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 39th cycle (academic year 2023/2024) of the PhD Programme in Physics.

In List of Calls for Phd positions, announcements of selection from past years are available.

Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2023-2024

Rector's Decree no. 303 of date 27/04/2023, published in this webpage on date 28/04/2023.
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 22 + 1
Scholarships: 19 + 1 (of which 15 + 1 on reserved topics)
Positions without scholarship: 3 
Supernumerary positions (art. 8 of selection Call): 2

The Academic year starts November 1, 2023
Duration of the PhD Programme: 3 years

May also be admitted on additional positions candidates selected by special committees for admission related to specific international mobility programmes in which the University of Trento participates.

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How to apply

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

Deadline for application: May 31st, 2023, 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 bold (indicated with +)

Financer No. of scholarships Possible reserved topic
University of Trento 4 free
University of Trento and Department of Physics 5 A - Combining physics, biology and machine learning to understand genome organization in cancer cells
B - Exciton dynamics from first-principles Project CN1 – HPC – SPOKE 7 Project Code CN_00000013 - CUP E63C22000970007
C - Plasma assisted hydrogen production from biomethane and biogas
D - Quantum Monte Carlo approaches in Fock space Project CN1 – HPC – SPOKE 7 Project Code CN_00000013 - CUP E63C22000970007
E -  Sustainable materials for Solar Fuels Production Project INEST– SPOKE 3 Project Code ECS00000043 - CUP E63C22001030007
University of Trento and NEST - National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology– CNR (Pisa) 1 F - Multiscale modeling of Ultra high Dose Rate electron beams radiobiological response
Department of Physics 7 G - 2D materials for hydrogen splitting
H - Innovative materials for hydrogen splitting
I - Electron-phonon interaction in photoexcited materials
J - Discovering lightinduced phases by first-principles material
K - Neuromorphic Photonics and its applications 
L - Non-Conventional Approaches to the Many-Body Nuclear Problem 
M - Quantum simulation of strongly-correlated and chaotic quantum systems
INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics  2 N, O - Particle, astroparticle, nuclear, theoretical physics, related
technologies and applications, including medical Physics
University of Trento and CNR -INO-BEC 1 P – Quantum many-body Physics (published on 24/05/2023)
Positions without scholarship 3  
Positions 23  
Supernumerary positions without scholarship (see art. 8) 2  

Scholarships made available after the publication of the call (and published on this webpage) can be selected by using the entry “Other” in the proper section of the online application, and indicating in the specific field the title of the scholarship, possibly modifying the order of preference.

Applicants who have already closed and sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships, can apply for those scholarships sending an e-mail to the secretariat of the Phd Programme (phd.physics [at], mentioning the new order of preference if necessary.

For information about scholarship with reserved research topics see the files below.

Further information about research topics of the doctoral Programme are availbale on the webpage Research topics of the doctorate.

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: not available
Oral examination: starting from July 3rd, 2023

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: published on June 7th, 2023

Assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview: published on June 15th, 2023

Schedule of interviews: published on June 19th, 2023

Final ranking: published on July 19th, 2023

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Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: July 27th, 2023
Position without scholarship: August 2nd, 2023

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

Opportunities within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP)
More information at

Useful links

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

Last update: July 19th, 2023