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  1. Program of courses 2020-2021.
  2. Courses in the past years.
  3. Specialized Courses - code: 50027 -: Description.

1. Program of courses 2020-2021.

  • Group Theory
    Maria Antonia Lledó, Universitat de Valencia e IFIC (UV-CSIC)
    1-31 March 2021: 1,3,8,10,22,24,29,31.
  • Introduction to Statistics
    Bryan Zaldivar, IFT-UAM
    22-26 March 2021.(10h).
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
    Bryan Zaldivar, IFT-UAM
    19 April-5 May 2021. (20h).
  • Introduction to Lattice QCD
    Carlos Pena, IFT-UAM; Alberto Ramos, IFIC (UV-CSIC)
    31 May- 4 June 2021. (9:30h-).
  • Introduction to GEANT4
    Makoto Asai, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    June 10th, 2021. (17:00-19:00h)
  • Introduction to Supersymmetry
    Martin Hirsch, IFIC (UV-CSIC)
    June 7th, 2021; (15.00h)
  • Innovación en Física de Partículas
    Francisco Albiol, IFIC (UV-CSIC)
    2021; Dates TBA.

2. Courses in the past years. 


  • Machine Learning
    Verónica Sanz, IFIC (UV-CSIC)
    24 April - 6 May, 2020.


  • Effective Field Theory 
    Antonio Pich, IFIC (UV-CSIC), Valencia
    8-11 January 2019.
  • Constrained Hamiltonian systems
    Fernando Barbero, Instituto Estructura de la Materia (CSIC, Madrid)
    23-25 January 2019.
  • Introduction to machine learning for scientific computing
    Antonio Marquina, Faculty of Mathematics, UV
    19 Feb - April 2019.
  • Innovación en el área de física de partículas
    Francisco J. Albiol, IFIC (UV-CSIC); Mª José Sales Montoliu, MODELIZA (Valencia)
    25-27 March 2019.
  • Moduladores espaciales de luz - Control digital de haces de luz
    Ignacio Moreno Soriano, UMH (Elche)
    28 March - 3 April 2019.
  • Theory of cosmological perturbations with applications to inflation and the late time universe
    Jose Beltrán Jiménez, Universidad de Salamanca
    27 March - 5 April 2019.
  • Modern methods for scattering amplitudes in gauge theories
    William J. Torres Bobadilla, IFIC (UV-CSIC)
    20-24 May 2019.
  • Computer tools in particle physics
    Avelino Vicente, IFIC (UV-CSIC)
    27-31 May 2019.
  • Selected topics on black hole physics
    Diego Rubiera-Garcia, Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Lisbon University
    June 2019 (weeks 17th-26th). Dates TBA.
  • Sistemas hiperbólicos con aplicaciones en relatividad general
    Oscar Alejandro Reula, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
    15-19 July 2019.
  • Wave propagation in black holes and analogues: absorption, scattering and clouds
    Carolina Loureiro Benone, Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil
    15-19 July 2019.

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3. Specialized Courses: Description.

Compulsory Activity: 75 Hours.         Code: 50027

This variable content module adjusts every year according to the needs of the enrolled students, taking into account the availability of the PhD Program's teaching staff and that of the visitors in mobility actions.

In accordance with the module's special features, there are a wide range of training activities that may be included within the module, such as attending theoretical-practical classes and technical seminars, participation in tutorials, resolution of exercises, study and preparation of assignments and scientific material. The number of hours allocated to each of the activities will depend to a large extent on the particular design the module is given each year as well as on the programs pursued by the students.

All students in the program are required to complete this compulsory module prior to the thesis deposit. The module is considered completed when the student satisfactorily passes at least two of the elegible training activities provided they add up to a minimum of 75 hours of student work. Although the advised shedule is to attempt both activities within the first year, it is also possible to take them within the first two.

Progress towards successful completion of the activity is determined by means of the provision of proof of attendance to the various activities, demonstrated by the completion of exercises and/or study and preparation of assignments and scientific material, accredited by the person in charge of each activity. In addition, the Doctoral Program Board may deem the module to be partially or fully completed by validating some activities not specifically included in the module, such as participation in specialized schools or workshops, attendance at other courses or completion of other activities, if, in the Board's opinion, these other activities are considered equivalent.  

Specialized teaching programs in one or more of the following topics will be offered every academic year:

  1.  Advanced quantum field theory.
  2.  Standard model.
  3.  Nonperturbative methods in hadronic physics.
  4.  Standard model Extensions.
  5.  Statistical mechanics and quantum field theory.
  6.  Quantum information.
  7.  Supersymmetry and superstrings.
  8.  Cosmology and particle physics.
  9.  Gravitation and quantum theory.
  10.  Nonlinear dynamics and chaos.
  11.  Many bodies quantum theory.
  12.  Expansion of nuclear instrumentation.
  13.  High energy physics.
  14.  Nuclear physics.
  15.  Computational physics.
  16.  Medical physics.
  17.  High energies astrophysics.
  18.  Astronomy of gravitational lenses.
  19.  Optical and infrared astronomy.
  20.  Physics of compact objects.
  21.  Fluids in astrophysics.
  22.  Microwave background.
  23.  Evolutionary formalisms in general relativity and numerical relativity.
  24.  Astrophysical sources of gravitational radiation.
  25.  Matter and structure of the universe.
  26.  Radio astronomy.
  27.  Solar system, exoplanets and astrobiology.
  28.  Computational Astrophysics.
  29.  Micro and nanostructured fibers: components and modeling.
  30.  Femto and attosecond optics.
  31.  Microscopy of high optical section.
  32.  Ultra-fast pulse optics.
  33.  Temporal signal processing.
  34.  Quantum optics.
  35.  Nonlinear optics.
  36.  Semiconductor physics and low-dimensional systems.
  37.  Components and fiber optic devices physics and technology.
  38.  Optical properties of materials and nanostructures.

See this year's program of courses