Curriculum 2020-2025 (intakes 4-7)

Curriculum 2020-2025 (intakes 4-7)

There will be three specialization paths:

 

  • PATH 1: Experiments and Instrumentation in large accelerators. Students following this path (1/3 approx) will start in Spain for S1,  will move to Padova for S2, then to France for S3 and, finally, will go to any University in the consortium or associated center for the Master Thesis in S4.
  • PATH 2: Theoretical nuclear physics. Students within this path (1/3 approx) will start in Spain for S1 & S2, then to will go to France for S3 and, finally to Italy (Padova or Catania) for the Master Thesis in S4.
  • PATH 3: Applications and small accelerators. Students within this path (1/3 approx) will start in Spain for S1, will move to Catania for S2, then to France for S3 and, finally, will go to any University in the consortium or associated partner  for the Master Thesis in S4.

 

The general scheme ECTs distribution of the Course is presented in the following table, giving the number of credits associated to each module according to the mobility and specialization path:

 

PATH 1 - EXP: Large accelerators (~1/3 of the students*)

PATH 2 - THEO: Theoretical Nuclear Physics (~1/3 of the students*)

PATH 3 - APP: Small accelerators (~1/3 of the students*)

 

 

MOD1

MOD2

MOD3

MOD4

MOD5

 

 

EXP

THEO

APP

 

 

 

PATH 1

30

36

6

0

6

12

30

PATH 2

30

0

42

0

6

12

30

PATH 3

30

0

6

36

6

12

30

Total

30

42

6

12

30

*) Experience coming from previous editions makes us to estimate that the number of students coming to paths 1, 2 and 3 are approx. equally distributed among the paths.

The list the courses offered in each University for semesters one, two and three each year is given in the table below for each path separately.  Concerning semester 3, only 12 ECTS have to be obtained in regular courses, since 12 ECTS correspond to the internship and 6 ECTS are assigned to a common course (module 3, see below) which is compulsory for all students. Semester 4 is devoted to the preparation of the Master thesis in a host University, research center or company (MOD 5):

 

MODULE 1
Basic nuclear physics and tools
MODULE 2
Advanced nuclear physics (EXP)
MODULE 2
Advanced nuclear physics (THEO)
MODULE 2
Advanced nuclear physics (APP)
MODULE 3
Common Advanced Course
MODULE 4
Internship
MODULE 5
Master Thesis

PATH 1: Experiments, instrumentation and large accelerators 

Spain S1

Basic Experimental Nuclear Physics (6)

Quantum Mechanics
(6)

Atomic & Plasma Physics (6)

Computing & Numerical Methods (6)

Nuclear Structure: properties and models (6)

Padova S2

Radiactivity & Nuclear Measurements (6)

Nuclear Astrophysics (6)

Advanced Topics in Physics (6)

 

Advanced Laboratory in Nuclear Physics (6)

Subnuclear Physics (6) or

Astroparticle Physics (6) or

Introduction to Radiation Detectors (6)

France S3

Research Internship + Thesis project (12)

Common Advanced Course (6)

Metrology & Data Analysis (6) + Exp.Nucl.Phys.&Accelerators (6)

Any Univ. S4

Master thesis on experimental nuclear physics, instrumentation in large accelerators at any University in the consortium (30)

PATH 2: Theoretical nuclear physics 

Spain S1

Basic Experimental Nuclear Physics (6)

Quantum Mechanics (6)

Atomic & Plasma Physics (6)

Computing & Numerical Methods (6)

Nuclear Structure: properties and models (6)

Spain S2

Relativistic QuantumTheory:

nuclear processes (6)

Many-Body Theories in Nuclear Physics (6)

 Weak Interactions (6)

Nuclear Astrophysics (6) or

Hadron Physics

Nuclear Reactions (6)

France  S3

Research Internship + Thesis Project (12)

Common Advanced course (6)

Theory of Atoms, Nuclei and Collisions (12)=[Theoretical Nuclear Physics (6) + Collision Theory (2) + Density Functional Theory (4)]

Italy S4

Master thesis on  theoretical nuclear physics  at Padova or Catania (30)

PATH 3: Applications and small accelerators

Spain S1

Basic Experimental Nuclear Physics (6)

Quantum Mechanics (6)

Atomic & Plasma Physics (6)

Computing & Numerical Methods (6)

Nuclear Structure: properties and models (6)

Catania S2

Nuclear Reaction Theory (6)

Accelerator Physics And Applications (6) or

Archeometry (6)

Nuclear Astrophysics (6)

Data Analysis Techniques in Nuclear and Particle Physics (6) or

Environmental Radiactivity (6)

Medical Physics (6) or

Advanced Nuclear Techniques Applied to Medicine (6)

France; S3

Research Internship + Thesis Project (12)

Common Advanced course (6)

Applications for Therapy (12) = [Applications to Radiotherapy (3) + Applications to Hadrontherapy (3) + Dosimetry & Radioprotection (6)]

Any Univ. S4

Master thesis on applications and small accelerators at any University in the consortium  (30)

Courses will be taught in English. Students will be provided with the appropriate academic material in English.

It is important to note that in addition to the participant Universities, the associated Labs and Companies can be the hosts for internship and Master Thesis development. In particular, the following associated research centers could be the host for students: CAEN: Costruzioni Apparecchiature Elettroniche Nucleari S.p.A. through its branches CAEN Sys (Systems and Spectroscopy Solutions) and CAEN (tools for discovery) Electronic Instrumentation, CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research (Geneva, Switzerland), CNA: Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (Seville, Spain), CIEMAT : Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Madrid, Spain), CSIC: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain), INFN-LNL: Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (Legnaro, Italy),  HGS-HIRe: Helmholtz Graduate School for Hadron and Ion Research for FAIR (Darmstadt, Germany), GANIL:  Grand Acceleateur National d’Ions Lourds (Caen, France), INFN-LNS :  Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Catania, Italy) (includes AOUP: Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico di Catania), INFN-LNF:  Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Frascati, Italy), CNRS-In2p3-LPC: Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique- Institut National pour la Physique Nucléaire et des Particules- Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire (Caen, France), ENSICAEN : Ecole Nationale Supérieure,  (Caen, France), TALENT : Training in Advanced Low Energy Nuclear Theory (EU-USA), HVM : Hospital Virgen Macarena (Sevilla, Spain), Nucleopolis : Pôle Nucléaire Normand pour la Santé et l’Energie (Caen, France), TRIUNF (Canada), MPI Munchen( Germany), TANDAR (Argentina), UNAM (México), RIBRAS (Brazil), RNCP (Osaka, Japan), ELINP (Romania), CNESTEN (Morocco), iThemba Labs. (South Africa).