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Degree course in PHYSICS (Codice 2020)
Curriculum\Profile description: THEORETICAL PHYSICS

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2017/2018
School:
  • SCHOOL OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Class:
  • Physics (LM-17)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
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The 2nd cycle Degree Course in Physics aims at providing students with the capability of promoting and developing scientific and technological innovation, managing technologies in ambits related to physic subjects in the industrial, environmental, healthcare, cultural heritage and public administration sectors. The 2nd cycle Degree Course in Physics has a twofold educational objective. On one hand it will consolidate and enlarge basic competences in Physics which have already been acquired through the 1st cycle degree course, integrating them with advanced issues about fundamental aspects. In order to provide students with specific competences in various specialist areas, the course might be divided in different curricula; each curriculum will be related to specific current issues as well as outstanding methodological aspects. The possibility of choice among various curricula justifies the variability of credit intervals for class specific activities). The wider intervals are related to the "experimental-applicative" and for the "astrophysical, geophysical and space" ambits and lead to curricula in Biophysics, Physics of Matter and Astrophysics. The variability of credit interval with respect to the ambit "theoretical physics and fundamentals of physics" leads to a curriculum in Theoretical Physics. The interval of the "microphysics and structure of matter" ambit is functional to various possible curricula and is less wide than the others, being related to common subjects. Finally, the credit interval for related activities is functional to possible other curricula. The educational plan will in any case aim at providing: - command of the scientific research method, joined with a sound cultural background in classic and modern physics; - in-depth knowledge of the modern measurement equipment, of the techniques for analysing data, and of the supporting mathematical and computer tools; - in-depth scientific and operational background in various disciplines of Physics; - capability of operate autonomously, even with the responsibility of groups and operational projects; - capability of using acquired competences for modelling complex systems in the field of applied sciences; Through these educational activities the 2nd cycle degree course in Physics aims at educating graduates with competences complying with the qualifying objectives of the degree class Lm-17
Professional opportunities
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A great number of 2nd cycle graduates in Physics continue theri studies with a PhD in Physics or related areas, in Italy and abroad. They may find professional opportunities in: - High level scientific research, also with leading roles, in universities and public and private research institutions; - Promotion and development of scientific and technological innovation, as well as the design and management of technologies in areas related with physics in the industrial sectors (namely microelectronics, optoelectronics, telecommunications, computer science, electronics, space industry, biomedical industry, optics), the environment, healthcare, cultural heritage and public administration. - Knowledge and technological know-how transfer in basic research for the economic and productive system; - Creation and use of models of complex realities also in non-scientific areas (banks, financial companies, consulting companies); - Teaching and high level dissemination of scientific culture with respect, in particular to the various theoretical, experimental and applicative aspects of classic and modern physics.
Final examination features
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It consists of the preparation of an original written dissertation, and of the discussion in front of an examining Board; the dissertation should be related to a specialist topic of the selected curriculum, and it should be prepared under the guidance of a supervising professor.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02120 - COMPLEMENTS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS course specifications RIZZUTO (PA) 6.0 1 V B FIS/02
05076 - MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICS course specifications SCIACCA (PA) 6.0 1 V C MAT/07
15308 - RADIATION-MATTER INTERACTION course specifications DI SALVO (PO) 6.0 1 V B FIS/05
16179 - COMPLEMENTS OF STRUCTURE OF MATTER course specifications CANNAS (PO) 6.0 1 V B FIS/01
05488 - QUANTUM OPTICS course specifications PALMA (PO) 6.0 2 V B FIS/03
07411 - THEORY OF RELATIVITY course specifications PERES (PO) 6.0 2 V C FIS/05
15314 - GENERAL PHYSICS - LABORATORY course specifications AGNELLO (PA) 6.0 2 V B FIS/01
15315 - CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS course specifications AGNELLO (PA) 6.0 2 V B FIS/01
16180 - STATISTICAL PHYSICS course specifications PASSANTE (PA) 6.0 2 V B FIS/03
Free subjects 6.0 D


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
07553 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1.0 1 G S
13351 - COMPETENCES RELATED TO THE LABOUR MARKET 1.0 1 G F
13964 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE course specifications 3.0 1 G F
15316 - ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS course specifications FIORDILINO (CU) 6.0 1 V B FIS/03
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 37.0 2 G E
Optional subjects 6.0 C
Free subjects II 6.0 D


Elective activities

Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
07382 - THEORY OF FIELDS course specifications COMPAGNO (PQ) 6.0 1 V C FIS/02
14812 - PHYSICS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS course specifications SPAGNOLO (CU) 6.0 1 V C FIS/02
18164 - NANO-STRUCTURES course specifications CICCARELLO (PA) 6.0 1 V C FIS/03


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Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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