Physics, astrophysics and applied physics

Dottorati
Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2021/2022
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.
Classi di laurea magistrale - Classes of master's degrees:
LM-6 Biologia,
LM-8 Biotecnologie industriali,
LM-9 Biotecnologie mediche, veterinarie e farmaceutiche,
LM-11 Scienze per la conservazione dei beni culturali,
LM-17 Fisica,
LM-18 Informatica,
LM-20 Ingegneria aerospaziale e astronautica,
LM-21 Ingegneria biomedica,
LM-22 Ingegneria chimica,
LM-25 Ingegneria dell'automazione,
LM-27 Ingegneria delle telecomunicazioni,
LM-28 Ingegneria elettrica,
LM-29 Ingegneria elettronica,
LM-30 Ingegneria energetica e nucleare,
LM-32 Ingegneria informatica,
LM-33 Ingegneria meccanica,
LM-40 Matematica,
LM-44 Modellistica matematico-fisica per l'ingegneria,
LM-53 Scienza e ingegneria dei materiali,
LM-54 Scienze chimiche,
LM-58 Scienze dell'universo,
LM-71 Scienze e tecnologie della chimica industriale,
LM-74 Scienze e tecnologie geologiche,
LM-75 Scienze e tecnologie per l'ambiente e il territorio,
LM-79 Scienze geofisiche,
LM-82 Scienze statistiche.
Dipartimento di Fisica "Aldo Pontremoli" - Via Celoria, 16 - Milano
Title Professor(s)
Ground-based observations of polarized microwave emissions for galactic foregrounds removal from Cosmic Microwave Background data
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Measuring the Cosmic Microwave Background with bolometric interferometry
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Advanced instruments for Cosmic Microwave Background polarization measurements
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Numerical simulations of cosmological performances of future redshift surveys (Euclid, DESI); forward modelling and generation of fast simulations, also involving Machine Learning applications
Requirements: M.sc. level knowledge of observational and theoretical Cosmology. Basic programming (python/c,c++/fortran)
Curriculum: Astrophysics
B. Granett
F. Tosone
Mass diagnostics in galaxies and clusters of galaxies and dynamics of stellar systems
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Gravitational lenses
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Molecular clouds and star-formation
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Black hole growth
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Protostellar disc dynamics and planet formation
Curriculum: Astrophysics
LSPE/STRIP: measuring the CMB polarization from the Teide Observatory, Tenerife
Curriculum: Astrophysics
LiteBIRD space mission for testing cosmic inflation: optical and RF characterization of the Medium-High Frequency Telescope
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Planck space mission: detailed analysis of systematic effects in the Low Frequency Instrument
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Innovative computational techniques for future cosmic microwave background experiments
Requirements: Basic astrophysical background, good knowledge of at least one programming language
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Numerical simulations of large-scale structure formation in the presence of dark energy and massive neutrinos. Ray-tracing studies of the gravitational lensing of temperature and polarization maps of the cosmic microwave background
Requirements: M.sc. level knowledge of Theoretical and Observational Cosmology. Basics of neutrino physics. Basics of programming (python,c,c++,fortran)
Curriculum: Astrophysics
C. Carbone
Observations and modelling of the large-cale structure of the Universe: estimate of cosmological parameters and neutrino mass, tests of General Relativity and primordial Non-Gaussianity
Requirements: M.sc. level knowledge of General Relativity and Cosmology. Basics of programming (python/c,c++/fortran)
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Cosmological probes of Dark Matter: signatures in weak gravitational lensing and galaxy clustering
Requirements: M.sc. level knowledge of General Relativity, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory. Basics of programming (python/c,c++/fortran)
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Cosmological applications of gravitational waves (GW): large-scale structure effects from the cross-correlation of GW events with galaxy surveys and maps of the cosmic microwave background
Requirements: M.sc. level knowledge of General Relativity, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory. Basics of programming (python/c,c++/fortran)
Curriculum: Astrophysics
C. Carbone
Non- Equilibrium fluctuations in complex fluids (TechNES ESA space project)
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Development and application of optical instrumentation
Requirements: Basic knowledge of optics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Development of advanced wavefront diagnostics
Requirements: Basic knowledge of optics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Molecular Nanomagnets for quantum sensing and high-density data storage
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Generation of two-photon entangled states in polarization and / or angular momentum for applications in quantum communication and quantum key distribution
Requirements: Knowledge of theoretical and/or experimental quantum optics and quantum information
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Development of a pulsed laser system with high finesse cavity for X-ray generation via Compton backscattering
Requirements: Experience of the experimental techniques of a laser laboratory
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Modeling and development of an optical-quantum system for drone-based quantum key distribution and communication
Requirements: Knowledge of theoretical and / or experimental quantum optics and quantum information
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Experimental study of the electronic properties of novel family of nanostructured materials for energetic applications by means photoelectron spectroscopy
Requirements: Basic knowledge of condensed matter physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Free-Electron Laser bases on two fold acceleration and arc compressor
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Yielding and recovery in soft materials: opto-rheological and microstructural characterization
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Development and characterization of neuromorphic systems based on nanostructured materials for nonconventional computation approaches
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Development of resistive switching devices based on ionic liquid interfaces for ionotronic applications
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Force spectroscopy at the nanoscale by scanning probe microscopy
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Investigation of biomechanics in cellular and biomolecular systems by Scanning Probe Microscopy
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Theory of quantum measurements and quantum metrology
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Quantum theory of superconductivity in high-pressure/high-temperature materials
Requirements: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, many-body systems and structure of matter
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Atomistic simulations of complex polymer materials subject to mechanical deformation under extreme conditions
Requirements: Basic knowledge of numerical simulations, statistical physics, continuum mechanics and structure of matter
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Wavefront diagnostics of radiation with orbital angular momentum
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Open quantum systems theory
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Simulation of complex systems, ultra-cold atoms and strongly correlated quantum systems
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Applications of Computational Intelligence and Machine Larning techniques in Physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Ultrafast photocathodes with minimum thermal emittance for the next generation coherent X-Ray sources
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
D. Sertore (INFN)
C. Pagani (INFN)
Efficient simulation of quantum systems and open quantum systems
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Antimatter quantum interferometry, CPT and Weak Equivalence Principle Tests
Requirements: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and experimental techniques
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
M. Giammarchi (INFN)
Properties of positronium confined in nanocavities in condensed matter; Rydberg positronium in electric and magnetic fields
Requirements: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, atomic physics and numerical methods
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Antimatter fundamental properties: quantum decoherence with positrons, Aharonov-Bohm effect, Positronium laser cooling
Requirements: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and experimental techniques
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
M. Giammarchi (INFN)
Theoretical and computational study of electron core-level spectroscopies and phenomena induced by the excitation
Requirements: Knowledge of quantum mechanics; further basic knowledge of the Many Body theory.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Theoretical study and first-principles investigation of Structural, electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of nanostructures and low-dimensional systems
Requirements: Knowledge of quantum mechanics; further basic knowledge of the Many Body theory.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Electronic and magnetic propoerties of anomalous metals and magnetic oxydes thin films by photoemission and spin-polarization spectroscopies at tens fs time resolution, magneto-optic effects at EUV energies, with elemental sensitivity. Advanced materials will be grown in situ and measured under UHV in all cases to probe surface and nano-size properties. www.NFFA.Trieste.it
Requirements: Condensed matter physics, Quantum Physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Implementation of spin-resolved ARPES in pump-probe mode with laser harmonics at 100 fs scale. The pump-probe facility will be added to the Spin-ARPES system currently operational at teh synchrotron radiation beamline APE-LE at Elettra, Trieste. Advanced materials will be grown in situ and measured under UHV in all cases to probe surface and nano-size properties. www.NFFA.Trieste.it
Requirements: Condensed matter physics, Quantum Physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Biophysics and use of models from statistical mechanics, physics of complex systems, computational physics and machine learning to the study of biopolymers (proteins, DNA, RNA and chromosomes)
Requirements: Basic knowledge of statistical mechanics and numerical calculations
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Soft-matter and biological physics with applications in quantitative biology
Requirements: Statistical physics background, interdisciplinary interest
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Nanoparticles (metal, semiconductor, insulator) for increasing the efficiency of thin film solar cells, in combination with for example 2D materials
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Investigating hydrogen storage in metal (e.g. Magnesium) nanoparticles with optical techniques
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Quantum control for quantum technologies
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Quantum walks and quantum simulators
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Open quantum systems and quantum technologies
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Heating and transport in fusion relevant plasmas
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Nonlinear plasma dynamics and antimatter confinement
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
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
Requirements: Basic knowledge of classical and quantum statistical mechanics, and many-body theory for condensed-matter physics.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Cooperative effects in the cold and ultracold atomic systems
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Spontaneous formation of ordered structures in cold atom gases
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Nanostructured materials with potential for energy production, conversion and storage applications: synthesis and characterization
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
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 physic
Hydrodynamics and rheology of soft materials and complex fluids
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Equilibrium and non-equilibrium fluctuations during sedimentation in normal and micro-gravity conditions
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Atomistic simulations of structural and dynamical properties of nanoscale systems: friction and dissipative phenomena
Requirements: Basic knowledge of classical and statistical mechanics, and condensed-matter physics.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Theoretical and computational study of quantum transport in 1D and 2D systems with applications in electronics, spintronics and quantum technology
Requirements: Knowledge of Solid Physics and Surface Physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Computational and statistical mechanics approaches to biophysical phenomena
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Materials property prediction and design by artificial intelligence algorithms
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Statistical, thermodynamic and mechanical properties of DNA-based materials
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Design and development of superconducting RF resonators for the future very large lepton colliders
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
C. Pagani (INFN)
L. Monaco (INFN)
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)
Requirements: Principles of Nuclear Physics. Particle detectors
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Innovative tracking trigger systems for the high-luminosity frontier particle physics experiments
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
C. Meroni INFN
Research and development of semiconductor detectors with high space and time resolution for experiments at future accelerators and multidisciplinary applications
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Measurements of Standard Model processes and of Higgs boson properties in proton-proton collision with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
T. Lari INFN
S. Resconi (INFN)
R. Turra (INFN)
Study of physics processes at future high-energy e+e- colliders
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
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, ILL, GSI/FAIR, RIKEN and RNPC-Osaka), employing large arrays, advanced gamma spectroscopy methods with developments of new techniques
Requirements: 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)
Requirements: Nuclear Physics. Gamma and particle detectors
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Neutrino physics and neutrino detector development with the Borexino and JUNO experiments
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
B. Caccianiga (INFN)
M. Giammarchi (INFN)
Novel Monte Carlo approaches for the study of nuclear correlations
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi (INFN).
Ab initio many-body theories for investigating nuclear interaction and nucleonic star matter
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi (INFN)
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
M. Citterio (INFN)
Direct nuclear reactions to probe structure at the limits of stability
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi (INFN)
Study of atomic nuclei using direct and inverse Density Functional Theory.
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi (INFN)
Searches for new physics in proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
T. Lari (INFN)
S. Resconi (INFN)
R. Turra (INFN)
Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays with the Auger Observatory
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
L. Caccianiga (INFN)
Investigation by analytical and numerical methods and experimental characterization of high field superconducting magnets, 15 tesla) for the post-LHC future colliders
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
M. Statera (INFN)
Study and small scale experimental models of magnets wound with HTS (High Temperature Superconductors) for the MUON COLLIDER project
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
M. Statera (INFN)
New technology development, based on HTS (High Temperaturre Superconductor), for 10-20 tesla high field magnetsand space magnets for next genearation particle and astro-particle experiments
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
M. Statera (INFN)
Development of ASICs and advanced electronics systems for particle physics
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
M. Citterio (INFN)
Flavour physics and CP violation in the LHCb experiment
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
P. Gandini (INFN)
Cryogenic front-end electronics characterization by innovative digital signal processing techniques within the LEGEND Collaboration (INFN Gran Sasso)
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
S. Muraro (INFN)
Equation of state of nucleonic matter, applications to compact objects and multi-messenger signals
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi (INFN)
AdS/CFT correspondence and supersymmetric field theories
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
A. Santambrogio (INFN)
Foundations of quantum mechanics
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Black holes in supergravity and string theory
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Inflation and string theory
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Statistical mechanics, out-of-equilibrium systems, complex systems, with interdisciplinary applications in quantitative biology
Requirements: Basic knowledge of statistical mechanics, interdisciplnary interest
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
Mathematical and statistical computational models for AI development in healthcare applications
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Quantum simulation on classical hardware, quantum computing techniques and quantum ML applied to High Energy Physics
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Computational models with hardware accelerators for High Energy Physics applications
Curriculum: Theoretical physics
Development of bio-hybrid actuators for biomedical applications
Requirements: Basic notions in microfabrication and polymer chemistry
Curriculum: Applied physics
Physics and application of Inverse Compton Sources
Curriculum: Applied physics
Statistical properties of the surfaces of glaciers
Curriculum: Applied physics
Climate and its variability and change in Italy, the Alpine Region and the Mediterranean area
Curriculum: Applied physics
Magnetic nanoparticles: fundamental properties and applications to biomedicine
Curriculum: Applied physics
Light, X-ray and neutron scattering by nano-structures (amyloid peptides and proteins, biocolloids) in solution and in interaction with biological membranes
Curriculum: Applied physics
Development and application of computational methods to study the structure and dynamics of biomolecules
Requirements: Biophysics/Statistical Mechanics
Curriculum: Applied physics
Superconduting accelerating cavities with minimum cryogenic losses for intense sources of neutrinos and spallation neutrons for spectroscopy and transmutation
Curriculum: Applied physics
C. Pagani (INFN)
A. Bosotti (INFN)
R. Paparella (INFN)
Laser source proton accelerators for therapeutic beams
Curriculum: Applied physics
D. Giove (INFN)
C. Pagani (INFN)
Laser based injector for high brightness electron beams
Curriculum: Applied physics
D. Giove (INFN)
L. Serafini (INFN)
D. Sertore (INFN)
C. Pagani (INFN)
Biomimetic scaffolds for tissue-engineered tissue replacement: structural properties by spectroscopic, calorimetric and mechanical studies
Curriculum: Applied physics
Production optimization with unconventional techniques and at high specific activity of radionuclides for applications in medicine (radiodiagnostic, metabolic radiotherapy towards the theranostic), environmental and nanotoxicological studies
Requirements: Basic knowledge of Health Physics and Radioprotection
Curriculum: Applied physics
Interplay of structure and kinetics in protein-nucleic acids binding
Curriculum: Applied physics
Development and characterization of novel materials and methodologies for ionizing radiation detection and dosimetry
Curriculum: Applied physics
Development of new superconducting dipole magnet technolgy (multifunction, curved, fast ramped) for the EU program (H2020-HITRI/IFAST for next generaton hadron therapy
Curriculum: Applied physics
M. Statera (INFN)
Bio-nanostructured surfaces for multiple cooperative binding of viral targets on an optical biosensor
Curriculum: Applied physics
Phase behaviour and molecular interactions network of protein-nucleic acids coacervates
Curriculum: Applied physics
Statistical methods in UV-VIS-NIR reflectance spectroscopy of pigments and dyes in paintings
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
Nanocomposite systems for soft robotics
Curriculum: Applied physics
Development of experimental and modelling advanced approaches for the study of atmospheric aerosol properties and sources
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
S. Muraro (INFN)
Unraveling the mystery of ferroelectric liquid crystals via their thermodynamic properties and electrooptic reponse
Curriculum: Applied physics
Cell surface interactions investigation by X-ray and neutron scattering and reflectometry techniques
Curriculum: Applied physics
Improving the quality of Radiotherapy by multi-Institution Knowledge- based planning optimization models
Curriculum: Applied physics
Thermo and Chemo – dynamics of galaxy clusters from XMM – Newton to ATHENA
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Theoretical development of hybrid organic/antiferromagnetic interfaces
Curriculum: Condensed matter physic
Measurements of electromagnetic dipole moments of short-lived baryons at LHC
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics

Courses list

Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Quantum Coherent Phenomena
6 30 Italian, English
Quantum Theory of Matter
6 30 English
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Experimental methods for the investigation of systems at the nanoscale
6 30 English

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Places available: 22

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Application for admission: from 28/05/2021 to 28/06/2021

Application for matriculation: from 26/07/2021 to 30/07/2021

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