Specialisations - MSc in Physics – University of Copenhagen

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You must choose one of the six specialisations listed below:

Quantum Physics

Quantum physics deals with the smallest building blocks in the universe on length scales where the laws of nature do not behave as otherwise expected. Particles become waves, waves become particles, and quantum teleportation suddenly becomes a reality. This is the ideal specialisation if you are interested in particle physics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics and much more. You will have the opportunity to work with experiments, theory and computer simulations.

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Astrophysics is the branch of physics that studies phenomena in space/the universe/the cosmos, e.g. stars, galaxies and the substances between them, both at a theoretical level and via astronomical observation.

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Bio- and Medical Physics

Modern biological physics or biophysics is a mixture of physics on nano-scale, the physics of complex systems and quantitative biology. The understanding of life and life processes is a key scientific objective as well as a method of developing new disease control tools. In a medical context, physics is used, in particular, for radiation treatments and medical diagnostic imaging. Both areas require in-depth understanding of physics.

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A geophysicist is able to use scientific methodology in conjunction with data from field work, laboratory experiments and satellite-based measurements to describe problems that will lead us to a better understanding of Earth and its climate.

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Computational Physics

Calculations and data interact within every branch of physics. Here, you will deploy your physics knowledge to develop advanced statistical methods and algorithms, and work with simulation and data processing at a high scientific level.

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The specialisation in physics allows you to combine different physics disciplines or to tailor your study programme within a field of research not covered by the other specialisations.

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