## Physics

## Faculty of Physics

**Dean:** Professor Vladimir I. Trukhin

**International Students Office: phone:** +7-095-939-4398, fax: +7-095-932-8820

**EMail:** dean@phys.msu.su

WWW: http://www.phys.msu.su

### General Information

The tradition of physics research at Moscow University goes back to the very foundation of the university, when a physics laboratory was established at the Philosophy Faculty. In 1859 Physics-Mathematics Faculty was founded. In 1933 Physics Department had separated and became the Faculty of Physics.

From 1933 more than 20 thousand students have graduated from the Faculty of Physics. More than 300 Doctors of Science (DSc) and 3700 PhD have defended their Doctoral thesis at the Faculty.

24 discoveries were made by the scientists of the Faculty.

35 Professors of the Faculty were awarded the title Honored Scientist of Russia.

5 Nobel Prize winners and 38 Lenin Prize winners, 166 USSR State Prize winners, 60 Lomonosov Prize winners have been working or are working now at the Faculty.

One third of Academicians and Correspondent Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the field of Physics, Geophysics, Astronomy are graduates from our Faculty of Physics.

Today Faculty of Physics comprises 6 Divisions, 35 Departments. 2300 students and 400 postgraduates are studying at the Faculty. The staff of 827 includes: 258 holding Doctor of Science Degree, 485 – PhD Degree.

### Divisions and Departments

#### Experimental and Theoretical Physics

Departments:

- General Physics
- Theoretical Physics
- Mathematics
- Molecular Physics and Physical Measure-ments
- General Physics and Molecular Electronics
- Biophysics
- Quantum Statistics and Field Theory
- English Language

#### Solid State Physics

Departments:

- Solid State Physics
- Semiconduc-tors
- Polymers and Crystals Physics
- Magnetism
- Low Temperature Physics and Supercondu-ctivity
- General Physics for Nature Faculties

#### Radiophysics and Electronics

Departments:

- Oscillations Physics
- General Physics and Wave Processes
- Acoustics
- Radio-physics
- Quantum Radiophy-sics
- Physical Electronics

#### Nuclear Physics

Departments:

- Atomic Physics, Plasma Physics and Microelectronics
- Cosmic Rays and Space Physics
- Optics and Spectroscopy
- Nuclear Physics
- Quantum Theory and High-Energy Physics
- Elementary Particles Physics
- Physics of High-Energy Accelera-tors
- General Nuclear Physics

#### Geophysics

Departments:

- Physics of Earth
- Physics of Sea and Inland Waters
- Physics of Atmosphere
- Computer Methods of Physics

#### Astronomy

Departments:

- Celestial Mechanics, Astrometry and Gravimetry
- Astrophysics and Stellar Astronomy
- Experimental Astronomy

### Bachelour Degree

4 years full time

#### Directions

- Physics
- Astronomy

#### Courses

**1. Physics**

General Physics

- Mechanics
- Molecular Physics
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Optics
- Atomic Physics
- Physics of Nucleus and Particles
- Radio Physics and Electronics

Higher Mathematics

- Mathematical Analysis
- Analytical Geometry
- Linear Algebra
- Theory of Functions of Complex Variables
- Differential Equations
- Integral Equations and Calculus of Variations
- Methods of Mathematical Physics
- Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
- Numerical Methods in Physics

Theoretical Physics

- Theoretical Mechanics
- Electrodynamics
- Quantum Theory
- Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Radiophysics and Electronics

Fundamentals of Geophysics and Ecology

Astrophysics and Space Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Computer Science

Experimental Training in General Physics

Experimental Physics in Radiophysics and Electronics

Introduction to Experimental Techniques

Humanities

Speciality Courses

Experimental Training in Specialisation

**2. Astronomy**

General Astronomy

- General Astronomy
- Spherical Astronomy
- Galaxy Astronomy
- Astrometry
- General Astrophysics
- Practical Astrophysics
- Celestial Mechanics
- Geophysics and Physics of Planets

General Physics

- Mechanics
- Molecular Physics
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Atomic Physics and Optics
- Nuclear Physics
- Radiophysics and Electronics

Higher Mathematics

- Mathematical Analysis
- Analytical Geometry
- Linear Algebra
- Theory of Functions of Complex Variables
- Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
- Differential Equations
- Integral Equations and Calculus of Variations
- Methods of Mathematical Physics
- Numerical Methods and Mathematical Modeling
- Mathematical Processing of Observations

Theoretical Physics

- Theoretical Mechanics and Mechanics of Continua
- Electrodynamics and Radiation Theory
- Quantum Theory
- Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics

Computer Science

Experimental Training in General Physics

Practical Training in Astronomy

Humanities

Specialisation Courses

Experimental Training in Specialisation

### Master Degree

2 years full time

#### Directions

- Physics
- Astronomy

#### Programmes

- Astrophysics
- Classical and Applied Astronomy. Celestial Mechanics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physics of Acoustic and Hydrodynamic Wave Processes
- Physics of Atmosphere and Space Near to the Earth
- Physics of Atoms and Molecules
- Physics of Biological Systems
- Physics of Kinetics Phenomena
- Physics of Magnetic Phenomena Physics of Modern Radioelectronical Technologies
- Physics of Nucleus and Elementary Particles Physics
- Physics of Stochastic Processes
- Physics of the Earth and Planets
- Plasma Physics
- Radiophysics and Electronics
- Radiowaves Physics
- Semiconductor Physics. Microelectronics
- Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

#### Main Courses

- Advanced Courses in Fields of Specialisation
- Laboratory Training in Specialisation
- Philosophy
- History and Methodology of Physics
- History of Astronomy

### PhD Degree

3-4 years full time

#### Specialities

- Acoustics
- Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics
- Astrophysics, Radioastronomy
- Atmosphere and Hydrosphere Physics
- Biophysics
- Chemical Physics
- Crystallography, Physics of Crystalls
- Geophysics
- High-energy Physics
- Laser Physics
- Low-temperature Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Optics
- Physical Electronics
- Physics and Chemistry of Plasma
- Physics of Charged Particles Beams and Accelerators Technique
- Physics of Magnetic Phenomena
- Physics of Nucleus and Elementary Particles Physics
- Physics of Polymers
- Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics
- Radiophysics and Electronics
- Solid State Physics
- Superconductivity
- Technique of Physical Experiment, Automatization, Physics of Devises, Physical Experiment Automatization
- Theoretical Physics
- Thermal and Molecular Physics