Course Plans

 

 

The Master of Science in Physics is currently organized into five curricula:

The first year can include teachings in common among the five curricula, structured so as to complete the basic training that students have acquired during the three-year Bachelor's Degree in Physics.

Other specialistic and related courses (all characterized by 6 ECTS; ECTS = European Credit Transfer System) are organized to provide students with skills relevant to each specific curriculum.

In each Curriculum, students have the option to choose between some of the teachings, usually characterizing the Curriculum, which are also referred to as optional (indicated by green character in the tables relating to each training course).

It is also possible to present personalized study plans. The replacement of one or more subjects included in the curriculum, respecting the legal constraints, is consiedered as a personalized study plan. The personalized study plan request, together with the cultural motivations that inspire it, shall be submitted in the manner and time foreseen in the Academic Regulations of the University, to the Council of the Master of Science for possible approval .

Moreover, the students should supplement their curriculum with the training activities referred to as "student choice", for a total of 12 Credits. To do this, the student can make a choice between all the teachings scheduled in the University, provided they are consistent with the educational plan and adequately motivated. The validation of the choice of the training activities will be decided by the Council of the Master of Science.

For information or advice on how to organize the plan of study, the student can contact the referent of the Curriculum or the Coordinator of the Master Degree .

Students of previous cohorts, who enroll in the second year, can change their study plan. Please remember that in order to be admitted to the second year, students must have acquired 24 Credits .

Also remember that the lessons, if agreed by the students, or in the presence of foreign students, will be provided in English.

 

COURSE PLANNING - ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016

 

Curriculum: ASTROPHYISICS

Coordinator: Prof. Alessandro Lanzafame


 

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
ASTROPHYSICS LABORATORY I
LEONE F.
FIS/01
Caratterizzante
ASTRONOMY
BELVEDERE G.
FIS/05
Caratterizzante
ASTROPHYSICS /
GALACTIC AND
EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY
LANZAFAME A. /
BELVEDERE G. & 
DEL POPOLO A.
FIS/05
Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS
ZUCCARELLO F.
FIS/05
Caratterizzante
ASTROPHYSICS LABORATORY II
LEONE F.
FIS/01
Affine o integrativa
FREE COURSE 
 
 
A scelta
2nd YEAR
SOLAR PHYSICS /
RADIOASTRONOMY /
COSMIC RAY PHYSICS
ZUCCARELLO F. /
TRIGILIO C. /
CARUSO R.
FIS/05

Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
SPACE PHYSICS
PIRRONELLO V.
FIS/05
Caratterizzante
FREE COURSE 
 
 
A scelta

 


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

 


Curriculum: PHYSICS OF MATTER

Coordinator: Prof. Maria Grazia Grimaldi


 

1st YEAR
COURSE
TEACHER
SSD
DEFINITION
SEMESTER
ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS
CASTORINA P.
FIS/02
Caratterizzante
STRUCTURE OF MATTER (SOLID-STATE PHYSICS)
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
MATERIALS AND NANOSTRUCTURES  LABORATORY
BONINELLI S.
 
FIS/01
Caratterizzante
SEMICONDUCTORS AND SUPERCONDUCTORS 
PRIOLO F. & 
PALADINO E.
FIS/03
Caratterizzante
QUANTUM OPTICS /
QUANTUM PHASES OF MATTER
PICCITTO G. /
AMICO L. 
FIS/02
Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
PHOTONICS
PRIOLO F.
FIS/03
Caratterizzante
PHYSICS OF MATERIALS
TERRASI A.
FIS/01
Affine o integrativa
FREE COURSE
.
.
A scelta
2nd YEAR
SPECTROSCOPY /
QUANTUM TRANSPORT
REITANO R. / 
FALCI G.
FIS/03
Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
PHYSICS OF NANOSTRUCTURES 
GRIMALDI M.G. & 
RUFFINO F.
FIS/01
Caratterizzante
FREE COURSE
 
       
A scelta
 

 

 


CURRICULUM: NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS

Coordinators: Prof. Giuseppe Politi and Prof. Alessia Tricomi


 

 
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
NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS LABORATORY
POLITI G.
FIS/01
Caratterizzante
THEORY OF SUBNUCLEAR 
INTERACTIONS 
GRECO V.
FIS/02
Affine o integrativa
PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY  PARTICLES I/
NUCLEAR STRUCTURE
ALBERGO S. /
CAPPUZZELLO F.
FIS/04
Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS
SPITALERI C.
FIS/04
Caratterizzante
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR PARTICLE PHYSICS / 
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR  NUCLEAR PHYSICS
ALBERGO S. & 
TRICOMI A. / 
RIGGI F.
FIS/01
Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
FREE COURSE

 
  
A scelta
2nd YEAR
ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS / 
HEAVY IONS PHYSICS
TRICOMI A. /
PAGANO A.
FIS/01

Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES II /
HADRONIC PHYSICS WITH  ELECTROWEAK PROBES
TRICOMI A. /
BELLINI V.
FIS/04
Caratterizzante /
Opzionale
FREE COURSE

 
       
A scelta
 

 

 


Curriculum: THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Coordinator: Prof. Andrea Rapisarda


 

1st YEAR
COURSE
TEACHER
SSD
DEFINITION
SEMESTER
ADAVANCED 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
QUANTUM FIELD THEORY I
BRANCHINA V.
FIS/02
Caratterizzante
 QUANTUM FIELD THEORY II
BRANCHINA V.
FIS/02
Caratterizzante
PHYSICS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS /
THEORY OF NUCLEAR REACTIONS 
RAPISARDA A. / 
GRECO V. 
FIS/02
Affine o integrativa /
Opzionale
INTERACTION BETWEEN RADIATION AND
MATTER
CASTORINA P. 
FIS/01
Caratterizzante
GENERAL RELATIVITY
BENTIVEGNA E.
FIS/05
Affine o integrativa
FREE COURSE 
 
 
A scelta
2nd YEAR
MANY-BODY THEORY 
ANGILELLA G.G.N.
FIS/03
Caratterizzante 
THEORY OF  STANDARD MODEL
CASTORINA P. 
FIS/04
Caratterizzante
FREE COURSE 
 
 
A scelta