PhD in Physics

Academic Year 2020-2021
Subject area Mathematical Physical, Chemical and Astronomical Sciences
Cycle 36
Coordinator Prof.ssa Silvia Arcelli
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions 20 positions. More information in the PhD Programme Table.
Application deadline May 21, 2020 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Enrollment period From Jul 22, 2020 to Jul 31, 2020
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2020
Operating centre
Bologna
Main Department
Department of Physics and Astronomy - DIFA
Doctoral Programme in collaboration with research institutions (art. 2, comma 2, lett. a) del D.M. n. 45/2013)
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
Mobility abroad
6 month
Curricula and Research topics
  • Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics
  • Theoretical Physics and Foundations of Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Physics
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
Research activities at universities, research centres and industries, both foreign and domestic. Teaching activities at universities and secondary schools. Employment in the public and private sectors that require a high scientific expertise. Employment in Data Science and Big Data companies.
Admission Board

Surname Name University Role email
Castellani Gastone Unibo - membro esperto per borsa tematica n.7 (delibera DIFA) Member gastone.castellani@unibo.it
Franchini Cesare Università di Bologna Member cesare.franchini2@unibo.it
Maltoni Fabio Università di Bologna Member fabio.maltoni@unibo.it
Marcellini Stefano INFN Member stefano.marcellini@bo.infn.it
Noferini Francesco INFN Member francesco.noferini@bo.infn.it
Patrizii Laura INFN - membro esperto per borsa tematica n.6 (delibera DIFA) Member laura.patrizii@bo.infn.it
Preghenella Roberto INFN- membro esperto per borsa tematica INFN  36 Ciclo  Member roberto.preghenella@bo.infn.it
Remondini Daniel Università di Bologna Member daniel.remondini@unibo.it
Sanna Samuele Unibo - membro esperto per borsa tematica n.8 (delibera DIFA) Member s.sanna@unibo.it
Sartorelli Gabriella Università di Bologna Member gabriella.sartorelli@unibo.it
Abbiendi Giovanni INFN Substitute giovanni.abbiendi@bo.infn.it
Morigi Maria Pia Università di Bologna Substitute mariapia.morigi@unibo.it
Sanna Samuele Università di Bologna Substitute s.sanna@unibo.it
Soares Verissimo Gil Pedro Francisco Manuel Università di Bologna Substitute francisco.soares@unibo.it
Spighi Roberto INFN Substitute roberto.spighi@bo.infn.it
Spurio Maurizio Università di Bologna Substitute maurizio.spurio@unibo.it

Prof. Maria Clelia Righi (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia) shall take part in the work of the Examination Board as Expert Member for the positions linked to specific research topics n. 16 and 17. Dr. Davide Vodola (Università di Bologna) shall take part in the work of the Examination Board as Expert Member for the position linked to specific research topics n. 18. Prof. Nicoletta Mauri ( Università di Bologna) shall take part in the work of the Examination Board as Expert Member for the positions linked to specific research topics n. 19. Dr. Stefano Toffanin (CNR ISMN) shall take part in the work of the Examination Board as Expert Member for the position linked to specific research topics n. 20. 

Learning outcomes
PhD in physics has the purpose of completing the scientific training in the field of Physics for the various fields actively present in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, in the Bologna Section of INFN and CNAF-INFN, and CNR Institutes of the Bologna area. The PhD programme aims to train researchers able to perform independent activities in the following sectors: Theoretical physics and foundations of physics, Condensed matter physics, Nuclear and subnuclear physics, Applied physics. In the theoretical field, students should be able to build and study mathematical models to describe physical phenomena, in the experimental field to conduct physics experiments in the laboratories and critically analyze the results. In general the PhD students are trained to use the scientific method and achieve the ability to apply it in different contexts, making them eligible to take leadership positions in high-level organizations.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
Basic and fundamental research (theoretical and experimental), applied research (with physical applications, medical, technological, computer, etc.). A great part of the research consists in laboratory activity, participation in measurement campaigns, the use of networks, databases, software for analyzing data and models.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
Students must follow specialized courses for the doctorate, or taken from master's degrees for a total of 160 hours of lessons in the first two years of the course. Students also follow specialized seminars and national and international schools. Students are part of research groups at universities and research centers where they carry out their activities of preparation of the thesis.
Internationalization features
PhD students holding a scholarship are obliged to spend a period of research and training of at least six months in foreign universities or research centres. They also participate in research projects of international importance, follow courses in English, and participate in international conferences and schools. There are active agreements with foreign universities to obtain common PhD degrees, that expect students to follow the lectures at associated universities abroad. The doctoral thesis are commonly written in English and are available to the international scientific community.
Expected research results and products
Dissertations written in English, communications at national and international conferences, publication of research results in international journals with referee and Impact Factor (at least one publication within three years following the conclusion of the doctorate).
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
Antonioli Pietro INFN (Italy) Primo Ricercatore
Arcelli Silvia Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Boscherini Federico Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Carbone Angelo Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Casadio Roberto Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Castro Andrea Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Cicoli Michele Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Cramer Tobias Università di Bologna Ricercatore A Tempo Determinato - Art.24 Co. 3 Lett. B) - L.240/2010
Ercolessi Elisa Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Fabbri Fabrizio INFN (Italy) Primo Ricercatore
Fioravanti Davide INFN (Italy) Re - Ricercatore Ente
Fraboni Beatrice Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Gabrielli Alessandro Università di Bologna Ricercatore Confermato
Giampieri Enrico Università di Bologna Ricercatore A Tempo Determinato - Art.24 Co.3 Lett. B) - L.240/2010
Kamenchtchik Alexandr Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Maron Gaetano INFN-CNAF (Italy) Primo Ricercatore
Montanari Alessandro INFN (Italy) Primo Ricercatore
Morandi Vittorio CNR (Italy) Primo Ricercatore
Remondini Daniel Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Selvi Marco INFN (Italy) Primo Ricercatore
Semprini Cesari Nicola Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Sioli Maximiliano Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Testa Claudia Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Villa Mauro Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario