Quantum Technologies and Nanoscience is an emerging field in modern physics and engineering. It opens a way to a quantum revolution which will result from the development of novel devices, based on quantum effects of superposition and entanglement. Recently, IBM created a quantum processor with cloud access for everybody. In 2019 Google claimed quantum supremacy. A Nobel Prize was awarded jointly to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems" (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2012). The progress in semiconductor technology led to development of novel light-emitting structures which had been recognized by a Nobel Committee. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".
Novosibirsk is a leading research center in quantum technologies, semiconductor physics, optics, and laser technology. The master program “Quantum Technologies and nanoscience” provides opportunities to perform a research project with leading Russian research teams in experimental or theoretical physics, and to learn from the lectures given by recognized experts in the field. A publication in the peer-review international scientific journals is expected after the end of the project.We believe that this is a good starting point for research career in one the most rapidly developing fields.
We have international collaboration with the best research centers worldwide. This includes University Wisconsin-Madison (USA), Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany), Ecole Polytechnique and Institute d’Optique (France), Aston University and Open University (UK). The students will acquire the following skills: - Planning projects in the field of quantum technologies and nanoscience - Development of theoretical models of dynamics of complex quantum systems - Ability to perform experimental research with complex modern equipment - Scientific communication in the field and presentation of results The students will learn the basics of modern quantum optics and quantum information, atomic spectroscopy, including laser cooling and trapping, fiber optics, silicon photonics and properties of low-dimensional systems.
The main aim of the program is to form a bridge for motivated students between undergraduate and PhD study. As the result of training the graduates of the MEP acquire knowledge and skills of qualified specialists in the field of modern optics and novel technologies
Duration of study
Two academic years
Language of instruction
|First year, Fall Semester|
|Basics of Quantum Optics||3||Exam|
|Physics of Ultracold Atoms||3||Exam|
|Physical Quantum Programming||2||Exam|
|First year, Spring Semester|
|Modern Problems of Quantum Optics||3||Exam|
|Second year, Fall Semester|
|Quantum Machine Learning||3||Exam|
|Atomic structure and electronic properties of low-dimensional systems||2||Exam|
Examples of topics (Research areas 2013/2014/2015):
Oleg Nikolaevich Prudnikov
Courses: Physics of Ultracold Atoms
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head scientist researcher at the Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS
Leonid Veniaminovich Il'ichov
Courses: Basics of Quantum Optics Modern Problems of Quantum Optics
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Vice Head of the Chair of Quantum Optics of Physics Faculty of NSU, Head scientist researcher at the Institute of Automation and Electrometry SB RAS
Ilya Igorevich Beterov
Courses: Laser Spectroscopy, Physical Quantum Programming
Candidate of Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor of the Chair of Quantum Electronics of Physics Faculty of NSU, Senior science researcher at Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics SB RAS
Oleg Evgenievich Tereshchenko
Courses: Atomic structure and electronic properties of low-dimensional systems
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor of the Chair of General Physics and Chair of Semiconductor Physics of the Faculty of Physics of NSU, Senior science researcher at Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics SB RAS
Andrey Vladimirovich Tsarev
Courses: Silicon Photonics
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Senior science researcher at Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics SB RAS. Read original courses in English in PolitecnicodiBari, Italy: “Acoustoopticdevices” (24-hours, September 2004) and “Acoustoopticinteractioninanisotropicandsemiconductorwaveguides” (20-hours, December 1999)
Evgeny Nikolaevich Pavlovsky
Courses: Quantum Machine Learning
Candidate of Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor of the Chair of Quantum Electronics of Physics Faculty of NSU, head of laboratory at NSU
Tuition fees is U.S. $5200 per year.
Every year foreign students have an opportunity to apply for the Russian Government Scholarship Program
Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend.
Application deadline: depends on the country of applicant (March-June)
The graduates of the MEP can choose the following kinds of activity: postgraduate study in NRU NSU and research institutes of Siberian Branch of RAS (in particular, in IA&E SB RAS, ILP SB RAS, ISP SB RAS); teaching in higher education institutions: work in research divisions in industry and firms; business and advisory activity.