PhD in Astroparticle Physics

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

Program Description

PhD in Astroparticle Physics

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

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 particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics, high energy astrophysics, gravitation, and cosmology. A special attention will be given to experimental and phenomenological aspects. Moreover, the PhD student in Astroparticle Physics at GSSI will have a special opportunity to follow and participate to the research conducted at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS), with its wide community of scientists from all over the world.

The Astroparticle Physics curriculum consists of 4 years of study and research. The first year a wide choice of courses will cover a large spectrum of topics and the year will be concluded by a final exam. Students will work on a research project under the supervision of one or more teachers and scientists of the GSSI, of the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory and/or of the professors of the University of L'Aquila. Interdisciplinary approaches to the studies and research, exchanges of ideas and innovations are strongly encouraged.

Committee

Felix Aharonian (Max Planck and DIAS), Roberto Aloisio (GSSI), Veniamin Berezinsky (GSSI), Pasquale Blasi (INAF and GSSI), Eugenio Coccia (GSSI), Fernando Ferroni (Universtà La Sapienza Roma and INFN), Stefano Ragazzi (Università Milano Bicocca and INFN), Guido Martinelli (Universtà La Sapienza Roma), Antonio Masiero (Università di Padova and INFN), Sergio Petrera (Università dell'Aquila and GSSI), Carlo Rubbia (GSSI and Max Planck), Francesco Vissani (Chair, LNGS and GSSI).

The Gran Sasso Science Institute offers 34 Ph.D. fellowships in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences.

http://www.gssi.it/phd/


The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), founded in 2012 in L’Aquila (Italy) as Center for Advanced Studies of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and then established in March 2016 as a School of Advanced Studies providing post-graduate education, offers 34 Ph.D. positions for the academic year 2018/19.


The GSSI (www.gssi.it) invites applications for 10 fellowships in “Astroparticle Physics”, 8 in “Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences”, 8 in “Computer Science” and 8 in “Urban Studies and Regional Science”. The official language for all Ph.D. courses is English.


The fellowships are awarded for 4 years and their yearly amount is € 16.159,91 gross. All Ph.D. students have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities and use of the canteen.


The application must be submitted through the online form available at www.gssi.it/phd/ by June 20, 2018, at 18.00 (Italian time zone).


For more information, please consult the Call for Applications at www.gssi.it/phd/ or write an email to info@gssi.it

Courses Physics

STANDARD MODEL OF PARTICLE PHYSICS
Carlo Rubbia (GSSI and Max Planck)
GRAVITATION and COSMOLOGY
Salvatore Capozziello (University of Naples)
Sabino Matarrese (University of Padua)
BEYOND THE STANDARD MODEL
Francesco Vissani (LNGS and GSSI)
NEUTRINO PHYSICS
Francesco Vissani (LNGS and GSSI)
Frank Calaprice (Princeton University)
NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS
Laura Elisa Marcucci (University of Pisa)
Francesco Iachello (Yale University)
Vitali Kudryavtsev (Sheffield University)
DARK MATTER
Paolo Salucci (SISSA)
Piero Ullio (SISSA)
HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS
Pasquale Blasi (INAF and GSSI)
Veniamin Berezinsky (GSSI)
Felix Aharonian (Max Planck and DIAS)
Roberto Aloisio (GSSI)
DOUBLE BETA DECAY
Oliviero Cremonesi (INFN and University of Milano Bicocca)
Ettore Fiorini (University of Milano Bicocca)
DARK MATTER DIRECT DETECTION
Elena Aprile (Columbia University)
Rita Bernabei (University of Roma Tor Vergata)
NEUTRONS AND OTHER BACKGROUNDS FOR UNDERGROUND PHYSICS
Vitaly Kudryavtsev (Sheffield University)
Luciano Pandola (INFN)
GRAVITATIONAL WAVES
Eugenio Coccia (University of Rome Tor Vergata and GSSI)
Valeria Ferrari (University of Roma La Sapienza)
Viviana Fafone (University of Roma Tor Vergata)
Erik Katsavounidis (MIT)
GAMMA RAYS AND NEUTRINOS
Marco Tavani (INAF Roma)
Paolo Lipari (INFN Roma)
PARTICLE DETECTORS
Sergio Petrera (University of L'Aquila and GSSI)
Stefano Ragazzi (University of Milano Bicocca and INFN)
Frank Calaprice (Princeton University)
Ivan De Mitri (University of Salento and INFN)
SIMULATIONS AND STATISTICS
Luciano Pandola (INFN Catania)
Giuseppe Battistoni (INFN Milano)
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Nov. 2019
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
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Locations
Italy - L'Aquila, Abruzzo
Start date : Nov. 2019
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End date Aug. 1, 2021
Dates
Nov. 2019
Italy - L'Aquila, Abruzzo
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End date Aug. 1, 2021