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    1 year FT

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Course content

Shock physics focuses on the understanding of what happens to matter under extreme conditions.

This research can be applied in many ways, including:

Analysing the effect of meteorite impacts on planets, spacecraft and satellites
Understanding how tsunamis are formed
Understanding the high pressure conditions that occur at the core of planets

This course explores the response of a wide range of materials, from rock to plasma, when subjected to rapid or high pressure loading.

This area is important for a number of applications, including:

Preventing impact damage to transportation vehicles
Petrochemical and other offshore platforms
Astrophysics and studies into the internal conditions of nuclear energy reactors

You will be trained in techniques that are of value to potential industrial employers, government agencies and other organisations.

Visit the MSc in Physics with Shock Physics page on the Imperial College London website for more details!




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