‘Quantum Devices’ is a training course for the students having validated the first year of a master’s degree; the objective of this master’s degree is to provide a very high level of theoretical and experimental training on several types of quantum phenomena with particular emphasis on the many devices that result from them. This largely transversal field touches on several disciplines, from physics to chemistry, from materials science to biology.
In this field, fundamental and applied researches enrich each other: theoretical advancements are accompanied by progress in material science (creation of new materials, control of their elaboration) and by the realization of new and unique experimental techniques These advancements, awarded with several Nobel prizes, have had important consequences in fundamental physics; today we are able to observe and manipulate single atoms or conceive complex quantum devices at the nanometer scale: semiconductor sources and detectors, molecular transistor, superconducting circuits for quantum information, hard disks based on giant magnetoresistance, transistor made from two-dimensional materials….
The program is offered by the Université de Paris in partnership with the Ecole Polytechnique and in a double degree agreement with the Ecole d’Ingénieur Denis Diderot (EIDD). It is also part of the international double degree master program ‘Nanotechnolgies and Quantum Devices’ in partnership with the Politecnico of Turin (Italy). Students receive a state of the art training in nanofabrication and nanocharacterization, thanks to the access to the cleanroom of the Université de Paris and the dedicated nanoscience teaching platform equipped with top-level facilities. The training relies on the participation of high-level scientists from Ile de France laboratories working in the domain of quantum devices. Thanks to this well-established network, students find many opportunities after graduation both in academics as well as in the industrial sector.
After the master’s degree, most of the students begin a PhD thesis in a research laboratory (public or private).
Thanks to this versatile training, both theoretical and applied, students will be able to quickly integrate both a public research organization (after a PhD thesis) or an industrial Research and Development group.
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