Lectures

Updated on April, 14th

The Master "Sciences of the Universe and Spatial Technologies" contents 4 semesters ; each semester is about 300 hours of lectures.

The first year of this master (M1) corresponds to semester 1 (S1) and to semester 2 (S2).

1st year of Master : M1

The lectures of the first year of the Master "Sciences of the Universe and Spatial Technologies" take place in Paris (Obs. de Paris) and in Meudon (Obs. de Paris)



First semestre (M1S1) ----> 30 ECTS


  • Mandatory lectures and other activities :

total = 9 ECTS

Computer science 3 ECTS
Internship (1/2 day / week) 3 ECTS
1 lecture in another PSL institute 3 ECTS
  • Optional lectures :

total = 21 ECTS

Each studend has to choose 2/2.5/3 lectures for a total of 12/15/18 ECTS among the following ones :

Quantum physics 6 ECTS
Statistical physics 6 ECTS
Instrumentation and associated methods 6 ECTS
Data processing and associated methods (3+3) ECTS

Each studend has to choose 3/2/1 lecture(s) for a total of 9/6/3 ECTS among the following ones :

Fluid mechanics 3 ECTS
General astronomy 3 ECTS
Mathematical physics 3 ECTS
Numerical analysis (3 ECTS
Classical gravitation (3 ECTS


Second semester (M1S2) -----> 30 ECTS


  • Mandatory lectures and other activities :

total = 12 ECTS

Observations and associated methods 3 ECTS
2 months training period 9 ECTS

The 2 months training period takes place typically between mi-april and mid-june.

  • Optional lectures :
Gravitation of extended body and galaxies (N ponctual body, rotation of extended body 3 ECTS
Physics of the interstellar medium (hydrodynamics and radiation) 3 ECTS
Metrology of satellites (physics of satellites, navigation, GNSS) 3 ECTS
Analytical mechanics (Lagrangian and hamiltonian formalisms) 3 ECTS
Special and general relativity (flat and curvd spacetime physics) 3 ECTS
Stellar physics (hydrodynamics and energy transport) 3 ECTS
(astro)particules physics (standard model, high energy physics) 3 ECTS
Instrumentation (detector physics and measurements) 3 ECTS
(exo)planets physics (surface : eq. of stat, atmosphere : hydrodynamics and radiation) 3 ECTS



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