Nuclear Phenomena And Their Applications

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NucPhys is a 2-years Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme in Nuclear Physics (120 ECTS). The programme has started in 2017-2018 as an Erasmus Mundus / Erasmus+ Master Course  of the European Union. The Master Course is offered by a consortium of 8 partner universities in Spain, France and Italy, with the participation of 20 research institutions/companies as associated partners in Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland (CERN).

Nuclear Physics is a broad matter of relevance from both the fundamental knowledge of Nature and the multiple applications to different fields of strategic economical relevance. Consequently, in this Master, fundamental theory and experiments as well as applications will be presented.

Fundamental Nuclear Physics, theory and experiments, is rapidly evolving from studies of nuclei close to the valley of beta-stability towards a description of vast regions of short-lived and exotic nuclei far from stability and at the nucleon drip-lines. These new results involving halo and borromean nuclei, superheavy elements, exotic radiactivity, etc call for new theoretical an experimental developments in the understanding of both the structure and the relevant reaction mechanisms.

The main objective of the Master programme is to provide top-ranked students with an excellent background in Nuclear Physics (theory, experiments and applications) so as to educate experts in the field to meet the needs and challenges previously mentioned, and foster their future career in this field. At the same time, NucPhys students carry out their master studies in least 3 countries, in a stimulating and scientifically excellent international environment.

NucPhys has a double educational approach. First, to train well-prepared specialists to enter the industry in any of the fields mentioned above. Second, to train students able to develop research programmes and make their PhD in the field of Nuclear Physics.

The official language of the course is English, but students are given the possibility to learn the languages of the host countries by attending language courses at the partner universities.

Successful students will be awarded a Joint Master Degree by all partner universities.

In addition they will obtain a Diploma Supplement to facilitate the recognition of their degree in other universities/countries.

Guide for international students

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Structure and main topics

The Master is structured in five modules and divided into four semesters. A common introductory week and a common basis of fundamental knowledge will be given during the first semester (see here for the list of courses taught during the first semester of A.Y. 2020-2021). A progressive specialization is then acquired through one of three different paths offered: 1) Experiments in large accelerators, 2) Theoretical nuclear physics, and 3) Applications and small accelerators. All students will spend at least one semester in each participant country, and will benefit of a fully adapted curriculum according to their specialization path. Visits to nuclear physics facilities, distinguished visiting scholars, a 2-months internship, a common summer course (in collaboration with the TALENT USA-EU initiative), and the Master Thesis, complete the study programme.

NucPhys offers an excellent educational level in all branches of Nuclear Physics, including theoretical , experimental and applications. The main topics covered by the Master programme are:

  • Nuclear Structure
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Experimental Nuclear Physics
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Nuclear Physics Applications for Therapy
  • Nuclear Physics Applications in Small Accelerators
  • Nuclear Physics Applications to Archaeometry
  • Nuclear Methods applied in environmental investigation
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Experiments in Large Accelerators

Coordinator: Prof. S. Romano