The announcement of selection for the PhD Programme in “Physics” 37th cycle (a.y. 2021/2022) starting on 1st November, 2021 will be published on this webpage as soon as possible.

On the web page List of calls for Phd positions announcements of selection from past years are available.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 36th cycle – Academic Year 2020-2021 CALL 2020

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: expired 28 AUGUST 2020, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time)

NEWS: final ranking available in the "Download" box (posted on September 23, 2020)

Link to the Application online

Positions: no. 22 +1 +1
Scholarships: no. 19 +1 +1

Positions without scholarship: no. 3
Supernumerary positions: no. 2 
(see art. 7 of the call)

Positions and scholarships increased after the publication of the call are in red (indicated with +).

The scholarships are funded as follows:


n. borse

Eventuale tematica vincolata

Università di Trento



Università di Trento e Dipartimento di Fisica


A - Interplay of slow dynamics and X-ray induced dynamics in glass-forming liquids

B - Space data science and technology

Università di Trento e FBK


C - Data science for High Energy and Space Physics

Università di Trento e TIFPA


D - Development of a read-out system for particle sensors with applications in radiotherapy and space radioprotection

Dipartimento di Fisica


E - Physics of biological macromolecules investigated via advanced computational methods

F - Entangled photon sources for an integrated photonics quantum simulator

G - Twin photons and single photon entanglement for QRNG and QCD

H - Quantum many-body systems and ultracold gases

Dipartimento di Fisica (Q@TN)


I - SOCCEr (SupercOnducting Circuits for the Casimir Effect)

L - Quantum sensing with laser-synthesized NAno-DIAmond NV color centers (NaDia)



M-N - Particle, astroparticle, nuclear, theoretical physics, related technologies and applications, including medical Physics

O - Nanopillar cavity enhanced emission from diamond



P - Statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics of highly and interdependent systems

Q - Statistical physics of social dynamics and urban systems

Dipartimento di Fisica


R - Quantum Computing Algorithms for Nuclear Physics - additional, published on July 27, 2020

Dipartimento di Fisica (Q@TN)


S - Quantum Simulation with cOLD Atoms – QOLD - additional, published on August 20, 2020

The Academic year starts November 1, 2020
For details on the reserved topics please see the box "Download".
[1] Reserved scholarships can only be assigned to those candidates who will ask for and obtain the specific eligibility. 

Announcement of selection:  Rector's Decree no. 456 of 24 June, 2020, published in this webpage on 25 June, 2020 – available in the “Download Box”*
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Applicants are recommended to complete the online application well in advance before the deadline, in order to avoid possible technical problems or overcharge of the connection and/or of the application systems.

Assessment schedule: the assessment of qualifications will be held from 3 and 4 September, 2020; interviews will be held from 14 to 18 September, 2020.

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: available in box "Download" (published on 02.09.2020)

Following the COVID-19 health emergency, as an extraordinary measure for carrying out oral tests in telematic mode, all interviews will be held exclusively in remote mode through the use of audio-video connection tools that will allow:
- the correct identification of the participants (through a webcam);
- the conduction of the oral test in a public form.
Further details will be defined by the Evaluation Committee and published in a prompt and timely way on this page. 

Deadline for enrollment to the first year:
admitted to a position with scholarship: October 1, 2020
admitted to a position without scholarship: October 7, 2020

Information about first year enrollment procedure available at the related web page.

Last updated on September 23, 2020


INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare BEC Fondazione Bruno Kessler ERC European Research Council