The objective is not only to acquire the theoretical bases allowing a thorough understanding of the materials properties, but also to be trained in advanced experimental and numerical investigation methods, in relation with current scientific topics that can answer to societal challenges (renewable energies, ecology, health, heritage). These themes concern optics, electronics, spintronics, superconductivity, correlated systems, physical chemistry of solids and high-density liquids, exploration of planetary interiors, interaction with the environment, etc. They cover several types of materials and their applications, such as nanostructured materials, 2D materials, thin layers, materials for energy, materials under extreme conditions, glasses, minerals and cultural heritage materials, with a systematic focus on the microscopic phenomena at the origin of their macroscopic properties.
The teaching semester in English consists of a series of courses, practical work and digital and bibliographic projects, designed in a coherent and coordinated way, allowing to acquire a solid base of knowledge to realize in the best conditions, starting from February, a full-time research internship in public or private sector research units.
Sorbonne Université and CNRS