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									           STUDY GUIDE




             PHYSICS

                  and

     APPLIED PHYSICS


             2009-2010




      Master Programmes




  UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
     School of Science and Technology
           Department of Physics
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            The information in this study guide can also be found on the Internet:

                                    www.rug.nl/natuurkunde

 More detailed information, such as timetables of classes and examinations, can also be found
                                through this Internet address.




Composition:
F.J. van Steenwijk

Printing:
Grafimedia, Groningen




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Contents




1          General Information ..................................................................................7
    1.1         Introduction .................................................................................................. 7
    1.2         Degrees in Physics and Applied Physics ............................................................ 7
    1.3         Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences .................................................... 7
    1.4         School of Science and Technology.................................................................... 7
    1.5         Department of Physics.................................................................................... 8
    1.6         Student Organizations .................................................................................... 9
    1.7         House rules, regulations ............................................................................... 10
    1.8         Computer screens and RSI............................................................................ 11
2          Facilities ................................................................................................ 12
    2.1         Libraries ..................................................................................................... 12
    2.2         Computer facilities provided by the university ................................................. 13
3          Study Affairs .......................................................................................... 15
    3.1         Academic calendar .......................................................................................      15
    3.2         Information channels ...................................................................................       15
    3.3         Study and finances ......................................................................................      15
    3.4         Student counsellor .......................................................................................     16
    3.5         Teaching Assistantship .................................................................................       16
    3.6         Kamerlingh Onnes Award..............................................................................           16
    3.7         Study Abroad ..............................................................................................    16
    3.8         Examinations (tentamens) ............................................................................          17
    3.9         Graduation..................................................................................................   18
    3.10        Objection and appeal procedures ...................................................................            19
4          Master programmes ................................................................................ 20
    4.1         Introduction ................................................................................................ 20
    4.2         Course Catalogue ........................................................................................ 20
    4.3         Master programme in Physics........................................................................ 20
    4.4         Master’s programme in Applied Physics .......................................................... 22
    4.5         Admission to the Master’s programme in case the Bachelor’s programme is not yet
                completed................................................................................................... 23
    4.6         Lists of Optional Courses .............................................................................. 23
5          Further Information on the Master’s Programmes ....................................... 26
    5.1         Introduction ................................................................................................ 26
    5.2         Further information on the specializations in Theoretical Physics and Experimental
                Physics ....................................................................................................... 26
    5.3         Further Information on the Master’s programme Applied Physics ....................... 27
    5.4         Further Information on the specialization Instrumentation and Informatics in
                Physics, Astronomy and Space Research......................................................... 28
    5.5         Further Information on the Specialization ‘Bedrijf en Beleid’ .............................. 28
    5.6         Recommended optional courses..................................................................... 29
6          Rules and Regulations ............................................................................. 31
    6.1         Teaching and Examination Regulations (OER).................................................. 31
    6.2         Rules and Regulations of the Board of Examiners............................................. 43
    6.3         Student Charter........................................................................................... 49


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7         Contact data .......................................................................................... 51
    7.1       University contact data................................................................................. 51
    7.2       Department of Physics.................................................................................. 53
    7.3       List of faculty members and supporting staff ................................................... 56




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Physics and Chemistry Building
Nijenborgh 4
9747 AG Groningen
tel.: 050 – 363 4133                                                                         5119




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GROUND FLOOR
a) entrances
b) the ‘Ei’
c) cafeteria (take away)
d) lecture hall 5111.0022
e) lecture hall 5111.0080
f) Bureau Onderwijs en Examens, room 5111.0077
g) Secretary of the School of Science and Technology, room 5114.0012
h) undergraduate coordinator, room 5111.0079


THIRD FLOOR
k) student counsellor, room 5113.0312
l) helpdesk ICT, room 5116.0308
m) computer rooms 5116.310, 5116.315 and 5116.303
n) computer rooms 5113.0303 and 5113.0317




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1      General Information

1.1    Introduction

This study guide contains information on programmes, facilities, important university offices,
financial matters, rules and regulations etc. for master students in Physics and Applied Physics
in the academic year 2009-2010.

Data liable to change during the academic year, such as schedules for classes and
examinations, and detailed information about the contents of the courses can be found on the
website of the Department of Physics:

                                      www.rug.nl/natuurkunde

In case of individual situations or circumstances for which this study guide does not provide
sufficient information, it is advised to consult the student counsellor.


1.2    Degrees in Physics and Applied Physics

The University of Groningen offers the opportunity to study Physics as well as Applied Physics.
Graduates of these Master’s programmes are awarded the degree Master of Science (M.Sc.).
The legally equivalent Dutch degrees are “Doctorandus (Drs.)”, in case the master's
programme in Physics is completed, and "Ingenieur (Ir.)", in case the master’s programme in
Applied Physics is completed.


1.3    Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences comprises three schools and 10 research
institutes.
The schools are
        the School of Science and Technology
        the School of Life Sciences
        the School of Information Sciences

In the field of Physics the following centres of research are important
        Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM)
        Centre of Isotopes Research (CIO)
        Centre for Theoretical Physics (CTN)
        Nucelar Accelerator Institute (KVI)

The greater part of the scientific staff in the field of physics is active in one of these research
institutes, while taking part in teaching activities of the School of Science and Technology.



1.4    School of Science and Technology

The master’s degree courses in Physics and Applied Physics are part of the School of Science
and Technology. Other master’s programmes the School of Science and Technology offers
include Astronomy, Mathematics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanoscience,
Environmental Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Management and Educatie en
Communicatie in Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen.



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The board of the School of Science and Technology is constituted as follows:

        dr. H. Hanson, chair and director
        prof. dr. R.M. Scheek (Chemistry)
        prof. dr. ir. E. van der Giessen (Physics)
        prof. dr. P.D. Barthel (Astronomy)
        dr.ir. B.J. Kooi (Industrial Engineering and Management)
        prof. dr. G. Vegter (Mathematics)
        W. Oosterheert (student)


1.5     Department of Physics

Department chair
      Prof. Dr. Ir. E. van der Giessen

Staff
        Drs. H. Jordens, student counsellor
        Dr. F.J. van Steenwijk, undergraduate coordinator
        Ms. P.J. Kruizinga-Huisman, coordination support
        Ms. A. Nanning, secretary
        Ms. J.E.G. van Leeuwen (Bureau of Education and Exams)
        Ms. F. de Haan (Bureau of Education and Exams)
        Drs. H. Jordens (practicals coordinator)
        J.J.Smit (practicals)
        F. Wieland (lecture demonstrations)

Course Committee (opleidingscommissie, OC)
Matters related to the course curriculum are discussed in the Course Committee. The Course
Committee has an advisory responsibility with respect to the content of course programmes,
with respect to the evaluation of course units and with respect to various other educational
issues that may arise. The Course Committee also reviews the Teaching and Examination
Regulations (OER) annually.
The course committee consists of six staff members and six student members, but also the
department chairman, the student counsellor and the undergraduate coordinator generally
attend the meetings of the committee. Student members of the OC are elected annually; staff
members hold office for three to six years. The 2009 staff members of the OC are:
       Prof. Dr. J.T.M. de Hosson
       Prof. Dr. H.A.J. Meijer
       Prof. Dr.Ir. P.R. Onck
       Dr. E. Pallante
       Prof. Dr. R.G.E.Timmermans, chairman
       Prof. Dr.Ir B.J. van Wees
The task of the Course Committee is to advise on matters concerning course curricula,
examinations and related educational issues.
The committee advises to the Board of School of Science and Technology, to the Board of the
Faculty or to individual professors.

Board of Examiners
The Board of Examiners is responsible for examinations and checks whether individual student
have met the requirements for graduation. Also the admission of foreign students and the
individual adaptations of the degree programme are the responsibility of the Board of
Examiners.
       Prof. dr. J.T.M. de Hosson, chairman
       Dr. F.J. van Steenwijk, secretary



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1.6    Student Organizations

‘Groninger Natuurwetenschappelijke Studievereniging ßasic’

Basic is the student association for students in Mathematics,
Applied Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy,
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. βasic organises a range
of activities, varying from informal activities such as wine
tasting to field trips, talks, colloquia and seminars. As a member of ßasic you can get a
discount on collectively ordered text books

G.N.S.V. ßasic
Office:       NCC room 11.70a,
Telefoon:     050 – 363 4349
E-mail:       bestuur@gnsvbasic.nl
Internet:     www.gnsvbasic.nl


Fysisch-Mathematische Faculteitsvereniging (FMF)

The FMF is the student association for students in (Applied) Physics, Astronomy, (Applied)
Mathematics and Computer Science. The FMF organizes several formal activities as well as
informal activities such as parties and sports events. Every month the FMF organizes a free
cinema and informal drinks.
The FMF also organizes study related activities; colloquia, talks, seminars and study trips. The
last foreign study trip went to Argentina and Brazil where a group of 25 students visited local
companies and universities as well as cultural activities for three weeks. This year we’re
visiting Hungary for ten days.
Do not hesitate to visit us or join activities!

Fysisch-Mathematische Faculteitsvereniging
Office:      Nijenborgh 4 - room 5111.0053
Tel.:        050 – 363 4155
E-mail:      Bestuur@fmf.nl
Internet:    www.fmf.nl


‘Technisch Fysische Vereniging ‘Professor Francken’
The student association ‘Professor Francken’ is the association for Applied
Physics students. Currently, Professor Francken has approximately 400
members, of which 50 active members, who visit the ‘Franckenkamer’
(Francken room) regularly. On week days you can have coffee, conversations
with fellow students and relax and play computer games in the Franckenkamer.
Among other activities, Professor Francken traditionally organizes a symposium in December.

Address:             T.F.V. ‘Professor Francken'
                     Nijenborgh 4
                     9747 AG Groningen
                     tel. 050 – 363 4978




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‘Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging’ (NNV)
The NVV is the national association for physicists. Membership of the NVV for students costs €
10,- a year. This includes a subscription for the ‘Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde’. To
subscribe for membership, go to the website www.nnv.nl.
Address of the NNV:
P.O. Box 41882, 1009 DB Amsterdam,
tel.: 020 – 5922211, e-mail : bureau@nnv.nl; Internet: www.nnv.nl

KIVI NIRIA
KIVI NIRIA is the Dutch association for engineers and engineering students.
With 25.000 members KIVI NIRIA is the largest engineering association in the
Netherlands. All engineering disciplines are organized within KIVI NIRIA.
As the network body for engineers and other highly educated technical
professionals in the Netherlands, KIVI NIRIA’s primary objective is to promote
the importance of technology in our society. This ensures continuity in adequate investment in
education, research and innovation. To meet this objective, KIVI NIRIA conducts the following
core activities:
• Technical promotion – to promote the role of technology and engineers in general
• Network – to stimulate contacts and exchange of knowledge between engineers
• Member services – to provide services that assist members with the development of their
professional careers

KIVI NIRIA provides professional services to its members all over the world and organizes a
large number of activities throughout the year. Of course this also counts for engineers from
abroad who wish to work or study in the Netherlands. On this website you will find information
about our policies and services and the many advantages of a KIVI NIRIA membership.

If you have any questions please contact:
Bouke Bosgraaf, International Adviser, at the KIVI NIRIA office in Den Haag.
Tel: +31 (0) 70 3919900; E-mail: boukebosgraaf@kiviniria.nl.
For more information you can also contact the account manager of KIVI NIRIA Noord (section
for the northern part of the Netherlands): Elfride Dijkstra, e-mail: kiviniria@utwente.nl; tel:
+31(0)53-489 4097.


1.7    House rules, regulations

Every student receives safety regulations for the labs of Nijenborgh 4 in the form of the
'Information Guide Nijenborgh 4'. Students are expected to live up to it.

Opening hours building
The main entrance of the building is open from Monday up to and including Friday between
07.00 and 18.00 hour. Other entrances are only available using an entrance card. At weekends
and holidays the building can be entered and left using a valid entrance card. Such an entrance
card can be handed out to students during the research period of their studies. The application
procedure is described in the 'Information Guide Nijenborgh 4'

Fire and accidents
In case of fire and accidents call 8050 and clearly explain the situation and location.

Equipment in operation
Equipment and experiments are only allowed to be in operation outside duty hours in urgent
cases. One is required to take care of optimal safeguarding to prevent calamities caused by
external malfunctioning.
Furthermore, when leaving equipment running, one is required to fill out a special form
(aanlaatformulier) in duplicate. One copy should be present and visible at the specific
equipment; the other copy should be handed over to the porter. In case the special form is not
filled out at the right location, the porter is compelled to report this and take necessary
measures.
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The forms for leaving equipment running (aanlaatformulier) are available at the porter’s. The
forms are valid for a maximum of four weeks. Hereafter, possibly a new form has to be filled
out.

Insurance
All students are insured via the university. This insurance consists of a collective accident
insurance in combination with a collective third-party insurance during presence on grounds
and in buildings (including labs) of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Food and drinks
Food and drinks are strictly forbidden in the labs, as is drinking from laboratory glassware.
Storage and handling of food in or with laboratory equipment, such as e.g. refrigerators,
ovens, etc., are also forbidden.


1.8    Computer screens and RSI

Many students spend a lot of time in front of computers and are at risk of developing RSI-
troubles. RSI is the abbreviation for Repetitive Strain Injury and is a generic term for all
troubles involving neck, shoulders, arms, wrists and hands. These troubles can become chronic
and lead to incapacitation for work and serious limitations in everyday life.

Symptoms
RSI symptoms can vary from stiffness, pain and tingling sensations to loss of strength in above
mentioned body parts. Initially the symptoms occur only during work in front of screens, but at
a later stage they occur also when at rest. Eventually the troubles might occur continuously,
causing pain at even the simplest of actions or making them completely impossible.

How to prevent RSI?
      Do not work at a computer for more than 6 hours a day
      Regularly relax your shoulders
      Sit up straight, use the arm rests
      Hold the upper arms vertically along the upper body
      Place the monitor, keyboard and document holder right in front of you
      Keep your wrists straight, if necessary by means of a wrist support or ergonomic
      keyboard
When using a mouse:
      Make the movements from your elbow rather than from your wrist
      Operate the mouse with your other hand every now and then
      Place the mouse close to you.




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2      Facilities

2.1    Libraries

2.1.1 Department Library

Library facilities
The scientific information services of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is provided by a library
organization composed of about ten faculty libraries and the University library
(Universiteitsbibliotheek, UB). The aim of the university libraries is the support of scientific
research and education by means of an optimal provision of services concerning scientific
information. This includes many university wide electronic subscriptions to magazines,
(conference) reports, etc.

The library of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Library FWN) serves research
and education of staff and students of FWN. Furthermore, the Library FWN is open to all staff
of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, to all students associated with the university and all guests
of the library.

The FWN library is located at two places:
      Library FWN
      Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9.00 - 17.00 hours
      Address: Nijenborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen
      Library FWN-Biology
      Opening hours: Monday-Thursday, 9.00 - 17.00 hours
      Address: Kerklaan 30, 9751 Haren

Library card
Staff can apply for a library card at the library. Students can use their student card as a library
card.

Borrowing
Books and bound journal volumes can be borrowed for a period of four weeks. Bibliographies,
reference books (like encyclopaedias, manuals and dictionaries) and current issues will not be
lent out as a rule.

Practical information Library FWN
Address:            Nijenborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen
Telephone:          050 – 363 4126 (loan- and information counter)
E-mail:             bibliotheekfwn@rug.nl
Website:            http://www.rug.nl/bibliotheek/locaties/bibFWN
Facilities:         Photocopiers are present at the 1st and ground floor. Printer and scanner
                    are present at the 1st floor.
                    Copy/print cards are available at the library counter.
                    6 Carrels, 1 study group workroom, 1 instructionroom, 120 study spaces
                    (63 are provided with computers) and 6 reference pc’s.

2.1.2 University Library (UB)
The UB functions as facility centre for the entire university community; for both the faculty-
and institutional libraries and the library users.
The UB offers students many services. It contains more than 2.4 million books and articles.
There are around 1600 places for study. Furthermore, the library holds vast collections of
references and educational material. About 30% if these are available at the study rooms. The
remaining material is kept at closed depots. The material can be accessed via the loan facility.
For further information and services of the UB one may refer to the website.


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University library
9712 CP Groningen
www.rug.nl/bibliotheek
tel.: + 050 363 5020


2.2    Computer facilities provided by the university

Account
With your enrolment as a student of the university you will receive a letter with a student
number and a preliminary password to access a computer account called the UWP
(Universitaire WerkPlek). A student-account basically provides a number of common services
all accessible with one username and password:
        access to the central servers for use of MS-Windows based applications
        access to the Internet and remote storage facilities
        an e-mail account
        access to Nestor (the electronic learning environment of the Rijksuniversiteit
        Groningen); and access to ProgRESS WWW where you can register for courses or
        monitor your study progress.

E-Mail
Your login name is your student number prefixed by an ‘s’. This login name is used in your
mail address (e.g. s123456@student.rug.nl), but for mail addresses an alias with a real name
is also provided.
At https://salsa.service.rug.nl/wachtwoord.html you can change your password. Students
usually access their mail with a web browser but mail can also be read using mail protocol
IMAP.
The details will be sent in a letter but can also be found on the internet.

ProgRESS WWW
ProgRESS WWW is a web application designed for students who want to access their course
results or want to register for courses and exams. The course results are refreshed several
times a week; a few days after a final grade has been registered by the administrations office,
the grade will also appear on ProgRESS WWW. If you need an official transcript (grade report),
you can print the course results and ask a secretary in the administration office for a stamp
and signature.

Nestor
Nestor is the electronic learning environment (ELO) of the University of Groningen.
Nestor, contains information like study guides, lecture notes, assignments and other relevant
documents. It has a Discussion Board, a forum used by students to exchange information and
a Drop Box to share files with fellow students such as a group assignment that has to be
reviewed by students in your group.

Ocasys
Ocasys is the university course catalogue. It contains short descriptions of course contents,
necessary literature, etc. The web address is: www.rug.nl/ocasys

Student PCs
Nijenborgh 4 has six computer rooms (5116.0310, 5116.0303 and 5116.0315, 5113.0303,
5113.0306, 5111.0010) with around 90 computers for all students. Using these PCs you can
log onto the university network. You will then have access to applications, your own data on
the home directory (X:\) and the internet. Some of the rooms are used for practicals and
courses, but when these are not scheduled the rooms are available for self study. Two printers
are accessible for students (in 5116.0308 and 5113.0303). Students can buy print quota at the
reprodesk in the main entrance hall of Nijenborgh 9 (Bernouilliborg)




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More information and conditions
For more information about network, security, available applications, helpdesk etc., have a
look at: www.rug.nl/studenten/ictvoorzieningen/index
Finally there are conditions on the use of these facilities. You can read these at:
http://www.rug.nl/cit/security/aup/index
All students are expected to know these conditions and to live up to them. Abuse will be
punished with exclusion for a certain time.




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3      Study Affairs

3.1    Academic calendar

The academic year 2009/2010 starts on the 31st of August and concludes on the 9th of July
2010. The academic year consists of two semesters each consisting of two quarters of ten or
eleven weeks. Vacations are from the second week of July until the last week of August and
the two weeks including Christmas and New Year. In August there is some opportunity to take
examinations that were not passed in the preceding quarter (resits). Information on timetables
can be found on the website: http://www.rug.nl/fwn/onderwijs/roosters/index



3.2    Information channels

Website of the department
The website http://www.rug.nl/natuurkunde contains a fount of information about education
and research. The information behind the button ‘Education’ (Onderwijs) does not only give
you information from this catalogue, but also the latest detailed information on (examination)
timetables.

Mail/Notice
In some cases messages of importance to students or groups of students, like requests to sign
up for certain courses or alterations in the timetables, are sent to the electronic mailbox of the
students concerned. The students are for this reason expected to check their mailbox on a
regularly base (at least once a week!)

Notice board
Examination results, etc., are announced on the notice board opposite to the office Bureau of
Education and Exams (Bureau Onderwijs & Examens) room 5111.0077).

Student counsellor
See section 3.8

University paper (Universiteitskrant, UK)
Apart from editorial articles of general interest concerning the university community the UK
publishes important announcements. The Executive Board (College van Bestuur) frequently
publishes the central rules and regulations in the UK. The weekly issue of the UK can be found
in the entrance hall of the Physics and Chemistry Building.



3.3    Study and finances

Tuition fees
You can only participate in the Master programme as a full-time student.
For EU students younger than 30 years of age the annual tuition fee amounts to 1620,- .
For EU-students of 30 years of age or older the annual tuition fee amounts to € 2122,-.
For non-EU students the annual tuition fee amounts to € 9300,-.
All these fees pertain tot the academic year 2009-2010.

Fees do not include travel, accommodation, living and incidental costs (about € 8000,- per
year). The Housing Office assists foreign students in finding accommodation.

Deadline for applications
Applications for admission to the MSc-programme in Astronomy by foreign students should be
completed as early as possible, but should have reached the university admissions office (Mrs.
G.A. Sanders, admissions@rug.nl) before April 15.
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Study expenses
Costs of textbooks and educational tools are relatively low. For the master programme
€ 900,- will cover most of the compulsory textbooks, manuals, practical materials, excursions,
etc. The University of Groningen has a policy regarding study expenses. The purpose of this
policy is to regulate study expenses in a way that they do not exceed the component ‘study
expenses’ in the Dutch student's budget, as determined by the Ministrer of Education. For
2009-2010 these study expenses are set to € 660. It is sometimes inevitable to exceed this
maximum sum. Half of the extra expenses can then be reclaimed from the Faculty Board
(Faculteitsbestuur), or an arrangement will be made. Contact the study counsellor and Student
Service Desk for a brochure about study expenses, the university’s policy regarding prices and
further information. The directs study costs for the master programme in Astronomy are
estimated well below the maximum (appr. € 450,- per year).


3.4    Student counsellor

The main task of the student counsellor is to provide assistance to students experiencing
personal and academic problems. In practice, issues such as choice of courses, study methods,
choice of (future) specialization, optional courses and career perspectives are most discussed.
A student counsellor can also provide assistance or help in financial matters (for instance in
case of delay) or personal issues. Student counsellor for Physics and Applied Physics is drs. H.
Jordens (room: 5113.0315, tel.: 3634856, email: H.Jordens@rug.nl)



3.5    Teaching Assistantship

Dutch speaking senior students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience as a teaching
assistant. Teaching assistants mainly teach exercise classes or assist during computer sessions
or practicals. Also, grading homework or exams may be a task of teaching assistants. Of
course the teaching assistant is paid for his services.
Students interested in a teaching assistant ship can gain more information from the student
counsellor or wait for an e-mail cal fron the undergraduate coordinator.


3.6    Kamerlingh Onnes Award

The Kamerlingh Onnes Award is granted annually shortly after September 1 to the graduate
with the best academic record. The winner is chosen by a committee constituted from the
members of the Board of Examiners. The winner is invited for a lecture in the framework of the
General Physics Colloquium. The prize consists of a stipend of 1250 Euro and an award
certificate.


3.7    Study Abroad

All master students are in principle eligible to studying abroad.

What are the possibilities?
      Following courses at a foreign university
      The University of Groningen has exchange agreements with a number of foreign
      universities, which means that no fees will be raised if Groningen students study there
      for a mobility period.
      For more information: see
      http://www.rug.nl/natuurkunde/onderwijs/studereninhetbuitenland/index
      Research project at a foreign university



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       Generally this should be done in a research group abroad with existing ties with the
       research group in which you are doing your final research project. Contact your thesis
       supervisor for the possibilities.
       Internship in a company abroad.
       Students in Applied Physics may do their industrial internship in a foreign company.
       Also in this case: Contact your thesis supervisor to consider the possibilities.

Financing the study or internship abroad
There is a number of programmes to finance your study or internship, such as
Socrates/Erasmus for study at a university within the EU,
Marco Polo for all other destinations and for travel expenses for internships, in case these are
not paid for by the company.
Groninger Universitair Fonds (GUF).
Important websites for general information and how to finance your study or internship are
www.wilweg.nl
www.nuffic.nl
www.beursopener.nl
De coordinator for study abroad is:
Dr. F.J. van Steenwijk (undergraduate coordinator)
5111.0079, tel. 3634782
f.j.van.steenwijk@rug.nl



3.8    Examinations (tentamens)

Timetable
The examination timetables give the dates for written examinations of the individual course
units: http://www.rug.nl/natuurkunde/onderwijs/roosters/index
Usually an examination is scheduled at the end of the quarter in which the course unit has
been offered. Students are allowed to take the examination of a particular course unit two
times per year.
The timetables of examinations are liable to change, so students should check the website
regularly.

Enrolment for exams
Students should enrol for written exams through ProgressWWW
(http://progresswww.nl/rug/) at least one week before the examination date. If you cannot
take part after all, you can cancel the enrolment until one day before the examination date.

Procedures during exams
Students are required to show their student card at written exams.
Graphing calculators are not permitted unless such is explicitly allowed by the lecturer of the
course.
Electronic pocket calculators without graphic display are allowed.
Students are obliged to follow the directions of the vigilance personnel.

Fraud
Any act of a student to mislead the examiner in such a way that a correct evaluation of the
students knowledge, insight or competences is prevented, is considered as fraud.
Examples of fraud are:
       the use of crib notes (on paper or digital);
       plagiarism (also the use of internet files without proper reference is considered as
       fraud);
       ‘free riding’ on the work of fellow students in group assignments;
       copying (laboratory) reports from fellow students;
       falsifying experimental data;
In case of fraud the Board of Examiners can exclude a student from participating in the
particular exam for a period of one year.


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Registration of Examination results.
Examination results are processed by the Bureau Onderwijs en Examens (room number
5111.0077) will be published on the bulletin board in building 5111, opposite to room
5111.0077. Students can look at their achieved results through ProgressWWW.
(www.progresswww.nl/rug/).
Appr. twice a year all students receive a certified printout of their results.
In case an official list of results is needed in between, a certified list of results can be obtained
from the ‘Bureau Onderwijs and Examens’ (5111.0077).


3.9    Graduation

Enrolment procedure for graduation
   1. Approval by the Board of Examiners
      Prior to a request for graduation the Board of Examiners considers the list of results on
      the course units that are part of the degree programme. The student should complete a
      form with the results obtained on the registration form for graduation. The form can be
      downloaded from:
      http://www.rug.nl/natuurkunde/onderwijs/bureauoe/aanmeldingsformulieren
      First after written approval by the Board of Examiners a request for graduation can be
      filed.
   2. Request for graduation
      One month before the date of the graduation date (= the date on the graduation
      certificate), the student has to submit a request for graduation. The appropriate form
      can be obtained from the Bureau Onderwijs en Examens (room 5111.0077). The
      completed and undersigned form should be handed in, preferably personnally, at the
      Bureau Onderwijs en Examens, together with the written approval of the Board of
      Examiners. This procedure should be completed three weeks before the graduation
      ceremony.
   3. Research thesis
      Together with the request for graduation a copy of the final version of the master's
      thesis should be handed in at the Bureau Onderwijs and Examens

Graduation is only possible for enrolled students. It is strongly advised that the student files a
request for graduation as soon as all requirements of the curriculum have been met, in order
to prevent unnecessary tuition costs.

Graduation ceremony
The graduation ceremony usually takes place in the Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5. After
proper registration the student will receive a schedule with time and place of the ceremony.
At the graduation ceremony the graduate receives a graduation certificate together with a
diploma supplement stating the grades on the separate course units.

Usually the graduation date coincides with the date of the graduation ceremony. In some cases
(usually around September 1) the graduation ceremony may be postponed to September. This
may be the case when the last examination results are obtained in the last weeks of August
and the administrative procedures for graduation cannot be timely fulfilled before August 31
(i.e. before the end of the academic year). When the examination results do so permit, the
graduation date can be set at August 31, whereas the graduation ceremony takes place in
September.

For the timetable of the graduation ceremonies one should refer to the website:
http://www.rug.nl/natuurkunde/onderwijs/examens/examenrooster




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3.10 Objection and appeal procedures

Mistakes are, unfortunately, sometimes made when applying rules and regulations. This is why
the Students’ Charter (Studentenstatuut) covers provisions to ensure lawful protection of the
student. If students feel unjustly treated, they can object and lodge an appeal.
The two agencies a student can contact are mentioned in the Students’ Charter:
       Higher Education Appeals Tribunal (College van Beroep voor het Hoger Onderwijs). For
       most matters concerning the central part of the Students’ Charter (see chapter 9).
       Board of Appeal for the Examinations (College van Beroep voor de Examens). Mostly for
       matters concerning the decentral part of the Students’ Charter (OER).
An overview of all objects and appeal procedures can be acquired from the “Dienst Algemeen
Bestuurlijke en Juridische Zaken” of RuG, tel. 363 5440.

Complaints
There are many situations possible where regulations of the Students’ Charter
(Studentenstatuut) are not directly violated, but that make the student still feel improperly or
unjustly treated. In such a case he/she can file a complaint to the following agencies:

Decentral
Each of the faculties and departments has its own (specific) complaint procedure. The student
counsellor can offer direct assistance, but he/she could also forward the case to, for example,
the head of the Course Committee (Opleidingscommissie) or to the director of the School of
Science and Technology.

Student Service Desk
If one cannot or wishes not to contact the faculty or department, the complaint could be
discussed with a student dean at Student Service Desk. He/she will act as ombudsman and
mediate, and, if requested, demand inspection of dossiers or contact professionals.




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4      Master programmes


4.1    Introduction

To be admitted to the master programme in Physics or Applied Physics, the student must have
obtained the prerequisite bachelor degree in Physics or Applied Physics. In case a student does
not meet this requirement, but does hold a bachelor degree in a related field, the student can
in some cases still be admitted. In this case the student must consult the undergraduate
coordinator to set up an individual programme to eliminate deficiencies.


4.2    Course Catalogue

The electronic course catalogue OCASYS contains descriptions of all course units that are
offered by the University of Groningen. The url of OCASYS is: www.rug.nl/ocasys.


4.3    Master programme in Physics

The master programme in Physics comprises two years of full time study, equivalent to 120
ECTS.
Please note that if the student has got a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics, extra
requirements to the course curriculum may apply. Courses mandatory in the bachelor’s
curriculum of Physics, but not in that of Applied Physics, are in such cases mandatory courses
for the master’s curriculum.
The total amount of credits in the curriculum however remains unchanged in such a case.
The programme has two specializations, Experimental Physics and Theoretical Physics, that
focus on research in physics, the I&I- specialization that focuses on advanced instrumentation
and the B&B-specialization that focuses on business and policy. The requirements for these
specializations can be found in the following table.

Exp   Specialization Experimental Physics (Experimentele Natuurkunde)
Theor Specialization Theoretical Physics (Theoretische Natuurkunde)
I&I   Specialization Instrumentation and Informatics in Physics, Astronomy and Space
      Research
B&B Science Business and Policy (Beta, Bedrijf en Beleid). This specialization is conducted in
      Dutch)

In the following chapter, lists of optional courses can be found along with further information
on the specializations. Information on the individual couse units can be found in OCASYS
(www.rug.nl/ocasys)




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Master’s Curriculum Physics                    Exp      Theor.     I&I      B&B
                                               ECTS      ECTS     ECTS      ECTS
Symmetry in Physics                              5         5                  5
Computational Physics                            5         5        5         5
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics                             5
Quantum Field Theory                                       5
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics                       5
Statistical Mechanics                                      5
Statistical Methods for Data Analysis            5
Principles of Measurement Systems                5                  5
Student seminars                                 5         5
Control Engineering                                                 5
Applied Signal Processing                                           5
Basic Detection Techniques                                          5
Astronomical Space Missions                                        5
Numerical Mathematics 1                                            5
Optional courses I&I                                               10
Optional courses in Science                     25        20       5         20
Free electives                                  10        5
Business and Policy                                                          20
B&B Internship                                                               40
Project Information Technology                                     10
Industrial research                                                20
Research                                        60        60       40        30
General Physics Colloquium                     p.m.      p.m.     p.m.      p.m.
Total                                           120      120       120      120

        Students who started their bachelor studies before 2006 may have followed a
        programme that did not contain each of the courses Solid State Physics 1, Applications
        of Quantum Physics and Subatomic Physics. However all three courses should be taken,
        either as part of the bachelor or as part of the master programme. In case any of these
        courses is not taken as part of the bachelor programme it is obligatory to take this
        course as part of the master programme. The credits are to be taken from Optional
        courses in Science.
        Some of the other courses in the list may have been part of the bachelor programme,
        e.g. as part of the free minor. In this case the credits allocated in this table to such a
        course should be transferred to Optional courses in Science
        It is advised to choose one or more of the optional courses in the field of the research
        group in which the final research project is performed (cf. Chapter 5).
        All master students are obliged to attend 10 presentations of the framework of the
        General Physics Colloquium
        A number of the courses indicated in this table were credited with 6 ECTS in 2007-2008
        rather than with 5 ECTS. If this applies to students following the present master
        programme, than the surplus credits obtained can be transferred to Optional Courses in
        Science. If this leads to a misfit with respect to the total number of credit points, the
        size of the final research project may be adapted (either enlarged or deminished) with
        up to 3 ECTS.
        Information on the individual couse units can be found in OCASYS (www.rug.nl/ocasys)
        In the following chapter, lists of optional courses can be found along with further
        information on the specializations.



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4.4    Master’s programme in Applied Physics

The Master programme in Applied Physics comprises two years of full time study, equivalent to
120 ECTS. To be admitted to the master programme in Applied Physics, the student must have
obtained the prerequisite bachelor degree in Physics or Applied Physics. Please note that if the
student has got a bachelor degree in Physics, then extra requirements to the course curriculum
apply. Courses mandatory in the bachelor curriculum of Applied Physics, but not that of
Physics, are mandatory courses for the master curriculum. The total amount of credits in the
curriculum remains the same.
The programme in Applied Physics has two specializations: Applied Physics (TN) and
Instrumentation and Informatics (I&I).

Master Curriculum Applied Physics             TN                    I&I
                                        Applied Physics      Instrumentation
                                                             and Informatics
                                              ECTS                 ECTS
Device Physics                                  5                     5
Applications of Quantum Physics                 5                     5
Optional courses in Science                    10                    15
Optional courses I&I                                                 10
Physical Transport Phenomena 2                  5
Physical Materials Science                      5
Control Engineering                                                  5
Applied Signal Processing                       5                    5
Basic Detection Techniques                                           5
Astronomical Space Missions                                          5
Numerical Mathematics 2                                               5
Internship in Industry                          30                   20
Business and Management                         10
Applied Physics Research                        45                   40
General Physics Colloquium 2)                  p.m.                 p.m.
Total                                          120                  120


       Students who have obtained their bachelor degree in Groningen and who did not follow
       the Project Information Technology (FIT-stage) as part of their bachelor programme,
       should spend the credits reserved for Optional Courses in Science to make up for this
       deficit.
       Some of the other courses in the present master programme may have been part of the
       bachelor programme, e.g. as part of the minor or as part of an older version of the
       bachelor programme. In this case the credits allocated in this table to such courses
       should be transferred to Optional courses in Science
       A number of the courses indicated in this table were credited with 6 ECTS in 2007-2008
       rather than with 5 ECTS. If this is the case than the surplus credits obtained can be
       transferred to Optional Courses in Science. If this leads to a misfit with respect to the
       total number of credit points, the size of the final research project may be adapted
       (either enlarged or deminished) with up to 3 ECTS.
       It is advised to choose one or more of the optional courses in the field of the research
       group in which the final research project is performed (cf. Chapter 4.7).
       All master students are obliged to attend 10 presentations of the framework of the
       General Physics Colloquium.




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4.5    Admission to the Master’s programme in case the Bachelor’s
       programme is not yet completed

If the bachelor programme in Physics or Applied Physics is not yet completed, it is possible to
(formally) enroll to the Physics or Applied Physics master’s programme. However, this is
possible only if the remaining amount of credits of the Bachelor’s curriculum does not exceed
15 ECTS. Moreover, the student needs to have passed for all practicals and internships. The
remaining 15 ECTS have to be completed within one semester.
Important: the above applies only to those students who are formally enrolled in a bachelor
degree programme and have met all requirements for the propaedeuse.


4.6    Lists of Optional Courses

These optional courses can pertain to specific scientific fields (such as mathematics or
astronomy), or be of a more general nature (such as the so-called ‘AVV’ courses or free
electives).
Below a list of optional courses that can be chosen – if not part of the obligatory programme -
without any further permission by the Board of Examiners.


Optional courses in Science

Theoretical Physics                                           (ECTS)
Elementary particles                                            5
General Relativity                                              5
Introduction to Supersymmetry                                   5
Quantum Field Theory                                            5
Quantum Many Body Theory                                        5
Astro Particlephysics                                           5
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics                                  5
Symmetry in Physics                                             5
Statistical Mechanics                                           5
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics                            5
Advanced Quantum Field Theory                                   5

Applied Physics                                               (ECTS)
Capita Selecta Materiaalkunde                                   3-6
Device Physics                                                  5
Fysische Materiaalkunde                                         5
Materiaalkunde en ontwerpen                                     5
Mechatronics                                                    5
Mesoscopic Physics                                              5
Micromechanics                                                  5
Principles of Measurement Systems                               5
Solid Mechanics                                                 5

Other advanced Physics courses                                (ECTS)
Accelerator Physics and Ion Optics                              5
Applied Signal Processing                                       5
Atomic Interactions                                             5
Astroparticle Physics                                           5
Electronic Structures of Materials                              5
Computational Physics                                           5
Computer Simulation of Quantum Systems                          5
Contempory Experiments in Molecular Physics                     5
Elementary Particles                                            5
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Experimental Methods for Trace Gas Research               5
Introduction to Plasma Physics                            5
Isotope Production                                        5
Key Experiments in Atomics Physics                        5
Laser Cooling and Trapping                                5
Many Particle Systems and the Quantum Theory of Solids    5
Milieufysica                                              5
Nuclear Physics                                           5
Non Linear Optics                                         5
Physics of Continuous Media                               5
Radiation Physics                                         5
Sensors and Detectors                                     5
Student Seminar on Quantum Computation                    5
Student Seminar on Cosmology                              5
Student Seminar on Subatomic Physics                      5
Surfaces and Interfaces                                   5

Student Seminars
Student Seminar on Quantum Computation                    5
Student Seminar on Cosmology                              5
Student Seminar on Subatomic Physics                      5
Fundamental Interactions and Symmetry                     5

Advanced Mathematics courses                             (ECTS)
Computational Fluid Dynamics                               5
Dynamical Systems                                          5
Functional Analysis                                        5
Geometry and Physics                                       5
Mathematical Methods for Physicists                        5
Numerical Mathematics 1                                    5
Numerical Mathematics 2                                    5
Ordinary Differential Equations                            5
Partial Differential Equations                             5
Statistics                                                 5
Systems Theory 1                                           5

Computer Science and Applied Computer Science            (ECTS)

Advanced Linear Programming                               5
Architecture and Networks                                 5
Computational Physics                                     5
Computational Fluid Dynamics                              5
Computer Simulations of Quantum Systems                   5
Numerical Mathematics 1                                   5
Numerical Mathematics 2                                   5
Project Information Technology                            10
Robotics                                                  5
Advanced Linear Programming                               5

Optional courses I&I (Instrumentation and Informatics)(ECTS)
Accelerator Physics and Ion Optics                     5
Applied Signal Procesing                               5
Astronomical Signal Processing                         5
Basic Detection Techniques                             5
Control Engineering                                    5
Experimental Methods of Trace Gas Research             5
Imaging Techniques in Radiology                        5
Interferometry                                         5
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Laser Cooling and Trapping                     5
Materials Science and Design                   5
Scientific Visualization                       5
Virtual Observations                           5

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering courses:   (ECTS)
Fysische Transportverschijnselen 1              5
Fysische Transportverschijnselen 2              5
Macromolecular Chemistry                        5
Thermodynamica van polymeersystemen             5
Technische Thermodynamica                       5

Astronomy courses                             (ECTS)
Active Galaxies                                 5
Astronomical Observing Techniques               5
Astronomical Space Missions                     5
Cosmology                                       5
Dynamics of Galaxies                            5
Formation and Evolution of Galaxies             5
Interacademiale Colleges Sterrenkunde           5-10
Interstellar Medium                             5
High Energy Astrophysics                        5
Large Scale Structure of the Universe           5
Radiative Processes                             5
Stellar Structure and Evolution                 5




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5      Further Information on the Master’s Programmes

5.1    Introduction

The information in this chapter is relevant to all master students, irrespective of the year in
which the student has started with with the master programme.


5.2    Further information on the specializations in Theoretical Physics
       and Experimental Physics

Theoretical Physics
Theoretical Physics is concerned with a fundamental and theoretical description of nature,
making use of fundamental and often advanced mathematical principles. The specialization in
Theoretical Physics primarily aims at training students for conducting research in theoretical
physics.
Skills in modeling and applying mathematical models play a very important role. A large
number of the Theoretical Physics graduates, approximately 60%, chooses to do a Ph.D.
research project after graduation.

Experimental Physics
Experimental Physics aims at gaining insight into natural phenomena by means of
experimental techniques. The motivation of students choosing this specialization is primarily
based on a fundamental interest in physics.
Graduates in Experimental Physics have careers in diverse sectors of industry as well as the
government. Approximately 40% of the graduated Experimental Physics students go on with a
Ph.D. research project after graduation.

Student counsellor
The student counsellor is Drs. H. Jordens. The student counsellor advises and helps students in
making decisions regarding their curricula, optional courses and thesis research. Students can
also consult the student counsellor in case of personal or study related problems.

Master’s Research Project
In general, Experimental Physics students carry out the Master’s research project in one of the
research groups in experimental physics of the Materials Science Centre (MSC), the Centre of
Isotope Research (CIO) or at the ‘Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut’ (KVI). Theoretical Physics
students carry out the master’s research project at the Institute for Theoretical Physics or the
Theoretical Physics group of the KVI.
For an overview of the research groups we refer to the following website:

http://www.rug.nl/natuurkunde/onderzoek/groepen/index

The student should consult the student counsellor and jointly decide on a suitable research
group. Before doing so, the student must have completed at least 30 ECTS in the first year of
the Master’s programme. The student writes a thesis on the research conducted in the project
and gives a final oral presentation on the subject matter. When applying for graduation, a hard
copy of the Master’s thesis must be handed in at the ‘Bureau Onderwijs en Examens’ (room
5111.0073). An electronic copy should uploaded into the repository of the library (see
www.rug.nl/natuurkunde/onderwijs/examens/repository for the upload instructions).

Co-advisor (Coreferent)
The Master’s research project is assessed by the thesis advisor as well as a co-advisor. The co-
advisor is a faculty member from a group other than that in which the research is conducted.
The name of the co-advisor will be mentioned in the Master’s thesis.
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Oral presentation of the Master’s Thesis
It is advised to make an appointment (and announcement) for an oral presentation of the
Master’s thesis in time. Appointments should be made in concordance with the supervisor with
the secretary of the research group.

General Physics Colloquium (Algemeen Natuurkundig Colloquium)
All students Physics and Applies Physics have to attend at least 10 colloquia in the frmework of
the General Physics Colloquium. When attending a colloquium, the student should sign the
attendance register. Announcements of these colloquia (on a yellow sheet of paper) are made
on the bulletin board opposite to room 5111.0077. During holidays no colloquia are organized.
For questions one can consult the chairman of the colloquium committee prof. dr. P.H.M. van
Loosdrecht (tel.: 050-3638149; E-mail: p.h.m.van.loosdrecht@rug.nl). The attendace register
is kept by ms. A. Petitiaux (A.Petitiaux@kvi.nl), who can clarify in case the student has lost
track of the number of attended colloquia.


5.3    Further Information on the Master’s programme Applied Physics

Profile
A student in Applied Physics is interested in understanding and controlling physical phenomena
of technical objects and processes. Practical applications are the primary motivation to
research and analyze these processes. Students in Applied Physics are trained to think
interdisciplinary and be able to integrate several fields of physics. Graduates of this
programme have careers in industry (50 %) as well as in academia (30%).

Student Counsellor
The student counsellor is Drs. H. Jordens. The student counsellor advises and helps students in
making decisions regarding their curricula, optional courses and thesis research. Students can
also consult the student counsellor in case of personal or study related problems.

Internship and Research Project
The Master’s research project can be carried out in the following research groups:
      Physics of Organic Semiconductors
      Materials Science
      Micromechanics
      Nanophysics

or – upon approval of prof. dr. ir. E. van der Giessen – in another research group in the field of
physics. Because the thesis advisor in general also plans the internship, it is recommended to
choose a research group in time. The period in which the student wishes to do the internship
or other preferences regarding the internship, should be discussed with the thesis advisor.
The student should consult the student counsellor and jointly decide on a suitable research
group. Before doing so, the student must have completed at least 30 ECTS in the first year of
the Master’s programme. The student writes a thesis on the research conducted during the
project and gives a final oral presentation on the subject matter. The thesis will also be
assessed by a co-advisor (see 5.3).
When applying for graduation, a hard copy of the Master’s thesis must be handed in at the
‘Bureau Onderwijs en Examens’ (room 5111.0073). An electronic copy should uploaded into
the repository of the library (see www.rug.nl/natuurkunde/onderwijs/examens/repository for
the upload instructions).

General Physics Colloquium (Algemeen Natuurkundig Colloquium)
All students in Physics and Applies Physics have to attend at least 10 colloquia in the series
General Physics Colloquium. When attending a colloquium, the student should sign the
attendance register. Announcements of these colloquia (on a green sheet of paper) are made
on the publication board across from room 5111.0077. During holidays no colloquia are
organized. For questions one can consult the chairman of the colloquium committee prof. dr.

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P.H.M. van Loosdrecht (tel.: 050-3638149; E-mail: p.h.m.van.loosdrecht@rug.nl). The
attendace register is kept by ms. A. Petitiaux (A.Petitiaux@kvi.nl), who can clarify in case the
student has lost track of the number of attended colloquia.




5.4    Further Information on the specialization Instrumentation and
       Informatics in Physics, Astronomy and Space Research

The specialization ‘Instrumentation and Informatics in Physics, Astronomy and Space Research’
aims at students in Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy who want to specialize in
advanced instrumentation en informatics. Specialists in this field are of great value in
fundamental and applied research in several areas of physics. For instance, at the University of
Groningen, this specialization collaborates with the ‘Kapteyn Laboratorium’, the ‘Laboratorium
voor Ruimteonderzoek’, ASTRON, the KVI and the Centre for Isotope Research. But also more
applied physics, such as Nanoscience and Biomedical Engineering, plays an important role in
this specialization.

The course curriculum of the specialization Instrumentation and Informatics can be found in
chapter 4 and contains a number of mandatory courses in instrumentation and informatics,
optional courses and further courses in physics, applied physics and astronomy. The Master’s
research project is carried out in one of the laboratories of the above mentioned research
groups. Students considering specializing in Instrumentation and Informatics are
recommended to take the courses in instrumentation offered in the Bachelor’s programme.



5.5    Further Information on the Specialization ‘Bedrijf en Beleid’

The specialization Beta, Bedrijf en Beleid (Science, Business and Policy) is a specialization of
almost every Master’s programme offered by the FWN. The aim of this specialization is to
combine knowledge and insights from other disciplines, in particular management,
organization and public administration.
The combination of Physics and Business and Policy is created for students interested in
working for a (medium or big) science-oriented company.
The first year of the specialization is aimed at deepening the knowledge of physics and
astronomy. The second and final year consists of the course ‘Bèta in Beleid en Bedrijf’ and the
combined internship/research project ‘Bèta, Beleid en Bedrijf’.
The course ‘Bèta in Beleid en Bedrijf’ offers an introduction into the disciplines ‘Management
and Organization’ and ‘Public Administration’. You will apply the knowledge you have acquired
in this course to multidisciplinary projects assigned by companies and the government.
The core of the combined internship/research project ‘Bèta, Beleid en Bedrijf’ consists of an
internship of six months with a company of institution. An internal internship at the university
is also among the possibilities. The internship deepens the knowledge you acquired during the
course ‘Bèta in Beleid en Bedrijf’ and offers an in depth introduction and practice with project
management. The internship will be enriched with lectures, training sessions and exchange of
experiences and briefings during two introductory weeks and an evaluation week.
The specialization Bèta, Bedrijf en Beleid is conducted in the Dutch language, and is therefore
not accessible to those who have no command of this language.
For more information on this specialization, please consult: Drs. A.J. Abma (lecturer and
coordinator), tel. 050 363 2263, a.j.abma@biol.rug.nl, or go to: www.rug.nl/fwn/mvariant/.




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5.6    Recommended optional courses

It is advised to choose at least part of the optional courses in close connection to the field of
the thesis research project. For the various research groups the following courses are
recommended:

Theoretical Subatomic Physics (High Energy Physics and Theoretical Nuclear Physics)
      Quantum Field Theory
      Elementary Particles
      Group Theory in Physics
      Statistical Mechanics
      General Relativity

Computational Physics
     Computational Physics
     Solid Mechanics
     Non Linear Optics
     Computer Simulation of Quantum Systems
     Student Seminar Quantum Computation

Theory of Condensed Matter
      Many Particle Systems and Quantum Theory of the Solid State
      Non Linear Optics
      Computational Physics
      Computer Simulation of Quantum Systems
      Theoretical Condensed Matter physics

Materials Science
      Physical Aspects of Materials Science
      Micromechanics
      Capita Selecta Materials Science

Micromechanics
      Physical Aspects of Materials Science
      Micromechanics
      Solid Mechanics
      Computational Physics
      Physics of Continuous Media

Physics of Nanodevices
      Physics of Electronic Devices
      Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
      Many Particle Systems and Quantum Theory of the Solid State
      Mesoscopic Physics

Solid State Optics
       Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
       Solid State Physics 2
       Many Particle Systems and Quantum Theory of the Solid State
       Non Linear Optics

Surfaces and Thin Layers
      Surfaces and Interfaces
      Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
      Many Particle Systems and Quantum Theory of the Solid State
      Non Linear Optics



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Centre for Isotope Research (CIO)
      Energy and Environment
      Experimental Methods for Trace Gas Research
      Environmental Physics


Theoretical Nuclear Physics
      Nuclear Physics
      Symmetry in Physics
      Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
      Quantum Field Theory
      Elementary Particles
      Particle Astrophysics
      General Relativity

Experimental Nuclear Physics (Structure of Nuclei, Fundamental Physics, Interacting
Nuclei, Technical Instrumentation, Nuclear Geophysics)
      Nuclear Physics
      Symmetry in Physics
      Sensors and Detectors,
      Introductory Plasma Physics,
      Accelerator Physics and Ion Optics
      Student Seminar Experimental Nuclear Physics
      Fundamental Interactions and Symmetries

Atomic Physics
     Atomic interactions
     Key Experiments in Atomic Physics
     Laser Cooling and Trapping
     Fundamental Interactions and Symmetries




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6      Rules and Regulations
In this chapter you find legal information concerning the student and the Master’s degree
programmes. A summary of the Student Charter, the Teaching and Examination Regulations
(OER) of the Master’s programmes in Physics and Applied Physics and a reference to the Rules
and Regulations of the Board of Examiners can be found below. It should be realized that the
documents presented on the following pages are translations of the official Dutch versions of
these documents. In case of legal disputes the Dutch version is decisive. The Dutch versions of
these documents can be found at:

                      www.rug.nl/natuurkunde/onderwijs/reglementen/index


6.1    Teaching and Examination Regulations (OER)


Section 1     General Provisions

Article 1.1 Applicability

These Regulations apply to the modules and final assessment of the Master’s degree
programme in Physics or in Applied Physics, hereinafter referred to as ‘the degree programme’.
The degree programme is organised by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the
University of Groningen.


Article 1.2 Definitions

The following definitions apply to these Regulations:
a. the Act: Wet op het Hoger Onderwijs en Wetenschappelijk onderzoek [Higher Education
   and Research Act].
b. student: a person enrolled at the university for the purpose of taking modules and/or
   examinations and the final assessment leading to the conferral of a university degree.
c. module: a teaching unit or other part of the degree programme within the meaning of the
   Act.
d. practical: a practical exercise, as referred to in Art. 7.13 of the Act, in one of the following
   forms:
   - research or assignments
   - participation in a field trip or excursion
   - participation in a project
   - completion of an internship or traineeship
   - participation in another educational activity designed to teach certain skills
   - a written report of a research project
   - a written final degree project
   - a written thesis, paper or draft.
e. final assessment: the final assessment of the degree programme.
f. ECTS: credits in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (1
   ECTS equals 28 hours of study).
g. semester: part of the academic year, either commencing on 1 September and ending on a
   date to be determined by the Executive Board on or around 31 January, or commencing on
   the aforementioned date determined by the Executive Board and ending on 31 August.
h. course catalogue: a document containing information about the degree programme and
   relevant regulations applicable to students.
i. colloquium: lecture about a discipline related subject based on scientific literature
j. HBO-applicant: a student with a bachelor degree in Applied Sciences.

The other definitions shall have the meaning that the Act ascribes to them.

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Article 1.3 Aim of the degree programme

The teaching outcomes of the master’s degree programme are set out in Appendix A.


Article 1.4 Type of degree programme

The degree programme is full-time.


Article 1.5 Teaching language

The degree programme is taught in English, except for the M-variant “Science, Business and
Policy” which is partly taught in Dutch.


Section 2     Structure of the degree programme

Article 2.1 Study load

1. The degree programme has a study load of 120 ECTS.

2. The study load of a module is expressed in whole ECTS.


Article 2.2 Specializations

Appendix B sets out the specializations of the degree programme.


Article 2.3 Content of the degree programme

Appendix C sets out the (compulsory) parts of the degree programme and specializations,
including the load of study, the entry requirements, the form of examinations and whether a
practical is included.


Article 2.4 Optional modules

1. Appendix D sets out the optional modules of the degree programme and specializations,
   including the load of study, the entry requirements, the form of examinations and whether
   a practical is included.

2. The Board of Examiners may permit the student to select one or more modules from
   another master’s degree programme (from the University of Groningen or from another
   university).

Section 3     Examinations and final assessment in the degree programme

Article 3.1. General

1. Examinations, both interim and final, provide the student with the information he needs to
   assess whether he has achieved or will achieve the required learning goals. This will help
   him with his further participation in the degree programme in question.

2. Assessment is expressed in whole and half numbers greater than or equal to 1 or smaller
   than or equal to 10, or by the qualifications ‘pass’ (v) or ‘fail’(o). A teaching unit or module

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   is passed when a mark higher or equal to 6 is achieved or when the qualification ‘pass’ (V)
   is awarded. The mark 5,5 is not awarded.


Article 3.2 Compulsory order of examinations

The entry requirements and the compulsory order of examinations are listed in the Appendix E.


Article 3.3 Form of Examinations

1. The form of the examinations for the modules listed in Article 2.3 and 2.4 are set out in the
   Appendix C and D.

2. At the student’s request, the Board of Examiners may allow an examination to be taken in
   a form different from that covered by Article 3.3.1.

3. Students with a functional disorder will be given the opportunity to take examinations in a
   form that will compensate as far as possible for their individual handicap. If necessary, the
   Board of Examiners will seek expert advice on this matter. Applications for an adjusted
   exam should be at least one month before the exam.


Article 3.4 Oral Examinations

1. Unless the Board of Examiners decides otherwise, an oral examination may only be taken
   by one student at a time.

2. On request of the examiner or the student a neutral third party may be asked to attend an
   oral examination.


Article 3.5   Examination of practical modules

1. For practical modules, active and visible participation in the research training as well as the
   approval of a (research) report written by the student are required for passing the
   examination.

2. The assessment of internal practical modules and the written report of such modules will be
   conducted by one staff member.

3. The assessment of a external research training project will be conducted by an internal
   examiner and an external supervisor.


Article 3.6 Frequency and Examination Periods

1. There will be an opportunity to sit the examinations for the modules listed in Article 2.3 two
   times each year.

2. A module will be regular examined in the current year a module was not offered .

3. A module will be regular examined in the current year after the module was offered for the
   last time.

4. An exam for a practical is given once a year.




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Article 3.7 Assessing the Final Degree Project

The assessment of a final degree project (thesis or research projects/internships) takes place
within a general assessment framework. The supervisors (at least two) who have been
appointed as examiners by the Board of Examiners will determine the mark together. If
necessary, they will consult an external supervisor.


Article 3.8 Marking of Examinations and Publication of Grades

1. After an oral examination, the examiner will assess the examination immediately and
   provide the student with a signed exam sheet.

2. Examination results must be made known to the student no later than 10 working days
   after the date on which the examination was taken.

3. If an examination is taken in a form other than oral or written, the Board of Examiners will
   determine in advance how and when the student will receive written confirmation of the
   result.

4. The examiner will mark a written examination and provide the Education and Examinations
   Office with the necessary details for registration in the student administration.

5. A printout of individual student results is a valid confirmation of these results if authorized
   by or on behalf of the Board of Examiners. This printout can be asked for at the Education
   and Examinations Office.


Article 3.9 Validity

1. Examinations that have been passed remain valid indefinitely.

2. Contrary to the provision of Article 3.9.1, the Board of Examiners may decide to require a
   student to take a supplementary or substitute examination for a module taken more than
   six years previously before allowing that student to progress to the final assessment.


Article 3.10 Right of Inspection

1. On request, a student has the right to inspect his marked work during a period of       six
   weeks after the results of a written examination have been made known.
   At the student’s request a copy of his work is provided against costprice.

2. Within the time frame stipulated in Article 3.10.1, the student may request that he be
   allowed to peruse the examination paper and the assessment criteria.

3. The Board of Examiners may determine that this inspection or perusal will take place at a
   certain place and time. This inspection and perusal may be organized collectively.
   If the person concerned can show that he was prevented by force majeure from attending
   at the indicated place and time, he will be offered another opportunity.


Article 3.11 Exemptions

At the student’s request, the Board of Examiners, having discussed the matter with the
examiner in question, may grant exemption from an examination on condition that the
student:
a. has completed part of a university or higher vocational course that is equivalent in content
    and level

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b. can demonstrate by work and/or work experience that he has sufficient knowledge and
   skills in respect of the module in question.


Article 3.12 Final Assessment

1. Students who have passed all examinations for a degree programme, including all optional
   modules, or have satisfied the requirements for all parts of the programme approved by
   the Board of Examiners, must apply for the certificate no later than four weeks after doing
   so.
   The examination date entered on the certificate by the Board of Examiners is the date on
   which the student is deemed by the Board to have satisfied the final examination
   requirements.

2. If the student applies for the certificate after the period specified in article 3.12.1, the
   examination date entered on the certificate shall be the date on which the student is
   deemed by the Board of Examiners to have satisfied all the examination requirements,
   even if the date on which the Board takes this decision is in a subsequent academic year
   and the student is required to register for that year.

3. The Board of Examiners shall determine the final assessment after the student has
   presented proof that he has passed all the examinations of the degree programme.

4. Before the final assessment can be determined, the Board of Examiners may itself decide
   to test the student’s knowledge of one or more modules or aspects of the degree
   programme, if and in as much as the grades for these modules provide a reason for doing
   so.

5. Students are deemed to have passed the final assessment if they have obtained a sufficient
   grade for each module (see Article 3.1.2).


Article 3.13 Degree

1. A student who has satisfied all the requirements of the final assessment shall be awarded
   the degree of “Master of Science”.

2. The degree awarded shall be registered on the final certificate.

3. The variant (P or M), specialization or Topprogramme will be registered on the diploma
   supplement.


Section 4     Selection procedure

Article 4.1 Previous education

1. The admission to the degree programme is set out in appendix F.

2. Holders of a Dutch or foreign Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with equivalent learning
   outcomes as the Bachelor’s degree programmes refered to in article 4.1.1 will also be
   admitted to the degree programme.

3. Students with Bachelor’s degrees other than those refered to in article 4.1.1 will be
   admitted at the discretion of the Admissions Board. Admission will be considered if:
      a) the previous qualification is equivalent to the Bachelor’s degree programme
      requested in article 4.1.1;




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       b) the applicant has sufficient proficiency in the English language to participate in the
       programme (IELTS test score of 6.5, TOEFL-score of 580 (paper-based), 237
       (computer-based) or 92 (internet –based) or equivalent).

4. The Board of Examiners can decide on an individual basis that one or more optional
   modules that are not in the curriculum of the applicant are mandatory modules of the
   Master’s of Science curriculum.

5. Admission within the meaning of article 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3 entitles students to register
   for the degree programme.


Article 4.2 Admission to different specializations

The admission to different specializations is set out in appendix F.


Article 4.3 Admission of HBO applicants

1. Applicants with a relevant HBO bachelor’s degree programme will be admitted to the
   degree programme after having passed a bridging programme of 30 ECTS.

2. Within the bridging programme the candidate is allowed to resit an exam only once, the
   one immediately after the first exam.


Article 4.4 Admissions Board

1. Admission to the degree programme and the various modules is assigned to the
   Admissions Board of the degree programme. This Board consists of:
   - a member, also the chairperson, selected from the professors who will teach the degree
      programme
   - two members selected from the other academic staff who will teach the degree
      programme.

2. The study advisor for the degree programme will be an advisory member and also
   secretary, (or a similar faculty employee).

3. The members of the Admission Board are appointed by the Board of Examiners.


Article 4.5 Applications procedure

1. The application deadlines for admission to the degree programme and given modules are
   set out in Appendix G. The application must be submitted to the Admissions Board.

2. Only in exceptional cases will the Admissions Board consider an application submitted after
   the date stated in Article 4.5.1.

3. The Admissions Board will make a decision before 1 June or 1 July respectively. The written
   admissions declaration will include information for the student about the possibility of an
   appeal to the Committee of Appeal for the Final Assessments.


Article 4.6 Conditional admission

1. At the request of a candidate who is preparing for the final examination for the Bachelor’s
   degree programme listed in Article 4.1.1, the Admissions Board may admit the student to
   the degree programme on condition that:

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   1) the student has passed the first year (propaedeutic examination)
   2) the deficiency in the bachelor’s programme doesn’t exceed 15 ECTS.
      Modules consisting of only practicals and the final bachelor’s degree project     may not
   be part of this 15 ECTS deficiency.

2. Conditional admission must be converted into admission as laid down in Article 4.1 within
   six months. In the case one or more modules cannot be re-examined in the first semester
   the conditional admission must be converted within a year.


Section 5     Tutoring

Article 5.1 Study progress administration

1. The Faculty Board is responsible for the registration of the individual results of students.

2. The Faculty Board will provide each student with a certified overview of his results at least
   once a year.


Article 5.2 Tutoring

1. Within the framework of the admissions procedure, the Faculty Board is responsible for
   making an appointment with the student to discuss the individual degree programme he
   will follow.

2. The Faculty Board is responsible for providing the student with a course catalogue at the
   start of his degree programme.

3. The Faculty Board will ensure that the student has sufficient supervision during his degree
   programme, and will pay particular attention to possible changes deemed necessary to
   ensure the chosen programme is compatible either with conducting academic research or
   exercising a profession outside the university.


Section 6     Final Provisions

Article 6.1 Amendments

1. Any amendments to these Regulations will, after discussions with the Faculty Council and
   course committee, be confirmed by the Faculty Board in a separate decree.

2. An amendment to these Regulations shall not apply to the current academic year, unless it
   may reasonably be assumed that the amendment will not harm the interests of students.

3. In addition, an amendment may not influence the following to the detriment of students:
   - an approval issued within the meaning of Article 2.3
   - any other decision taken within the meaning of these Regulations concerning a student.


Article 6.2 Publication

1. The Faculty Board shall duly publish these Regulations, any rules and guidelines formulated
   by the Board of Examiners, and any amendments to these documents.

2. Copies of the documents referred to in Article 6.2.1 are available from the Faculty office.




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Article 6.3 Appeal procedure and unexpected events

1. Appeals against decisions made by an examiner or a Board of Examiners may be filed with
   the Board of Appeal for Examinations. Copies of the appeal procedure are available from
   the Student Service Desk.
2. In exceptional cases or cases not covered by these regulations, the Board of Examiners
   shall have the final say.


Article 6.4 Date of Commencement

These Regulations shall take effect on 1 September 2009.
As decreed by the Faculty Board in June 2009.


6.1.1 Appendices pertaining to the Master degree programme Physics

Appendix A Aim of the degree programme (art. 1.3)
The degree programme aims to train the students in such a way that they acquire the insight,
skills and knowledge that allows the recipient of the degree to establish a professional career
in the field of Physics.


Appendix B Specializations of degree programme (art. 2.2)
The degree programme has the following specializations:
- Theoretical Physics
- Experimental Physics
- Instrumentation and Informatics
- Science, Business and Policy


Appendix C Content of degree programme (art. 2.3)

Specialization Theoretical Physics
module                              ECTS   assessment                           practical
Symmetry in Physics                 5      written examination
Computational Physics               5      assignments                          x
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics      5      written examination, assignments
Quantum Field Theory                5      oral examination, assignments
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics 5     written examination, assignments ?
Statistical Mechanics               5      oral examination, assignments
Student Seminars                    5      see appendix D                       see app. D
Optional Courses in Science         20     see appendix D                       see app. D
Free Electives                      5      see appendix D                       see app. D
Research                            60     assessment of performance, report,
                                           presentation
General Physics Colloquium          -      attendance


Specialization Experimental Physics
module                              ECTS   assessment                           practical
Symmetry in Physics                 5      written examination
Computational Physics               5      assignments                          x
Statistical Methods in Physics      5      written examination
Principles of Measurement Systems   5      written examination
Student Seminars                    5      see appendix D                       see app. D

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Optional Courses in Science           25     see appendix D                          see app. D
Free Electives                        10     see appendix D                          see app. D
Research                              60     assessment of performance, report,
                                             presentation
General Physics Colloquium            -      attendance


Specialization Instrumentation and Informatics
module                                ECTS   assessment                              practical
Computational Physics                 5      assignments                             x
Principles of Measurement Systems     5      written examination
Control Engineering                   5      written examination
Applied Signal Processing             5      written examination
Basic Detection Techniques            5      written examination
Astronomical Space Missions           5      written examination
Numerical Mathematics 1               5      written examination
Optional courses in Science           5      see appendix D                          see app. D
Optional courses in Instrumentation   10     see appendix D                          see app. D
and Informatics
Project Information Technology        10     assessment of performance, report,      x
                                             presentation
Internship in Industry                20     assessment of performance, report,      x
                                             presentation
Physics research / thesis             40     assessment of performance, report,      x
                                             presentation
General Physics Colloquium            -      attendance


Specialization Science, Business and Policy
module                                ECTS   assessment                              practical
Computational Physics                 5      assignments                             x
Principles of Measurement Systems     5      written examination
Optional courses in Science           20     see appendix D                          see app. D
Course Science, Business and Policy   20     assignment, exam
Internship Science, Business and      40     assessment of performance, reports
Policy
Physics research / thesis             30     assessment of performance, report,
                                             presentation
General Physics Colloquium            -      attendance




Appendix D Optional modules (art. 2.4)

Student Seminars
module                                ECTS   assessment                  practical
Student Seminar on Cosmology          5      presentations
Student Seminar on Quantum            5      presentation, assignments
Computation
Student Seminar on Subatomic          5      presentation, oral
Physics                                      examination
Fundamental Interactions and          5      presentations
Symmetry




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Optional Courses in Science
module                                ECTS   assessment                      practical
Courses that are obligatory in        5      as indicated in appendix C
another specialization
Student seminars in excess of the     5      as indicated under Student
minimal requirement                          Seminars
Optional courses in Instrumentation   5      as indicated under Optional
and Informatics in excess of the             Courses in Instrumentation
minimal requirement                          and Informatics
Optional courses at master level in          as indicated in appendix C      as indicated in appendix C or
Mathematics, Astronomy, Chemistry     5      or D of the corresponding       D of the corresponding
or Computer Science                          programme                       programme
Astroparticle Physics                 5      written examination
Atomic Interactions                   5      written examination
Capita Selecta Materials Science      5      oral examination
Computer Simulation of Quantum
                                      5      assignments
Systems
Contempory Experiments in
                                      5      written examination
Molecular Physics
Elementary Particles                  5      oral examination
Environmental Physics                 5      written examination
                                             written examination,
General Relativity                    5
                                             assignments
Introduction to Supersymmetry         5      oral examination
Introductory Plasma Physics           5      written examination
Isotope Production                    5      oral examination
Key Experiments in Atomic Physics     5      oral examination
Many Particle Systems                 5      written examination
Mathematical Methods for Physicists   5      assignments
Mechatronics                          5      written examination
Mesoscopic Physics                    5      written examination
                                             written examination,
Micromechanics                        5
                                             assignments
                                             written examination,
Non Linear Optics                     5
                                             assignments
                                             written examination,
Nuclear Physics                       5
                                             assignments, presentation
Physical Materials Science            5      written examination
Physics of Continuous Media           5      written examination
Quantum Many Body Physics             5      oral examination
Radiation Physics                     5      written examination
Robotics                              5      written examination
                                             written examination,
Solid Mechanics                       5
                                             assignments, report
                                             written examination
Spintronics                           5
                                             ,assignments, report
Surfaces and Interfaces               5      written examination



Optional Courses in Instrumentation and Informatics
module                                ECTS   assessment                         practical
Accelerator Physics and Ion Optics    5      oral examination
Device Physics                        5      written examination
Experimental Methods of Trace Gas     5      written examination, report
Research
Imaging Techniques in Radiology       5      as indicated in appendix C or      as indicated in appendix C
                                             D of the MSc programme in          or D of the MSc
                                             Biomedical Engineering             programme in Biomedical
                                                                                Engineering
Interferometry                        5      written examination
Laser Cooling and Trapping            5      oral examination

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Scientific Visualization               5      as indicated in appendix C or   as indicated in appendix
                                              D of the MSc programme in       C or D of the MSc
                                              Computer Science                programme in Computer
                                                                              Science
Virtual Observations                   5      written examination,
                                              assignments



Free Electives
module                                 ECTS   assessment                      practical
Optional courses in any field taught   5      as indicated in appendix C or
at the university, on individual              D of the corresponding
approval of the Board of Examiners            programme




6.1.2 Appendices pertaining to the Master degree programme Applied Physics

Appendix A Aim of the degree programme (art. 1.3)
The degree programme aims to train the students in such a way that they acquire the insight,
skills and knowledge that allows the recipient of the degree to establish a professional career
in the field of Applied Physics.


Appendix B Specializations of degree programme (art. 2.2)
The degree programme has the following specializations:
- Applied Physics
- Instrumentation and Informatics


Appendix C Content of degree programme (art. 2.3)

Specialization Applied Physics
module                                 ECTS   assessment                                    practical
Applications of Quantum Physics        5      written examination
Physical Transport Phenomena           5      written examination
Physical Materials Science             5      written examination
Applied Signal Processing              5      written examination
Device Physics                         5      written examination
Courses in Business and Management 10         written examination
Internship in Industry                 30     assessment of performance, report,
                                              presentation
Applied Physics Research               45     assessment of performance, report,
                                              presentation
Optional courses in Science            10     see appendix D                                see app. D
General Physics Colloquium             -      attendance


Specialization Instrumentation and Informatics
module                                 ECTS   assessment                                    practical
Applications of Quantum Physics        5      written examination
Device Physics                         5      written examination, assignments, report /
                                              written examnation
Control Engineering                    5      written examination
Applied Signal Processing              5      written examination
Basic Detection Techniques             5      written examination

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Astronomical Space Missions           5      written examination
Numerical Mathematics 2               5      written examination
Internship in Industry                20     assessment of performance, report,
                                             presentation
Applied Physics Research              40     assessment of performance, report,
                                             presentation
Optional courses in Science           10     see appendix D                                    see app. D
Optional courses in Instrumentation   15     see appendix D                                    see app. D
and Informatics
General Physics Colloquium            -      attendance




Appendix D Optional modules (art. 2.4)

Optional Courses in Science
module                                ECTS   assessment                      practical
Optional courses at master level in   5                                                    x
Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy
Chemistry or Computer Science


Optional Courses in Instrumentation and Informatics
module                                ECTS   assessment                        practical
Accelerator Physics and Ion Optics    5      oral examination
Experimental Methods of Trace Gas     5      written examination, report
Research
Imaging Techniques in Radiology       5      as indicated in appendix C or     as indicated in appendix C
                                             D of the MSc programme in         or D of the MSc
                                             Biomedical Engineering            programme in Biomedical
                                                                               Engineering
Interferometry                        5      written examination
Laser Cooling and Trapping            5      oral examination
Scientific Visualization              5      as indicated in appendix C or     as indicated in appendix
                                             D of the MSc programme in         C or D of the MSc
                                             Computer Science                  programme in Computer
                                                                               Science
Virtual Observations                  5      written examination,
                                             assignments



Appendix E Entry requirements (art. 3.1)
For students admitted to the programme there are no entry requirements for the individual
modules.


Appendix F Admission requirements (art. 4.1 and 4.2)
Holders of the following Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Groningen are considered to
have sufficient knowledge and skills and will be admitted to the Master’s degree programme in
Applied Physics on that basis:
- BSc Technische Natuurkunde


Appendix G Application deadlines for admission (art. 4.5)
Deadlines for application are: June 1st for EU students
                               April 15th for non-EU students




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6.2      Rules and Regulations of the Board of Examiners.


Rules and Regulations for the School of Natural Sciences and the Master’s degree
programme Nanoscience, with effect from 1 September 2009

Rules and Regulations as referred to in Article 7.12.4 of the Higher Education and Research Act
(WHW) for the degree programmes:

Mathematics Board of Examiners
       Wiskunde en Statistiek, 5-year ‘doctoraal’
       BSc Applied Mathematics
       BSc Mathematics
       MSc Applied Mathematics
       MSc Mathematics
Astronomy Board of Examiners
       BSc Astronomy
       MSc Astronomy
Physics and Applied Physics Board of Examiners
       BSc Applied Physics
       BSc Physics
       MSc Applied Physics
       MSc Physics
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Board of Examiners
       BSc Chemistry
       BSc Chemical Engineering
       MSc Chemistry
       MSc Chemical Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management Board of Examiners
       BSc Industrial Engineering and Management
       MSc Industrial Engineering and Management
Energy and Environmental Sciences Board of Examiners
       MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences
Education and Communication in Mathematics and Natural Sciences Board of Examiners
       MSc Educatie en Communicatie in de Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Nanoscience Board of Examiners
       MSc Nanoscience

The Boards of Examiners for the degree programmes, having regard to Article 7.12.4 of the
WHW, HAVE DECIDED:
to set the following rules and regulations for the degree programmes:


Article 1 Definitions
The following definitions apply to these Rules and Regulations:
• OER: the Teaching and Examination Regulations for the degree programme listed in the introduction,
   most recently updated on 1 September 2008
• Examinee: a person taking an examination or final assessment
• Examination: an assessment of the knowledge and/or skill of the examinee concerning a certain
   module in the degree programme
• Student: a person who has registered for the degree programme.
• Final assessment: the final assessment for the degree programme

Article 2 Administrative Duties of the Board of Examiners
1. The Board of Examiners can appoint from its members a subcommittee, that will be charged with the
      administrative duties of the Board of Examiners.
2. The administrative duties include:
    a. decisions concerning approval of teaching units as referred to in Article 7.3.c of the WHW
    b.   decisions concerning regulations that at the request of the student may deviate from the current
         provisions
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    c.   decisions concerning exemptions
    d.   preparations to determine the results of final assessments
    e.   determining measures in the event of an infringement of the order during an examination within
         the meaning of Article 10 or in the event of fraud within the meaning of Article 17.
3. This committee is responsible to the Board of Examiners.

Article 3 Taking examinations
1. The Board of Examiners will appoint one or more examiners before any examination is
   taken.
2. Every examination will be a survey by the examiner of the knowledge, understanding and
   skills of the student, as well as an assessment of the results of that survey.
3. In the event that one and the same examination is held and assessed by more than one
   examiner, whether or not at the same time, the relevant Board of Examiners will ensure
   that the examiners all use the same assessment criteria. To this end, the assessment
   criteria will be set out in writing by the relevant examiners in advance. If necessary, the
   Board of Examiners will appoint one of the examiners to be the main examiner.
4. The examiner will ascertain whether the conditions for taking the examination have been
   met.

Article 4 Number of examinees at an oral examination
With the permission of the examinees, an examiner may decide that a certain examination will
be an oral examination.

Article 5 Language of the degree programme
1. The Master’s degree examinations in Education and Communication in Mathematics and
   Natural Sciences will be in Dutch. If requested in good time, the examiner and the
   examinees may decide together that the examination will be in English. In this case, the
   examinee may choose whether to answer the questions in Dutch or in English.
2. The Master’s degree examinations, with the exception of Education and Communication in
   Mathematics and Natural Sciences, will be in English. If requested in good time, the
   examiner and the examinees may decide together that the examination will be in Dutch. In
   this case, the examinee may choose whether to answer the questions in Dutch or in
   English.
3. A request by an examinee to take the written examinations referred to in Article 5.1 in
   English must be sent to the lecturer at least five working days before the date of the
   examination.
4. A request by an examinee to take the written examinations referred to in Article 5.2 in
   Dutch must be sent to the lecturer at least five working days before the date of the
   examination.

Article 6 Times
1. Written examinations will be taken at times that shall be determined at least 1 month
   before the start of the relevant examination period, in consultation with the relevant
   examiners and bearing in mind the provisions of the OER.
2. When determining the times as referred to in Article 6.1, as far as possible no examinations
   will be planned concurrently.
3. Changes to the time referred to in Article 6.1 may only occur in the event of force majeure
   and with the approval of the examiner and all the students involved.
4. Oral examinations will be taken at a time to be agreed between the examiner or examiners
   in question and the examinee.
5. The provisions of Article 6.4 will also apply as far as possible to examinations to be taken
   other than in written or oral form.

Article 7 Registration
1. Participation in a written examination may only take place after timely registration via the
   web application ProGRESS.
2. Timely registration is a digital registration via ProGRESS at least 3 working days before the
   time when the examination in question will be held.
   In exceptional circumstances, the Board of Examiners may permit a late registration.

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3. A final assessment may only take place after registration in person with the student
   administration office at least 20 working days before the relevant session of the Board of
   Examiners.
   In exceptional circumstances, the Board of Examiners may permit a late registration.
4. The Faculty Office or the administration office will ensure that the examinee will receive an
   invitation to the final assessment at least 1 week before the date on which it is set.

Article 8 Request for exemption
1. Requests for Exemption, stating reasons, must be submitted in writing to the Board of the
   Examiners.
2. The Board of Examiners may decide to consult the relevant examiners before making a
   decision about the request.
3. A decision to entirely or partially grant the exemption may not be made by the Board of
   Examiners before the person making the request has been given the chance to put his or
   her case.
4. The Board of Examiners will make its decision within a month of receipt of the request. The
   person making the request will be informed of the decision immediately.
5. Students who experience problems with their conscience in practicals where
   dissection/tests on animals are conducted may qualify for an alternative. The Board of
   Examiners, if necessary after consulting the Commissie Gewetensbezwaren [Conscientious
   Objections Committee], will draw up an alternative.

Article 9 Order during examinations
1. The Board of Examiners will ensure that invigilators are appointed to supervise written
   examinations; they will ensure that the examination proceeds in good order. The Board of
   Examiners may delegate this responsibility to the relevant examiner.
2. Examinees must identify themselves by means of their student card at the request or
   behest of the Board of Examiners.
3. Examinees must obey the directions of the Board of Examiners or the examiner which will
   be published before the start of the final assessment or the examination, as well as
   directions given during or immediately after the examination.
4. If an examinee ignores one or more of the directions referred to in Article 9.3, then he or
   she may be excluded from further participation in the examination in question by the Board
   of Examiners or the examiner. Exclusion means that no result will be given for that
   examination. Before the Board of Examiners or the examiner makes a decision to exclude a
   student, they will allow the examinee to put his or her case.
5. The duration of every examination is such that the examinee may reasonably have enough
   time to answer the questions.
6. The examinee may remove the examination questions after the examination, unless the
   Board of Examiners or someone on their behalf has stated otherwise.

Article 10 Questions and assignments
1. The scope of an examination paper shall not exceed the content of the sources upon which
   the paper is based. These sources will be made public in general terms before the start of
   the module that will prepare for the examination. The precise content of the examination
   subjects shall be published not later than one month before the examination.
2. The questions and assignments that comprise the examination will be divided as evenly as
   possible over the sources.
3. The examination will be representative of the learning objectives with regard to content
   and form.
4. The questions and assignments in the examination will be clear and unambiguous and
   contain sufficient indications of the detail required in the answers.
5. Once the teaching for a particular examination starts, the examiner will publish the
   guidelines for the use of calculators, literature and other resources.
6. In good time before the examination is sat, the Board of Examiners or the examiner will
   announce the type of examination in line with the provisions of Article 5.3 of the OER for
   the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes.



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7. In good time before the examination is sat, the Board of Examiners or the examiner will if
   possible arrange a mock examination to familiarize the examinees with the type of
   examination as well as the model answers and the assessment criteria.

Article 11 Assessment
1. Assessment is expressed in whole and half numbers greater than or equal to 1 and smaller
   than or equal to 10. Practicals may also be assessed as follows: Fail (=O); Pass (=V). The
   mark 5.5 is not awarded.
2. An examination is passed when a mark of 6 is achieved or when the qualification ‘Pass’ (V)
   is awarded. The final assessment of the propaedeutic/doctoraal / Bachelor’s/ Master’s
   phase is deemed to have been passed when all the examinations have been passed.
3. Exemption from an examination is considered to be the equivalent of a Pass (V) and will be
   indicated by VR.
4. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3.3, as far as possible the assessment of written
   examinations will occur in line with criteria set in advance, and adapted if necessary as a
   result of matters that may arise during the correction process.
5. The means of assessment shall be such that the examinee can check how the results of his
   or her examination have been arrived at.
6. The Board of Examiners will announce in advance those cases in which it will conduct an
   enquiry as referred to in Article 5.10.5 (Bachelor’s OER) or Article 3.12.4 (Master’s OER).

Article 12 Exam review session
1. As soon as possible after publication of the results of an oral examination, there will be a
   discussion of the results between the examiner and the examinee, either on request or at
   the initiative of the examiner. The results will then be explained.
2. An examinee can request an exam session with the relevant examiner concerning the
   results of an examination other than an oral examination within six weeks of the day of the
   publication of the results. The post mortem will take place at a time and a place
   determined by the examiner.
3. If the Board of Examiners arranges a collective post mortem for an examination, then an
   examinee may submit a request as defined in Article 17.2 if he or she attended the
   collective post mortem and motivates the request, or he or she is unable to attend the
   collective post mortem due to force majeure.
4. The provisions in Article 12.3 also apply if the Board of Examiners or the examiner enable
   the examinee to compare his or her solutions with model answers.
5. The Board of Examiners or the examiner may permit exceptions to the provisions of Article
   12.2 and 12.3.

Article 13 Standards
The Board of Examiners or the examiners when making their decisions must adhere to the
following standards:
a. The preservation of the quality and selection criteria of each examination
b. Effectiveness criteria, concentrating on:
        - the limiting of time lost by students who are progressing well with their studies
        - timely termination of the degree programme by students who are unlikely to pass the
          exams
c. be understanding towards students who, through no fault of their own, have suffered study
    delay.

Article 14 Determining the result of the final assessment
1. Subject to the provisions of Article 5.10 (Basic Bachelor’s OER) and Article 3.12 (Basic
    Master’s OER), the Board of Examiners will determine the result of the final assessment by
    a simple majority of votes.
2. If there is not a majority, then the examinee will be failed.

Article 15 Judicium (grade descriptor)
1. a) The result of a final assessment can be qualified by a judicium. When determining the
    judicium, the Board of Examiners is mainly guided by the total of the marks earned (G) on
    the individual examinations. The total result G is determined by averaging the marks of all

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     the parts of the final assessment, bearing in mind the study load of each examination part.
     The total result G is not rounded off.The relationship between the judicium and the total
     result is as follows:
        Acceptable: G < 6.5;
        Satisfactory: 6.5 ≤ G < 7.0;
        Good:           7.0 ≤ G < 7.5;
        Very Good: 7.5 ≤ G < 8.0;
        Excellent:      G ≥ 8.0;
        Cum Laude (‘with distinction’):
                        G ≥ 8.0 and all exam parts must have been awarded a 7.0 or above.
     b) If a module greater than or equal to 40 ECTS credits forms part of the examination
     programme, then before the judicium Cum Laude can be awarded a) the relevant module
     must have been awarded a mark of 8.0 or above, b) the weighted average of the marks
     for the remaining modules must be ≥ 8.0, with all Marks ≥ 7.0.
2.   The Board of Examiners will decide by a simple majority of votes. At least three members
     of the Board of Examiners must participate in the decision-making process.
3.   The Board of Examiners may decide to award a judicium outside these criteria.
4.   Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 15.1, the result of the final assessments for the
     propaedeutic and the bachelor’s phases will only be qualified by the judicium Cum Laude
     on condition that G ≥ 8.0 and at least a 7.0 or above has been gained for all examination
     parts.
5.   The Board of Examiners may deviate from the provisions of Article 15.1 by taking not only
     the G average but also other matters into consideration, for example:
                the originality of the thesis
                the number of resits for examinations
                the study pace
                the results for examinations that were assessed by means other than a mark
                if the judicium Cum Laude is being considered: the possibility of compensating
                for a mark lower than 7 by other positive factors
                the results achieved for modules that do not form part of the examination
                programme of the student on the basis of the Teaching and Examination
                Regulations (OER).

Article 16 Fraud
   1. Fraud is an act or omission by the examinee designed to partly or wholly hinder the
       forming of a correct assessment of his or her knowledge, understanding and skills.
       Examples of fraud include:
           a. cheating during examinations, including digitally
           b. plagiarism (this includes the use of internet files without stating the source)
           c. freewheeling with fellow students during group assignments and practicals
           d. copying the reports or practical reports of fellow students
           e. falsifying the results of experiments.
   2. In the event of fraud during an examination, the Board of Examiners can ban the
       examinee from further participation in the relevant exam for a period of up to a year.
   3. The decision to ban will be taken on the basis of the written report of the invigilator
       concerning the fraud discovered or suspected by him or her.
   4. Before the Board of Examiners makes a decision as defined in Article 16.3, it will give
       the examinee the opportunity to put his or her case.
   5. In cases requiring swift action, the Board of Examiners may decide to impose a
       provisional ban based on a verbal report by the invigilator. He or she will ensure that
       this report is committed to writing immediately after the examination and a copy
       provided to the examinee.
   6. A ban means that any result will certainly not be recorded for the examination referred
       to in Article 16.2.

Article 17 Approval procedure
1. A request for approval of an individual study programme choice that deviates from the
   standard programme must be submitted by the examinee to the Board of Examiners at
   least one month before registering for the relevant module or modules.

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2. A decision to deny approval by the Board of Examiners will be supported by reasons, and
   taken after the examinee has been given the opportunity to put his or her case.
3. The Board of Examiners will make its decision within 1 month of receipt of the request.

Article 18 Right of appeal
It is possible to appeal against decisions made by the Board or Examiners or the examiners to
the Board of Appeal for the Examinations within the meaning of Article 7.60 of the WHW.

Article 19 Amendments to the Rules and Regulations
No amendments shall be made that have an effect on the current academic year, unless the
interests of students would otherwise be harmed.

Article 20 Implementation
These Rules and Regulations will come into effect on 1 September 2008 and will replace all
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6.3    Student Charter

The Student Charter provides an overview of the rights and obligations of both students and
the University. It is based on national legislation, particularly the Higher Education and
Research Act (WHW), supplemented by regulations that are specific to the University of
Groningen. These latter regulations are set out in the appendices to the university-wide section
of the Student Charter.

The Charter has been divided into two sections. The university-wide section describes the
rights and obligations that apply to the university as a whole, such as registration and
protection of rights. This section can be found on the University of Groningen website
(www.rug.nl/studenten/ > Legal position > Students’ charter).
The university-wide section of the Student Charter does not literally quote the articles from
acts and regulations but describes them as clearly as possible. The various topics are
accompanied by links to the relevant articles of the act or regulation in question.

The programme-specific sections describe the rights and obligations that apply to specific
programmes, such as examinations and ECTS credit points, and which differ from one
programme to another, as well as from one faculty to another. You can consult the
programme-specific section at the faculty Education Offices and in the faculty Course
Catalogues.

Applicability
The Student Charter applies to academic year 2009-2010. The university-wide section of the
Student Charter is approved annually by the Board of the University and endorsed by the
University Council. In the event that the Charter challenges or contradicts any legal
regulations, these legal regulations will take priority.

Publication
A CD-ROM containing the Student Charter will be sent to the home addresses of students who
register for a degree programme at the University of Groningen for the first time. All other
students will receive a letter informing them where they can consult the Student Charter. It is
also available on the internet.

N.B. Due to a proposal to make amendments to the WHW, a number of provisions in the
Student Charter may change on 1 September 2009 if these affect students’ legal position.
These amendments will be announced via the University of Groningen website as well as the
‘Extra’ page and the RUG Announcements in the UK.

The importance of the Student Charter
All students are expected to be familiar with the contents of the Student Charter. Not
complying with the rules in the Charter may affect your rights, for example the right to
financial support from the Graduation Fund.
Some of these regulations may not be as hard and fast as they sound. Rules and regulations
are by definition general in character, and this Student Charter is no exception. This means
that the applicability of these regulations in concrete situations and individual instances is not
always a predictable and straightforward matter. Moreover, rules and regulations are never
static but always subject to revision. Students who have registered for the first time this year
may find that the regulations that apply to them are different to those for students who have
reregistered. Make sure you are provided with the right information by your faculty and/or the
Student Service Centre (SSC) and read the Student Charter carefully!

Topics covered by the Student Charter
The university-wide part of the Student Charter contains further information about student
rights and obligations with regard to the following topics:
        eligibility and admission requirements for university degree programmes
        registration and deregistration, payment of tuition fees
        teaching
        examinations and final assessments
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financial support in the event of force majeure or extraordinary circumstances
participation
rules of conduct
protection of rights, complaints, objections and appeal procedures.




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7      Contact data

7.1    University contact data

College van Bestuur (CvB)
Board of the University
P:            Postbus 72, 9700 AB Groningen
T:            (050) 363 52 85

Universiteitsraad (U-raad)
University Council
P:            Postbus 72, 9700 AB Groningen
T:            (050) 363 85 35
E:            uraad@rug.nl
I:            www.rug.nl/uraad

Algemeen Bestuurlijke en Juridische Zaken (ABJZ)
Department of Legal Affairs
T:            (050) 363 54 40
E:            abjz@rug.nl
I:            www.rug.nl/bureau/expertisecentra/abjz

Arbo- en Milieudienst (AMD)
Health and Safety Office
B:            Visserstraat 49
P:            Visserstraat 49, 9712 CT Groningen
T:            (050) 363 5551
E:            amd@rug.nl,
I:            www.rug.nl/amd

Bureau Vertrouwenspersoon
Confidential Advisor
B:            Visserstraat 47
P:            Visserstraat 47, 9712 CT Groningen
T:            (050) 363 54 35
E:            j.m.dam@rug.nl,
I:            www.rug.nl/vertrouwenspersoon

Klachtencommissie (Seksuele) Intimidatie, Agressie, Geweld en Discriminatie
Complaints Committee for harassment, sexual herassment and agressive, violent or discriminatory
behaviour
P:           Antwoordnummer 172, 9700 AB Groningen

Centrale Studentenbalie (CSB), onderdeel van het Studenten Service Centrum (SSC)
Student Service Desk
B:            Uurwerkersgang 10
P:            Postbus 72, 9700 AB Groningen
T:            (050) 363 8066
E:            csb@rug.nl
I:            www.rug.nl/hoezithet, www.rug.nl/insandouts
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Studentendecanen, onderdeel van het SSC
Student Counsellors
B:           Uurwerkersgang 10
P:           Postbus 72, 9700 AB Groningen
T:           (050) 363 8066
E:           csb@rug.nl
I:           www.rug.nl/ssc

Studentenpsychologen, onderdeel van het SSC
Student Psychologists
B:            Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 41/41A
P:            Postbus 72, 9700 AB Groningen
T:            (050) 363 55 44
E:            studenten.psychologen@rug.nl
I:            www.rug.nl/ssc

Studie Ondersteuning (SO), onderdeel van het SSC
Study Support
B:            Broerstraat 5
              Toren Academiegebouw (2de verdieping)
P:            Postbus 72, 9700 AB Groningen
T:            (050) 363 55 48
E:            y.m.robert@rug.nl
I:            www.rug.nl/ssc

International Service Desk (ISD)
B:            Broerstraat 5
P:            Postbus 72, 9700 AB Groningen
T:            050-363 81 81
E:            isd@rug.nl
I:            www.rug.nl/isd

Talent en Career Center (T&CC)
Talent and Career Center
B:            Munnekeholm 2, 9711 JA Groningen
P:            Postbus7117, 9701 JC Groningen
T:            050 311 1589
E:            info@talentcareercenter.nl
I:            www.talentcareercenter.nl

College van Beroep voor de Examens (CBE)
Court of Appeal for the Examinations
P:           Postbus 7117, 9701 JC Groningen
T:           050 363 5439

Universitaire Fondsen Commissie (UFC)
UNiversity Funds Committee
P:            Postbus 72, 9700 AB Groningen
E:            ufc@bureau.rug.nl



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7.2    Department of Physics


Visiting Address Department of Physics
Natuur- en Scheikundegebouw (NCC), Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen
Reception: tel. 050 – 363 4133

Secretary of Department of Physics and Chemistry
Mrs. A. Nanning, tel. 050 – 363 4115, room 5114.0012,
e-mail: A.Nanning@rug.nl

‘Bureau Onderwijs en Examens’
email: boenb4@ rug.nl, room 5111.0077
Ms.. J.E.G. van Leeuwen, tel. 050 – 363 4140, room 5111.0073,
Ms. F. de Haan, tel. 050 – 363 4140, room 5111.0073.

Undergraduate Coordinators
Dr. F.J. van Steenwijk, room 5111.0079, tel. 050 - 3634782,
e-mail: F.J.van.Steenwijk@rug.nl
Ms. P.J. Kruizinga-Huisman, room 5114.0016, tel. 050 – 3634823,
e-mail: P.J.Kruizinga-Huisman@rug.nl

Student Counsellor
Drs. H. Jordens, room 5113.0314, tel. 050 – 363 4856,
e-mail: H.Jordens@rug.nl

Physics Practicals and Lecture Demonstrations
Drs. H. Jordens, room 5113.0314, tel. 050 – 363 4856,
e-mail: H.Jordens@rug.nl
J. Smit, room 5113.0312, tel.: 050 -363 4859
e-mail: J.J.Smit@rug.nl
J.F.M. Wieland, room 5111.0073, tel. 050 -363 4924
e-mail: J.F.M.Wieland@rug.nl

Educational Design Physics (Didactics)
Ir. J.E. van der Laan, tel. 050 - 3634942, e-mail: J.E.van.der.Laan@rug.nl

IT Helpdesk
e-mail: HelpDesk@fwn.rug.nl, room NCC 5113.0311, tel. 050-3634341

Theoretical Physics (High Energy Physics)
Secretary: Ms. S.S.A. Rob, room NCC 5111.0159, tel.: 050 – 363 4950,
e-mail: secrctn@fmns.rug.nl
Mrs. Drs I. de Roo-Kwant, room NCC 5111.0159, tel.: 050 – 363 4950,
e-mail: i.de.roo-kwant@rug.nl
Faculty: Prof. Dr. E.A. Bergshoeff, Dr. E. Pallante, Dr. D. Roest, Prof. Dr. M. de Roo,

Theory of Condensed Matter (ZIAM)
Secretary: ms. S.S.A. Rob, room NCC 5111.0159, tel.: 050 – 363 4950,
e-mail: secrctn@fmns.rug.nl
Ms. Drs I. de Roo-Kwant, room NCC 5111.0159, tel.: 050 – 363 4950,
e-mail: kwant@th.rug.nl
Faculty: Dr. B.J. Hoenders, Dr. T. la Cour Jansen, Prof. Dr. J. Knoester, Dr. M. Mostovoy, Prof.
Dr. H. De Raedt

Surfaces and This Layers (ZIAM)
Secretary: Ms. S.E.A. Groot, room NCC 5113.0113, tel.: 050 – 363 4974,
email: s.groot@rug.nl
Faculty: ms. Prof. Dr. P. Rudolf

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Molecular Materials and Devices (ZIAM)
Secretary: Secretary: R.A.Hekkema-Nieborg, tel.:050 363 8750
email: r.a.hekkema-nieborg@rug.nl
Faculty: prof.dr. J.C. Hummelen (scheikunde), dr. R.C. Chiechi (scheikunde), dr. H.T. Jonkman
(natuurkunde)

Physics of Organic Semiconductors (ZIAM)
Secretary: Ms. R.A.Hekkema-Nieborg, tel.:050 363 8750
email: r.a.hekkema-nieborg@rug.nl
Faculty: Prof. Dr.Ir. P.W.M. Blom, Prof. dr. D.M. de Leeuw, dr. M.A.Loi

Solid State Optics (ZIAM)
Secretary: Ms. S.E.A. Groot, room NCC 5113.0113, tel.: 050 – 363 4974,
email: s.groot@rug.nl
Faculty: Prof. Dr. P.H.M.van Loosdrecht, Dr. M. Pschenitchnikov

Nano Physics (ZIAM)
Secretary: Ms. S.E.A. Groot, room NCC 5113.0113, tel.: 050 – 363 4974,
email: s.groot@rug.nl
Faculty: Dr. T. Banerjee, Prof. Dr. Ir. B. van Wees, Dr. Ir.C.H. van der Wal

Materials Science (ZIAM)
Secretary: Ms. E.C. Eekhof, room NCC 5113.0041, tel. 050 - 363 4898, e-mail:
e.c.eekhof@rug.nl
Faculty: Prof. Dr. J.T.M. de Hosson, Dr.Ir. B.J. Kooi, dr. G. Palasantzas

Micromechanics of Materials (ZIAM)
Secretary: Ms. A.J. Sibma, room NCC 5113.0112, tel.: 050 - 3638047
e-mail: A.J.Sibma@rug.nl
Faculty: Prof. Dr. Ir. E. van der Giessen, Dr. Ir. P.R. Onck

Neuro-Biophysics (BCN)
Faculty: Prof. Dr. D.G. Stavenga

Centre for Isotope Research (CIO)
Secretary: Ms. H.E. Deenen, kamer NCC 5112.0030, tel.: 050 – 363 4760,
e-mail: H.E.Deenen@rug.nl
Faculty: Prof. Dr. H.A.J. Meijer, Dr. Ir. E.R.T. Kerstel, Dr. R.E.M. Neubert, Prof. Dr. Ir. J. van
der Plicht

Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI)
Zernikelaan 25
9747 AA Groningen
Reception: 050 – 363 3600
Head: Prof. Dr. K.P. Jungmann
Faculty:
   • Fundamental Interactions and Symmetries
       Dr. P. Dendooven, Prof. Dr. R.A. Hoekstra, Prof. M. Harakeh, Prof. Dr. K.P. Jungmann
       (programme leader), Prof. dr. R. Morgenstern, Dr. C.J.G. Onderwater, Prof. Dr. R.G.E.
       Timmermans, Dr. L. Willmann, prof. dr. H.W.E.M. Wilschut
   • Theoretical physics
       Dr. D. Boer, Dr. O. Scholten, Prof. Dr. R.G.E. Timmermans, Dr. L. Tolos
   • Atomic Physics
       Prof. Dr. R.A. Hoekstra, Prof.Dr. R.W.H. Morgenstern, Dr. T.A. Schlathölter
   • Acellerator Physics
       Dr. S. Brandenburg, Dr. Ir. J.P.M. Beijers, Dr. M.J. van Goethem, Dr. E. R. van der
       graaf. Dr. M.H. Mofstee, Dr. V. Mironov, Dr. R. Ostendorf
   • KVI/GSI programme at FAIR
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    Dr.Ir. J.P.M. Beijers, Prof. Dr. S. Brandenburg, Dr. P. Dendooven, Dr. M.A. Hofstee
    Prof. Dr. M.N. Harakeh, Prof. R.A. Hoekstra, Prof. Dr. N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, Dr. M.
    Kavatsyuk, Prof. Dr. H. Löhner, Dr. J. Messchendorp, Dr. C. Rigollet, Dr. T. Schlathölter,
    Dr. O. Scholten, Prof. Dr. R.G.E. Timmermans, Dr. H.J. Wörtche,
•   Few-body Physics
    Prof. Dr. M.N. Harakeh, Prof. Dr. N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, Prof.Dr. H. Löhner, Dr.
    H.W.E.M. Wilschut
•   Astro-Particle Physics
    Prof.Dr. N.Kalantar-Nayestanaki, Prof. dr. H. Loehner, Dr. O. Scholten, Dr. A.M. van
    den Berg




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7.3     List of faculty members and supporting staff

                                 Telephone   E-mail (...@rug.nl)     Room
                                 (+31 50
                                 363.....)
Director of the School of
Science and Technology
Dr. H. Hanson                    4493        h.hanson                5114.0014

Department chair
Prof.Dr.Ir. E. van der Giessen   8046        e.van.der.giessen       5113.0118

Secretary
Ms. A. Nanning                   4114        a.nanning               5114.0012

Undergraduate coordinators
Dr. F.J. van Steenwijk           4782        f.j.van.steenwijk       5111.0079
Ms. P.J. Kruizinga-Huisman       4823        p.j.kruizinga-huisman   5114.0116

‘Onderwijsbureau’                4140        boenb4@fmns.rug.nl      5111.0077
Ms. C.E.W. Elling(coördinator)   4140/687    boenb4@fmns.rug.nl      5111.0073
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Ms. J.E.G. van Leeuwen           4140        boenb4@fmns.rug.nl      5111.0073
Ms. F. de Haan                   4140        boenb4@fmns.rug.nl      5111.0073

Student counsellor
Drs. H. Jordens                  4856        h.jordens               5113.0315


Faculty members
Dr. T. Banerjee                  8394        t.banerjee              5113.0226
Dr.Ir. J.P.M. Beijers            8850        beijers@kvi.nl          5711.0241
Dr. A.M. van den Berg            3629        berg@kvi.nl             5711.0224
Ir. G.P. van den Berg            4763        g.p.van.den.berg        5113.0304
Prof.Dr. E.A. Bergshoeff         4969        e.a.bergshoeff          5111.0125
Prof.Dr.Ir. P.W.M. Blom          4376        p.w.m.blom              5118.0007
Prof.Dr. S. Brandenburg          2573        brandenburg@kvi.nl      5711.0228
Dr. P. Dendooven                 3615        dendooven@kvi.nl        5711.0221
Prof.Dr.Ir. H. Duifhuis          4733        h.duifhuis              5114.0032
Prof.Dr. A.C.D. van Enter        4767        a.c.d.van.enter         BB484
Prof.Dr.Ir. E. van der Giessen   8046        e.van.der.giessen       5113.0118
Dr. E.R. van der Graaf           3562        vandergraaf@kvi.nl      5711.0307
Prof.Dr. M.N. Harakeh            3554        harakeh@kvi.nl          5711.0211
Dr. H. Hasper                    4745        h.hasper                5115.0012
Dr. J.H. van Hateren             4788        j.h.van.hateren         5115.0041c
Prof.Dr. R.A. Hoekstra           3687        hoekstra@kvi.nl         5711.0237
Dr. B.J. Hoenders                4913        b.j.hoenders            5111.0155
Dr. M.A. Hofstee                 3557        m.a.hofstee@kvi.nl      5711.0314
Prof.Dr. J.T.M. de Hosson        4897        j.t.m.de.hosson         5113.0040
Dr. T. la Cour Jansen            4975        t.l.c.jansen            5111.0121
Dr. H.T. Jonkman                 4928        harry.jonkman@rug.nl    5118.0109
Drs. H. Jordens                  4856        h.jordens               5113.0314
Prof.Dr. K.P. Jungmann           3553        jungmann@kvi.nl         5711.0207
Prof.Dr. N. Kalantar-
Nayestanaki                      6676        nasser@kvi.nl           5711.0222
Dr. M. Kavatsyuk                 3620        kavatsyuk@kvi.nl        5711.0305
Dr.Ir. E.R.T. Kerstel            4841        e.r.t.kerstel           5112.0012
Prof.Dr. J. Knoester             4369        j.knoester              5111.0117
Prof.Dr. L.P. Kok                4955        l.p.kok

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Dr.Ir. B.J. Kooi                 4896   b.j.kooi                  5113.0023
Ir. J.E. van der Laan            4942   j.e.van.der.laan          5115.0311
Prof.Dr. H. Löhner               3614   loehner@kvi.nl            5711.0206
Dr. M.A. Loi                     4119   m.a.loi                   5118.0111
Prof. Dr. Ir. P.H.M. van
Loosdrecht                       8149   p.h.m.van.loosdrecht      5113.0214
Prof.Dr. H.A.J. Meijer           4739   h.a.j.meijer              5112.0030
Dr. J.G. Messchendorp            3558   messchendorp@kvi.nl       5711.0311
Dr. M. Mostovoy                  4957   m.mostovoy                5111.0123
Dr. R.E.M. Neubert               7216   r.e.m.neubert             5112.0016
Dr. P.R. Onck                    8039   p.r.onck                  5113.0114
Dr. C.J.G. Onderwater            3557   c.j.g.onderwater@kvi.nl   5711.0314
Dr. G. Palasantzas               4272   g.palasantzas             5113.0033
Dr. E. Pallante                  3420   e.pallante                5111.0173
Prof. Dr.Ir. J. van der Plicht   4730   j.van.der.plicht          5112.0014
Prof.Dr. H.A. de Raedt           4852   h.a.de.raedt              5113.0113
Dr. C.E. Rigollet                3562   rigollet@kvi.nl           5711.0307
Prof.Dr. M. de Roo               4956   m.de.roo                  5111.0129
Dr. D. Roest                     4950   d.roest                   5111.0141
Prof.Dr. P. Rudolf               4736   p.rudolf                  5112.0060
Dr. T.A. Schlathölter            3615   tschlat@kvi.nl            5711.0239
Dr. O. Scholten                  3552   scholten@kvi.nl           5711.0306
J.J. Smit                        4859   j.j.smit                  5113.0312
Prof.Dr. D.G. Stavenga           4785   d.g.stavenga              5114.0036
Prof.Dr. G. van der Steenhoven   3557   steenhoven@kvi.nl         5711.0209B
Dr. F.J. van Steenwijk           4782   f.j.van.steenwijk         5111.0079
Prof.Dr. R.G.E. Timmermans       3570   timmermans@kvi.nl         5711.0309B
Dr. L. Tolos Rigueiro            9143   l.tolos@rug.nl            5711.03..
Dr. D. Vainchtein                4178   d.vainchtein              5113.0039
Dr.Ir. C.H. van der Wal          4555   c.h.van.der.wal           5113.0140
Prof.Dr.Ir. B.J. van Wees        4933   b.j.van.wees              5113.0230
J.F.M. Wieland                   4924   j.f.m.wieland             5111.0057
Dr. L. Willmann                  3566   willmann@kvi.nl           5711.0314
Dr. H.W.E.M. Wilschut            3560   wilschut@kvi.nl           5711.0308




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