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Education

The educational mission of the Faculty of Physics is to train highly qualified research physicists in the field of both fundamental and applied physics, who will be able to further build an academic career or work in applied research laboratories, as well as in high-tech business. The training of students is based on their involvement in real scientific research.
The Faculty provides fundamental education in the field of "Physics" at the undergraduate level, specialized theoretical and practical professional knowledge in the master's program, as well as the preparation of a dissertation in a scientific specialty in graduate school.

Educational programs of the faculty:

  • Bachelor's program "Physics" – 50 budget places, 5 paid places, 5 paid places for foreigners.
    The academic head of the program is V. N. Glazkov, Ph. D., Senior Researcher, Institute of Physical Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences named after P. L. Kapitsa.
  • Master's program "Physics" – 24 budget places, 5 paid places, 5 paid places for foreigners.
    The academic head of the program is V. V. Lebedev, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Ph. D., Senior Researcher at the Higher School of Economics.
Undergraduate and graduate studies actually take place at two sites:
  1. General basic education, including lectures, seminars and educational laboratory work, students receive "on the territory of the Higher School of Economics". The general cycle of study in the bachelor's degree consists of 4 blocks: "General Physics", "Mathematics", "Computational Physics"and" Theoretical Physics". The curricula of the disciplines of these blocks cover all sections of modern physics and higher mathematics and are developed under the guidance of professional physicists with rich experience in university education: Ph. D. V. N. Glazkov, Ph. D. I. V. Kolokolov, Ph. D. K. S. Tikhonov, Ph. D. I. S. Burmistrov.
  2. Special education (starting from the third year) and research work of students take place at the basic departments and in the laboratories of the basic Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
This approach to the organization of the learning process allows, firstly, to give physics students access to modern scientific equipment, and, secondly, to immerse themselves in an environment characterized by a "critical mass" of physicists who are able to set, discuss and solve new research problems.

Key features of the educational programs of the Faculty of Physics:
  • Fundamental training of students in physics, mathematics and computer methods: training sessions (compulsory courses and optional tracks) are conducted by leading scientists of the basic Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which allows us to take into account the latest achievements in physics and ensure the highest scientific level of teaching.
  • Access to modern equipment and the possibility of conducting experiments: most of the time, 4th-year undergraduate and graduate students spend in the scientific laboratories of the Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Educational laboratory work of students of 1-3 years of bachelor's degree is close to solving problems in the framework of modern research directions.
  • Immersion in research teams that are able to set, discuss and solve new problems: student internship programs at leading universities and research centers, inviting reputable world-class scientists to conduct seminars and read mini-courses.
  • Broad opportunities for obtaining entrepreneurial competencies and implementing business ideas: students have the opportunity to supplement the educational trajectory from the set of programs for teaching entrepreneurial competencies, find like-minded people to implement business ideas, and participate in competitions held by the HSE to support entrepreneurship.

By choosing the basic department, the student determines their individual educational trajectory. In the most general sense, a basic department is a form of interaction between a university and other organizations, on the basis of which scientific or industrial training takes place. At the Faculty of Physics, the basic organizations are the institutes of the Department of Physical Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The faculty currently has six basic departments at, respectively, six institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In the 3rd and 4th year, in addition to general faculty classes, students spend 1-2 days a week in basic institutes, where researchers of the selected institute read a cycle of special disciplines, as well as provide scientific guidance. Classes will be held in small groups of 8-10 people, which allows for an individual approach to each student. Each department has its own unique pool of academic disciplines. The main directions of training at the basic departments of the Faculty of Physics:

Basic Department "Condensed Matter Physics" of the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Head of the Department-Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Ph. D., Professor, Chief Researcher of the IFTT RAS V. D. Kulakovsky.
Areas of training:
Physics and technology of semiconductors and hybrid nano-and heterostructures
Physics of coherent electronic systems
Physics of nonlinear phenomena in condensed matter
Physical Materials Science

Basic Department "Low Temperature Physics" of the Kapitsa Institute of Physical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Head of the Department-Doctor of Ph. D., Professor, leading researcher of the IFP RAS A. I. Smirnov.
Areas of training:
Quantum liquids and crystals
Superconductivity
Surface Physics
Low-temperature magnetism

Basic Department "Theoretical Physics" of the Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Head of the Department-Doctor of Ph. D., Professor, Deputy Director of ITF RAS I. V. Kolokolov.
Areas of training:
Condensed matter Physics
Superconductivity and superfluidity
Physical phenomena in low-dimensional mesoscopic systems
Nonlinear dynamics and turbulence
Astrophysics and cosmology
Physics of quantum computing
Computational Physics

Basic Department of "Space Physics" of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Head of the Department-Doctor of Ph. D., Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, scientific supervisor of the IKI RAS L. M. Zeleny.
Areas of training:
High-energy Astrophysics
Space plasma physics
Solar Physics

Basic Department "Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics" of the Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Head of the Department-Professor, Doctor of Ph. D., Director of ISAN V. N. Zadkov.
Areas of training:
Spectroscopy of atoms, molecules, and condensed matter
Quantum optics, nanostructure optics, plasmonics, near-field optics
Laser spectroscopy and its applications in physics, photochemistry, analytical chemistry, etc.
Analytical spectroscopy and development of devices for research in biology, medicine, ecology, etc.

Basic Department "Quantum Technologies" of the Prokhorov Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Head of the Department-Ph. D., Head of the Department of Technologies and Measurements of the Atomic Scale of the IOF RAS K. N. Yeltsov.
Areas of training:
Creating and managing elements of quantum computers
Creation and management of quantum communication networks
Quantum computing
Ultrashort laser pulses and super-powerful electromagnetic fields
Nanomagnetism and spintronics