This pages contains specific information for the students who started with the IMAPP programme in September 2022. For general information about the programme, please go to the IMAPP page


Details about all courses can be found in the course handbook

The first semester starts with an orientation session in Clermont-Ferrand.

Lectures commence the 2nd of September until the end of January.

Click here for the preliminary course timetable

The operational timetable (including lecture rooms) is provided in a Moodle and made available to students as soon a they are registered. It contains as well detector physics and instrumental projects that the IMAPP students are not expected to follow.

Compulsory coursesCredits
IMAPP-01-01: Introduction to quantum field theory and gauge theories

IMAPP-01-02: Experimental Particle Physics

  • Module 1: Introduction to Particle Physics (6 ECTS)
  • Module 2: Standard Model (3 ECTS)

Artificial Intelligence for Particle Physics

  • Module 1: IMAPP-01-06:
    • Advanced Statistics and Machine Learning (6 ECTS)
  • Module 2: IMAPP-01-03:
    • Programming and Data Mining (6 ECTS)
The elective courses at UCA are the following
Elective coursesCredits
General Relativity3 ECTS
Observational Cosmology3 ECTS

The second semester starts with the Spring School in Cargese – Corsica (France).

Lectures commence in April and end in the beginning of July.

Compulsory coursesCredits
IMAPP-02-01: Model building in particle physics
IMAPP-02-02: Practical aspects of particle physics measurements
IMAPP-02-03: Detector systems in particle and medical physics9 ECTS
IMAPP-02-04: Spring/summer school3 ECTS
The elective courses at TUDO are the following (TBC)


Elective coursesCredits
IMAPP-02-05: Electronics lab course6 ECTS
IMAPP-02-06: Modern particle physics6 ECTS
IMAPP-02-07: Astroparticle physics3 ECTS
IMAPP-02-08: Guest lecture on instrumentation3 or 6 ECTS
IMAPP-02-05: TUDO seminar on particle physics3 ECTS

Lectures in Bologna commence at mid-September and end in at the end of December.

Compulsory coursesCredits
IMAPP-03-01: Advanced Standard Model6 ECTS
IMAPP-03-02: Flavour Physics in theory and experiement
IMAPP-03-03: Computer Science for High Energy Physics12 ECTS
IMAPP-03-04: Orientation for scientific research6 ECTS

The fourth semester is dedicated to the internship in preparation for the thesis and the final examination

Compulsory coursesCredits
IMAPP-04-01: Final Examination12 ECTS
IMAPP-04-02 / 03 / 04/ 05: Preparation for the final examination18 ECTS