PhD in Mathematics

Academic Year 2021-2022
Subject area Mathematical Physical, Chemical and Astronomical Sciences
Cycle 37
Coordinator Prof. Valeria Simoncini
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions 7 positions. More information in the PhD Programme Table.
Application deadline May 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM (Expired)
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2021
Operating centre
Bologna
Main Department
Department of Mathematics - MAT
Mobility abroad
3 months
Research topics
  • Partial differential equations
  • Calculus of variations
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Probability theory
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Commutative algebra
  • Complex analysis
  • Algebraic topology
  • Combinatorics
  • Group theory
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Statistical Mechanics and Quantum mechanics
  • Dynamical systems and ergodic theory
  • Numerical linear algebra
  • Numerical methods for optimization
  • Mathematical finance
  • Numerical models and methods for inverse problems and image processing
  • Mathematical neuroscience
  • Data analysis
  • Didactics of mathematics
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
- Research activity in Universities and research centers;
- Teaching activity in the Universities or secondary schools;
- Jobs in public or private section which require specific mathematical competences, modellistic capability and realization of scientific software, analysis of complex systems, and data processing;
- Research activity in financial, industrial or biomedical institutions.
Admission Board

Appointed by RD n. 1085 on Jul 19, 2021

Membri effettivi

Lenci

Marco

Università di Bologna

Barnabei

Marilena

Università di Bologna

Guidetti

Davide

Università di Bologna

Membri supplenti

Simoncini

Valeria

Università di Bologna

Arcozzi

Nicola

Università di Bologna

Learning outcomes
PhD candidates will have a qualified and specific training in all the research field of mathematics, and will be able to perform an autonomous research activity in pure or applied math. Indeed they will receive a deep training in a large spectrum of emergent scientific problems, and a personalized training in a specific mathematical field. Hence, they will be able to develop mathematical theories in new directions or to develop models which require a deep mathematical knowledge problems. The PhD candidate will be able to study and solve new problems posed by different fields with a rigorous mathematical approach. For this reason they will have carrier opportunities either in academic endehavior where pure research can be developed, or of industrial, financial or biomedical context where applied math is developed, or they could cover responsibility positions in private or public research centers. Finally they will be able to work in any context where project and management skillls are required.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
The PhD candidates
- in the first year will follow courses in their research field,
- from the first year will focus on training through research,
- will follow seminars and participate to specialistic conferences,
- will perform activity of scientific calculus,
- will follow courses to acquire specific skills, as for example ability of communication skills, grant writing skills.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
Activities for facilitate entering in academic institutions:
- specialistic seminars on the topics of pure and applied mathematics,
- participation to national and international conferences and workshops, giving short comunications,
- activities for carrier development in private sector, industrial or financial,
- secondments in industrial or financial research centres,
- participations to talks delivered by industrial managers.
Internationalization features
The PhD Programme is characterized by the following elements.
We are partners of the EU project already funded :
- Project ABC-EU-XVA already funded and with local PI Prof. A. Pascucci, it provides PhD grants
- Project 777822 — GHAIA — H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017, with the best US Universities. It favours the mobility of candidates and the presence of many foreigner professors, who will give courses and seminars.

The PhD Programme is also involved in the project lead by Prof. Moci within the so called "Bando Strutture di Unibo" which will fund summer schools and will allow PhD candidates to visit some of the most prestigious departments of mathematics worldwide. We will sign at least two cotutoring agreements with foreign Universities. The admission oral examination can be carried out in English. The courses can be delivered in English if foreign candidates are present.
Expected research results and products
The main expected result are original mathematical scientific results to be included in the final PhD Dissertation, and possibly in manuscripts to be submitted to scientific journals with anonymous referee. Moreover, PhD candidates may produce software packages and submit talks and posters to national and international conferences or scientific events.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Name Surname University/Institution Qualification
Nicola Arcozzi Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Silvia Benvenuti Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Andrea Bonfiglioli Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Marco Antonio Boschetti Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Fabrizio Caselli Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Giovanna Citti Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Pierluigi Contucci Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Giovanni Cupini Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Fausto Ferrari Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Rita Fioresi Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Patrizio Frosini Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Antonella Grassi Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Davide Guidetti Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Marco Lenci Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Luca Migliorini Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Luca Moci Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Giovanni Mongardi Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Marta Morigi Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Stefano Pagliarani Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Alberto Parmeggiani Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Andrea Pascucci Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Margherita Porcelli Università di Bologna Ricercatore a tempo determinato
Fiorella Sgallari Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Valeria Simoncini Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Daniele Tantari Università di Bologna Professore Associato