Understanding and using the physical laws that govern the Universe is the daily work of the physicists of the Faculty of Science at UMONS. They are involved in numerous research projects and often work in international collaborations. They are working on the unification of fundamental interactions, studying the nuclear structure, the structure of atoms and the chemical composition of stars, exploring the physics of black holes as well as that of the Universe, designing new materials and methods to study them, and contributing to the progress of medical imaging. Physicists from Montpellier have even travelled to the South Pole to track down evanescent extragalactic neutrinos. It is therefore in a very stimulating and enriching environment – but one that remains on a human scale – that students in the physical sciences at the UMONS will carry out their Bachelor’s and Master’s studies.
The Bachelor’s courses in physical sciences provide a solid basic training in physics, mathematics, computer science and chemistry, while opening up to cutting-edge fields such as, for example, the physics of black holes and gravitational waves, elementary particle physics, astrophysics, nanosciences or materials science.
The Master’s courses offer two focuses:
- Research focus, which offers the student the choice between an option oriented towards research in the field of fundamental interactions and another oriented towards research in materials science and its applications, including in an industrial environment;
- Didactic focus, which leads to secondary education.
Internships and a dissertation complete these different courses, which therefore give access to jobs in the private and public sectors as well as to research and teaching. In particular, each of these orientations gives access to a doctoral thesis.