# Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

## General information

The goal of the study is to provide the best students of the Bachelor's programme in Physics with a deeper physical understanding and to widen and cultivate their knowledge using advanced methods of mathematics and mathematical physics. The field of study consists of two disciplines: Astrophysics, which provides education in the physics of cosmological objects, and Theoretical Physics, providing education in the physics of the very small and very large - quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, string theory and general relativity.

The programme aims at qualifying students to work in the profession of a physicist, in particular to prepare them for independent scientific research in specific branches of physics.

### A successful graduate is able to

- display an intimate knowledge of the fundamental laws governing the natural world
- independently solve complex problems in the field of theoretical, experimental and applied physical research
- use and apply standard modern laboratory techniques
- use mathematical methods and abstract thinking in solving problems appearing in all areas of human endeavour

## Graduate employment

Graduates of Astrophysics can work as specialists in any observatory or in a planetarium with public education. They will also have a good basic knowledge of different aspects of physics of stars and other parts of present day astrophysics. Graduates of Theoretical Physics will have a good basic knowledge of modern quantum theory (quantum optics, quantum theory of fields, quantum gravity) as well as advanced methods of mathematical physics.

Faculty | Faculty of Science |
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Type of study | follow-up master's |

Mode | full-time, combined |

Standard length of studies | 2 years |

Language of instruction | czech |

## Field of study combinations

#### Field combinations with Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

## Admission Requirements

Written test on the level of bachelor state exam (only in Czech).

##### Recommended literature

As seen on bachelor exam.

##### Evaluation criteria

1256Result of entrance test.

## Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

### 1st semester

- Diploma work 1
- Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
- Physics of stellar atmospheres
- Astrophysical data processing methods
- Introduction to nonlinear dynamics
- Modern experimental methods C
- General theory of relativity
- Quantum electrodynamics
- Structure and kinematics of galaxies
- Problems in theoretical physics
- Physics of cool stars
- Basic numerical methods
- Seminar of Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
- Lie groups, Lie algebras and gauge fields
- Cosmotea
- High Energy Astrophysics

### 2nd semester

- Diploma Thesis 2
- Cosmology
- Python for physicists
- Collective and cooperative phenomena
- Advanced Examination in English for Specific Purposes - Science
- Interesting theoretical physics
- Physics of hot stars
- Advanced problems in theoretical physics
- English for Physicists IV
- Human Nature: Key Studies in Psychology
- Advanced quantum mechanics
- History of astronomy
- Problems in theoretical physics
- Nonlinear waves and solitons
- Dynamics and evolution of galaxies
- Modelling stellar atmospheres
- Cosmotea
- Communication training
- Algorithms and data structures I

### 3rd semester

- Diploma Thesis Seminar
- Diploma work 3
- Advanced Examination in English for Specific Purposes - Science
- Modern experimental methods C
- Seminar of Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
- Physics of cool stars
- Astrobiology
- Astronomical seminar
- Structure and kinematics of galaxies
- General theory of relativity
- Lie groups, Lie algebras and gauge fields
- Problems in theoretical physics
- Structure and evolution of stars
- History of Physics
- Student physics lectures
- Diploma Thesis Seminar
- English for Physicists III
- Java
- Elements of Law

### 4th semester

- Diploma Thesis Seminar
- Diploma Thesis 4
- Seminar of Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
- State examination Ms, Physics
- Advanced Examination in English for Specific Purposes - Science
- An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Fantastic Literature I
- Interpretation of Fantastic literature
- An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Fantastic Literature II
- Electron microscopy
- Physics in alive nature
- Unix, computer networks
- Astronomical seminar
- Advanced numerical methods
- Physics of hot stars
- Nonlinear waves and solitons
- Advanced continuum mechanics
- Dynamics and evolution of galaxies
- Guest lectures of the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
- Student physics lectures
- Physics revisited 2
- Seminar on Mathematical Physics
- Advanced Quantum Field Theory

#### Additional information

Course Catalogue: http://www.sci.muni.cz/cz/BcMgrStudium/Studijni-katalogy