Graduate Program


The Physics program student will gain knowledge about the laws of physics and the methods used in its description and application. Therefore, the student will be able to work in academic research in physics in universities or other research institutes; also, he or she will be capable to carry out development and improvement of new technologies, working closely with innovative industries.

The Physicist is a versatile professional, capable to solve new problems, identifying patterns and applying mathematical, computational, and experimental methods in the quest for answers. Moreover, physicists should be professionals capable to constantly renew themselves, acquiring or developing new skills.

The Physics program holds an academic level of excellence, its faculty is composed of professors who conduct research on current and dynamic areas, and who regularly publish in world-renowned journals. The program’s faculty maintain collaboration with several researchers in Brazil and worldwide, generating opportunities for students to make visits, internships, or even pursue Sandwich Doctorate abroad.

Research areas:

Condensed Matter Physics;

Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields;

Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics;

Nanostructured Systems and Quantum Information.


Master’s and Doctor’s degrees.

Selection Process:

Call for application usually opens in June and October. More information about admission requirements and the application process are available on the program website.

Classes Begin:

Usually in February and September (depending on the year’s calendar).




Limited availability, depending on case-by-case analysis.




Program Website

Additional information about calls, application and deadlines, please go to the program Website


NameResearch Areas
Adalberto Fazzio
Alex Gomes Dias
Alexander Zhidenko (Olexandr Zhydenko)linear perturbations of black holes; classic and quantum phenomena in the vicinity of black holes
Alexsandre Figueiredo Lago
Alysson Fabio Ferrari
Ana Melva Champi Farfan
Andre Gustavo Scagliusi Landulfo
Celio Adrega De Moura Junior
Celso Chikahiro Nishi
Eduardo De Moraes Gregores
Ever Aldo Arroyo Montero
Fernando Luis Da Silva Semião
Flavio Leandro De Souza
Francisco Eugenio Mendonça da Silveira
Gabriel Teixeira Landi
German Lugones
Gustavo Martini DalpianComputational Materials Science, Materials for Energy, Semiconductors, Nanostructures
Gustavo Michel Mendoza La Torre
Herculano Da Silva Martinho
Jose Antonio Souza
Klaus Werner CapelleDensity-functional theory, electronic correlation
Leticie Mendonça Ferreira
Luciano Soares Da Cruz
Marcelo Augusto Leigui De Oliveira
Marcos De Abreu Avila
Marcos Roberto Da Rocha Gesualdi
Marcos Roberto Da Silva Tavares
Mauricio Richartz
Maximiliano Ujevic Tonino
Pedro Galli Mercadante
Raquel De Almeida Ribeiro
Reinaldo Luiz Cavasso Filho
Roberto Menezes SerraQuantum Information Science; Quantum Thermodynamics; Quantum Physics
Roberto Venegeroles Nascimento
Roldão da RochaHigh Energy Physics, Gauge/Gravity Dualities, QFT, Black Hole Physics, Mathematical-Physics
Valery Shchesnovich
Vilson Tonin Zanchin
Vladislav Kupriyanov