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Physics and Innovation

New degree programme for the a.y. 2024/25 in Brescia

Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences

 

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The graduate degree programme in Physics and Innovation represents an investment in the future, equipping graduates to play pivotal roles in the rapidly evolving realms of science and technology. The amalgamation of the robust foundation in physics and the versatility of acquired skills not only unlocks new opportunities but also shapes the leaders of tomorrow.

Crafted to meet the emerging challenges within the technological and industrial landscape, this course of study combines state-of-the-art skills in physics with STEM knowledge, a problem-solving approach, and soft skills in business and technology management, finance, and sustainability. We find ourselves in an era where technological innovation propels progress. The capacity to merge advanced scientific knowledge with a flexible, multidisciplinary approach is indispensable to confront the challenges that lie ahead. The Physics and Innovation graduate programme charts a distinctive path, intertwining a solid grounding in basic physics education with the vital skills necessary to propel innovation within critical sectors.

Physics and Innovation is distinguished by robust partnerships with research institutions and high-tech companies.

Overview

  • Course type: graduate programme
  • Degree class: LM-17
  • ECTS: 120
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Available seats: 60 - including 10 for international students
  • Language: English
  • Campus: Via della Garzetta, 48, Brescia - Mompiano
  • Start of classes: September 2024

 

Why choose Physics and Innovation?

  • An academic setting distinguished by a commitment to excellence in research
  • Strong international relationships and collaborations within the ILAMP (Interdisciplinary Laboratories for Advanced Materials Physics) research centre
  • The opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary teams, blending scientific expertise with business management skills
  • The option to engage in double-degree programmes with internationally renowned universities and research centers of excellence

Programme details

Curriculum

The "Physics and Innovation" graduate degree is a two-year programme designed for physicists, chemists, materials science graduates, and engineers who wish to develop multidisciplinary and excellence skills useful for entering a technological innovation context, with a solid foundation in condensed matter physics, theoretical and quantum physics research and environmental physics.

The provided education will blend advanced knowledge of key physical phenomena with a profound utilization of multi-physics modelling, physical-mathematical tools, and numerical techniques based on major programming languages, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. Within the programme, it will be possible to broaden the foundational education with courses that can enhance skills in the field of data science, biomedical physics, quantitative finance, innovation and technology management, and sustainability. The educational path, which includes numerous laboratories and practice sessions, unfolds within a university environment characterised by a strong connection to the research activities of the Faculty's research centre and the local and international industrial fabric.

To complete the training path, students are required to undertake an internship and complete a dissertation at one of our partner companies.

To earn a graduate degree, you need to collect 120 university credits (ECTS). You typically gain around 60 credits each year through assessment tests, including both course exams and other supplementary educational activities. Each exam awards a set number of credits, which is the same for all students, and a grade on a scale of thirty, reflecting your level of achievement.

 

1st year

  • Advanced techniques for physics research (12 ECTS)
  • Quantum physics of atoms and molecules (8 ECTS)
  • Statistical mechanics and complex systems (8 ECTS)
  • Quantum field theory and elementary particle physics (8 ECTS)
  • Gravity and cosmology (6 ECTS)
  • Theoretical physics (6 ECTS)
  • 12 ECTS among:
    • Solid state physics (6 ECTS)
    • Advanced solid state physics (6 ECTS)
    • Quantum electronics and photonics (6 ECTS)
    • Physics applied to energetic systems (6 ECTS)
    • Differential geometry (6 ECTS)
    • Coding for data science applications (6 ECTS)
    • Data analysis techniques and tools (6 ECTS)
  • Seminar on theological issues (in Y1 or Y2)

2nd year

  • Gauge theories (6 ECTS)
  • 6 ECTS among:
    • Solid state physics (6 ECTS)
    • Quantum phenomena and technology (6 ECTS)
    • Nonlinear optics (6 ECTS)
  • 6 ECTS among:
    • Differential geometry (6 ECTS)
    • Artificial intelligence and machine learning (6 ECTS)
    • Time series analysis and forecasting (6 ECTS)
    • Stochastic processes and optimization for machine learning (6 ECTS)
  • Other activities: mini-projects or Internship in partner companies and research institutions (6 ECTS)
  • Final dissertation (36 ECTS)

1st year

  • Advanced techniques for physics research (12 ECTS)
  • Quantum physics of atoms and molecules (8 ECTS)
  • Statistical mechanics and complex systems (8 ECTS)
  • Solid state physics (8 ECTS)
  • 6 ECTS among:
    • Quantum electronics and photonics (6 ECTS)
    • Advanced solid state physics (6 ECTS)
  • 12 ECTS among:
    • Coding for data science applications (6 ECTS)
    • Data analysis: techniques and tools (6 ECTS)
    • Artificial intelligence and machine learning (6 ECTS)
    • Cloud computing and technologies (4 ECTS)
    • Time series analysis and forecasting (6 ECTS)
    • Deep learning applications (8 ECTS)
  • Internship in partner companies (6 ECTS)
  • Seminar on theological issues (in Y1 or Y2)

2nd year

  • 6 ECTS among:
    • Gravity and cosmology (6 ECTS)
    • Micrometeorology (6 ECTS)
  • 6 ECTS among:
    • Non-linear optics (6 ECTS)
    • Quantum phenomena and technologies (6 ECTS)
    • Surface and nano science (6 ECTS)
  • 12 ECTS among:
    • Technologies in action lab* (4 ECTS)
    • Economics of innovation* (6 ECTS)
    • Design thinking and start-up launch* (8 ECTS)
    • Organising and leading change* (6 ECTS)
    • Project financing and open innovations* (8 ECTS)
    • Sustainable business innovation and finance (6 ECTS)
  • Internship in partner companies (6 ECTS)
  • Final dissertation (30 ECTS)

*Milan campus

    1st year

  • Advanced techniques for physics research (12 ECTS)
  • Quantum physics of atoms and molecules (8 ECTS)
  • Statistical mechanics and complex systems (8 ECTS)
  • Solid state physics (8 ECTS)
  • Coding for data science applications (6 ECTS)
  • Quantitative finance (6 ECTS)
  • Dynamical systems in finance (6 ECTS)
  • Internship in partner companies (6 ECTS)
  • Seminar on theological issues (in Y1 or Y2)

2nd year

  • Micrometeorology (6 ECTS)
  • Data analysis: techniques and tools (6 ECTS)
  • 12 ECTS among:
    • Sustainable business innovation and finance (6 ECTS)
    • Probability and statistics (6 ECTS)
    • Laboratory of data analytics for investment (6 ECTS)
    • Laboratory of data analytics for banking and finance (6 ECTS)
    • Business analytics and data-driven decision making (6 ECTS)
    • Time series analysis and forecasting (6 ECTS)
    • Cloud computing technologies (6 ECTS)
    • Quantum phenomena and technologies (6 ECTS)
  • Internship in partner companies (6 ECTS)
  • Final dissertation (30 ECTS)

All teaching activities (lessons, exams, both oral and written, final examinations) for the academic year 2023/24 will take place on campus.

The Physics and Innovation degree programme has been carefully crafted in collaboration with high-tech companies in the Lombardy region. Our students benefit from practical experiences, internships, and research projects with direct applications in the industry. Based on the acquired skills, graduates of the programme will be able to perform professional activities in all areas that require mastery of the scientific method, specific technical-scientific competencies, and the ability to model complex phenomena. As a result, they are poised to emerge as leaders in technological innovation, holding key positions in cutting-edge sectors such as quantum technologies, artificial intelligence, quantitative analysis, and the development of new materials, and they can aspire to become, among other roles:

  • Scientist
  • Research coordinator
  • Quantum engineer
  • Teaching and scientific outreach
  • Data analytics expert in finance and economics, public administrations, public and private research institutions
  • Financial risk Manager
  • Innovation manager
  • Research coordinator
  • Data analytics expert in: startups, incubators, science and technology parks, public administrations, public and private research institutions

The attached document outlines the steps you need to take to complete your programme registration.

The verification of the curricular requirements and the opening of the admission application can be carried out starting from 10.00 am on 9 January 2024

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Admission procedures graduate degree in Physics and Innovation – a.a. 2024-25
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Procedure di ammissione corso di laurea magistrale in Physics and innovation - a.a. 2024-25

    

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Candidates with an international qualification

If you are currently attending a non-Italian High School and/or have obtained a non-Italian High School qualification, make sure to follow the requirements and procedures set for this Programme as outlined on our international website.

 

N.B. - The information available for the a.y. 2024-25 is provided pending completion of the approval by the competent bodies.

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