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Master Year 2 High Energy Physics

Master Year 2 High Energy Physics

Program information will be updated when admission opens.

Year

Master Year 2

Program

Master in High Energy Physics

ECTS Credits

60

Language

50% English and 50% French

Orientation

Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1

Pursue a PhD

Asset n°2

Gain advanced knowledge in theoretical and experimental high-energy physics

Asset n°3

Strengthen your research skills through a Master’s thesis 

High-energy physics is devoted to the study of elementary blocks of matter and associated forces. This relies on particle collider experiments at very high energy or very large beam intensities, as well as highly sensitive detectors. These experimental devices give access to the laws of physics at very short distances. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), launched in September 2008 at CERN, is the most spectacular example to date. The theoretical description of the laws of nature is based on mathematical theories characterized by their intrinsic simplicity and predictive power, and which incorporate the symmetries of physical phenomena.

The High-Energy Physics Master’s program offers comprehensive theoretical and experimental training in high-energy physics covering a wide range of fields and applications: particle physics, astroparticle physics, standard model of electroweak interactions and its extensions, strong interactions and quantum chromodynamics, tools and methods in experimental physics, general relativity, string theory and cosmology.

The second year of the Master’s program enables students to acquire advanced knowledge and build their research skills. The program offers an international track leading to a dual degree from two prestigious institutions, École polytechnique and ETH Zürich. This dual degree curriculum has a common design drawing on a selection of courses from the two institutions.

Objectives

The two-year High Energy Physics Master’s program aims to: 

  • Provide students with coherent theoretical and experimental training in high energy physics addressing a broad spectrum of fields and applications: particle physics, astroparticle physics, standard model of electroweak interactions and its extensions, strong interactions and quantum chromodynamics, tools and methods in experimental physics, general relativity, string theory and cosmology 
  • Provide students with supervision from research professors recognized in their field of research 
  • Master the following knowledge and skills:
    • fundamental knowledge and understanding of high energy physics
    • knowledge of standard methods and techniques
    • in-depth knowledge in at least one advanced field of research: theoretical physics or experimental physics
    • in-depth awareness of the interfaces between their field of specialization and other disciplines, in part, through interdisciplinary projects
  • On graduation, students will be in a position to start a doctoral thesis or independent research activity in theoretical physics or experimental physics

On graduation, students will be equipped to pursue a PhD, paving the way for a career as a researcher in academia or industry.

Course details will be available when admission opens.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of a Master in physics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France (engineering school) or abroad.

All students must

Language prerequisites

  • English is mandatory
  • Notions of French are highly desirable.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinators

Program office

Nouria Gabelli,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

High-energy physics is devoted to the study of elementary blocks of matter and associated forces. This relies on particle collider experiments at very high energy or very large beam intensities, as well as highly sensitive detectors. These experimental devices give access to the laws of physics at very short distances. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), launched in September 2008 at CERN, is the most spectacular example to date. The theoretical description of the laws of nature is based on mathematical theories characterized by their intrinsic simplicity and predictive power, and which incorporate the symmetries of physical phenomena.

The High-Energy Physics Master’s program offers comprehensive theoretical and experimental training in high-energy physics covering a wide range of fields and applications: particle physics, astroparticle physics, standard model of electroweak interactions and its extensions, strong interactions and quantum chromodynamics, tools and methods in experimental physics, general relativity, string theory and cosmology.

The second year of the Master’s program enables students to acquire advanced knowledge and build their research skills. The program offers an international track leading to a dual degree from two prestigious institutions, École polytechnique and ETH Zürich. This dual degree curriculum has a common design drawing on a selection of courses from the two institutions.

Objectives

The two-year High Energy Physics Master’s program aims to: 

  • Provide students with coherent theoretical and experimental training in high energy physics addressing a broad spectrum of fields and applications: particle physics, astroparticle physics, standard model of electroweak interactions and its extensions, strong interactions and quantum chromodynamics, tools and methods in experimental physics, general relativity, string theory and cosmology 
  • Provide students with supervision from research professors recognized in their field of research 
  • Master the following knowledge and skills:
    • fundamental knowledge and understanding of high energy physics
    • knowledge of standard methods and techniques
    • in-depth knowledge in at least one advanced field of research: theoretical physics or experimental physics
    • in-depth awareness of the interfaces between their field of specialization and other disciplines, in part, through interdisciplinary projects
  • On graduation, students will be in a position to start a doctoral thesis or independent research activity in theoretical physics or experimental physics

On graduation, students will be equipped to pursue a PhD, paving the way for a career as a researcher in academia or industry.

Course details will be available when admission opens.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of a Master in physics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France (engineering school) or abroad.

All students must

Language prerequisites

  • English is mandatory
  • Notions of French are highly desirable.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinators

Program office

Nouria Gabelli,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr