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Winter Semester 2021

PHYSICS Courses

Courses are planned to take place in person. For more details and general updates check here:

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PHYSICS Colloquia

The Tuesdays Colloquia by the Department of Physics and the Max Planck Institutes takes place Tuesdays at 16.15 pm.
The talks will take place at Pfaffenwaldring 57 (Uni) and Heisenbergstraße 1 (MPI) and/or online.

Kindly check the Colloquia page for details:

Physics Colloquia

Impression of a regular course
Impression of an online seminar

Courses Winter Semester 2021/2022

Compulsory Modules

Title

Lecturer

Advanced Experimental Physics

Prof. Laura Na Liu

Advanced Quantum Theory

Prof. Maria Daghofer

Advanced Physics Laboratory

Dr. Bruno Gompf

Seminar in Physics

Dr. Helga Kumrić

Tetyana Shalomayeva, M.Sc.

Mia Kumrić, M.A.

Semicompulsory Modules / Parts I

Advanced Atomic Physics I Dr. Tim Langen
Advanced Optics I Dr. Robert Löw
Physics of Soft and Biological Matter I Dr. Paolo Malgaretti
Quantum Computing I Jun.- Prof. Sungkun Hong
Quantum Technologies I Prof. Stefanie Barz
Semiconductor Physics I Apl.- Prof. Jürgen Weis
Simulation Methods in Physics I Prof. Christian Holm

Quantum Materials / Elective: Combine 2

Low-Dimensional Physics

Prof. Sebastian Loth

PD Dr. Christian Ast

Magnestism Dr. Ece Uykur
Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter Physics Dr. Artem Pronin

Program Structure

Overview

Duration

4 semesters (2 years) including a Master’s thesis implemented during the last two semesters.

Credits

The Degree “Master of Science in Physics” comprises 120 ECTS Credits.

Level

The PHYSICS International Master of Science program offers a high level postgraduate education. Outstanding graduates of the program have the opportunity to continue towards a PhD in Germany and many other countries without further requirements.

Curriculum

The curriculum is composed of four semesters divided in two parts. While the 1st year (1st and 2nd semesters) consists of lectures, seminars and the lab course, the 2nd year (3rd and 4th semesters) provides freedom to fully concentrate the one-year research project, including the Master’s thesis.

Two elective lectures and the one-year research project offer the students the possibility to specialize in a topic they are interested in, whereas the mandatory courses of the program ensure an excellent education in general physics. The variety of physics institutes of the University of Stuttgart, in combination with the cooperating groups of Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics offer diverse range of research topics for the one year research project.

Examinations

Excerpt of the Translation of the Examination and Study Regulations of PHYSICS*
*for informational purposes only

§ 14 Oral Examinations
(1) With oral examinations the candidate is to demonstrate that the interrelations of the field of study to be examined are understood and that particular questions can be properly allocated to these interrelations.
(2) Oral examinations are conducted by a committee consisting of all examiners having contributed to the module. If only one examiner is present at an oral examination the examination requires the presence of a knowledgeable assessor.
(3) The duration of an oral examination is as a general rule between 30 minutes and 60 minutes. The exact duration is fixed by the Examination Board on the suggestion of the examiner and will be published in the course handbook. It has to be announced at the beginning of the corresponding semester.
(4) The essential facts and the results of the oral examination are to be documented in a written record which has to be signed by the examiner and the assessor. The result of the examination will be fixed by the examiner after hearing the assessor and is to be communicated to the candidate immediately after the examination.
(5) Upon application, students of the same program can be admitted to participate as auditors at an oral examination provided that enough space is available. The admission does not attend to the counselling and announcement of the examination results of the examinee. Out of solid grounds or if the candidate applies for it, the public can be excluded from the examination.


§ 15 Written Examinations
(1) With written examinations the candidate is to demonstrate the ability to understand and solve a problem of their subject within a given time limit and with a limited collection of resources.
(2) Written examinations are to be evaluated by at least one examiner. If the examiner grades the examination results with “failed” (in German "nicht ausreichend") the evaluation by a second examiner is required. In this case one of the examiners has to be a professor. The final grade then is the average of the two individual grades (§ 16 (2) Sent. 3). The grading procedure should not take more than four weeks.
(3) The duration of a written examination is as a general rule between 60 minutes and 120 minutes. The exact duration is fixed by the Examination Board on the suggestion of the examiner and will be published in the course handbook. It has to be announced at the beginning of the corresponding semester.
(4) Written examinations can be conducted completely or partially with the multiple-choice method. The corresponding examiner is responsible for the problems and the evaluation. The problems must allow reliable results.

Modules

Compulsory

Lectures, Seminars & Laboratory Course

Advanced Experimental Physics Lecture + Exercise Class Exam: end of 1st semester (usually oral), graded; Passed exercises
Advanced Quantum Theory Lecture + Exercise Class Exam: end of 1st semester (usually oral), graded; Passed exercises
Advanced Condensed Matter Physics Lecture + Exercise Class Exam: end of 2nd semester (usually oral), graded; Passed exercises
Advanced Physics Lab

16 laboratory days + related seminar/lectures/reports

Course-related contributions; oral and written; non graded
Seminar in Physics Homework, Presentations + Handout Course-related contributions; oral and written; non graded
Advanced Seminar in Physics Presentation, Report + Handout Course-related contributions; oral and written; graded

Semicompulsory

Elective Lectures + Exercise Classes (choose 2)

  • Advanced Atomic Physics
  • Advanced Optics
  • Advanced Simulation Methods
  • Advanced Statistical Physics
  • Physics of Soft and Biological Matter
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Materials
    (Magnetism; Superconductivity: Low-Dimensional Materials; Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter Physics)
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Simulation Methods in Physics
  • Solid State Spectroscopy
  • Solid State Theory
  • Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and Field Theory 
  • Stochastic Dynamics

3rd & 4th Semester

One-Year Research Project

* Content Weekly hours Completion requirements
Scientific Specialization Research related work and studies  10 Course-related contributions; oral and written; graded
Practical Skills and Project Planning Research related work and studies  10 Course-related contributions; oral and written; graded
 Master's Thesis Research related work and studies  20 Course-related contributions; oral and written; graded

Examination Regulations, Forms, Overview Schedules

Title
Application for Extension of Time_Master Thesis
Application Form_Issue of Diploma Documents
How to apply for PHYSICS
PHYSICS Prüfungsordnung_Rules of Examination (ger)
PHYSICS Admission Regulations

Dean of Studies

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Prof. Dr. sc. nat.

Hans Peter Büchler

Head of the Institute for Theoretical Physics III

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