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International Master on Advanced methods in Particle Physics


The International Master of Advanced Methods in Particle Physics (IMAPP) is designed to form researchers in Physics of elementary particles who are able to enter the world of work and international research, especially in three sectors which are today considered fundamental in the world of work and in the research field: 

  • Big Data Science

  • Computer Science
  • Advanced Detector Technologies.

Specifically, the learning outcomes are: 

  • knowledge of Theoretical physics of fundamental interactions and recent developments;

  • knowledge of Experimental physics of fundamental interactions and recent developments;
  • knowledge of Big Data analysis techniques using artificial intelligence algorithms (Machine Learning);
  • knowledge of the software and hardware used in computer science;
  • knowledge of experimental apparatus used to detect elementary particles of different energy, also in physical and medical fields;
  • knowledge of the techniques and methodologies required to analyse a problematic situation in order to identify and implement strategies to determine the most advantageous solution;
  • acquisition of adaptability skills in international work and research contexts; ability to perform work and research in groups.
At the end of the programme, graduates in Advanced Methods in Particle Physics may work in various fields of science and technology, particularly in the High-Energy Physics sector. They are able to:
  • plan and conduct experiments detecting elementary particles at different energies; 
  • coordinate small research groups able to develop new technologies, including artificial intelligence algorithms, computer science and silicon tracers;
  • analyse and manage big data; 
  • develop and test innovative experimental apparatus; 
  • draft research proposals and funding applications; 
  • cooperate with research staff;
  • develop original solutions to problems. 
Career opportunities in: 
  • an international context,
  • research institutes, 
  • educational institutes of all levels, 
  • particularly universities,
  • companies working in the physics sector,
  • governmental organisations.
Graduates also have the possibility to continue their studies in specialization programmes and PhD programmes: IMAPP gives access to third cycle studies and master courses of second degree.