track Quantum Universe
The Quantum Universe track emphasizes the relations between Theoretical Physics, Particle Physics and Astronomy in the study of nature on the different scales.
The track is offered for both the Physics and Astronomy Master programme.
The Quantum Universe programme consists of four mandatory physics courses (20 ECTS), four Quantum Universe courses (20 ECTS), four electives (20 ECTS), and a large master research project of 60 ECTS.
The core physics courses are mandatory for all physics students, independent of the track that is followed. You will follow Computational Physics, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods of Physics. The Quantum Universe courses are followed by both physics and astronomy students: General Relativity, Electrodynamics of Radiation Processes, Particle Physics Phenomenology, and Student Seminar Quantum Universe. The elective courses range in a wide variety of subjects, and cover the broad spectrum between theoretical physics, particle physics and astronomy.
Your Master's research project is your own individual project, supervised by a staff member from one of the institutes: the Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, or Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI-CART). The project is 60 ECTS, will take one year to finish, and is tailor-made to your interests.
For the complete curriculum, please see: https://ocasys.rug.nl/current/catalog/programme/60202-5561