Do you want to know what it's like to study the Advanced Matter and Energy Physics track in the Physics and Astronomy programme at the University of Amsterdam? Students Auke and Vasco and and Prof. Mark Golden will tell you in this video what makes the programme unique.
Discover the Master's programme & tracks
The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy offers specialisations in seven tracks. Advanced Matter and Energy Physics is one of them. The other tracks are:
The study programme
The two-year Master's track Advanced Matter and Energy Physics covers topics in condensed matter physics ranging from soft matter to quantum materials and quantum gases. The programme consists of a mix of theoretical and experimental courses that bring you to the forefront of physics.
A theory based approach to real-life experiments or hands-on exploration of new phenomena, here you train the necessary skills that best suit your needs.
With over fifty research groups to choose from, you will find cool research topics from all corners of physics.
Courses are focused on providing fundamental understanding of concepts, with applications in ongoing research activities.
Join forces with physicists in different stages of their career in national and international research programmes.
'There are many electives you always work closely together in small groups. The teachers are really enthusiastic and combined this creates a good atmosphere in the program.'
Is Advanced Matter and Energy Physics for you?
If you enjoy the challenge of fundamental experimental research and always keep an eye open for possible applications of your results, Advanced Matter and Energy Physics might be the track for you. Furthermore, you:
- have a well-founded knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical physics and electrodynamics (at bachelor's level) - knowledge of condensed matter physics is an advantage;
- would like to work in a leading research laboratory in the Netherlands or abroad - or work on a project in an industrial research setting;
- enjoy working in a team while being the driving force and hands-on 'principle investigator' of your own experiments;
- like to get to the bottom of things, are not afraid of complexity and have a well-developed understanding of the art of doing (experimental) science;
- can quickly absorb and integrate novel concepts.
Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam
Advanced Matter and Energy Physics is a track in the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate in Physics and Astronomy to graduates. As a Physics and Astronomy student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.