What you want


  • To understand natural phenomena in all their complexity: how electromagnetic radiation propagates in different environments and interacts with matter, how the quantum properties of nanoscopic materials are leading to technological revolutions (nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, etc.), how cell tissue responds to irradiation by photons or particles (for example in cancer treatment), etc.;

  • To draw inspiration from nature to create innovative models of physical systems: biomimetics is a new approach that aims to copy (draw inspiration from) the complex organic structures in numerous animal or plant species that have been optimised during millions of years of evolution (in the field of optics, for example, natural photonics is a new discipline that has emerged from this approach);

  • To act on your environment and develop applications that will help build a more sustainable world (improving the performance of photovoltaic cells, developing hybrid materials for fuel cells, cutting down on atmospheric pollution, etc.).




  • Constructed around three different areas:

    • new materials: the synthesis and characterisation of materials, plasma physics, nanomaterials, simulating the properties of materials;

    • nature and the environment: climatology, geophysics, astrophysics, energy, medical physics;

    • optics: lasers, the science of colour, biophotonics, optical spectroscopies, non-linear optics, simulations in optics;

    • digital modelling: simulations in material science and optics, supercomputing, digital optimisation, theoretical chemistry;
    • biophysics: supplementary courses for biology, medical imaging, radioisotopes, nanotechnology in medicine.
  • Trains you in research: numerous personal projects carried out in the University’s research labs and a research dissertation started during the first year of the programme (second term);

  • Includes an internship (five months in the second year) in Belgium or abroad;

  • Offered in three orientations: the research masters in which you gain training in research, the specialised masters to prepare you for work as a physicist, and the teaching masters to prepare you for a teaching career.