Bachelor & Master

List of lectures given by SPC lecturers:

Liste of Lectures – Bachelor

  • Advanced physics I

    Introductory Physics I (advanced) covers the mechanics of point particles and solids, and an introduction to special relativity. The purpose of the course is to develop the ability to describe physics phenomena by using mathematical tools.

    Section of Physics, Bachelor semester 1
    Teachers : Ricci Paolo.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Computational physics I

    Formulate and solve physics problems using simple numerical methods. Understand advantages and limitations of these methods (stability, convergence). Illustrate various physics subjects from other courses.

    Section of Physics, Bachelor semester 3
    Teachers : Villard Laurent.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Computational physics II

    Formulate and solve physics problems using numerical methods of moderate complexity. Understand the advantages and limitations of these methods (stability, convergence). Illustrate various physics subjects from other courses.

    Section of Physics, Bachelor semester 4
    Teachers : Villard Laurent.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • General physics : electromagnetism

    The course covers two important chapters of physics: physics of fluids and electromagnetism. An introduction to the physics of waves will be given in order to study the solutions of the equations of hydrodynamics and Maxwell's equations.

    Section of Mathematics, Bachelor semester 2
    Teachers : Theiler Christian Gabriel.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • General physics : mechanics

    Give the student the basic notions that will allow him or her to have a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the mechanic of point masses. Acquire the capacity to analyse quantitatively the consequences of these effects with appropriate theoretical tools.

    Section of Civil Engineering, Bachelor semester 1
    Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Bachelor semester 1
    Teachers : Hogge Jean-Philippe.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • General physics : thermodynamics

    Give the student the basic notions that will allow him or her to have a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the mechanic of point masses. Acquire the capacity to analyse quantitatively the consequences of these effects with appropriate theoretical tools.

    Section of Life Sciences and Technologies, Bachelor semester 2
    Teachers : Furno Ivo.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Global issues: energy A

    This course offers an overview of global issues related to energy: basic concepts, needs and resources, societal and political implications. The combination of scientific and SHS approaches will provide the students with quantitative tools as well as an overall vision of the issue.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Program, Bachelor semester 2
    Teachers : Fasoli Ambrogio. Furno Ivo.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Mathematical methods for physicists

    This course complements the Analysis and Linear Algebra courses in providing further mathematical background required for 3rd year physics courses, in particular electrodynamics and quantum mechanics.

    Section of Physics, Bachelor semester 4
    Teachers : Brunner Stephan. Graves Jonathan.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Plasma physics I

    Introduction to plasma physics aimed at giving an overall view of the essential properties specific to a plasma. The models commonly used to describe its behaviour are presented and illustrated with examples. The relation between plasma physics and a thermonuclear reactor is presented.

    Section of Physics, Bachelor semester 6
    Teachers : Alberti Stefano.
    Language : french
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • List of Lectures – Master

  • Nonlinear dynamics, chaos and complex systems

    The course provides students with the tools to approach the study of nonlinear systems and chaotic dynamics. Emphasis is given to concrete examples and numerical applications are carried out during the exercise sessions.

    Section of Physics, Master semester 1
    Section of Physics, Master semester 3
    Teachers : Ricci Paolo.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Nuclear fusion and plasma physics

    The goal of the course is to provide the physics and technology basis for controlled fusion research, from the main elements of plasma physics to the reactor concepts.

    Section of Physics, Master semester 1
    Section of Physics, Master semester 3
    Teachers : Fasoli Ambrogio.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Plasma physics II

    Following an introduction of the main plasma properties, the fundamental concepts of the fluid and kinetic theory of plasmas are introduced. Applications concerning laboratory, space, and astrophysical plasmas are discussed throughout the course.

    Section of Physics, Master semester 1
    Section of Physics, Master semester 3
    Teachers : Theiler Christian Gabriel.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019


  • Plasma physics III

    This course completes the knowledge in plasma physics that students have acquired in the previous two courses, with a discussion of different applications, in the fields of controlled fusion and magnetic confinement, astrophysical and space plasmas, and societal and industrial applications.

    Section of Physics, Master semester 2
    Section of Physics, Master semester 4
    Teachers : Furno Ivo. Reimerdes Holger.
    Language : english
    Academic term : 2018-2019