Physics (541) - Bachelor's Degree            
 

Physics is the most basic natural science, which attempts to decipher the basic laws of nature, from the microscopic composition of matter to the structure of the entire universe.


Study of physics represents a fascinating intellectual challenge, and trains the teaching, research and development personnel who are in greatest demand in academia and industry.

Physics, as a natural science, combines laboratory experiments with theoretical research where the main research tools are mathematics and the computer.


In the first years of study, the basics of mathematics and physics, experimental and theoretical, are imparted. Later, students are exposed to advanced subjects in modern physics.


MSc studies, which generally extend over two years, are composed of compulsory courses, elective courses and a final research project. Specialization is expressed through the composition of courses and the subject of the project.

MSc students are integrated in the advanced research teams of the Institute of Physics.

For further information: the Institute of Physics website: http://www.phys.huji.ac.il/

Master’s courses in the faculty are given in Hebrew unless a foreign student who does not speak Hebrew is taking the course. In such a case the course will be given in English.

Department Officials

Head of Department – Studies
Prof.  Hagai Eisenberg
hagai.eisenberg@huji.ac.il  
Room 9, Levin Building, tel. 02-6585226

Assistant to Chairman of Physics Studies
Idit Mor Kline
iditmk@savion.huji.ac.il
Room 9, Levin Building, tel. 02-6584541

Secretary for Students
Natali Ashkenazi
nataliash@savion.huji.ac.il
Room 9, Levin Building, tel. 02-6585226

Department Administration | Physics | Office hours     

Sunday to Thursday
12:00 - 08:00
15:30 - 13:00
 

Counsellor – first year students
Thursday 15:00-16:00

Prof. Alex Retzker
retzker@phys.huji.ac.il
Room 203, Danciger B Building, tel. 02-6586329

Counsellor – 2nd year students
please make appointment by email

Prof. Dror Orgad
orgad@phys.huji.ac.il
Room 214, Danciger B Building, tel. 02-6586980

Counsellor – 3rd year students
please make appointment by email

Prof. Barak Kol
barak_kol@phys.huji.ac.il
Room 210, Kaplun Building, tel. 02-6584929
 
Counsellor – Masters Students
please make appointment by email

Dr. Michael Smolkin
Michael.Smolkin@mail.huji.ac.il
Room 106, Kaplun Building, tel. 02-6584374


Structure
Compulsory
Compulsory in the teaching program
Compulsory
Compulsory Mathematics studies

Compulsory elective

Elective in the teaching program

Total in the teaching program

Programming studies

Division

Cornerstone Program

Additional teaching program

Total for the degree (minimum)

Total for the degree (maximum)
Physics Expanded Single Major track
(track 2010)
783214-167-913748145
Physics- Single Major track
(track 2011)
57282141054328145
Physics- Dual Major track
(track 2020)
5324119246לפי דרישת החוג הנוסף145
Physics Cognition- Dual Major track
(track 2025)
53211993 448145
Minor in Physics
(track 2030)
373737
physics and earth sci. in dual Major track with a specialization in Climate-Atmosphere-Oceanography
(track 6020)
50241189455150
Double major in physics and earth sciences with a specialization in Geoarcheology
(track 6021)
5024987457150
Extended Mathematics and Physics- dual Major track
(track 8010)
533-42-362-64481-83149153
Extended Physics and Mathematics- dual Major track
(track 8012)
745-683-84462151152
Physics Mathematics- dual Major track
(track 8013)
562769470145
Computer Science and Physics - Dual Major
(track 8015)
533238856150
Environment and Physics- dual Major track
(track 8034)
532498658-59150151
לקראת מוסמך

Eligible to submit their candidacy for the MSc are holders of a BSc in “extended single teaching program Physics” or “single teaching program Physics” from the Hebrew University with a minimum weighted grade of 80. Students whose final grade is at least 85 are admitted directly. The admission of students whose BSc average is below 85 must be approved by the teaching program’s admissions committee. Students who completed BSc studies in Physics at a recognized academic institution with the same results may apply for MSc studies.

Students who studies in other tracks such as  “single teaching program Physics” must take supplementary studies, including compulsory courses that they had not yet taken, and particularly the courses Analytical Electrodynamics, Quantum Theory II, Introduction to Statistical Physics and Equations of Mathematical Physics, Introduction to Research. Students can be admitted to MSc studies only after fulfilling the requirements of supplementary studies with the conditions as determined and in accordance with the BSc studies program.