The LPSC plays an important role in training and teaching physics in the Grenoble area, actively participating in a number of courses taught by the University Joseph Fourier (UJF) and the “Institut Polytechnique” of Grenoble (Grenoble INP). The LPSC possesses two teaching laboratories for experimental nuclear physics for this purpose.

Specialized Master courses attached to the laboratory

  • Research master course in subatomic and astroparticle physics

The objective of this course is to teach both the theoretical and experimental aspects of subatomic, cosmological and astroparticle physics. The course is designed to train future scientists in these subjects. Students can chose from one of three distinct courses on “particles and the universe”, “nuclei and particles” and “accelerator physics”.

  • Research master course in physics of energy generation

This course includes lectures on nuclear-reactor physics, fluid mechanics and materials for energy generation (solar, fuel cells, cryogenics…), plus the international accelerator school JUAS1.

  • Research master R&P Nano-Electronics and Nano-Technologies

This master offers several options in the field of the nano-electronics; starting from the design of systems on chips and RF Transmission to different aspects of the physics of the chips at the nanometer scales, and technologies and process (in particular those related to plasmas). The master aims at graduating specialists in the fields of the design of integrated digital systems, analog RF, manufacturing processes, technology and process of the plasma. This training is well suited for the needs of industry as well as reasearch laboratories with two offers: Pro and Research.

  • Professional Research master course in Engineering, Traceability and Durable Development (ITDD)

Four specialist subjects are united in this course, three of them linked to the nuclear fuel cycle: The management of radioactive waste, nuclear security and the decontamination and dismantling of nuclear installations.

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  • Training performed by the LPSC

The laboratory hosts more than 60 “stages” (work placements) each year of varying levels, ranging from high school students (one week internships) up to the final years of further-education courses in subatomic, astroparticle and cosmological physics.

  • Ph.D. theses

The LPSC performs “education by research” by hosting numerous thesis students during their studies of one of the research themes of the laboratory. History shows that these doctorate students have excellent employment prospects.

The laboratory hosts on average around 30 to 35 PhD students.

For those looking for a PhD at the laboratory, please follow this link to find current proposals.

Most of them are coming from Grenoble Graduate Schools :

The laboratory is also working on the follow-up of its students. As for the global statistics of the future of our PhD students the work is done from the year 1995 up to the current year. The resultas of our last poll relate to more than 110 students graduated.

  • Continued training Surface treatments by plasmas

Organized in the LPSC, this course teaches the basic notions about the production and characterization of cold plasmas, the mechanisms of plasma-surface interactions, engraving procedures and plasma deposits.

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Teaching Laboratories

  • Nuclear instrumentation laboratory for subatomic physics

This teaching laboratory covers a surface area of more than 200 m2 and is jointly funded by the INP/PHELMA3 Grenoble and the UJF/UFR4 of Physics. It offers students a unique training opportunity in nuclear instrumentation and experimental subatomic physics. The experiments in the teaching lab cover a wide range of nuclear and particle physics detection techniques and demonstrate their applications in the fields of environment measurement and medical imaging.

  • International laboratory for advanced plasma procedures

This experimental lab is a teaching center for plasma technologies and has the role of being an interface for multi-discipline research projects between several laboratories. The lab also plays a role in the industrial implementation of research and sets up technological projects.

  • Platform SIREP

To face the needs of  engineers trained in the operation of electronuclear power plants, the UJF and Grenoble INP have initiated a joint  effort  to acquire 10 computer stations dedicated to the simulation, in realistic conditions, of the standard functioning of French REP (pressurized water reactors). This platform allows the students to experience operating conditions of the reactor, in an as realistic as possible way, before dealing with the real conditions of  industry.

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2. École d’ingénieurs de physique, électronique, matériaux
3. Université Joseph Fourier / Unité de formation et de recherche de physique
4. Institut polytechnique  de Grenoble