The program

The Physics of Fundamental Interactions is a Curriculum for the master course (Laurea Magistrale) in Physics. The curriculum is aimed at providing experimental and theoretical tools for working in high energy, astroparticle, and nuclear physics, but also in radiation instrumentation and related applications, such as large-dataset computing.

The duration of the program is two years as for all the standard Laurea Magistrale curricula. The courses and activities are organized in order to reach the total of 120 credits (CFUs) required to get the Master Degree in Physics. Department curricular programmes are described in a dedicated page.

The structure of the Physics of Fundamental Interactions curriculum has been made more flexible starting with Academic Year 2020-21 and is structured as follows:

  • A set of two mandatory core courses (total 24 CFU) aimed at introducing a solid comprension of the experimental basis of the field;
  • A set of four courses to be chosen among a set of alternatives (total 30 CFU);
  • A set of more specialistic courses that can be chosen among a larger list, up to a total of 21 CFU, of which 12 CFU can also be picked up from other areas, to form a personalized study path;
  • In order to reach the required amount of credits, the student will have to carry on a thesis project, that will be presented at a final exam (45 CFU)
  • Academic Year 2020-21 Curriculum detailed description.

The list of courses available each year may change slightly: in this website you find the list of courses available every year. Presentations of the curriculum made yearly are also available.

More information on the content of the courses can be found in various places; in many cases you have to login with your UNIPI account:

Previous years curricula:

The Department of Physics also hosts a graduate school, which offers Ph.D. courses related to Fundamental Interactions. Information can be found at this link. Admission to school and grants is through a yearly public selection.