Structure of the Course


The course for the Master Degree in Physics has duration of 2 years, during which the student must attend four required courses that provide a solid background in physics, namely

  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Classical Electrodynamics

Typically, the student will also attend courses specific to his area of research. A Qualification Exam roughly at the middle of the course, which is presented by the student to a panel of evaluators, allows the student to have assessed the development of his research project, preparing him for the future defense of his Master's Thesis. The student must also take a supervised teaching internship to gain some experience in teaching, working in the UFABC undergraduate courses under the supervision of a faculty member.

For the completion of the PhD, the student must attend or have attended the four compulsory courses of the Master’s Degree, and choose one further basic discipline: 

  • Quantum Mechanics III
  • Classical Mechanics. 

The student will also attend specific courses in his area, and pass a Qualifying Examination. Two teaching internships are required for completion of the PhD, as well as proof of proficiency in English Language.

The candidate must complete its course producing a thesis that contains original research results, and should have at least one article published in an international journal to enable to obtain the title of Doctor in Physics.


List of Disciplines


Information content in F(R) brane models with nonconstant curvature, Phys. Rev. D 92, 126005 (2015)

Thermal rectification in anharmonic chains under an energy-conserving noise, Phys. Rev. E 92, 062120 (2015)

Multiband electronic characterization of the complex intermetallic cage system Y1−xGdxCo2Zn20, Phys. Rev. B 92, 214414 (2015)

Irreversibility and the Arrow of Time in a Quenched Quantum System, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 190601 (2015)

Practical security analysis of two-way quantum-key-distribution protocols based on nonorthogonal states, Phys. Rev. A 92, 052317 (2015)

Tight bound on the trace distance between a realistic device with partially indistinguishable bosons and the ideal Boson Sampling, Phys. Rev. A 91, 063842 (2015)

Hierarchically structured nanowires on and nanosticks in ZnO microtubes, Scientific Reports 5, 15128 (2015)

Microtubes decorated with nanowires, Applied Physics Letters 106, 213104 (2015)

Relaxation dynamics of deeply supercooled confined water in L,L-diphenylalanine micro/nanotubes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 32126 (2015)

Compact stars with a small electric charge: the limiting radius to mass relation and the maximum mass for incompressible matter, Euro. Phys. J. C, 75, 76 (2015)

Charged black holes in expanding Einstein-de Sitter universes, Classical and Quantum Gravity 32, 115004 (2015)

Numerical relativity simulations of neutron star merger remnants using conservative mesh refinement, Phys. Rev. D 91, 124041 (2015)

DFT+U Simulation of the Ti_4O_7−TiO_2 Interface, Phys. Rev. Applied 3, 024009 (2015)

Partial indistinguishability theory for multiphoton experiments in multiport devices, Phys. Rev. A 91, 013844 (2015)

Coherent measurements in quantum metrology, New Journal of Physics 17, 023057 (2015)

Classical Tests of General Relativity: Brane-World Sun from Minimal Geometric Deformation, Europhysics Letters 110, 40003 (2015)

Configurational Entropy for Travelling Solitons in Lorentz and CPT Breaking Systems, Annals of  Physics 359, 198 (2015)

Thick Braneworlds and the Gibbons-Kallosh-Linde No-go Theorem in the Gauss-Bonnet Framework, Europhysics Letters 110, 20004 (2015)

Questing for Algebraic Mass Dimension One Spinor Fields, European  Physical Journal C 75 (2015) 266

D-oscillons in the standard model extension, Phys. Rev. D 91, 125021 

Non-Markovian qubit dynamics in a circuit-QED setupPhys. Rev. A 91, 022122

Cavity-aided quantum parameter estimation in a bosonic double-well Josephson junctionPhys. Rev. A 91, 033631 (2015)

Thermal transport in out-of-equilibrium quantum harmonic chainsPhys. Rev. E 91, 042116 (2015)

Spinor Fields Classification in Arbitrary Dimensions and New Classes of Spinor Fields on 7-Manifolds, JHEP 1502, 069 (2015)

Regular Bulk Solutions in Brane-worlds with Inhomogeneous Dust and Generalized Dark Radiation, Adv. High Energy Phys. 2015, 59268 (2015)

Holographic Dark Energy Models and Higher Order Generalizations in Dynamical Chern-Simons Modified Gravity, Eur. Phys. J. C 75, 44 (2015)

Spherically symmetric thick branes cosmological evolution, Gen. Rel. Grav. 47, 1840 (2015).


Endereço Postal // Postal Address

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Física
Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
Campus Santo André, Bloco B, 8º andar.
Rua Santa Adélia, 166, 09210-170, Santo André, SP, Brasil

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