Master's Degree in Physics of Complex Systems

Academic year 2022-23

Please see the information in the new curriculum for this master's programme starting in the 2022-23 academic year.
If you started before the 2022-23 academic year, please see the corresponding version or the curriculum adaptation process.
Please see the  pre-registration, admission and enrolment deadlines for the 2022-23 academic year for this master's programme.
You may also view this information for the 2021-22 academic year.
Branch of Knowledge Science
Study programme leadership Dr. David Sánchez Martín
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Credits 60


Campus Mallorca
Price Public price per credit, 1st registration 28,45¤
Total cost: 1.772,60 ¤ (*)(**)
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Scientific research over the last century has been characterised by progressive specialisation and knowledge compartmentalisation, making it difficult for individuals to master more than one scientific field. Despite the success of this narrower approach, new challenges in science require a wider overview and synergies between research groups in different disciplines, enabling us to go beyond the traditional frontiers of knowledge. More specifically, complex systems are characterised by collective behaviour generated by the interaction of a large amount of elements whose nature cannot be inferred from units comprising the system.

These emerging phenomena can be seen in many examples from highly diverse fields: forming social consensus; stock market collapses; chaotic dynamics in lasers; fluid turbulence; vegetation patterns on sheet wash surfaces; human mobility; linguistic innovations, and even processes of memory and awareness in the brain. In turn, ideas of complex systems have been used in predictive climate modelling and disordered systems in physics, as demonstrated by the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics. In 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 perspective with a solid mathematical foundation.

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