Description

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.

Program goal

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

English

Program structure

Courses Credits Certification
First year, Fall Semester
Basics of Quantum Optics 3 Exam
Physics of Ultracold Atoms 3 Exam
Silicon Photonics 3 Exam
Physical Quantum Programming 2 Exam
First year, Spring Semester
Modern Problems of Quantum Optics 3 Exam
Laser Spectroscopy 3 Exam
Second year, Fall Semester
Quantum Machine Learning 3 Exam
Atomic structure and electronic properties of low-dimensional systems 2 Exam

Master dissertation

Examples of topics (Research areas 2013/2014/2015):

  • Generation spectrum and up-conversion of linearly polarized radiation of Yt fiber laser
  • Andersen localization in synthetic photonic lattices
  • Detection of single photons by InGaAs avalanche photodiode in quantum communication
  • Quantum gates based on mesoscopic ensembles of ultracold atoms
  • Long-range interactions in the ensembles of ultracold atoms

Training base

Key personnel

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Oleg Nikolaevich Prudnikov

Courses: Physics of Ultracold Atoms

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head scientist researcher at the Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

Fees and Financial support

Tuition fees

Tuition fees is U.S. $5200 per year.

Scholarships

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)

Career opportunities

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.

Entrance requirements


  • Passport copy (all pages)
  • Education certificate copy with apostil
  • Academic transcripts (transcript of record, university degree/s, diploma supplements)
  • 4 photos
  • English language course marks sheet/TOEFL certificate or other international certificates (BEC etc.)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter (1-2 pages)
  • Copy of medical certificate of overall health condition
  • Copies of HIV + AIDS certificates

Application deadlines

Till August 6 fill the application form and provide full set of scanned documents