The PhD curriculum in Mathematics of Natural, Social and Life Sciences at Gran Sasso Science Institute will lead the students to deal not only with the more traditional aspects of this discipline, such as Pure Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, but also with entirely new problems, requiring the development of the most appropriate tools to deal with the complexity, such as stochastic analysis and computational mathematics.

The curriculum consists of 4 years of study and research. During the first year, after initial training classes, students will be offered three main courses and a wide number of short courses, covering a large spectrum of topics. By the beginning of the second year students select a research project under the supervision of one (or more) of the mathematicians affiliated to GSSI.

Governing Board

Paolo Antonelli (GSSI), Piermarco Cannarsa (Università Roma TorVergata), Gianluca Crippa (Universität Basel), Camillo De Lellis (Universität Zürich), Nicola Guglielmi (GSSI - Università L'Aquila), Pierangelo Marcati (Chair, GSSI), Errico Presutti (GSSI), Gigliola Staffilani (MIT), Angelo Vulpiani (Sapienza Università di Roma)

Past Committee (2013-2016)

Paolo Antonelli (GSSI), Stefano Bianchini (SISSA), Gianni Dal Maso (SISSA), Camillo De Lellis (Universität Zürich), Antonio De Simone (SISSA), Pierangelo Marcati (Chair, University of L'Aquila and GSSI), Errico Presutti (GSSI), Gigliola Staffilani (MIT)

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

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 ( 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 by June 20, 2018, at 18.00 (Italian time zone).

For more information, please consult the Call for Applications at or write an email to

Courses Mathematics

A.A. 2017-2018


  • P. Marcati (GSSI and University of L’Aquila) - Mathematical problems in Fluid dynamics
  • P. Antonelli (GSSI) - Introduction to harmonic analysis and dispersive equations
  • A. Muntean (Carlstadt University) - Reaction-diffusion systems with distributed microstructures
  • G. Crippa (Basel University) - Exponential Mixing and Loss of Regularity for Incompressible Flows
  • L. Forcella (EPFL Lausanne) - Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations


  • E. Presutti (GSSI) - Probability and Statistical Mechanics (Presutti)
  • A. Vulpiani (Sapienza University of Rome) - Chaos, transport, and reaction-diffusion
  • T. Funaki (University of Tokio) – Probability and Statistical Mechanics
  • C. Marchioro (Sapienza, University of Rome) – Topic in fluid mechanics
  • S. Poghosyan (National Academy of Sciences of Armenia) – Cluster expansion in statistical mechanics
  • M. Pulvirenti (Sapienza, University of Rome) - Some mathematical aspects of the Boltzmann equation


  • N. Guglielmi (L’Aquila U.), V. Protasov (L’Aquila U. & Moscow St.U.) - Advanced Topics on Numerical Methods
  • D. Boffi (Pavia University) TBA
  • M. Lopez Fernandez (Sapienza University of Rome) - Contour integral methods for evolutionary PDEsContour integral methods for evolutionary PDEs
  • C. Lubich (Universität Tübingen) – Dynamical low-rank approximation
  • G. Russo (Catania University) - Numerical methods for hyperbolic problems


  • R. Verzicco (Rome 2) - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics


  • A.Teta (Sapienza, University of Rome) - Introduction to quantum mechanics and scattering theory
  • S. Cenatiempo (GSSI) - Introduction to quantum many-body problems
  • M. Griesemer (University of Stuttgart) - Quantum electrodynamics for atoms and molecules


A.A. 2016-2017


  • P. Antonelli (GSSI) - Dispersive equations
  • T.-Y. Wang (GSSI) - Mathematical Theory of Compressible Euler Equations
  • P. Marcati (GSSI) - Introduction to the Incompressible Navier Stokes equation and the mathematical theory of Turbulence
  • S. Kawashima (Kyush Univ.) - Hyperbolic Systems
  • S. Spirito (University of L’Aquila) - Tutorial on Convex Integration
  • S. Daneri (Erlangen) - Dissipative Hölder solutions to the incompressible Euler equations
  • A. Muntean (Carlstadt Univ.) - Reaction-diffusion systems with distributed microstructures
  • Antonietti (PoliMI) - Discontinuous Galerkin
  • A. Vulpiani (Sapienza Univ. Roma) - Anomalous Diffusions


  • R. Fernadez (Utrecht) - Introduction to equilibrium mathematical statistical mechanics
  • E. Presutti (GSSI) - Mass transport and applications to Markov chains and Gibbs processes
  • Pulvirenti (Sapienza Univ. Roma) - Scaling Limits and Effective Equations in Kinetic Theory
  • Galves (São Paulo - Brasil) - Markov chains with infinite memory


  • N. Guglielmi (L’Aquila Univ.) – V. Protasov (L’Aquila Univ. & Moscow St.U.) - Advanced Topics on Numerical Methods
  • D. Boffi (Pavia Univ.) - Introduction to Finite Element


  • R. Verzicco (Rome 2) - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics


  • A. Teta (Sapienza Univ. Roma) - Introduction to quantum mechanics
  • S. Cenatiempo (GSSI) - Introduction to Quantum many body problems
  • B. Schlein (Zürich Univ.) - Quantum many body problems
  • M. Correggi (Sapienza Univ. Roma) - Vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates
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