Quantum Physics

SwB, course package, 60 credits

Quantum Physics is the paradigm by which we understand the world we live in. No matter how strange these rules may appear at first, we have been forced to accept them by the enormous success they had in explaining a wide range of new physical phenomena over more than a century. The 2012 Nobel Prize is just the last example of such success. But what are these rules, concretely? In our course package you will lean the systematic formulation of the laws of Quantum Physics together with their most recent applications.

First semester: September 2015 - December 2015
FKA081 - Quantum mechanics, 7.5 cr
FKA173 - Quantum optics and quantum informatics, 7.5 cr
FKA091 - Condensed matter physics, 7.5 cr
FKA121 - Computational physics, 7.5 cr
Second semester: January 2016 - June 2016
FMI036 - Superconductivity and low-temperature physics, 7.5 cr
FUF070 - Advanced quantum mechanics, 7.5 cr
FUF020 - Quantum field theory, 7.5 cr
FMI040 - Semiconductors materials physics, 7.5 cr

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Major in: Physics, Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering with Physics.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 30 cr. (e.g. Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Fourier analysis), Mechanics, Elementary Electromagnetism.

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period: 
10 February: Application period opens on Universityadmissions.se
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on Universityadmissions.se
Application instructions in detail (external link on studyinsweden.se) 
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions, admissions@chalmers.se
Specific questions about course content: Cathy Horellou, cathy.horellou@chalmers.se
Other questions: Student Exchange, studentexchange@chalmers.se

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Wed 11 Mar 2015