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  • 2500 students
  • 283 teachers-researchers
  • 245 researchers
  • 235 engineers, administrative and technical staff 
  • 20 laboratories
  • 2 research federations


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Faculty of Physics

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Its research and academic potential in fundamental and applied physics makes UPMC's faculty of physics one of the most important skills clusters in France and at the European level.

Every year it attracts physicists from throughout the world: doctoral students, postdoctoral students, established researchers and many students who come to take part in research programmes or acquire an academic and professional training.

The faculty of physics includes 20 laboratories, all associated to the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research), and two research federations.

The teams are all involved in collaborations with major scientific and technical institutions in the Ile-de-France region as well as great European centres such as CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research), for example. The research, of the highest level, covers practically all areas of physics, including astrophysics, astronomy, high-energy and plasma physics, nanosciences and nanomaterials, topics at the interface of physics and biology, quantum physics, theoretical and statistical physics. Alongside the fundamental research, more applied research is also carried out, focusing on the needs of other disciplines, such as medicine and business.

The faculty of physics offers a range of courses from undergraduate to doctorate level:
Bachelor of physics
Master of physics and applications
UPMC Physics Doctoral School - ED 389
It also participates in other doctoral schools such as
"Physics and Chemistry of Materials" - ED 397
"Physics of the Paris Region" - ED 107
"Interfaces of physics, chemistry and informatics with biology" - ED 387

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