Present technologies of multi-scale supercomputing in a broad range of problems require specialists with original and creative mindset reinforced by scientific theoretical tools of material science. Such people are able to develop models, perform computations, analyze data, and come up with ideas of improvement based on efficiency as dictated by the rationale of physical science. Our program prepares such specialists. This is achieved by learning the latest "unfinished" subjects of theoretical physics and practicing scientific research interfaced with supercomputing and emerging quantum computing.
During four semesters of studies, students get hands on parallel computing methods for scientific applications, computational optimization approaches, and artificial intelligence as compulsory courses. Apart from that, they can choose from a range of theoretical physics and astrophysics courses, which include mathematical modeling, non-local mathematical physics, physical kinetics, spectrometry, data mining, star atmospheres, advanced statistical physics, response theory, cosmology, quantum theory of atoms and molecules, quantum information, low-temperature physics, quantum thermodynamics, physics of galaxies. In addition to that, every semester students join research groups for practice and experiencing the research.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Physics, Engineering or Technologies;
English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (Internationally recognized certificate or Skype interview)
The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of all grades recorded in the transcript of your academic report.
Additional points could be obtained for scientific publications and scientific conference presentations.
Students can participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility program or use VU’s Bilateral cooperation agreements which give an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner Universities or do internships abroad.
Our graduates are welcome in strategical positions in various companies: data mining and analysis, decision-making, and optimization. Positions range from financial organizations, public administration, and international businesses. Joining academic and research institutions worldwide guarantee a carrier in the academic area. Software development in R&D companies.