Collège de France 

UniTrento has a special agreement with the Collège de France aimed at creating a forum for teaching and research of excellence, mainly focused on historiography and philology, as well as mathematics, physics and social sciences.

In the frame of the agreement between UniTrento and the Collège de France, UniTrento annually hosts eminent professors of the Collège to hold seminars or conferences related to the aforementioned academic areas for Phd students and the greater university community. Below are the professors that UniTrento has hosted during the past. 

A. Y. 2023 - 2024

  • FRANCOISE COMBES

Department of Physics
13-14 February 2024
Seminar: "Black Holes and Active Galaxy Nuclei"
Colloquium: "The Puzzle of Dark Matter"

  • WILLIAM MARX

Department of Humanities
28-29 November 2023
"Introdution au Cours de poétique de Valéry"
"Les bibliothèques mentales"

A. Y. 2022 - 2023

  • DARIO MANTOVANI

Department of Humanities and Faculty of Law
6-7 December 2022
"Pensare il diritto e l'economia in Roma antica"
"La definizione del diritto nella Monarchia fra Dante e Aristotole"

A. Y. 2021 - 2022

  • JEAN-FRANCOIS JOANNY

Department of Physics and Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology
5-6 April 2022
Discussion Sessions on Theoretical Physics Methods in Soft and Biological Matter
Topics: "Modeling and Applications" and "Sampling, Reducing and Coarse-graining"
Joint Colloquium: "Active Behavior of Biological Tissues"

A. Y. 2020 - 2021

  • Postponed

A. Y. 2019 - 2020

  • Postponed

A. Y. 2018 - 2019

  • VINCIANE PIRENNE-DELFORGE

Department of Humanities
16 - 17 October 2018
“Dei, daimones, eroi. La complessità del politeismo Greco”
“Il daimôn in Omero”

  • SERGE HAROCHE 

Department of Physics
20 - 21 March 2019
“Laser breakthroughs in basic science”
“Rydberg atoms in Cavity QED and in quantum metrology”

  • ANTOINE COMPAGNON

Department of Humanities
10 - 11 April 2019
“La littérature, accélerateur d'innovation”
“Roland Barthes et la commande”

A. Y. 2017 - 2018

  • CLAIRE VOISIN

Department of Mathematics
9 - 10 May 2018
“Introduction to Hodge structures and Grothendieck's standard conjectures”
“Grothendieck's standard conjectures and Hodge conjecture”

  • ALAIN SUPIOT

Faculty of Law
26-27 February 2018
“Les bases dogmatiques de la démocratie”
“La reféodalisation du Droit”

  • JEAN DALIBARD

Department of Physics
11-12 December 2017
“Uniform quantum gases: a new toolbox for many-body physics”
“Topology in atomic Flatland”

A.Y. 2016 - 2017

  • ROGER CHARTIER

Department of Humanities
10-11 October 2017
“From book to reading. Literary criticism, sociology of practices and cultural history”
“Shakespeare and Cervantes: encounters”

A.Y. 2015 - 2016

  • GABRIELE  VENEZIANO

Department of Physics
18-19 May 2016
“A quantum Universe before the Big Bang(s)?”
“Classical and quantum gravitational bremsstrahlung in ultrarelativistic particle collisions”

  • PIERRE-LOUIS LIONS

​Department of Physics
22 March 2016
"Mean field games"

A.Y. 2014 - 2015

  • PIERRE ROSANVALLON

Department of Sociology and Social Research
13-14 October 2014
"La démocratie du XXIe siècle: I"
"La démocratie du XXIe siècle: II"

  • CLEMENT SANCHEZ

Department of Industrial Engineering
9-10 June 2015
“Integrative chemistry: from nanostructured to hierachically structured inorganic and hybrid materials”

  • JEAN PIERRE BRUN

Department of Humanities
6-7 May 2015
“Le vie carovaniere nel deserto orientale di Egitto e il commercio con l’Arabia e l’India in epoca romana”, “I porti del Mar Rosso: Clysma, Myos Hormos e Berenikè”, “Crescita e declino del commercio nel Mare Eritreo”

A.Y. 2013 - 2014

  • CARLO OSSOLA

Departmento fo Humanities
7 May 2014
"Bernardum lactatum a Virgine fuisse"

  • ALAIN PROCHIANTZ

Department of Sociology and Social Research
24-25 February 2014
“Neurodevelopmental basis of neurological disorders”
“Homeoprotein signalingfrom plants to mammals”

A.Y. 2012 - 2013

  • STANISLAS DEHAENE

CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences
3 June 2013
“Recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of consciousness: Understanding how brain activity leads to a conscious experience remains a major experimental challenge”

  • MICHAEL ZINK

Department of Humanities
19-20 March 2013
“Quel est le nom du poète médiéval?”, “Anonymat, identité, autorité“, “Je et il

A.Y. 2011 - 2012

  • ANTOINE GEORGES

Department of Physics
12, 14, 19 March 2012
“Quantum phases of cold fermions in optical lattices: cooling and spectroscopy”
“From hot superconductors to cold atoms (and back): quantum matter with strong correlations”
“Interplay of dissipation and interactions in cold atomic systems”

  • JOHN SCHEID

Department of Humanities
22-24 February 2012
“Luoghi di culto, obbligazioni cultuali e dèi dopo la conquista romana delle province settentrionali”