Synergy track Gravity+
This 120 EC research specialisation is built up as follows:
|A.||Track courses||36 EC|
|B.||Mathematical electives||18 EC|
|C.||Master electives||12 EC|
|D.||Master Thesis Project Mathematics||40 EC|
|E.||Master Seminar||3 EC|
|F.||Professional Preparation||2 EC|
|H.||Free electives||6 EC|
Overall, a maximum of 12 ec of third year bachelor's courses in Mathematics is allowed, to be approved by the examination board.
A. Track courses (36 EC)
|Mandatory electives A (at least 12 EC):||NWI-NM107 General Relativity (6 EC), semester 1|
|NWI-NM024C Foundations and Frontiers of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics (6 EC), semester 2|
|NWI-NM114 Quantum Gravity (6 EC), semester 1|
|NWI-WM159 Singularities and Black Holes (6 EC), semester 2|
|NWI-WM153 Nonlinear Wave Equations (6 EC)*|
|NWI-NM124 Gravity+ Club (3 EC), semester 2|
|Mandatory electives B (at least 24 EC):||1.||Mastermath: Differential Geometry (8 EC), semester 1
Mastermath: Symplectic Geometry (8 EC), semester 2
|2.||NWI-WM068D Noncommutative Geometry (8 EC)*
Mastermath: Poisson Geometry (8 EC), semester 1
|3.||Mastermath: Lie Groups (8 EC), semester 1 (in Nijmegen)
Mastermath: Lie Algebras (8 EC), semester 2
|4.||NWI-WM144B Calculus of Variations (8 EC), semester 2
Mastermath: Calculus of Variations (8 EC)*
Mastermath: Partial Differential Equations (8 EC), semester 1
|5.||NWI-WM153B Nonlinear Wave Equations (8 EC)*
NWI-WM159B Singularities and Black Holes (8 EC), semester 2
|6.||Mastermath: Functional Analysis (8 EC), semester 1
Mastermath: Operator Algebras (8 EC), semester 2
|7.||Mastermath: Quantum Computing (8 EC), semester 1
Mastermath: Quantum Information Theory (8 EC), semester 2
* Not taught this year
For mandatory electives B, you have to choose courses from different rows. If you are interested in more than one course per row, you can always choose them as Mathematical electives. Note that not all courses are taught every year. Please look at this year's course offerings.
Course information and schedules for the Mastermath courses may be found on the Mastermath website.
B. Mathematical electives (18 EC)
Mathematical electives are courses within the field of Mathematics on Master's level. The mathematical electives need to be approved by the Examination Board.
C. Master electives (up to 12 EC)
Master electives are courses in any field within or outside of Mathematics. You can also consider courses from the societal specialisations or NWI-FNWI002 Scientific English (3 EC, every quarter) to support your writing process. These electives need to be approved by the Examination Board.
D. Master Thesis Project Mathematics (40 EC)
Including a literature study, a thesis (which can be an internship report) and a graduation defense.
E. NWI-WM115B Master seminar (3 EC)
The Master seminar should be taken in the first year of the master's programme.
G. Philosophy (3 EC)
One of the courses below should be completed. Not all courses are taught every year and some courses have a limited number of places and priority for certain student groups.
- NWI-FFIL212 Philosophy of Water Management (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL215 Upgrading the Human? (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL216 Imagining the Anthropocene (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL217 Science and Arts (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL218 Science and Values (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL219 Philosophy of Neuroscience (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL220 Philosophy of Evidence and Expertise (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL302 Philosophy and Ethics in Microbiology (3EC)
- NWI-FFIL202A Evolution and the Mind (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL203B Bio-ethics for Life Scientists (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL209B Environmental Ethics (3 EC)
- NWI-FFIL211B Physics and Philosophy (3 EC)
- NWI-EDU-WI001 Geschiedenis en filosofie van wiskunde 6 EC) (in Dutch)
- Mastermath History and Philosophy of Mathematics (8 EC)
H. Free electives (up to 6 EC)
Free electives are any academic courses, both bachelor and master level.