Physics, astrophysics and applied physics

Dottorati
Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2019/2020
Study area
Science and Technology
Doctoral programme (PhD)
3
Years
Dipartimento di Fisica "Aldo Pontremoli" - Via Celoria, 16 - Milano
English
PhD Coordinator
The main theme of this doctoral programme is physics in advanced sectors of pure and applied research. Research covers all areas of modern physics, as indicated in the 5 curricula which aim to facilitate the placement of doctoral students in specific sectors.
The required basic training is guaranteed by a combination of courses specific to this programme and others exceptionally borrowed from the second cycle degree programme, with examinations at the end of the first year. Moreover, doctoratal students are required to attend an International School, with final assessment through a public seminar. The programme also provides various opportunities for discussion and exchanges among students in different programmes, particularly during a workshop at the end of the academic year.
Training is supplemented by coordinated series of subject- specific conferences ("Physics Colloquia"). At the same time, doctoral students will have to undertake original research under the guidance of a tutor and a co-tutor and report on their progress through annual seminars during which students present their findings to the University's scientific community. This programme also offers internships in Fundamental Physics or High Technology at National and International Laboratories and private Research Laboratories.
Dipartimento di Fisica "Aldo Pontremoli" - Via Celoria, 16 - Milano
Title Professor(s)
Lensing ray-tracing of CMB temperature and polarization anisotropies in the presence of dark energy and massive neutrinos
Requisiti: Cosmology I
Curriculum: Astrophysics
C. Carbone
Large scale structure formation in the presence of dark energy and massive neutrinos
Requisiti: Cosmology I-II
Curriculum: Astrophysics
C. Carbone
Mass diagnostics in galaxies and clusters of galaxies and dynamics of stellar systems
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Gravitational lenses
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Black hole growth
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Protostellar disc dynamics and planet formation
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Observations and modelling of the large-cale structure of the Universe: from galaxies to cosmological parameters
Requisiti: Knowledge of the fundamentals of theoretical and observatonal cosmology
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Numerical simulations of systematic effects and cosmological performances of the Euclid mission
Requisiti: Knowledge of the fundamentals of theoretical and observatonal cosmology
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Dark molecular clouds and star formation
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Developments in data analysis for future cosmic microwave background experiments
Requisiti: Basic astrophysical background, good knowledge of at least one programming language
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Theory and models of pulsar glitches
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Free-Electron Laser bases on two fold acceleration and arc compressor
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Experimental study of the electronic properties of nanoparticles embedded in semiconductor matrix by means photoelectron spectroscopy
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of condensed matter physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Spin dynamics and quantum effects in molecular magnets
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
MRI and NMR methodologies for longitudinal disease studies
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Ionic liquids: interfacial properties and interactions in nano-bio-systems
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Investigation of cellular and biomolecular interactions in nanostructured systems and interfaces by Scanning Probe Microscopy
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Non-equilibrium fluctuations in complex fluids (project Giant-Fluctuations, European Space Agency)
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of physical optics and hydrodynamics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Pattern formation and macroscopic phase transitions in complex fluids out of equilibrium
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of physical optics and hydrodynamics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Wavefront diagnostics of radiation with orbital angular momentum
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Open quantum systems theory
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Simulation of complex systems, ultra-cold atoms and strongly correlated quantum systems
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Computational Intelligence algorithms and Coherent Diffraction Imaging
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Theoretical studies on positronium confined in nanocavities in condensed matter, and on Rydberg positronium in electric and magnetic fields
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, atomic physics and numerical methods
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Experiments on fundamental properties of antimatter: quantum interferometry with charged or neutral particles, gravitational acceleration on antimatter
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and experimental techniques
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
M. Giammarchi
Theoretical and computational study of electron core-level spectroscopies and phenomena induced by the excitation
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
First-principles investigation of structural, electronic and optical properties of solids, surfaces and thin films
Requisiti: Knowledge of quantum mechanics (first quantization); further basic knowledge of the Many Body theory (at the level of the omonymous course of the Master degree in Physics) are welcome, but not strictly necessary
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Theoretical study of Structural, electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of nanostructures and low-dimensional systems
Requisiti: Knowledge of quantum mechanics and electromagnetism at the level of the compulsory courses for the master grade in Physics.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Magnetization dinamics in nanostructured solids with pump-probe spectroscopic methods at tens fs time resolution
Requisiti: Condensed matter physics, Quantum Physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Electronic propoerties of surfaces opf topological materials with Spin-Resolved ARPES (photoemission) methods on advanced materials synthesised in-situ by epitaxial methods
Requisiti: Condensed matter physics, Quantum Physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Use of models from statistical mechanics, physics of complex systems, computational physics and machine learning to understand the physics of biopolymers (proteins, DNA, RNA and chromosomes).
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of statistical mechanics and numerical calculations
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Yielding and recovery in fibre networks: rheological and microstructural characterization
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Physics of protein and DNA folding: experimental study of the conformational kinetis of model polypeptide chains and DNA sequences.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Quantum walks and quantum simulators.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Open quantum systems and quantum technologies.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Heating and transport in fusion relevant plasmas.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Non-neutral/dusty plasmas and Penning traps: confinement, non-linear dynamics, turbulence.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Rheologic properties of nano-micro particles in fluid environments. Simulation how a given volume fraction of solid particles will affect the effective viscosity and lubric properties of a thin or thick fluid lubricant layer.
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of classical and statistical mechanics, plus condensed-matter physics.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Modeling friction and dissipation beyond molecular-dynamics simulations. Recent advances in the theory of phonon dissipation generated by sliding objects may allow researchers to predict dynamic friction by evaluating essentially analytic formulas with no need to simulate explicit atomistic motions.
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of classical and statistical mechanics, plus condensed-matter physics.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Simulations of friction and other collective dynamical properties of systems of mutually interacting colloids over partterned surfaces.
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of classical and statistical mechanics, plus condensed-matter physics.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Spatial self-organization in ultra-cold matter.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Collective light scattering and coupled dipoles.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Synchrotron radiation and free electron laser studies on clusters and nanoparticles: physico-chemical characterization; interaction with photons and energy relaxation processes in isolated nano-objects.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Nanostructured materials with potential for energy production, conversion and storage applications: synthesis and characterization.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Non-equlibrium phenomena in soft matter
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Quantum communication and computation.
Requisiti: Knowledge of quantum mechanics and basic knowledge of classical and quantum information theory.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Quantum optics.
Requisiti: Knowledge of quantum mechanics.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Approcci computazionali e fisico statstici ai fenomeni biofisici.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Statistical physics of the mechanics of materials: friction, fracture and plasticity.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Statistical, thermodynamic and mechanical properties of DNA-based materials
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Physics at high energy hadron colliders: measurements of Standard Model processes, Higgs boson properties and search for new physics in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
T. Lari
Silicon detectors for high energy physics experiments
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
C. Meroni
Innovative tracking and calorimetric trigger systems for the high-luminosity frontier particle physics experiments
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
C. Meroni
Studies of properties of nuclei far from stability of interest for nucleosynthesis processes occurring in stars. Activity based on stable and radioactive beams (at CERN-ISOLDE, LNL, RIKEN and RNPC-Osaka), employing large arrays, advanced gamma spectroscopy methods with developments of new techniques
Requisiti: Nuclear Physics. Gamma and particle detectors
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Study of the gamma decay from nuclear highly collective states and study of the detectors and technique for the measurement of high energy gamma rays (5-30 MeV)
Requisiti: Nuclear Physics. Gamma and particle detectors
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Measurement of cross sections of nuclear reactions of astrophysical interest (Primordial nucleosynthesis, Hydrogen, Helium and Carbon burning) in the Gran Sasso underground Laboratory (LUNA and LUNA MV experiments)
Requisiti: Nuclear Physics. Particle detectors
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Neutrino physics and neutrino detector development with the Borexino/SOX and JUNO experiments
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
B. Caccianiga
M. Giammarchi
Search of Time modulation from low-mass Dark Matter using twin detectors based on high purity NaI crystal matrices located in both hemispheres: Gran Sasso and Australia
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Development of cryogenic light detectors based on SiPM matrices for applications in the field of Neutrino Physics and Dark Matter
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Studies on Rydberg level positronium in electric and magnetic fields for fundamental experiments with antimatter
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
M. Giammarchi
Direct Dark Matter searches with dual- phase liquid argon Time Projection Chambers at Gran Sasso National Laboratory
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Experimental Nuclear Physics for medicine: development of detectors and cross section measurements useful for hadrotherapy
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
G. Battistoni
Applications of nuclear physics to nuclear astrophysics
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi
Interplay between nuclear structure and reactions
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi
Study of atomic nuclei using direct and inverse Density Functional Theory
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi
Many-body theories for fermionic systems with applications to nuclei
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi
Innovative computing technologies for particle physics
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Ultra-high-energy cosmic ray measurements at the AUGER observatory
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
M. Giammarchi
Development of ASICs and advanced electronics systems for particle physics
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Flavour physics and CP violation in the LHCb experiment
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
AdS/CFT correspondence and supersymmetric field theories
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
A. Santambrogio
Foundations of quantum mechanics
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Black holes in supergravity and string theory
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Inflation and string theory
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Theoretical physics at the LHC: fundamental interactions and the Higgs boson in the standard model and beyond
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Parton Distribution Functions: Machine learning and QCD resummation
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Physics and application of Inverse Compton Sources
Curriculum: Applied physics
Development of bio-hybrid actuators for biomedical applications
Requisiti: Basic notions in microfabrication and polymer chemistry
Curriculum: Applied physics
Light, X-ray and neutron scattering by nano-structures (amyloid peptides and proteins, biocolloids)
Curriculum: Applied physics
Magnetic nanoparticles: fundamental properties and applications to biomedicine
Curriculum: Applied physics
Chemical-physical properties of bio-membranes in presence of gated ion channels: study by atomic force microscopy, spectroscopy and calorimetry
Curriculum: Applied physics
Production optimization in unconventional way and at high specicific activity of radionuclides for applications in medicine (radiodiagnostic, metabolic radiotherapy towards the teragnostic), environmental and nanotoxicological studies
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of Health Physics and Radioprotection
Curriculum: Applied physics
Development of Monte Carlo methods for the calculation of interaction of Radiation with Matter, focusing in particular on biomedical applications
Curriculum: Applied physics
G. Battistoni
Development and characterization of novel materials and methodologies for ionizing radiation detection and dosimetry
Curriculum: Applied physics
Optical biosensors: development of surface-immobilized responsive nanoscale hydrogels based on DNA nanotechnology
Curriculum: Applied physics
Physical characterization of biological hydrogels with applications in nanomedicine. Light, X and neutron spectroscopy
Curriculum: Applied physics
Biomolecule sensing at the gas/liquid and liquid/liquid interface by differential interferometric tecniques
Curriculum: Applied physics
Mechanisms of response in active matter: scaling up from individual to collective level in biosystems
Curriculum: Applied physics
Development of experimental and modelling advanced approaches for the study of atmospheric aerosol properties and sources
Curriculum: Applied physics
Liquid-liquid phase separations in mixtures of biopolymers: understanding how cells use phase transitions
Curriculum: Applied physics
Neutron, X-ray reflectometry and AFM in liquid on single complex biomembranes in interaction with biomolecules
Curriculum: Applied physics

Courses list

March
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Quantum Theory of Matter 6 30 English
May
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Quantum Coherent Phenomena 6 30 English

Enrollment

Places available: 18


Call for applications: how to do, attachment 1, Qualifications assessment and exam schedule


Application period: from 05-24-2019 to 06-24-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-23-2019 to 11-12-2019
Please note:
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