Quantum Physics: Study Track - High Energy Theory and Cosmology

The High Energy Theory and Cosmology study track forms part of the Quantum Physics specialisation. You can also design your own study track by choosing elective or restricted elective courses other than the ones proposed here.

The study track introduces you to the most significant modern theories on what all matter is made of, how the fundamental forces of nature work, and how the universe was created. Quantum field theory and the standard model of particle physics describe our current knowledge of the smallest components in the universe. The general theory of relativity describes gravitation, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology. Finally, it introduces modern theories on how quantum field theory and general theory of relativity can be combined.

In the table below, you can find the elective and restricted elective subjects which we propose you take to focus your specialisation on high energy theory and cosmology:

     Compulsory course
     Restricted elective / elective course

* "Introduction to String Theory" is cancelled in 2019. In stead you can choose to do a project outside the course scope. In the field of high energy theory the following two reding courses are offered in block 3 2019: