“Solid State Physics and Photonics”

Program “Nuclear Physics and Technologies”


Training of specialists able to work successfully in condensed matter physics that includes solid state physics, laser physics, laser application in technological complexes and precision measurement systems, physics of concentrated radiation-matter interaction, metamaterials, nanosystems and superconductivity.

The Master’s degree program basis:

The program has been designed and carried out at the Solid State Physics and Nanosystems department (#70) of NRNU MEPhI Institute for Laser and Plasma Technologies.

The education basis:

We ensure the highest level of students’ qualification by providing them with opportunities to participate in world-class research projects conducted at the department. Another basis for our graduates’ success is inviting scientists and specialists from the leading Russian companies and scientific centers to supervise master’s theses and give lectures. Among those centers are SC ROSATOM, National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”, LPI RAS, GPI RAS, FSRC “Crystallography and Photonics” RAS, JIHT RAS, Ioffe Institute, ISSP RAS, IRE RAS and others

All research activities are carried out with the most advanced equipment provided by the Department itself, RAS institutes, NRC “Kurchatov Institute” and other scientific centers and enterprises being the partners of the Department

Students participate in conducting state scientific agreements and grants

The program advantages:

Each student enjoys an individual approach in education taking into account different level of previous training and specific features of further employment

The educational program implies workshops on radiation-matter interaction, superconductivity physics, low temperature engineering, and computer science

Unique courses: “Condensed matter experimental physics”, “Experimental methods in superconductivity physics”, “Phase changes in condensed matter physics”, “Modern issues of solid state physics” and many others. All of them provide an overview of the latest situation in different experimental research methods, such as neutron, synchrotron, x-ray ones and others.


The Department has established cooperation with the international synchrotron centers DESY (Hamburg, Germany) BESSY (Berlin, Germany), MAX-lab (Lund, Sweden), ALBA-CELLS (Barcelona, Spain), Center for Nuclear Research SACLE (France), International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures (Wrocław, Poland), University of Arizona (USA), University of Jena (Germany), University of Oslo (Norway), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany).