support.

These skills can be applied in environmental, biological, medical and cultural heritage field. More knowledge will be provided in the computer and electronic sector to complete the expendable skills supply in different work contexts.

In-depth knowledge in the field of modelling, instrumentation, implementation of the measures and data analysis for applications of interest in the field of cultural heritage is guaranteed by specific teachings about the Archaeometry and physical methods applied to cultural heritage.

An important role in this field plays the opportunity to have the skills and equipment of research laboratories working in the field for decades. This sector is characterized by a particular expertise in absolute dating methods and diagnostic techniques of characterization of interest both for conservation and for the restoration and enhancement of works of art both movable and immovable.

An in-depth understanding of a wide variety of problems associated with atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics, solid state physics and biophysics ensures the acquisition of skills in the detection and data processing techniques, both in theoretical terms that experimental, but above all operational capabilities in the medical and biomedical field.

Thanks to the skills of teachers involved and to the structures available to the training network, the knowledge concerns not only the main dosimetric techniques, of interest both clinical radiation protection, but also the clinical imaging techniques and applications of particle accelerators for radiotherapy.

The knowledge in this area concerns the detailed study in particular fields, such as:

  • Physical environment
  • Atmospheric Physics and Climate Changes
  • Physical Impacts on environment
  • Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
  • Environmental Radioactivity, dosimetry and radiation protection
  • Nuclear Geophysics
  • Environmental analysis methodologies
  • Physical processes in the field of biophysical
  • Image analysis methodologies
  • Methods of paintings characterization
  • Diagnostic methods and restoration of archaeological finds
  • Absolute dating of archaeological material

The comprehension of these issues is guaranteed by a wide range of teachings, delivered both through lectures and through experiments in specialized laboratories, as well as many seminars and possible internships abroad under Erasmus agreements. The test methods are based on individual tests, oral and/or written and laboratory and on their theses.

The students have to prove able to apply their knowledge and understanding of the main concepts learned in the field of Applied Physics, proving to master both issues related to the basic physics that any experimental applications derived from them. This is to ensure a scientific approach highly qualified exploited in research both public and private sectors in the areas of environmental physics and in the physics applied to cultural heritage.

The educational objectives of the curriculum in Applied Physics for the field of diagnostics of Cultural Heritage and the typical methods of characterization and dating of materials of interest for its cultural heritage, ensure graduates capacities that carry out research in the field archaeometric or serve in museums, Superintendents and public and private bodies operating in the sector.

The curriculum of Applied Physics allows students to characterize their preparation in order to carry out research in the medical and biomedical or work in biomedical industries and public health agencies and regulatory control. The knowledge is in this respect sufficient to ensure that graduates the necessary preparation to meet the trials are needed to access the Register of Qualified Experts and the entrance examination to the School of Specialization in Medical Physics, the necessary license for the service of the health facilities.

Curriculum: APPLIED PHYSICS

Coordinators: Prof. Josette Immè and Prof. Anna Gueli

 
1st YEAR
COURSE
TEACHER
SSD
DEFINITION
SEMESTER
ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS
CASTORINA P.
FIS/02
Caratterizzante
STRUCTURE OF MATTER
ANGILELLA 
G.G.N.
FIS/03
Caratterizzante
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MECHANICS
RAPISARDA A.
FIS/02
Affine o integrativa
NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS
BELLINI V.
FIS/04
Caratterizzante
PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
IMME’ G. 
FIS/07
Caratterizzante 
ARCHAEOMETRY
GUELI A.
FIS/07
Caratterizzante
ELECTRONIC AND APPLICATIONS / 
ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY 
LO PRESTI D. /
ROMANO S. 
FIS/01
Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
IMAGING ANALYSIS AND
 FUNDAMENTALS OF DOSIMETRY / 
BIOFISICA
GUELI A. / 
MUSUMECI F.
FIS/07
Caratterizzante 
/ Opzionale
ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS LABORATORY 
IMME' G.
FIS/01
Caratterizzante
FREE COURSE 
 

 
A scelta
2nd YEAR
SPECTROSCOPY
REITANO R.
FIS/03
Caratterizzante 
APPLIED PHYSICS COMPUTING
RUSSO M.
INF/01
Affine o integrativa
FREE COURSE

 

 
A scelta