Website of the Doctorate

Director: Prof. Francesco Pederiva
Deputy-Director: Prof. Giovanni Andrea Prodi

As from the 30th cycle, the PhD in Physics is activated in cooperation with the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) (as per par. 2 of art. 2 of DM 45/2013).

Doctoral programme:
The Doctorate offers its students top level educational activities in collaboration with the Department of Physics.

The main aims are to:

  1. provide students with the skills needed to carry out highly qualified research activities at universities, public or private bodies;
  2. develop the ability to autonomously work in the scientific field with creative originality and meticulous methodology;
  3. shape physics able to exert their knowledge and abilities in different fields, thanks to a solid foundation and thanks to the fact that physical sciences are interdisciplinary;
  4. train researchers used to working in groups, used to international collaborations, to communicating research results and to formulating scientific projects.

Main research topics:

  • Astro-Particle Physics
  • Biophysics and Biosignals
  • Biorganic Chemistry
  • Computational Physics and Astrophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemistry and Physics of Cold Plasmas
  • Experimental Astrochemistry
  • Experimental Astroparticle Physics
  • Experimental Gravitation and Gravitational Astronomy
  • Hydrogen, Energy, Environment
  • Materials Science
  • Microsystems
  • Nanoscience
  • Optical and X-ray Spectroscopy
  • Physical Science Communication
  • Physics with Antimatter
  • Photonics
  • Quantum Optics
  • Structure and Dynamics of Complex Systems
  • Structure and Reactivity of Molecular Systems
  • Theoretical Cosmology
  • Theory of Fundamental Interactions
  • Theory of Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics
  • Ultracold Atoms and Quantum Gases

Scientific Areas (Ministerial references):

Fis/01 - Experimental Physics
Fis/02 - Theoretical Physics, mathematical methods and models
Fis/03 - Physics of Matter
Fis/04 - Nuclear and Sub nuclear Physics
Fis/05 - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Fis/07 - Applied Physics (for the environment, biology, medicine and cultural heritage)
Fis/08 - Teaching and History of Physics
Chim/03 - General and Inorganic Chemistry

Duration: 3 years