Master's Degree in Physics of Complex Systems

Academic year 2024-25

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Branch of Knowledge Science
Study programme leadership Dr. David Sánchez Martín
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Credits 60


Campus Mallorca
English (See subjects for more details)
Double degree (See the technical details for more details)
Price Public price per credit, 1st registration 28,45¤
Total cost: 1.761,07 ¤ (*)(**)
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Scientific research over the last century has been defined by progressive specialisation and compartmentalisation, making it difficult for individuals to master more than one scientific field. Despite the success of this narrower approach, new scientific challenges require a broader overview of and synergies between research groups across different disciplines in order to move beyond the traditional frontiers of knowledge. More specifically, complex systems are characterised by collective behaviour generated by how large amounts of elements interact and whose nature cannot be inferred from units within the system.

These emerging phenomena are seen in many examples from highly diverse fields: how social consensus is reached; stock market collapses; chaotic dynamics in lasers; turbulent flow; vegetation patterns on sheet wash surfaces; human mobility; linguistic innovations and even memory and awareness processes in the brain. In turn, the concepts of complex systems have been used in predictive climate modelling and disordered systems in physics, as evidenced by the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics. Within this context, the postgraduate training on this master’s programme—underpinned by the teaching and research experience of researchers from the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems IFISC (UIB-CSIC)—provides students with the necessary tools to look into complex systems from an interdisciplinary approach with solid mathematical and data analysis foundations based on current techniques such as machine learning.

This master's programme provides students with the opportunity to take a double master's degree with the University of Palermo.

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