M1 in physics or engineering awarded or second engineering school year passed.
The student must be motivated for lab research of an academic type or in a company R&D center.
Statistical physics, atomic physics or electromagnetism skills.
The proposed M2 breaks down into 39 ECTS of classes/lab work/tutorials (about 400 h) and 21 internship ECTS. The education program starts with a long core curriculum of 24 ECTS, assembling course units (CU) for the related physics: electromagnetism and relativity, plasmas, tokamaks, accelerators and power lasers. This is combined with classes on technological and cross-business themes: organisation of large-scale facilities, digital techniques and simulations, common technologies, measuring, signals and relations with large-scale facilities. Lastly, a significant body of lab work is carried out in the large-scale facilities of the Saclay open space, with immersion for more than 80 hours in research teams.
As in the “Fusion sciences” M2, which is organised along the same lines, the education program lasts from mid-February to mid-March, with major research bodies:
In addition to this outsourced education program, the GI-PLATO M2 organises a study trip at the start of the university year, with visits and conferences within major research infrastructures nationwide. Student transportation and accommodation is taken care of by the fusion and hot plasma science Training Federation, to whose budget the partner establishments are contributors.
Lab work in research laboratories on the Saclay open space + Remote digital simulation (INSTN’s SiNuDi platform) + lab work on research facility sites at Cadarache, Bordeaux, Geneva, together with a study trip
(over the past 5 years)
Written exam for each CU (course unit) + paired homework, depending on the teacher.
Admission subject to application, according to the terms and conditions of the Paris-Saclay University master’s degree in Physics
(Mise à jour le 17 January 2022)