Information / Informazioni

 

Chair/Coordinatore del CUCL:
Prof. Alessandro Papa - Cubo 31/C - 5th floor/Piano 5° - Room/Stanza 11
Phone: (+39) 0984 496015
E-mail: alessandro.papa@fis.unical.it

Deputy Chair/ViceCoordinatrice del CUCL:
Prof. Rosa Bartucci - Cubo 30/C - 5th floor/Piano 5° - Room/Stanza 11
Phone: (+39) 0984 496074
E-mail: rosa.bartucci@fis.unical.it

Course Managers/Ufficio Manager Didattico:
Dr. Maria Paola Manna
Phone: (+39) 0984 493957
E-mail: mariapaola.manna@unical.it

Dr. Fabiana Fuscaldo - Cubo 31/C - 6th floor/Piano 6°
Phone: (+39) 0984 496091
E-mail: fabiana.fuscaldo@unical.it

Reception hours/Orario di Ricevimento
Tuesday and Thursday/Martedì e Giovedì:  9.30 - 11.30
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Secretariat/Segreteria Studenti:
Giuseppe Rocchetto - Cubo 30/C - 7th floor/Piano 7° - Room/Stanza 6
Phone:  (+39) 393 0817974 (office hours/solo ore ufficio)
E-mail: giuseppe.rocchetto@unical.it

Reception hours/Orario di Ricevimento:
Wednesday and Friday/Mercoledì e venerdì: 9.00 - 13.00

Course class/Classe del Corso: LM-17

Places/Posti Disponibili: 50

Course duration/Durata del Corso: 2 years/anni

Complete information about the Course is avalaible on the / Informazioni complete sul Corso di Laurea sono disponibili nella
Scheda Unica Annuale (SUA-CDS) here/qui

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

The Master's Degree in Physics completes the basic training provided by the Bachelor's Degree in Physics offered by the Physics Department of the University of Calabria and allows to deepen the knowledge of several fields of Physics, by reaching a high degree of specialization in astrophysics, plasma physics, solid and surface physics, molecular physics and biophysics, nuclear physics, biomedical physics, experimental physics of elementary particles, theoretical physics of fundamental interactions, condensed matter, geophysics, atmospheric physics, meteorology, climatology and environmental physics.
These same sectors have been for many years the main subject of research activities in the Physics Department at the University of Calabria, with numerous active national and international collaborations, which favor a very advanced level in the training of students.
Students will follow courses common to the five curricula and then specialize with characterizing courses and thesis work. They will have the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge and will address an original research topic in advanced fields of Physics.
They will have the opportunity to develop and use experimental apparatuses and theoretical models, to carry out bibliographic research and to present their results in a professional form to a specialized public.
The work of students will be carried out independently; the guidance and supervision of an advisor will be available for the more specialized part of their tasks.
The five curricula of the Master's Degree in Physics therefore aim, on the one hand, to provide graduate students with the necessary training to face higher education programs (doctorates and / or specialization schools) and, on the other hand, to open an immediate pathway into the professional world, taking profit from the techniques learned and the skills acquired.

CURRICULA

 

The Master's Degree Program in Physics is divided into the following curricula:

1) Astrophysics, Geophysics and Plasma Physics
2) Physics of the Atmosphere, Meteorology and Climatology
3) Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics
4) Matter Physics
5) Physics and Technology of Materials

The Astrophysics, Geophysics and Plasma Physics curriculum provides direct training for the description and understanding of the physical phenomena that occur both in our galaxy and in the most distant galaxies, and in both plasmas and astrophysics, such as, for example, the interplanetary medium, the solar corona, or the intergalactic medium, or laboratory, such as those obtained in the machines dedicated to fusion.
For the training of graduate students in this curriculum a decisive role will be played by the knowledge of advanced numerical techniques as well as the understanding of sophisticated techniques of data analysis - data collected both from the Earth and from space.
The same curriculum will also provide tools for both the experimental and theoretical study of physical phenomena affecting the Earth and the circumterrestrial medium.

The Physics of the Atmosphere, Meteorology and Climatology curriculum provides a direct training for the description and understanding of physical phenomena occurring in the atmosphere and in the terrestrial hydrosphere, for the processing of experimental data, also collected by satellite, and for forecasts in the meteorological and climatological field, also on the basis of numerical simulations.
These curriculum specificities allow students to acquire competences in the field of meteorology and to acquire skills in the numerical methods necessary for the construction and use of high-performance codes, in problems related to the study and analysis of turbulence and the transport of pollutants, in problems related to Space Weather.

The Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics curriculum will allow graduates to design and develop experimental apparatuses (or parts of apparatuses) for the acceleration and detection of nuclei and elementary particles; to process experimental data by eliminating instrumental conditioning and synthesizing the significant results; to analyze and model phenomena inherent to nuclear and subnuclear physics; to build, modify and test theories of nuclear and subnuclear interactions for the understanding and prediction of new data and new phenomena; to apply the acquired methodologies to multiple industrial activities, medicine and services within both public and private structures through technology transfer.

The Matter Physics curriculum offers advanced-level lectures and courses in a variety of subjects, including the physics of solids, nanostructured and low-dimensional materials, biophysics, dosimetric methods for medical applications, coherent quantum systems. Students will undergo both a theoretical and an experimental training, learning about methods to experimentally prepare/grow, manipulate and characterize condensed systems as well as to theoretically model their physical properties.
Advanced courses on electronics and programming are also offered.

The Physics and Technology of Materials curriculum proposes advanced lectures aimed at training students on both technical and scientific aspects in material sciences: the training topics cover the physical properties of known and new generation materials, both solid and liquid crystalline, hybrid and composite materials, with a special focus on their design and characterization.
Graduates will acquire theoretical and practical skills, aimed at describing and understanding the basic physical processes that take place at different scales.
They will become proficient in different frontier microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, as well as approaches typical of the optics and photonics field, applying them for the characterization of materials.
All these skills will provide them with the proper knowledge to work in a dynamic and relevant field of research with outlets in both public and private structures.