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 38th cycle (academic year 2022/2023) of the PhD Programme in Physics.

Announcement of selection - A.Y. 2022-2023

Rector's Decree no. 421 of date 03/05/2022, published in this webpage on date 04/05/2022
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Positions: 20
Scholarships: 17 (of which 12 on reserved topics)
Positions without scholarship: 3 
Supernumerary positions (art. 8 of selection Call): 2

The Academic year starts November 1, 2022
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.

application/pdfCall Physics 38th cycle(PDF | 426 KB)

How to apply

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

Deadline for application: June 3rd, 2022, 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 +)

Financer No. of scholarships Possible reserved topic
University of Trento 5 free
University of Trento and Department of Physics 3 A - Molecular astrophysics: challenging reactivity beyond the second period elements via ion-molecule reactions
B - Relaxation dynamics of glasses and supercooled liquids1 
C - Theory of ultrafast photoinduced phases in technology relevant materials
Department of Physics 3 D – Kinetics of soft matter systems: from statistical mechanics to machine learning
E - Photonic neural network
F - Theory of ultrafast phase transitions
CNR – INO BEC 1 G - Quantum simulators with atoms or photons
Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH 1 H - Quantum-classical hybrid algorithms for real-world inspired application problems using qudits
INFN 3 I-J - Particle, astroparticle, nuclear, theoretical physics, related technologies and applications, including medical Physics
K - Development of a payload for differential flux measurement of low energy particles in space
FBK 1 L - Deep Learning for event selection at the LHC
Positions without scholarship 3  
Positions 20  
Supernumerary positions without scholarship (see art. 8) 2  

1 This is a reserved scholarship in collaboration with the Université de Lyon 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 Université de Lyon, 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 who will have already closed and sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships can apply for those scholarships by an additional procedure, information will be available on-line.

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

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

application/pdfAbstract reserved scholarships 38th cycle(PDF | 265 KB)

Examination’s schedule and results

Assessment schedule: from June 9, 2022
Oral examination: starting from June 20, 2022

List of exclusions of incomplete applications: published on June 8, 2022

Assessment of qualifications and candidates admitted to the interview: published on June 15, 2022

Schedule of interviews published on June 15, 2022.

Final ranking: published on July 5, 2022

application/pdfPhysics_38_Final ranking(PDF | 371 KB)
application/pdfPHYSICS_38_Schedule interviews_updated(PDF | 443 KB)
application/pdfPHYSICS_38_Results_assessment of qualifications(PDF | 274 KB)
application/pdfEsclusioni_domanda_incompleta Physics 38° ciclo(PDF | 151 KB)

Deadline for enrolment:
Position with scholarship: July 13, 2022
Position without scholarship: July 19, 2022

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

Useful links

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

Last update: July 5, 2022