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A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

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PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus 3 - 4 years October 2017 Italy Trieste

The PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics has always been part of the postgraduate programmes on offer at SISSA. More than a hundred students have obtained a PhD qualification in Theoretical Particle Physics since SISSA started offering the course. [+]

Best Part time PhD Degrees in Particle Physics 2017. The PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics has always been part of the postgraduate programmes on offer at SISSA. More than a hundred students have obtained a PhD qualification in Theoretical Particle Physics since SISSA started offering the course. Every year, five students are selected to attend this 3-year programme (plus an extra year, if needed) of study and research. During the first year students attend about 450 hours of postgraduate courses covering a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from phenomenology to the more formal aspects of theoretical particle physics. Each student has to select a subset of them and pass the relevant exams within the first year. The main research lines are: Physics at the LHC, Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Neutrino Physics, String Theory, the AdS/CFT correspondence and alternative Quantum Theories of Gravity. Students benefit from the rich environment of scientific institutions of the Trieste area, such as the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Physics Department of the University of Trieste and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN). By the beginning of the second year, students undertake a research project under the supervision of a SISSA staff member or a scientist working at a partner research institution (such as ICTP and INFN). The PhD degree is typically obtained 3 to 4 years after the beginning of the programme. During their stay in Trieste, students have the opportunity to interact with about 20 other students from the same PhD curriculum plus hundreds of other international students from the different SISSA groups. In addition, the international environment of the Trieste area includes the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and other international institutions, which makes a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics at SISSA an unprecedented opportunity for a highly challenging and stimulating experience. The most recent placements after PhD at SISSA: Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel Princeton University, Princeton, USA Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany Harvard University, Cambridge, USA Admission Every year the TPP group hires 5/6 students to attend the Ph.D. programme. Students are selected according to a written and oral test. Application deadlines, dates and number of available positions are periodically posted on the PhD announcements webpage, where you can also download the application forms. SISSA makes a contribution towards the travel expenses for attending the exam. Enrollment of new students at SISSA and the beginning of classes in the Theoretical Particle Physics Curriculum will take place in the first decade of October. The normal duration of the Ph.D programme is three years. A fourth year may be allowed when suitable justified. The initial part of the PhD programme is based on course work which is considered to be an integral and necessary part of the research training. Application procedure for EU and non-EU citizens Candidates must apply to be admitted to the standard entrance examination. There is one examination session each year usually in July. Examinations consist of a written test and an oral interview. The list of problems of past entrance examinations can be found in the Entrance exams section. The outcome is usually known on the same day. Candidates must send a paper application form that can be downloaded from the official SISSA announcement web page. Candidates who are not citizens of European Union have two possibilities to be admitted to SISSA as a PhD Student: to pass the regular entrance examination in Trieste (in this case the application procedure is the one described above for European citizens). to pass a Spring preselection based on academic and scientific qualifications. Students selected in this way will therefore enter the School without taking the regular entrance examination, but will be expected to pass a qualifying examination within the first year of study. Candidates interested in participation in this preselection should send a paper application form that can be downloaded from the official SISSA announcement web page. [-]

PhD in Astroparticle Physics

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus 3 - 4 years October 2017 Italy Trieste

Astroparticle Physics represents one of the preeminent interests of SISSA and has been singled out as one of the areas that SISSA will further strengthen in the near future. It is a young and interdisciplinary field, [+]

Astroparticle Physics represents one of the preeminent interests of SISSA and has been singled out as one of the areas that SISSA will further strengthen in the near future. It is a young and interdisciplinary field, at the frontier among Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Particle Physics, addressing some of the most pressing and fundamental questions in Science today, such as understanding the nature of gravity, explaining the origin and evolution of the Universe and identifying the nature of its constituents, including dark matter and dark energy. In recent years the field has witnessed a rapid growth, also in connection to the wealth of new data and the rich experimental programmes in progress. The focus at SISSA is to connect the new insights offered by these exciting phenomenological developments to the forefront of the theoretical research in the field. A PhD programme entirely devoted to Astroparticle Physics was established in 2004 as a joint initiative of the Astrophysics and Particle Physics groups, and has now developed in an independent research and teaching curriculum. So far the program has awarded 13 Ph.D. degrees and all graduates have obtained a postdoctoral fellowship in internationally renowned institutions at the end of their studies. The curriculum consists of 3-4 years of study and research. During the first year, students are offered a number of courses covering a wide spectrum of topics including quantum field theory, the standard model of particle physics and its extensions, cosmology and gravitation theory, particle and high energy astrophysics, and then undergo examination on a selection of them. By the beginning of the second year they undertake a research project under the supervision of one (or more) among the Astroparticle Physics SISSA staff members as well as the scientists at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the Trieste Astronomical Observatory (OAT) participating to the initiative. Students in the programme will be part a rather broad scientific community. The Astroparticle Physics group, which currently consists of 16 graduate students, 4 postdoctoral fellows and 10 staff members, promotes its activities in close contact with the local extensive expertise in Astrophysics and Particle Physics present in SISSA and the other important institutions in the Trieste area like ICTP, the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and OAT. Such a stimulating environment makes a PhD in Astroparticle Physics at SISSA a very special opportunity for people seeking the possibility to be endowed with an uncommonly broad knowledge and to apply it to the forefront of the most daunting questions in modern physics. The main research lines include: Classical and Quantum gravity Particle Astrophysics The Dark Universe Theoretical Cosmology The most recent placements after PHD at SISSA: Albert Einstein Insitute (Germany), New York University (New York, USA), Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany), CENTRA/IST (Portugal), University of Mainz (Mainz, Germany) Admission Every year the Astroparticle curriculum hires 5 students to attend a three year Ph.D. programme. The students are selected according to a written and oral test. Application deadlines, dates and number of available positions of the entrance examinations are periodically posted on the PhD announcements webpage, where you can also download the application forms. SISSA makes a contribution towards the travel expenses for attending the exam. Enrollment of all the new students at SISSA and the beginning of classes in the Elementary Particles Curriculum will take place in the first decade of October. The normal duration of the Ph.D programme is three years. A fourth year may be allowed when suitable justified. The initial part of the PhD programme is based on course work which is considered to be an integral and necessary part of the research training. Application procedure for EU and non-EU citizens Candidates must apply to be admitted to the standard entrance examination. There is one examination session each year usually in July. Examinations consist of a written test and an oral interview. The list of problems of past entrance examinations can be found in the Entrance exams section. The outcome is usually known on the same day. Candidates must send a paper application form that can be downloaded from the official SISSA announcement web page (see annoucement). Candidates who are not citizens of European Union have two possibilities to be admitted to SISSA as a PhD Student: to pass the regular entrance examination in Trieste (in this case the application procedure is the one described above for European citizens). to pass a Spring preselection based on academic and scientific qualifications. Students selected in this way will therefore be invited by the School to take the regular entrance examination. The School will take care of the expenses of their trip and their permanence in Trieste of two weeks, when also the regular entrance examination will take place. Candidates interested in participation in this preselection should send a paper application form that can be downloaded from the official SISSA announcement web page (SISSA announcement). [-]

PhD in Astroparticle Physics

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus 3 years November 2017 Italy L'Aquila

The main aim of the curriculum in Astroparticle Physics is to provide the entrance points and the scientific and cultural tools to participate successfully to the researches in this interdisciplinary and young research field, grown at the intersection of particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The program addresses some of the most pressing and fundamental questions in science today: the origin and the evolution of our universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the study of neutrinos, of cosmic rays, of gravitational waves. A special attention will be given to experimental and phenomenological aspects. [+]

Best Part time PhD Degrees in Particle Physics 2017. The main aim of the curriculum in Astroparticle Physics is to provide the entrance points and the scientific and cultural tools to participate successfully to the researches in this interdisciplinary and young research field, grown at the intersection of particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The program addresses some of the most pressing and fundamental questions in science today: the origin and the evolution of our universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the study of neutrinos, of cosmic rays, of gravitational waves. A special attention will be given to experimental and phenomenological aspects. Places / Scholarships : 10 Scholarships GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI). Facilities and benefits All PhD students will have tuition fees waived; All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All PhD students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days,except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All PhD students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their PhD activities. Requirements English knowledge is compulsory. Applications are opened to candidates who meet the below requirements without regard to nationality, age, gender or religion: Italian Degree Foreign Degree Graduating Applicants “Laurea Magistrale” (or “Specialistica”) or Four or five years degree according to the previous rules of the Italian higher education system (vecchio ordinamento) Foreign degrees are considered and their eligibility is assessed by the Selection Committee. For admissions, the minimum duration of university studies is equivalent to four years(full time). If admitted,foreign degree holders are required to hand in a “Dichiarazione di valore”. This document is not required to apply (see below). Applicants obtaining their degree by no later than October 31 2016 may apply (both Italian or foreign degree according to the previous description).Applicants will have to send a copy of their degree certificate at phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it by November 20 2016(for Italian degrees a“self declaration” can also be accepted). Application Applicants must fill out the online application form (www.gssi.it/phd/) and attach the required documents by September 1,2016, 6pm (Italian time zone).No other application method will be accepted. Data and documents entered into the application form are the sole responsibility of the applicant. In the events of false declaration(s), the applicant will not be allowed to enroll/will be expelled in/from the PhD program. In order to successfully submit the application form, applicants must insert all the data/information and upload the attachments as listed below. We strongly recommend applicants to review the inserted information and uploaded attachments before submitting the application. No changes are allowed to submitted data. Erroneous data and/or attachments will be evaluated as they are submitted. Please note that applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed application arrives on time. We strongly suggest that applicants submit their application well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid last-minute congestion in the online application procedure. INFORMATION AND DATA TO FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM The PhD applicants are applying to: Astroparticle Physics Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) It is possible to apply for more than one curriculum, in this case the applicant should repeat the application procedure for each curriculum chosen(also for the additional scholarship in Network Communications in Plant Roots). Personal data Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Degree Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must fill out the information referred to the final degree required for admission (as reported in the above table). Reference Letters Optional Applicants can provide the names and contact information up to two referees. Referees should submit reference letters in English or Italian through the online application system (the information provided by the applicants in the online form will be used to send the referees and email with a link to a page where they can upload the reference letter). Interview Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Applicants must specify their preference for the interview: via videoconference (skype call) in l’Aquila (at the applicants expenses) Please note that the Selection Committee prefers no option, they are equivalent. Disabilties Optional/td> Applicants with disabilities needing special assistance must specify it in the online form. ATTACHMENTS TO THE ONLINE FORM, COMMON TO ALL PHD PROGRAMS Identification Document Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) Signed and dated photocopy of a valid ID document.ID document is an official public document with the following characteristics: personal information, stamped identity picture, serial number, place and date of release. For non Italian documents, English translation on the original ID is required. The photocopy must contain all the pages reporting the above mentioned information, all 6 pages must be signed and dated. For foreign applicants the passport is highly recommended. Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum (CV) Compulsory (on pain of exclusion from the competition) n English or Italian, the CV must indicate the university degree(s) held by the applicant, eventual professional and research activity experience and publications, if any. Degree certificate Compulsory Certificate of the Degree required for admission (as above mentioned): EU citizens or NON EU citizen residing in Italy: a copy of the certificate or a self-declaration declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and final grade; other applicants: certificate declaring the possession of a degree indicating: conferral date, issuing University and finalgrade.For applicants who expect to complete their degree by October 31 2016: certificate or self-declaration (only for EU citizens and NON EU citizens residing in Italy) indicating the single examinations taken and grades obtained. Please note that it is compulsory to hand in or send the final degree certificate by November 20 2016 as above mentioned. In BOTH cases, if the official document released by the university is not available in Italian or English, candidates should also attach a translation of the document under their responsibility. Academic Transcripts or Diploma supplement Compulsory Academic transcript: an official document released by the university detailing the courses/classes taken or subjects studies and related grades. Alternatively, applicants may attach the Diploma Supplement as defined by the European Commission. SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS TO UPLOAD TO THE ONLINE FORM PHD PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Astroparticle Physics No additional specific requirement. Selection Procedure Applicants are evaluated by the Selection Committee of the Program they applied for on the basis of their prior performance and professional promise, as evidenced by their academic record and any other pertinent data they submit. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic background, skills and scientific value with reference to the subjects of the interdisciplinary program, and their general aptitudes to research. The Selection Committee will also assess the relevance of any publication, the suitability of the candidates CV, the reference letters and any additional special qualifications, educational activities and/or participation in research groups or projects. The selection procedure will be carried out in two phases: Assessment of all application admitted through the online procedure: with the publication on the GSSI web site of the shortlist of the candidates admitted to the interview. Interview: once short-listed, applicants will be required to participate in a comprehensive interview in English in order to assess their aptitude for research in the track/curricula for which they have applied, as well as their English proficiency. Dates of the shortlist publication and interviews in the different PhD degrees: PhD Program Publication of the shortlisted candidates Interviews Astroparticle Physics September 5, 2016 From 8 to 16 September 2016 Admission General ranking list and evaluation results will be published on the GSSI web site: www.gssi.it.The list will indicate the names of the applicants who have been admitted to the different PhD Programs. In the event of forfeiture or exclusion of a candidate within 45 days from the date of beginning of the program, she/he shall be replaced by the next suitable candidate according to the ranking. Enrollment Once admitted to the PhD Program, candidates who wish to enroll must download the enrollment form given by the GSSI administration, fill it in, and submit it in person, by mail to GSSI, Viale F. Crispi n. 7, 67100 L’Aquila –Italy or by email phd.secretariat@gssi.infn.it within 10 days from the notification of the results on the GSSI website. All documents required for the enrolment have to be enclosed; otherwise, the request will be rejected.Admitted applicants who do not send the enrollment form within the deadline will automatically forfeit their place in the program. In the event that any of the documents downloaded during the application procedure do not correspond those submitted during enrollment due to deliberate false declaration, the applicant will automatically forfeit his/her place in the program. Please note that enrollment is effective ONLY starting from your arrival at GSSI (no later than the first day of official classes). Unauthorized absences may nullify the enrollment procedure. FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Dichiarazione di Valore Prior to registration, admitted candidates with foreign degree (except degree obtained in France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark) will have to send or hand in the “Dichiarazione di valore” or a document that certifies that the procedure for obtaining such document has been initiated. The "Dichiarazione di valore" is a translation and legal certification issued according to the relevant legislation by a qualified Italian diplomatic or consular representative in the country where the degree/qualification has been issued, listing all the exams taken and the grades received by the applicant.Temporarily, a proof of the request to the Italian diplomatic or consulate representative may be accepted for “on hold” registration. IMPORTANT NOTE: please note that it may take quite some time to obtain the “Dichiarazione di Valore”. As such, we suggest contacting the Italian diplomatic representative in the country where the degree has been issued as soon as possible in the application process. Contact and info info@gssi.infn.it, +39 0862 4280262, www.gssi.infn.it. [-]