GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

Introduction

The GSSI is an international Ph.D. school and a center for advanced studies in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences, located in L’Aquila (Italy). It was founded in 2012 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. The GSSI aims to create a new center of scientific excellence in L’Aquila fostering the skills and highly specialized structures already present in the area, such as the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the INFN and the University of L'Aquila, facilitating the attraction of high-level resources in the fields of natural and social sciences. Its purpose is to form high-level human capital, integrating education and research in a lively interdisciplinary environment.


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

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PhD in Astroparticle Physics

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 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 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 Ph.D. 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 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.... [-]


PhD in Computer Sciences

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 Italy L'Aquila

The principled development of modern computing systems involves the modeling and management of the interactions between discrete and continuous phenomena, coping with heterogeneous networks efficiently and sustainably, the possibility to access potentially unlimited hardware and software resources, handling of uncertainty, and the need to elaborate in real time massive amounts of data. It is our tenet that meeting these challenges requires one to develop a multidisciplinary knowledge that must be founded on firm modeling and reasoning capabilities. Therefore, the main aim of our Ph.D. studies is to provide students with the opportunity to develop those capabilities and to apply them to research challenges in Computer Science. To this end, we offer our graduate students introductory courses that provide the necessary formal background and specialized courses that introduce students to the newest developments in the areas of Reactive Systems, Software Engineering, and Algorithmic Aspects of Computer and Social Networks. [+]

The principled development of modern computing systems involves the modeling and management of the interactions between discrete and continuous phenomena, coping with heterogeneous networks efficiently and sustainably, the possibility to access potentially unlimited hardware and software resources, handling of uncertainty, and the need to elaborate in real time massive amounts of data. It is our tenet that meeting these challenges requires one to develop a multidisciplinary knowledge that must be founded on firm modeling and reasoning capabilities. Therefore, the main aim of our Ph.D. studies is to provide students with the opportunity to develop those capabilities and to apply them to research challenges in Computer Science. To this end, we offer our graduate students introductory courses that provide the necessary formal background and specialized courses that introduce students to the newest developments in the areas of Reactive Systems, Software Engineering, and Algorithmic Aspects of Computer and Social Networks.... [-]


PhD in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 Italy L'Aquila

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 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.... [-]


PhD in Urban Studies

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 Italy L'Aquila

The Ph.D. Program in “Urban Studies and Regional Science” is unique in the world. It is a multidisciplinary program meant for students from different backgrounds including applied economists, economic geographers, urban planners, and sociologists. Our main research themes include migration (both voluntary and forced), regional resilience (both in peripheral areas and cities), knowledge (innovation, human capital, creativity, entrepreneurship) and the informal economy. The methodological approach spans from more qualitative (case studies) techniques to more quantitative (econometric-based) ones. We have internship programs with the OECD and the European Commission and several collaborations with foreign universities (including an Erasmus+ program with the London School of Economics). Our students are fully funded and we provide them with accommodation and meal vouchers. [+]

The Ph.D. Program in “Urban Studies and Regional Science” is unique in the world. It is a multidisciplinary program meant for students from different backgrounds including applied economists, economic geographers, urban planners, and sociologists. Our main research themes include migration (both voluntary and forced), regional resilience (both in peripheral areas and cities), knowledge (innovation, human capital, creativity, entrepreneurship) and the informal economy. The methodological approach spans from more qualitative (case studies) techniques to more quantitative (econometric-based) ones. We have internship programs with the OECD and the European Commission and several collaborations with foreign universities (including an Erasmus+ program with the London School of Economics). Our students are fully funded and we provide them with accommodation and meal vouchers.... [-]


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Viale Francesco Crispi, 7

Address Gran Sasso Science Institute viale Francesco Crispi, 7
67100 L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Website http://www.gssi.infn.it/
Phone +39 0862 4280262