Curriculum Biophysics and applied physics

The curriculum

Biological structures, from a single protein to cells and tissues, are subjected to physical laws. You can deal with the study of these systems with the typical methods exploited by physics. This approach includes both experimental and theoretical techniques. At the same time, the biological world could provide new interesting and appealing problems to physicists.

Within this curriculum you can specialize in some theoretical and experimental methods to face biophysical research topics. By choosing courses specifically designed for this purpose, you will acquire the skills to address a biological problem from the point of view of physics and you will have the possibility of preparing yourself for attending specific PhD programs.

Within this curriculum you can also decide to specialize yourself in topics related to applied physics -one of which, medical physics, is related to bio-physics-. Most current technologies, from consumer electronics to diagnostic equipment, use fundamental physical effects and (nano) materials to perform key functions. In technology, physics strongly interfaces with engineering, mathematics, computer science, medicine and other applied field. Mixing fundamental physics courses and disciplines related to applied mathematics, engineering and computer science, this curriculum aims at providing students with a broad range of competences particularly attractive in industrial high-tech environments.

You can choose from a vast list of elective courses to design your personal study plan and specialize in a specific area. You can also choose two courses from another curriculum to complete your professional preparation, with no restriction. Here are some suggested study plans for this curriculum

Counselling and contacts

Do you need further information or advices to design your study plan within this curriculum? Contact the curriculum coordinator Prof. Andrea Alessandrini or the M.Sc. coordinator Prof. Guido Goldoni

Full list of courses

First year

Elective courses: two among

ECTS

Type

Term

Laboratory of condensed matter physics

6

B

I-II

Magnetism, spintronics and quantum technologies

6

B

II

Laboratory of nanofabrication

6

B

I

Elective courses: four among

ECTS

Type

Term

Physics of semiconductors

6

B

II

Elementary particles

6

B

I

Nanoscience and quantum materials

6

B

II

Laboratory of quantum simulation of materials

6

B

I-II

Quantum physics of matter

6

B

I

Elective courses: three among

ECTS

Type

Term

Biological physics with laboratory

6

C

I-II

Chemical physics of biomolecules

6

C

I

Medical physics

6

C

II

Nano-mechanics

6

C

I

Laboratory of electron microscopy and holography

6

C

I

Synchrotron radiation: basics and applications

6

B

I

Physics education: theor. and exper. methods

6

C

II

High-performance-computing

6

C

II

Numerical algorithms for signal and image processing

6

C

II

Machine learning and deep learning

6

C

I

Photonics & microwaves

6

C

II

Second year

Elective courses: one among

ECTS

Type

Term

Statistical mechanics and phase transitions

6

B

II

Atomistic simulation methods

6

B

I

Free-choice courses (12 ECTS)

 

 

 

Professional preparation (6 ECTS)

ECTS

Type

Term

Good practices in research

3

F

I

Research integrity in sciences

3

F

I

Science-based innovation

6

F

(*)

High-performance-computing in sciences

3

F

(**)

Thesis project and dissertation (36 ECTS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(*) Attendance of CBI/SUGAR Unimore projects (see https://clab.unimore.it/)
(**) Attendance of CINECA HPC courses (see https://eventi.cineca.it/en/hpc/catalogue)

[Ultimo aggiornamento: 22/03/2021 10:55:41]