Phystech Schools

The main goal of Phystech School of Radio Engineering and Computer Science is preparation of experts with engineering mindset, capable of formulating and solving major technical and technological problems.

The School was established based on the Department of Radio Engineering and Cybernetics, that majors in application areas of radio engineering, telecommunication and microprocessor technology. As we believe that intellectual components must be integrated into all those areas, intellectualisation is the very trend, that connects them all. One of the specializations that is currently being developed intensively is robotics, and we are planning to make it one of our majors.

Considering the relevance of education of the highest importance, the School collaborates with the leading industry corporations, such as Intel, Honeywell, Almaz-Antey, Acronis, Parallels, Netcracker (NEC) and others, and is planning to cooperate with Kaspersky Lab. By carefully studying the feedback about the demands of industry and by integrating the students into the relevant educational process, we prepare the experts who are increasingly in high demand on the market.

Phystech School of Fundamental and Applied Physics is preparing the graduates with strong background in fundamental physics and fresh scientific vision on finding complex solutions for the major problems facing humanity. The specific feature of the School concept is educating the students in virtually all the areas of modern physics, closely related to the invention of new technologies and innovations, and making production process more sufficient and cheap. The School is based on the Department of General and Applied Physics and the Department of Problems in Physics and Energetics. The Departments provide exceptionally strong training in mathematics and physics, as well as research opportunities in the most challenging areas of modern Science. Students can choose their future area of research from a variety of specializations: particle physics and cosmology, quantum field theory and mathematical physics, physics of condensed matter, high energy physics, physics and technology of low temperatures, nuclear physics, optics, astrophysics, bionanophysics, plasmonics, fundamental problems in physics of quantum technologies and much more.

The Phystech School of Aerospace Technology aims to prepare top-notch engineers for the aerospace industry. It combines the Department of Aerophysics and Space Research and the Department of Aeromechanics and Flight Engineering.

The Department of Aerophysics and Space Research offers undergraduate and graduate programs in space research, natural sciences, and mathematical modeling and system analysis. The Space Research Program includes courses in the development of space surveillance systems; communication, control, and navigation; and space vehicle design and construction. The Natural Sciences Program offers several engineering specializations: development of oil and gas exploration methods; forecasting, mitigation, and elimination of natural and human-caused disasters; and fundamental research and mathematical modeling in the fields of ocean and atmospheric sciences. Mathematical Modeling and System Analysis is a program with a focus on mathematical modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex technical, physical, industrial, economic, physiological, and other systems. Accordingly, students interested in space research, natural sciences, or mathematical modeling are welcome to choose the specialization that is right for them.

The Department of Aeromechanics and Flight Engineering carries out scientific research for major Russian companies, including Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motors, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, and others. This makes for a wide range of research areas, namely, theoretical aero- and hydrodynamics, mathematical simulation of gas and liquid flows (modeling of airflows around aircraft, complex atmospheric currents, wind tunnels, etc.), applied mechanics (computer simulation and experimental research into the strength of materials, including composites), software development and visualization tools (flight tracking, radar systems, etc.), simulation of the processes occurring in aircraft and rocket engines, research and development of unmanned aerial vehicles and drones.

The School of Electronics, Photonics and Molecular Physics prepares high qualified experts in the fields of electronics, photonics, molecular and chemical physics. The development of the education and research is oriented on the grand challenges, including: productivity growth and cost reduction of electronic and photonic hardware, new materials accelerating the technique development and improving of life quality, synergies of combining fundamental and engineering education.

The research activity of the Phystech School is specialized in the three main areas. The first specialization is nanoelectronics and computing systems: the development of an elemental base for neuromorphic and quantum computations, the development of calculation methods, non-volatile memory and high density information development. The second specialization is optoelectronics and laser systems: fiber optic lasers and semiconductor laser systems; the development of energy-saving sources of EM radiation, computer vision systems and information displaying, such as OLED/OLET display technologies, micro- and nanoscale 3D printing technologies, microsensorics and others. The third one is the development of new functional nanomaterials and technologies for applications in alternative and renewable energy production, photonics, electronics, medicine and other areas, focusing on carbon materials synthesis.

The School currently collaborates with the leading research institutions of Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as with leading industrial holdings and businesses specializing in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and laser technologies (for example, Shvabe holding, IPG Photonics, RTI Group). We also have international collaborations in areas of nanotechnologies and nanoelectronics with the Research Center in Julich, Technical University in Dresden, Germany, and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics has been established to accumulate and develop the competences currently called for in mathematics and computer science, as well as in their applications. It provides programs that are unmatched in Russia in the areas of advanced combinatorics and network applications, machine learning, robotics, data analysis and predictive modeling, experimental economics, applied computational geophysics, and many more.

We are convinced that both the tuition provided by MIPT and our research must be in line with the latest global research trends. The Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics offers its students a unique interdisciplinary education recognized throughout the scientific world and highly demanded by the society. The mission of the School is uniting distinguished scholars in chemistry, biology, medicine, mathematics, physics, and engineering, using authentic hands-on opportunities to participate in the creation of new knowledge. We aim to become an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research and academic centre for the succession of basic science and practice to empower active longevity, and to enhance the quality of life and address the needs of Local Community’s ageing population to improve the city’s practices. The global challenges we are addressing are: unprecedented increase in life expectancy, increasing prevalence of age-related health problems and need for more basic research on the underpinning science of biological ageing, targeting dementia, cardiovascular diseases and translational gap between clinical and experimental bio-gerontologist.

Our School’s goals are:

  • to deliver inventive educational programs to ensure the application of scientific comprehension to the endorsement of active aging;

  • to conduct cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge bio-
    gerontology and technological studies of a high
    international standard;

  • to develop a system biology-based holistic view of the
    underlying biology of dementia and arrhythmias;

  • to foster local and overseas collaborations to promote
    academic and research exchanges;

  • to advance opportunities for students and their parents;

  • to advocate for and to be influent on Local Community’s
    graying society;

  • to become the center of the university’s mission to train the next generation of scholars and researchers.

The Phystech School is based on the Faculty of Biological and Medical Physics. Although the school specializes in several areas of research, its primary focus is the study of aging, which addresses the rapidly growing need for a higher life expectancy and quality of life. One of the key areas for this school is bioinformatics, which comprises the in silico design of medications and the various “omics” — connectomics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc. Another research area is the physics of the human and animal bodies, which includes the study of biomaterials and artificial organs, theranostics, neuro- and cardiophysics, and aging mechanisms. The third specialization is the development of cutting-edge medical equipment and new health diagnostic technologies, such as gamification, health networks, smart systems for patient rehabilitation, and equipment for early disease detection and prevention.

The Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics collaborates with leading Russian research centers, including the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, RAS; the Rogachev National Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology; the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, RAS; the Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Medicine; the Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Care; the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, RAS; and many more. In other words, the school creates a flexible educational system designed to satisfy the emerging demand for highly qualified neurophysicists, human tissue engineers, and medical equipment architects possessing a solid physical, mathematical, and engineering background bolstered with applied biological and medical knowledge.