Applied Physics covers phenomena ranging from the infinitesimally small – subatomic particles – to the unimaginably large – the universe. Somewhere between these two, there is the reality of everyday life. Applied physics is about translating a deep understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of physics into concrete results to benefit society.
The Applied Physics Master’s programme is designed to educate students to be able to stay at the forefront of fundamental understanding, and to develop practical applications.
Material research for energy generation, conversion and storage is a core element of the Physics for Energy track. You will use state-of-the-art fundamental physics knowledge to address the challenge of sustainable energy production and storage. The development of new solar cell materials, magnetocalorics materials, batteries, hydrogen storage materials, etc. as well as the analysis and development of new innovative nuclear reactors and fuel cycles that excel regarding safety and sustainability are examples where of physics plays an important role in addressing the threat of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions.
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