If you opt for the Fluid Physics specialization in the Applied Physics programme, you will take two mandatory general track courses. In addition, you will take two specific track courses, depending on the research group where you wish to complete your graduation assignment. You will also take some compulsory chair courses, again depending on the research group for your graduation assignment. The various research groups also offer a number of elective courses for you to choose from.
During the general courses in Advanced Fluid Mechanics and Capillarity Phenomena you will learn more about the classical research field of fluid physics and about capillarity phenomena.
You can either choose to take the Physics of Fluids research group’s courses, which are Experimental Techniques in Physics of Fluids and Numerical Techniques for Partial Differential Equations, or the Physics of Complex Fluids and NanoIonics research groups’ courses, which are Nano-fluidics and Soft and Biological Matter. Below you will find a short description of these four courses.
- Experimental techniques in physics of fluids: In this course you will become acquainted with different standard and modern techniques for flow measurements. The lectures are devoted to discussing the principles and specific advantages and limitations of the techniques.
- Numerical techniques for partial differential equations: This course concerns the numerical discretization of partial differential equations and their associated implementation and testing in realistic exercises.
- Nano-fluidics: Following an introduction to nano-fluidics, this course deals with a range of different topics such as liquid structures near solid-liquid interfaces, hydrodynamic boundary conditions and electro kinetic effects.
- Soft and biological matter: The objective of the course is to understand the physics underlying the functioning of biological systems, with a particular emphasis on the molecular scale. Relevant biological concepts will be introduced as needed, but this does not represent the core of the course.
You will also take different courses depending on the research group where you will be doing your graduation assignment. Each research group has some mandatory courses and some recommended courses. Below you will find a brief overview of these courses.
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