Physics, astrophysics and applied physics

Dottorati
Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2020/2021
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:
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)
Measuring the Cosmic Microwave Background with bolometric interferometry
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Advanced instruments for Cosmic Microwave Background polarization measurements
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Ground-based observations of polarized microwave emissions for galactic foregrounds removal from Cosmic Microwave Background data
Curriculum: Astrophysics
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
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
Innovative computational techniques for future cosmic microwave background experiments.
Requisiti: Basic astrophysical background, good knowledge of at least one programming language
Curriculum: Astrophysics
Free-Electron Laser bases on two fold acceleration and arc compressor
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Experimental study of the electronic properties of novel family of nanostructured materials for energetic applications by means photoelectron spectroscopy
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of condensed matter physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Develiopment and characterization of neuromorphic systems based on nanostructured materials for nonconventional computation approaches
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
Quantum theory of superconductivity in high-pressure materials
Requisiti: Knowledge of quantum mechanics, many-body systems and structure of matter
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Atomistic simulations of complex materials subject to mechanical deformation under extreme conditions
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of numerical simulations, statistical physics, continuum mechanics and structure of matter
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
Applications of Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques in Physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Antimatter quantum interferometry, CPT and Weak Equivalence Principle Tests
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and experimental techniques
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
M. Giammarchi
Properties of positronium confined in nanocavities in condensed matter; Rydberg positronium in electric and magnetic fields
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, atomic physics and numerical methods
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Antimatter fundamental properties: quantum decoherence with positrons, Aharonov-Bohm effect, Positronium laser cooling
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
Requisiti: Knowledge of quantum mechanics; further basic knowledge of the Many Body theory.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Theoretical study and first-principles investigation of Structural, electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of nanostructures and low-dimensional systems
Requisiti: Knowledge of quantum mechanics; further basic knowledge of the Many Body theory.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Electronic and magnetic propoerties of anomalous metals and magnetic oxydes thin films by photoemission and spin-polarization spectroscopies at tens fs time resolution
Requisiti: Condensed matter physics, Quantum Physics
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
All resolved photoemission studies on topological materials with synchrotron radiation, laser HHG and FEL sources. Combination of pump-probe optical, Raman, SP-PES measurements at fs-ps time resolution and transient grating set-up. Advanced materials will be grown in situ and measured under UHV in all cases to probe surface and nano-size properties.
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
Soft-matter and biological physics with applications in quantitative biology
Requisiti: Statistical physics background, interdisciplnary interest
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Nanoparticles (metal, semiconductor, insulator) for increasing the efficiency of thin film solar cells, in combination with for example 2D materials.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Investigating hydrogen storage in metal (e.g. Magnesium) nanoparticles with optical techniques.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Quantum control for quantum technologies
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
Nonlinear dynamics and control of non-neutral matter/antimatter plasmas
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
Spin dynamics and quantum effects in molecular magnets.
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
MRI and NMR methodologies for longitudinal disease studies.
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
Hydrodynamics and rheology of soft materials and complex fluids
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Equilibrium and non-equilibrium fluctuations during sedimentation in normal and micro-gravity conditions
Curriculum: Condensed matter physics
Theoretical and computational study of electron transport in low dimensional systems
Requisiti: Knowledge of Solid Physics and Surface Physics
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
Computational and statistical mechanics approaches to biophysical phenomena.
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
Development of high field superconducting magnets for the post-LHC era
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
Innovative tracking and calorimetric trigger systems for the high-luminosity frontier particle physics experiments.
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
C. Meroni
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
S. Resconi
R. Turra
Searches for new physics in proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
T. Lari
S. Resconi
R. Turra
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.
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: Principles of Nuclear Physics. 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
M. Giammarchi
Ab initio many-body theories for investigating nuclear interaction and nucleonic star matter.
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi
Novel Monte Carlo approaches for the study of nuclear correlations
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi
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
Direct nuclear reactions to probe structure at the limits of stability.
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi
Experimental Nuclear Physics for medicine: development of detectors and cross section measurements useful for hadrotherapy.
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
G. Battistoni
Study of atomic nuclei using direct and inverse Density Functional Theory.
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi
Development of ASICs and advanced electronics systems for particle physics
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
M. Citterio
Flavour physics and CP violation in the LHCb experiment.
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
P. Gandini
Equation of state of nucleonic matter, applications to compact objects and multi-messenger signals.
Curriculum: Nuclear and particle physics
E. Vigezzi
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
Statistical mechanics, out-of-equilibrium systems, complex systems, with interdisciplinary applications in quantitative biology
Requisiti: 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
M. Zaro
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
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 with unconventional techniques and at high specicific activity of radionuclides for applications in medicine (radiodiagnostic, metabolic radiotherapy towards the theranostic), environmental and nanotoxicological studies.
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of Health Physics and Radioprotection
Curriculum: Applied physics
Structural signature of dynamical arrest in epithelial cell tissues
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
Development of fast pulsed superconducting dipole for heavy ion beam to be used in hadrotherapy
Curriculum: Applied physics
Statistical methods in UV-VIS-NIR reflectance spectroscopy of pigments and dyes in paintings
Curriculum: Applied physics
Magnetic nanoparticles: fundamental properties and applications to biomedicine.
Curriculum: Applied physics
P. Arosio
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
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
Cell surface interactions investigation by X-ray and neutron scattering and reflectometry techniques.
Curriculum: Applied physics

Enrollment

Places available: 14
Call for applications: how to do, attachment 1
Application period: from 06-18-2020 to 07-20-2020
Enrolment period: from 09-03-2020 to 09-09-2020