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Complex Matter Living Matter (CMLM)

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The formation offered by the Master « Complex Matter Living Matter » (CMLM) aims at the career of an experimental physicist for soft matter (glasses, complex fluids, etc.) and for living matter (proteins, whole cells, etc.). It is a strong formation in fundamental physics requesting broad expertise.

The formation is related to fundamental research and prepares to pursue with a PhD thesis and an international career.

(Copyright ILL/ Denis Morel)

The presence in Grenoble of several special large research instruments, such as the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the neutron facility of the Laue-Langevin Institute (ILL), state-of-the-art analytical and material characterization research tools in electronic microscopy, mass spectroscopy, as well important facilities in modern soft matter and biology like the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (LiPhy), the lnstitute de Biologie Structurale (IBS), the Institute of Neurosciences (GIN) or Albert Bonniot Institute (IAB) makes it uniquely suited to offer a research-oriented, 2nd-year master program like CMLM.

The core program of CMLM includes 5 courses: physics of biological systems, complex fluids, large scale facilities, soft matter and numerical methods. Depending on their interests and career objectives, students are then free to follow up to 4 other courses of the same domain: Out-of-equilibrium statistical physics, fundamentals of structural biology, nanopores and membrane technologies and experimental project or up to four courses of the M2 Matière Quantique (MQ, https://master-physique.univ-grenob...) (not in English): Physique du solide III, mécanique quantique - seconde quantification, transitions de phases, supraconductivité.

It’s not just training physicists able to develop instrumentation, but also experimental physicists training to understand, explore and modelise complex matter like the living matter.


Enrollment in the CMLM Research Master:

1) "Phelma" engineering students who would want to follow CMLM courses as part of their 3rd-year curriculum should contact:

Judith Peters

2) All others can follow the instructions on the dedicated UGA web page
or go to
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The Core Curriculum

18 ECTS of mandatory lectures

Courses of choice

12 ECTS for lectures related to the same topic:

or 12 ECTS for lectures of the M2 MQ:

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