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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.

A Physics PhD lets you develop of a broad background in basic physics, and expand your research abilities in a more specialized area such as Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Applied Physics, Quantum Physics, Optics and many more.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics. The best students will be able to attend lectures at SISSA while still att ... [+]

SISSA welcomes applications for up to 6 positions for a new Fast Track Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics starting in October 2016

SISSA has just launched a new program for faster access to a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics. The best students will be able to attend lectures at SISSA while still attending their last year of the Master course in Physics at the University of Trieste.

The Ph.D. course in “Theory and numerical simulation of condensed matter” is a rich and complete post-graduate program of up to 4 years of training and research covering the various aspects of the field. The fast-track program allows students to start their research careers one year earlier, studying and working in a vibrant international environment. Students at SISSA have ongoing close interaction with their supervisors as well as with several scientists and specialists in their field of study.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

The Ph.D. program in Geometry and Mathematical Physics focuses on the study of analytic and geometric aspects of physical phenomena that are of fundamental interest in bo ... [+]

Purpose of the Ph.D. Course

The Ph.D. program in Geometry and Mathematical Physics focuses on the study of analytic and geometric aspects of physical phenomena that are of fundamental interest in both pure and applied sciences and covers a wide spectrum of topics in modern algebraic and differential geometry and their applications.

Research Topics Integrable systems in relation to differential, algebraic and symplectic geometry, as well as with the theory of random matrices, special functions and nonlinear waves, Frobenius manifolds Deformation theory and virtual classes moduli spaces of sheaves and of curves, in relation to supersymmetric gauge theories, strings, Gromov-Witten invariants, orbifolds and automorphisms Quantum groups, noncommutative Riemannian and spin geometry, applications to models in mathematical physics Mathematical methods of quantum mechanics Mathematical aspects of Quantum Field Theory and String 
Theory Symplectic geometry, sub-Riemannian geometry Geometry of quantum fields and strings Seminar on Hodge theory ... [-]
Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters ... [+]

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters self- assemble to bring about the whole complexity of the states of matter, from molecules to complex solids, and in learning how to model fascinating macroscopic phenomena, from friction to superconductivity and superfluidity, emerging from the collective behaviour of those microscopic agents.

During the first year of their PhD course, students acquire the most advanced tools for modelling and studying states of matter, from ab-initio simulation of real materials and molecules to quantum simulation of lattice models, from the classical statistical theory of many-body systems to its quantum counterpart, and acquaint themselves with the broad research activity carried out at SISSA through more focused and topical courses. This preliminary stage provides students with a common background and all the information they need to decide on the research topic they intend to pursue in their PhD thesis.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

The Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics has always been part of the postgraduate programmes on offer at SISSA. More than a hundred students have obtained a Ph.D. qualif ... [+]

The Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics has always been part of the postgraduate programmes on offer at SISSA. More than a hundred students have obtained a Ph.D. 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).... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Statistical Physics, together with Quantum Mechanics, is the pillar of our understanding of many physical phenomena, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. The fiel ... [+]

Statistical Physics, together with Quantum Mechanics, is the pillar of our understanding of many physical phenomena, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. The field has recently witnessed a significant and impressive outpouring of experimental and theoretical results, which have created an ideal physicist’s playground.

Statistical Physics addresses, for instance, crucial questions about the nature of phase transitions and predicts the possibility to forge new states of matter, such as Bose-Einstein condensation in ultra-cold gases. At the same time, it provides a vital source of fresh ideas and inspiration for those who work in more theoretical directions. Its attraction lies in its ability to produce an array of sophisticated analytical and conceptual tools with far-reaching applications. The remarkable blend of mathematical and physical ideas is at the root of the outstanding scientific elegance and extraordinary efficiency characterizing this scientific area.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Understanding the working principles of living organisms and soft matter systems from the basic equations ruling the dynamics of atoms and molecules was considered scienc ... [+]

Understanding the working principles of living organisms and soft matter systems from the basic equations ruling the dynamics of atoms and molecules was considered science fiction until a few years ago, and biophysics was almost unanimously considered a battlefield for phenomenologists. Nowadays, applying rigorous physics to biological processes is no longer a dream. What’s more, it is becoming clear that the next few decades will be the golden age for the “theory of life”, which is expected to undergo the same accelerating growth experienced by other physics disciplines in the past century.

Young scientists attracted by the opportunity to develop and apply concepts, models and methods to explore the still uncharted territory of quantitative biology can take up this challenge in our Ph.D. programme in Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

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 futu ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava

The course is organized in both full time and part time form. A doctoral course can be undertaken by a University graduate with Masters Degree in physics or a related sub ... [+]

The course is organized in both full time and part time form. A doctoral course can be undertaken by a University graduate with Masters Degree in physics or a related subject. The entrance examination will show specialized knowledge, the ability of the applicant for independent scientific research and verify the applicant’s competence in the English language. During the examination, the applicant must show knowledge of the basic course in physics, theoretical mechanics, electrodynamics, special theory of relativity and quantum physics, as well as fundamentals of mathematical analysis and algebra. In the scope of the entrance examination, the applicant will also show basic knowledge in the field of theoretical physics a part of which is the topic of his/her PhD thesis. The topic of the thesis will come under one of three fields of theoretical physics:... [-]

Czech Republic Opava
June 2019
Full-time
Campus
St. Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy Of Sciences

The department of physics and technology of nanostructures is intended to prepare high-qualified specialists in this field. The modern notion of nanostructures embraces a ... [+]

Ph.D. in Physics of Semiconductors

Language of instruction: Russian

The department of physics and technology of nanostructures is intended to prepare high-qualified specialists in this field.

The modern notion of nanostructures embraces a wide range of materials and devices applicable in absolutely different spheres: from electronics and mechanics to biotechnologies.

Besides the laboratories of the department, facilities for the trainees are provided by the Academic University, the Ioffe Institute and the Scientific-Engineering Centre of Microelectronics.

The department offers the following postgraduate program:

Physics of Semiconductors.

Using unique experimental and technological base of the laboratories of academic institutes in the course of training creates favorable conditions for mastering modern research and technological methods.... [-]

Russia Saint Petersburg
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Universidade da Coruña

The Doctoral Program in Applied Physics is an official university degree framed in the field of applied sciences and oriented to different aspects of science and technolo ... [+]

Introduction

The Programme Doctoral Degree in Applied Physics Is an official university degree framed in the field of applied sciences and oriented to different aspects of science and technology. It is an interuniversity program between the University of Vigo (coordinating university) and the University of A Coruña.

The objective of this program is to provide the necessary skills to our students so that through the completion of their doctoral thesis they acquire the knowledge that allows them to carry out research projects and / or their incorporation into the industrial world.

Why study the degree

The global society is immersed in a continuous and rapid technological evolution, which some have already proposed as a new historical, technological and social acceleration. Physics, and in particular Applied Physics, is a link that can avoid what was called a technological gap, allowing us to establish contact between natural phenomena and technological and applied "phenomena". This will favor the development of companies related to new materials and the environment such as polymers, new fuels and refrigerants, ionic liquids, physical pollutants, meteorological and / or oceanic aspects related to the environment, etc.... [-]

Spain A Coruña Ferrol
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
Universidade da Coruña

The Doctoral Program in Laser, Photonics and Vision is an Interuniversity program that is offered jointly with the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. ... [+]

Introduction

The program of Doctorate in Laser, Photonics and Vision Is an Interuniversity program that is offered jointly with the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.

It is designed for advanced training in the field of Laser technologies, Photonics and Vision techniques. Its final objective is to provide a training of scientific excellence to future researchers and professionals in this field, thus responding to the growing demand for training for its integration into the national and international R & D & I system.

Why study the degree

In socio-political terms, the scientific-technical sector of science and optical and photonic technology is of extreme importance for the great challenges of the 21st century. The European Union has identified Photonics as one of six key enabling technologies (KET), whose development will determine the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of European industry's long-term employment. Investment in these technologies will be given priority attention in EU R & D & I policies, not only because of their impact on the Union's industrial and innovation capacity, but also because of their effect on social challenges such as Efficiency and independence of energy, health and health care or transportation, among others.... [-]

Spain Ferrol
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Science

The Graduate Study is organized by the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry in cooperation with a number of Institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Cz ... [+]

The Graduate Study is organized by the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry in cooperation with a number of Institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (The Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Processes, etc.) and covers almost all fields of Physical Chemistry (including Biophysical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers) and some disciplines of Chemical Physics. Due to the interdisciplinary character of the Department, there exist possibilities of combined graduate studies with biochemical, or macromolecular orientation, despite the fact that the Faculty of Science offers separate Graduate Studies both in Biochemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Study within this program is based on teaching the theoretical and experimental aspects of nuclear or particle physics, supported by a detailed understanding of quantum m ... [+]

Study within this program is based on teaching the theoretical and experimental aspects of nuclear or particle physics, supported by a detailed understanding of quantum mechanics, quantum field theory and phenomenology of nuclear and subnuclear processes. Particular emphasis is placed on mastering relevant theoretical computational methods and familiarization of the data acquisition and analysis, including effective control of information technology. Students should employ and develop these skills in their own scientific work, which is an important part of the doctoral program.

The program does not contain specializations.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Admission for studies... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The study program is focused on the problematic of didactics of physics and general problems of physics. It stems from scientific disciplines such as physics, didactics o ... [+]

The study program is focused on the problematic of didactics of physics and general problems of physics. It stems from scientific disciplines such as physics, didactics of physics, pedagogy, and psychology. The main goal is to provide students with a complex overview of the didactics of physics, teach them independent scientific practice in this field and allow for a deeper understanding of some parts of physics. This program naturally follows the master’s program Physics Education for Secondary Schools which, out of the whole Charles University, can be studied solely at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. It is therefore natural that this faculty also has a doctorate program focused on didactics of physics and general problems of physics. This study program is unique by being the only one at our university to offer doctorate level studies in the field of didactics of physics.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The program is based on an interdisciplinary education at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology from the physical point of view and focused on physical experim ... [+]

The program is based on an interdisciplinary education at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology from the physical point of view and focused on physical experimental and theoretical approaches. The program prepares experts for independent scientific work in solving tasks of basic and applied research in the interdisciplinary fields between physics, chemistry and, according to the theme of dissertation work, biology.

The program does not contain specializations.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Admission for studies

Admission for studies will be granted to the applicants, who:

submitted a complete application form together with all obligatory attachments before the deadline, they were granted an entrance examination waiver or they successfully passed the entrance examination, they successfully passed the language examination or they got a waiver of it. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined