Phd programme in Physics - in cooperation with the INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics

The University of Trento announces a public selection procedure for admission to the 37th cycle (academic year 2021/2022) of the PhD Programme in physics.

Announcement of selection - 37th cycle - A.Y. 2021-2022

Rector's Decree no. 361 of April 26th, 2021, published in this webpage on April 27th, 2021 – see the Announcement of selection*
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: no. 24
Scholarships: no. 21
Positions without scholarship: no. 3
Supernumerary positions: no. 2 (see art. 7 of the call)

The Academic year starts November 1, 2021

How to apply

To partecipate to the selection procedure, fill in the application online.

Deadline for application:  May 24th, 2021, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time)

Applicants are advised to register well in advance of the deadline. The University shall not be considered responsible for any dysfunctions due to technical problems and/or overload of the communication line and/or of the OS, for the loss of communication due to incorrect address details or late communication about possible change of address of the candidates, or for any other problem and delay due to third parties, unexpected cases or circumstances beyond one’s control.

Details about funded positions

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

For details on the reserved topics please see the Abstract scholarships.

Financer of scholarships No. of scholarships Topics of reserved scholarships
University of Trento 3  
University of Trento and Department of Physics 2 A - Neural network model of memory engram consolidation via astrocyte-neuron interaction
B - Superconductivity and charge density waves in two dimensional crystals[1]
University of Trento and CNR-INO 1 C - Quantum many-body systems and ultracold gases
University of Trento and ECT* 2 D - Gluon Saturation at the Electron-Ion Collider
E - Optimizing Quantum Simulations for Trapped-Ion qubits
University of Trento and INAF 1 F - Study of the Magnetosphere-atmosphere-lithosphere coupling during active seismic conditions
Department of Physics 4 G - Kinetics of soft matter systems: from statistical mechanics to machine Learning
H - Integrated quantum photonics
I - Photonic neural networks
J - Out-of-equilibrium dynamics of cold atoms in cavities
Department of Physics (Q@TN) 4 K –Cuboga (Coherently coupled Ultra-cold Bose gases: a toolbox for magnetic phenomena)
L – FLOAT (Fluctuating Levitated nonlinear Oscillators Approaching The quantum regime)
M – HyClassQSampling (Hybrid classical-quantum algorithms for Sampling Problems)
N – SOCCEr (SupercOnducting Circuits for the Casimir Effect)
INFN 3 O-P - Particle, astroparticle, nuclear, theoretical physics, related technologies and applications, including medical Physics
Q - R&D of an Advanced flexible interconnection solution suitable for high energy physics experiment and space applications
FBK 1 R - Deep Learning for time-transient phenomena in the ionosphere and correlation with seismo-induced events
Positions without scholarship 3  
Positions 24  
Supernumerary positions 2  

[1] This is a reserved scholarship in collaboration with the Sorbonne Université and entails specific additional PhD student's obligations. In particular, the doctoral student is required to spend a period of up to 18 months at the Sorbonne Université in Paris, where he/she will carry out part of the training and research activities envisaged by the doctoral project; while in Paris he/she will receive a salary according to the French contractual framework. For further details, please see the scholarship summary file posted at the call webpage.

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.

Examination's schedule and final rankings

Assessment schedule: the assessment of qualifications will be held May 27th and 28th, 2021.
Oral examination: the interviews will be held from June 3rd to 10th, 2021. Please read carefully the interview schedule published in this webpage on May 28th, 2021.
The final calendar will be published as soon as possible.

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.

List of exclusions of incomplete applications (May 26th, 2021)

The assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview

Errata corrige - updated version of the assessment of qualifications and the schedule interview (updated on June, 4th, 2021)


Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: June 30th, 2021
Position without scholarship: July 6th, 2021

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


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Useful links

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