Teaching is organized by a combination of the four physics related institutes (IAP, ITP, PI, and AIUB) and supervised the physics tutor. The Physics Institute contributes to the teaching in several ways. It is mostly responsible for the teaching of the introductory physics classes (including practical) in the first year. This includes not merely physics for physics major and minor degrees but also compulsory physics lectures for biologists, veterinary studies, medical sciences and others.
Application deadline: October 15 (for spring Semester), March 31 (for fall Semester)
Research is delegated to the divisions of the Physics Institute:
It is primarily involved in the investigation of climate change over the past 800,000 years and in making predictions for future behaviour of the Earth’s climate.
It is involved large experiments to determine fundamental properties of matter. The division participates extensively in the Large Hadron Collider experiments and is involved in studies of neutrinos and the hunt for Dark Matter.
It is involved in the experimental and theoretical investigation of our Solar System and extra-solar planets. The division participates in NASA, ESA, and Roscosmos spacecraft missions through the provision of instruments for both remote-sensing and in situ mass spectrometry.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Application and admission
General information on admission at doctoral level:
For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).
The fee for doctoral students is 200 CHF per semester. Additionally, a registration fee of 100 CHF is charged for the first or re-admission.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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