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Course module: NS-TP531M
Theory for technology
Course info
Course codeNS-TP531M
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / LevelM (M (Master))
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; Graduate School of Natural Sciences; Graduate School of Natural Sciences;
Contact persondr. R. Duine
Telephone253 2289
dr. R. Duine
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dr. R. Duine
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Teaching period
JAAR  (06/09/2021 to 02/09/2022)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Timeslot not applicable
Study mode
Enrolment periodfrom 31/05/2021 up to and including 27/02/2022
Course application processOsiris Student
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Post-registration openfrom 04/04/2022 up to and including 05/04/2022
Waiting listNo
Course goals
Introduce and sensitise students of theoretical physics at UU to current research topics relevant to experimental and/or applied physics in direct collaboration with research groups at Eindhoven University of Technology TU/e. Research at the department of Applied Physics of TU/e focuses on three main research programmes: functional materials, plasma physics and radiation technology, and transport physics. These main programmes encompass topics such as fusion technology, materials processing, gas discharges, turbulence, nanofluidics, flow in disordered media, photo-voltaics, organic field-effect transistors, quantum information, liquid crystals, molecular-controlled release vehicles, biosensors and many others. For details, refer to the website of Applied Physics at TU/e,
This course is not a regular class but a research project or a literature study on a specific topic relevant to applied and experimental physics, and technology. The student is expected to consult the website of the Department of Applied Physics at TU/e,, and find a research group working on a class of physics problems that interests the student. The contact at ITF (Prof. Paul van der Schoot) introduces the student to the relevant staff member at TU/e. That TU/e staff member and the student agree upon a theoretical project or literature study that is of interest to the experimental research group at TU/e and the student. If necessary, an expert co-supervisor at the ITF will be found. The project/literature study may be performed at UU or TU/e, depending on the wishes of the student.
The course may prepare the student for the master's thesis project, that is, the student could take the it as an early introduction into the final year's thesis work.
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
Depending on the topic, basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, plasma physics, statistical mechanics, and/or fluid mechanics could be advantageous but is not strictly required. Acquiring this basic background knowledge may be part of the course.Requiring knowledge are Quantum field theory (ns-tp401m) and Statistical field theory (ns-tp402m),
Prerequisite knowledge can be obtained through
Requiring knowledge are Quantum field theory (ns-tp401m) and Statistical field theory (ns-tp402m),
Required materials
Instructional formats

Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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