About Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is one of the leading Russian Universities in the areas of physics and technology. The University holds a reputable position in the country and abroad for qualified graduate training. Students and graduates of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology are representatives of an elite circle who, thanks to their interdisciplinary scientific surroundings, are able to fully realize their potential. The strong alumni community is spread all over and includes top range scientists, businessmen, politicians, people of art, many of who are awardees of prestigious international prizes. Phystech (the University) and Phystechs (its alumni) are strongly proud and supportive of each other....
Many Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology professors are leading Russian scientists, including over 80 members of the Russian Academy of Sciences. From the outset, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has used a unique system for training specialists, known as the Phystech System, which combines fundamental science, engineering disciplines and student research. With a history rich in major events and longstanding traditions, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology pays well-deserved attention to its symbols.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has an original emblem, which embodies its devotion to science. Every 5 years Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology marks two anniversaries, celebrating the creation of the Department of Physics and Technology at Moscow State University on November 25, 1946 and the creation of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, which took place five years later.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology education is divided into 12 departments, covering a wide range of knowledge fields in fundamental and applied science, including general and applied physics, life sciences, space research, nanotechnology, aerophysics, radio and flight engineering, molecular physics, quantum electronics, innovation, system engineering and more.
Department of Radio Engineering and Cybernetics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Since 1952 we have concentrated on studies in electrical engineering and cybertechnology. Our students combine fundamental studies with research activities related to contemporary issues in the fields of wireless systems, solid-state devices, control theory, learning systems, signal processing, parallel and distributed computing, fault-tolerant computing, and computer vision.
Department of General and Applied Physics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Here is one of the best places to get involved in the most wonderful and most complicated areas of knowledge. Department train’s students to push the boundaries of human understanding of space and time, of matter and energy from the nuclear to the cosmological. Department offer’s the exploration of a universal nature to those who dare to know.
Department of Aerophysics and Space ResearchMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The training programs of the Department focus on practical approaches in the realm of space industry and include aerospace engineering, space science, and space technology. Our research tackles a wide range of problems such as biosystems engineering, earth remote sensing, natural resource exploration, etc. Department’s alumni include astronauts, politicians, high-ranking officials, and brilliant researchers who work in prestigious research centers and companies both in the Russian Federation and abroad.
Department of Molecular and Chemical Physics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Combining Universitie’s traditional program in pure physics and mathematics with deep studies in chemistry, the Department fosters unique specialists who conduct research in chemical dynamics and reaction mechanisms, materials and plasma chemistry as well as the physics of living systems. Our community comprises people who investigate radiochemistry and conduct experiments using laser technology.
Department of Physical and Quantum Electronics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Converging rigorous pure sciences with the power of our industry-academic partnerships, the Department provides training programs for students who wish to become outstanding researchers in the field of electronics, explore new materials and create new methods in solid state electronic devices as well as in laser and optics systems providing sharpened efficiency for contemporary solutions in telecommunications, control systems, supercomputers and the aerospace industry and dare to change the world.
Department of Aeromechanics and Flight Engineering of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The Department prepares students for professional positions in the aerospace industry, government, and business by offering an intensive curriculum merged with cutting-edge research at Russia’s renowned Aviaindustry Cluster. Our program focuses on aeromechanics, control, propulsion and engineering problems of aircraft. The department is located in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow Region.
Department of Control and Applied Mathematics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The Department of Control and Applied Mathematics provides training at the bachelor’s and master’s level in applied mathematics. Education programs are focused on mathematical modeling in fundamental and applied physics, mechanics and economics. We offer unique courses in supercomputing, artificial intelligence, system analysis and software engineering.
Department of Problems of Physics and Energetics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The Department focuses on producing scientists trained to face a broad range of challenges caused by the rapid growth of human civilization in the 21st century. We offer programs related to quantum optics, extreme states of matter, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology, fundamental interactions and plasma energetics. We endeavor to conduct experiments beyond the limits of present-day science and we are proud of our graduates, who are involved in investigating the most spectacular phenomena of the universe.
Department of Innovation and High Technologyof Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Computers and information technologies have become indispensable to modern life. The Department prepare students to give rise to new innovations, to be eager in studying computer science, to explore the cyber-universe and to implement their ideas in the real world with the help of our industry-academic partnerships with the world's largest software companies and high-tech corporations.
Department of Biological and Medical Physics ofMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Thanks to unique teaching style and structure the Department is merging medicine, biology and chemistry with fundamental physics and mathematics in order to create new methods for the medical industry and technologies for pharmaceutical production, alumni include entrepreneurs, educators and researchers pushing the boundaries of life sciences.
Institute of Nano-, Bio-, Information, Cognitive and Socio-humanistic Sciences and Technologies
Converging nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science into a holistic art of cognition, department have acquired a new instrument for understanding our world and making it a better place. The NBIC department was established in the close cooperation with the renowned NRC “Kurchatov Institute”, which has been a hub of cutting-edge science since the Soviet era. The department is located in Moscow.
Department of Higher School of Systems Engineering of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Department of Higher School of Systems Engineering is an interfaculty department conducting training for master’s students in "High Technology and Economics of Innovation." The main objective of the program is the training of leaders in technological fields.
Information about Laboratories and Research Centers of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Laboratory of 2D Materials for Optoelectronics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The 2D Optoelectronics Lab was established in April 2016 under the Top 5-100 Competitiveness Enhancement Programme implemented by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
The Lab is engaged in research of optical and electronic properties of 2D materials to create unparalleled optoelectronic devices. The Lab focuses on such 2D systems as graphene, chalcogenide monolayers of transition metals, mercury telluride quantum wells, etc. The main applications of such materials are far-IR and THz emitters and supersensitive detectors.
There are both practical and theoretical researchers on the team who can solve the most complex problems. The Lab partners with the global leading 2D system physics research
centres: the University of Manchester (UK), MIT (USA), Tohoku University (Japan.) Within MIPT, the Lab is a division of the Centre for Photonics and 2D Materials and have access to one-of-a-kind optical, electronic, measuring instruments, and manufacturing equipment.
For four years, the Lab researchers have published over 20 papers in top-rated journals including Physical Review Letters and Nature Communication. In collaboration with Russian and international colleagues, the team has developed the first graphene plasmon-assisted resonant THz radiation detector. The Lab short-term plans cover the development and manufacturing of IR detectors for heat imaging applications, and creating electrically controlled THz emitters.
Laboratory of 3D Printing Technologies for Functional Microstructures of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Main lines of research:
- Aerosol printing technology for manufacturing current-carrying planar microstructures from metallic nanoparticles on a minimum scale of 5-10 micrometers.
- Jet printing of transparent conducting microstructures based on carbon nanotubes on a minimum printing scale of 10-20 micrometers.
- Combined jet printing and STED nanoprinting technology for forming volumetrical nano-objectson the 50-nanometer scale.
- Development of printing autoemission cathodes based on carbon nanotubes or their analogs for use in flat autoemission displays.
- Aerosol and jet printing technology for manufacturing organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for artificial lighting.
- Aerosol and jet printing technology for manufacturing organic light emitting transistors (OLETs) for displays.
Advanced Control Systems Lab ofMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The Laboratory was founded as part of University Project 5-100 as per the Laboratory Foundation Decree 77-6 as of October 10, 2014.
The laboratory works in close scientific and technological cooperation with our partner organizations—Energia URSC, Central Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics, and the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering, all of which are recognized as the most prominent representatives of the Russian military industrial sector.
The Head of Laboratory is Sergey Avtaykin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Department of Aerophysics and Space Research.
The laboratory staff comprises 12 researchers, including 3 doctors, 3 candidates of physical/mathematical and technical sciences, and 3 postgraduate students, as well as 6 engineers, 11 graduate students, and 4 holders of bachelor's degrees.
Our scientific and technological scope of interest includes advanced space systems, mathematic
simulation, spacecraft, autopilot systems, control systems, space data transfer systems, communications, information exchange, optimizing control, group control systems for spacecraft, multiagent technologies, mini-spacecraft clusters, intelligent satellite group control systems, distributed control, and intersatellite communications.
Development of functioning mechanisms for management information systems used for unmanned aircraft and surface, sea, airborne, and space-based complexes.
Development of functioning mechanisms for management information systems used for unmanned aircraft and surface-, sea-, air-, and space-based complexes.
Development of remote control firmware and software for unmanned aircraft and surface, sea, airborne, and space-based complexes, ground-based control center
Electrophysical effect simulation for the testing and use of a nuclear power propulsion system
Laboratory for Advanced Studies of Membrane Proteins of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The lab team is focused on structural and biophysical studies of membrane proteins, such as ion channels, transporters, photoactive proteins, G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), transmembrane enzymes and their complexes. Membrane proteins play a crucial role in many physiological processes mainly involved in signal transduction and membrane transport. Their dysfunction leads to many severe health disorders such as various types of cancer, chronic inflammations, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative disorders. High resolution structures of these proteins are of great importance for understanding underlying mechanisms of these diseasesand to develop rational approaches to cure them. Despite the high importance there is still no structural information for a majority of membrane proteins existing, mainly because they are difficult to handle due to their amphiphilic nature and low stability. In our lab we established the infrastructure to purify and stabilize proteins from heterologous expression systems, such as E. coli, cell free and baculovirus expression systems. A variety of biophysicalmethods is available for structural and spectroscopic investigations of these protein systems. One of the core methods is the X-ray crystallography of membrane proteins. For this purpose, we have setup a unique equipment for high throughput in meso crystallization, crystal imaging and crystallization process investigations. A Rigaku X-Ray HighFlux HomeLab is an important facility in use to characterize the quality of crystals and of proteins in solution. Advantages of modern fluorescence microscopy methods (including CLSM with Spectral Imaging, TIRFM, FCS, FCCS, 2PFM, FLIM, FRAP, SIM, PALM, direct STORM) realized in the Light Nanoscope facility is utilized for investigations of the dynamic properties of proteins and their behavior in a cellular environment. Protein targets can be further characterized with Brucker Ultraflextreme Mass Spectrometry, analytical HPLC system and differential fluorimetry to study protein thermostability.
Aging and Lifespan Genetics Lab Studies of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Agreement with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (California, USA). The studying of the causes and mechanisms of aging on different levels of the living organisms organization and the development of biomedical issues for the regulation of this process are fundamental scientific problems. The understanding of the nature of the aging process will allow people to control over longevity, to develop the preventive measures against premature aging and development of aging-associated diseases.
The laboratory activity is aimed at the search of genetic, epigenetic and physiological
mechanisms of aging and longevity as well as at the search of substances and gene-therapy interventions able to slow down the aging process, to increase longevity and stress resistance of organisms by the influence on pathologic gene networks. Nowadays, the laboratory is the only laboratory in Russia, which fully focuses on biogerontology.
The laboratory researches are based on classical methods of molecular and cellular biology, new generation sequencing, the methods of work with laboratory animals, bioinformatics and mathematic modelling.
Applied Cybernetic Systems Lab ofMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The main scientific and technological focus of the laboratory is conducting research and development in the field of human state monitoring systems and human-machine interfaces, as well as work on radio electronic devices using state-of-the-art components, digital signal processing algorithms, and software for microcontrollers and desktop applications.
- Development of an algorithm for driver video image processing and the devices for algorithm implementation.
- CardioBadge, a cardio activity monitoring system based on the analysis of heart rhythm variability.
- Evaluation of psychophysiological state of the crew based on measured physiological indices.
- BiTronics Lab, educational projects in neurotechnologies — in particular, the National Technology Initiative Olympiad in neurotechnology.
- Experience in working with Arduino platforms.
- Experience in electronics design, installation, and adjustment.
- Knowledge of electrical measuring instruments.
- Knowledge of printed-circuit board design using special CAD (e.g., Altium Designer).
- Knowledge of STM32 microcontrollers programming: working with periphery (SPI, I2C, UART, CAN), realization of mathematical algorithms.
- Experience in designing, installing, and adjusting electronic devices.
- Knowledge of electrical measuring instruments.
- Knowledge of printed-circuit board design using the Altium Designer software or a desire to learn.
- Portfolio featuring complete microcontroller projects.
- Knowledge of modern electronic components. Knowledge of programmable logic devices.
Applied Infrared Spectroscopy Lab of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Laboratory of Applied Infrared Spectroscopy was founded at MIPT’s Department of Problems in Physics and Energetics in October 2011, following the results of the second Megagrant program funded by the Russian Government.
The Space Research Institute RAS being among its research sites, the lab’s research activities have a great potential for applicability. The laboratory will be directly involved in the newest Roscosmos aircraft equipment projects, and its future alumni will be bringing their experience and skills into the development of the aerospace industry. One of the key areas of focus is promoting international cooperation in fundamental space research, which will contribute to the global image of Phystech as a research institution. Among the lab’s staff members are three DScs, ten PhDs, four postgraduates, and six undergraduates.
Field of research
In order to outline the areas of research, several examples of the lab’s accomplishments in 2001 are given below. The data collected from celestial observation of the Martian atmosphere was used in the search of methane - the level of its atmospheric content was close to the predicted figure. The upper limits for C2H6 and SO2 were determined. The study of gravity waves continued with the use of molecular oxygen emission variation in the OMEGA experiment. A computer simulation of microphysical processes in Martian aerosols was carried out.
Mermaid-ISS observations, aimed at testing new methods of measurement of GHG emissions in the Earth’s atmosphere, are still in progress, as well as the development of the control system of ozone content in the Earth’s atmosphere: Ozonometer-TM (to be used in the ISS installation of 4 Ionosfera satellites) and Ozonometer-Z (for the Zond satellite to form the second orbit group Ionozond together with Ionosfera satellites)
The laboratory has set the following objectives:
- Atmospheric research of primary planets with ground and spacecraft observations by methods of high resolution spectroscopy in ultraviolet, visible light, and infrared
- Development of advanced aircraft equipment for spectral sensing of planetary atmospheres
- Computer simulation of planetary climates and evolution of planetary atmospheres with the use of high performance supercomputing systems and 3-D general circulation models
- Development of high resolution heterodyne spectrometry equipment
- Space project Driada (Mermaid-2). The aim is to test new measurement methods of high resolution spectra and GHG reconcentration.
Artificial Quantum Systems Lab ofMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The laboratory was created in April 2014 based on the results of an open competition at MIPT that was conducted as part of a program to increase the competitiveness of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
The purpose of the laboratory is to carry out experimental studies in the field of superconducting quantum circuits. The main objects of interest are superconducting quantum bits (qubits) and circuits based on them. The lab group conducts fundamental research using qubits as artificial atoms to study quantum optics and acoustics. Practical applications are also developing for quantum circuits in quantum computation, modeling, metrology and detection.
This topic is quite young; for the first time the superconducting qubit was demonstrated only in 1999. At the moment of the AQS lab creation there was no experience in creating superconducting qubits in Russia. Thus, in May 2015 the laboratory group became the first in Russia along with the Russian Quantum Center and the Institute of Solid State Physics to produce and measure a superconducting qubit. For this achievement the head of the laboratory Oleg Astafiev with coworkers Valery Ryazanov and Alexei Ustinov were awarded the "Made in Russia" prize.
The laboratory premises were equipped in the Laboratory building of MIPT in the same year. The first results, obtained directly from the AQS lab installation, begun from the mounting and launch of a dilution refrigerator in 2015. The quantum mixing of microwaves on an artificial atom (Nature Communications 8, 1352 (2017)), the quantum interaction between a transmon and an acoustic resonator (is being prepared for publication, arXiv: 1710.06476) were first realized and demonstrated. Other publications of our laboratory you can find here.
In addition to obtaining breakthrough scientific results, the laboratory staff conducts advanceddevelopments in the field of quantum technologies. In July 2016, the project "Creation of information processing technologies based on superconducting qubits" was launched. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and the Foundation for Advanced Studies signed an agreement on the creation and support of laboratories for the development and practical use of quantum computing technologies. The project is aimed at the formation of scientific and technological backlog in the field of creating quantum computers and systems for quantum modeling of material properties. Within the project, a consortium was formed in which, in addition to the AQS laboratory, there were laboratories MISiS, RCC, ISSP RAS, MSTU, VNIIA and NSTU. The consortium is a joint group, currently possessing four refrigerators and having full access to three technological centers (clean rooms).
The AQS Lab actively participates in the promotion of the results. For example, see here. World experts are invited to participate in the International Conferences on the topic of superconductivity in Russia. In particular, in September 2016 and July 2017, together with the Laboratory of Topological Quantum Phenomena in MIPT Superconductors, the laboratory staff organixed international schools for students at MIPT and Baikal. These activities were supported by the grant of the RSF.
Bachelor and Masters students of MIPT are actively involved in the work on the lab. Dealing with the most advanced and complex problems of modern physics, students acquire valuable experience in nanotechnology fabrication, low-temperature engineering, microwave measurements, electronics, data processing and programming. 8 students and 5 graduate students, taken under our wing - this is our significant contribution to the educational activities of MIPT. In addition, the lab scientists have developed and now conduct the course "Superconducting quantum systems".
Biomedical Engineering Lab of University
Main lines of research:
- Biomechanics of the cardiovascular system, breathing.
- Development of artificial organs.
- Biomechanics of motion activity.
- Biophysics of cell processes.
- Development of tissue-engineered biostructures with desired organ or tissue replacement functions.
- Research on central neural mechanisms enabling the human motion control system in healthy individuals and patients with motion pathologies.
- Development of single-use medical devices for sampling blood and obtaining its components.
- Development of medical devices for therapeutic and donoral membrane plasmapheresis, hemo- and liquor-sorbtion and detoxification of biological liquids.
- Preclinical and clinical tests of medical devices.
Biophysics of Excitable System Lab of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
The laboratory of biophysics of excitable systems was established at MIPT in the end of 2010 as one of the laboratories of the megagrant programme of the Russian Government. The main focus of the laboratory is the investigation of excitable biological tissues, such as cardiac tissue. For that purpose, methods for optical mapping of biological samples and tissue engineering techniques are being developed in the laboratory.
The head of the laboratory — Prof. Konstantin Agladze — graduated from MIPT in 1978. His most significant works so far were devoted to the questions of autowave propagation in active media of various nature. After many years of work in the top scientific research centers abroad (in USA, Japan, France, Germany, Italy), professor Agladze returned to Russia to create here a leading biophysical laboratory.
Today, the group consists of highly motivated researchers aimed to the achievement of novel scientific results and discoveries. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from the various Faculties of MIPT are involved in the research work at the laboratory. Since the foundation of the lab, more than 12 bachelor’s and master’s works have been prepared in the laboratory. Some of the results of these students’ works were published in high-impact scientific journals.
Cellular and Molecular Technologies Lab ofMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Current projects: Development of personalized therapy for functional liver disorders based on transplantation of vascularized organoids. Development of the wound cover based on GAL-KO pig’s skin.
Application: Treating the chronic hepatic failure; wound treatment.
Details: Project involves creating of “artificial” liver tissues with the help of tissue nanoengineering methods to develop the technology of patient specific therapy of the functional liver failure. The technological innovations include 3D cell process and device developments for all major tissue types, which follow a bionic concept in tissue engineering. The pharmaceutical innovations include the discovery of the mode of action of therapeutic proteins that leads to tissue regeneration (such as liver and skin)
Staff: about 20 MIPT students involved: more than 10.
Department of Innovation and High Technology of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Computers and information technologies have become indispensable to modern life. The Department prepare our students to give rise to new innovations, to be eager in studying computer science, to explore the cyber-universe and to implement their ideas in the real world with the help of our industry-academic partnerships with the world's largest software companies and high-tech corporations.
Department of Biological and Medical Physics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Thanks to MIPT’s unique teaching style and structure the Department is merging medicine, biology and chemistry with fundamental physics and mathematics in order to create new methods for the medical industry and technologies for pharmaceutical production. Our alumni include entrepreneurs, educators and researchers pushing the boundaries of life sciences
Institute of Nano-, Bio-, Information, Cognitive and Socio-humanistic Sciences and Technologies of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Converging nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science into a holistic art of cognition, we have acquired a new instrument for understanding our world and making it a better place. The NBIC department was established in the close cooperation with the renowned NRC “Kurchatov Institute”, which has been a hub of cutting-edge science since the Soviet era. The department is located in Moscow.
Department of Higher School of Systems Engineering of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Department of Higher School of Systems Engineering is an interfaculty department conducting training for master’s students, "High Technology and Economics of Innovation." The main objective of the program is the training of leaders in technological fields.
Dormitories of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
- Dormitory is a four-story corridor-type building.
- There are 35 rooms, two restrooms, and two kitchens on each floor, as well as two shower rooms for men and women, a study room, a small gym, and a laundry room.
- Each dorm room is well-furnished and has internet access via both Wi-Fi and a wired connection.
- This dormitory houses freshman, sophomore, and junior students of the Department of Radio Engineering and Cybernetics.
There is a library in the university with a fund of 110,000 thousand copies, including 15 languages of the world. The library includes a delivery desk and 2 reading rooms with a total of 300 places.
There is also
- a wireless Wi-Fi computer network,
- which currently has over 600 laptops,
- CPC and other wireless devices of the university staff and students.
More than 5 thousand users are registered in the local network. Every employee, student, student of the preparatory department or faculty of the Far-Eastern Higher Education Department has free access to computers and free access to the worldwide Internet. To meet the needs of students, there are two printing and copying points equipped with copying machines, computers, printers and scanners, including a large format color printer for printing large posters.
Facts about Moscow city
- Moscow is the capital of Russia, a multinational city on the Moscow River in the western part of the country.
- In its historical center is the medieval fortress Kremlin - the residence of the Russian president.
- On its territory you can visit the Armory, where precious objects belonging to the royal family are exhibited.
- Beyond the northeastern wall of the Kremlin lies Red Square, the symbolic center of Russia.
- Here you can see the Mausoleum of V.I. Lenin, the State Historical Museum and St. Basil's Cathedral with colorful onion domes.
|Undergraduate Education (Bachelor)|
|Tuition fee, English medium||1-4th years: 8000 USD per year|
|Tuition fee, Russian medium||1-4th years: 4500 USD per year|
|Postgraduate Education (Master)|
|Tuition fee, English medium||1-2nd years: 8000 USD per year|
|Tuition fee, Russian medium||1-2nd years: 4500 USD per year|
|Postgraduate Education (PhD)|
|Tuition fee||1-3rd years: 5000 USD per year|
|Preparatory Department fee||3500 USD|
|Accommodation / Hostel fee||700 USD per year|