History/Histórico

The Master’s Program in Physics from the State University of Maringa was recommended by CAPES in March 1997, and implemented from August 1997 in the area of concentration: Condensed Matter Physics, with 4 lines of research: Photothermic Phenomena; Complex Fluids; Preparation and Characterization of Special Materials; and Statistical Physics and Phase Transitions.

In March 2000 we implemented the PhD course in Physics in association with the State University of Londrina, which lasted until July 2008.

In early 2008, the GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PHYSICS at the State University of Maringa (PFI / UEM) was approved by Capes, with two levels of training: Master’s and Doctor’s. The program was recommended by the Scientific Technical Council of Higher Education (CTC) of CAPES (103rd and 106th CTC Meeting), receiving grade 5 (five).

Currently, the faculty of PFI/UEM consists of 17 advisors, of whom 16 are fellows of Research Productivity granted by the National Scientific and Technological Development Council (CNPq).

Due to the increase, starting 2013, the program’s areas of concentration have become three: PHYSICS OF CONDENSED MATTER, GENERAL PHYSICS, AND CLASSIC AREAS OF PHENOMENOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS, and the number of research lines have increased to 37: Photoacoustic Spectroscopy; Photothermal Spectroscopy; Infrared Spectroscopy; Biological Systems; Luminescence and Spectroscopy of Solids; Optical and Spectroscopic Properties of Materials; Thermal Properties; Thermo-Optical Properties; Vibrational Spectroscopy; Production and Characterization of Optical Glasses; Densitometry and Rheology; Parameters: Order And Non-Linear; Electrical Properties; Optical Properties of Uniaxial and Biaxial Phases; Thermo-Optical and Mechanical Characterization of Materials; Radiation Pressure Effects; Mathematical Modeling of The Light-Matter Interaction Effect Applied to Experimental Techniques; Production of Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation; Photo-Chemical Reactions and Mass Diffusion Induced by Laser; Magnetic and Structural Characterization of Materials; Characterization of Nuclear Materials; Studies of Magnetic Compounds; Synthesis of Materials by various techniques; Development of Multi-functional Devices; Investigation of structural and microstructural properties of monolithic polycrystalline multiferroics; Investigation of ferroic properties (ferroelectric, dielectric, piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, eletrostrictive, magnetic and pyroelectric) of monolithic polycrystalline multiferroics; Simulation and optimization of structures and physical properties of materials using ab initio calculations; synthesis of polycrystalline monolithic (magnetoelectric, magnetoelastic, eletroelastic, piezoelectric and piezemagnetics) multiferroics; Physics Applied to the Natural and Social Systems; Generalized Mechanical Statistics; Complex Systems; Electro-optical Devices; Impedance Spectroscopy of isotropic and anisotropic fluids; unusual and anomalous diffusive Phenomena; Liquid crystal mixtures containing polymers: stabilized phases, and microscopy applications; Molecular Orientation and Surface Effects in thermotropic and anisotropic liquid crystals and Transition between textures and wetness in chiral nematic.

Grades received by the course over the assessed trienniums:
Grade: 5 (five) in CAPES, in the triennium 1998-2000.
Grade: 5 (five) in CAPES, in the triennium 2001-2003.
Grade: 5 (five) in CAPES, in the triennium 2004-2006.
Grade: 5 (five) in CAPES, in the triennium 2007-2009.
Grade: 5 (five) in CAPES, in the triennium 2010-2012.

The Master’s course requires the minimum of twenty (20) credits, of which twelve (12) refer to the compulsory disciplines. The Master’s course typically lasts two years.

The Doctor’s course requires the minimum of 32 (thirty-two) credits, of which sixteen (16) refer to the compulsory disciplines. The Doctor’s course typically lasts four years.

The compulsory disciplines for the Master’s course are: Quantum Mechanics I, Statistical Mechanics I and Electrodynamics I.

The required disciplines for the Doctor’s course are: Quantum Mechanics I, Statistical Mechanics I, I Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics II.