Welcome to the web page of the Master's Degree in Fundamental Physics and Applications at the University Clermont Auvergne, in Clermont-Ferrand.

Do you want to understand the laws that govern the universe at all scales : elementary particles to the Cosmos ?

You’ve always been intrigued by the concepts behind the Higgs boson or the gravitational waves ?

You feel the power mankind could get from engineering matter at the nanometric scale ?

You wish to develop new materials and master both light-matter and electron-matter interactions ?

You will be able to find answers to all your questions within one of our 2 paths Universe & Particles et Nanophysics of our Master Degree Program.


have a degree in physics or physical chemistry :
The first year of our Master degree focuses on advanced lectures in General Physics (electromagnetism, fluid mechanics, statistical physics, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, instrumentation,…)

You have to choose at second semester among a lecture of "Introduction to Particle Physics" or 'Photonics" (50 hours each). In both cases, you will have to achieve an internship of ten weeks in a research laboratory.

Obviously useful for those who wish to use in academic research. These teachings are an opening for other working methods of research and deepening discipline always transferable to other areas.

You could also prepare the Physics-Chimistry agregation (Physics)

Already have an first year Master degree in physics or physical chemistry : The second year will immerse you in our research in particle physics or in physics of matter at the nanometric scale with lectures that address both the theoretical concepts related to fundamental interactions (symmetries, quantum field theory, gauge invariance, General Relativity, cosmology, electrons/matter ou photons/matter interactions, physics of surfaces-croissance…) and instrumental methods which allow us to probe the nature : detection devices, acquisition systems, data treatment, electronic spectroscopy and microscopy optic spectroscopy…

This second year ends with a five month internship in the laboratory.

All specialty courses of Particles & Universe are taught by faculty members and researchers from the Laboratoire de Physique de Clermont (University Clermont Auvergne – CNRS/IN2P3), participating in international research programs such as the CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics).

For Nanophysics lectures, the teachers are experts within the institut Pascal. They take part to international projects of EU.

A research Master course is a pre-requisite to pursue doctoral studies, and prepare an academic professional career or in R&D high level, whether in the field of the physics of particles or of nanoscience and nanotechnology. But it is also an end in itself. Control of a scientific discipline, the use of advanced concepts or even ownership of issues and current techniques to a field of research are skills at the service of your employability and assets in your individual building. Physics leads to everything!