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The calls for PhD positions in Physics and in Earth Sciences are now open


The call for PhD positions in Physics is now open

Candidates can find instructions on how to submit their application on the University of Parma Doctoral studies web site

DEADLINE:  September 5, 2016

Schedule of the admission exam:

DATE: september 15, 2016

TIME: the schedule of interviews has been published 

PLACE: Department of Physics and Earth Sciences – Physics building - Parco Area delle Scienze, 7/A – 43124 PARMA, ITALY


The Oral Exam will focus on the description of the research work carried out to prepare the Graduation Thesis for the Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica, as well as of the research project that the candidate proposes to carry out within the research topics of the Research Doctorate Program in Physics at the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences of the University of Parma.

In the application to participate in the competitive examination, the candidate must choose and specify only ONE research. The above choice will be binding with regard to the winner's research activity. Further information on the research topics can be found in the document at the bottom of this page.

Research Topics

1.     Perturbative and non-perturbative physics in quantum field theory: theoretical and computational features

2.     Quantum Control and Quantum Simulation

3.     Molecular technologies for multi-phase complex systems

4.     Development and characterization of novel semiconducting oxides

5.     Nanostructured materials for photocatalytic  or optical applications

6.     Biophysical studies on bacterial photoreceptors of agronomic and biotechnological relevance

7.     High orders in Numerical Stochastic Perturbation Theory: renormalons and study of quasi conformal windows

8.     Metal surface fabrication with ultrashort laser pulses

9.     Modeling gravitational waves from compact binary mergers

10.  Carbon-based nanostructured materials for solid state hydrogen-storage

11.  Development of photosensitizing proteins for superresolution microscopy

12.  Experimental study of non-equilibrium transformations in cooking processes and definition of statistical models

For information contact: Cristiano Viappiani,  email: cristiano.viappiani@unipr.it



Candidates can find instructions on how to submit their application on the University of Parma Doctoral studies web site

DEADLINE for application:  September 5, 2016

ORAL EXAM DATE: 19 September 2016 

TIME: starting from 9:30 am 

PLACE: Department of Physics and Earth Sciences – Earth Sciences building, Parco Area delle Scienze, 7/A – 43124 PARMA, ITALY

The Oral Exam will be structured so as to verify the candidates' background and maturity, with specific focus on their Laurea Graduation Thesis and on the research project submitted by the candidates


  • Understanding the Sulphur genesis: a new contribution from the Messinian evaporites in the Mediterranean 
  • Fracture pattern characterization in carbonate rocks by integrating field and digital outcrop model data 
  • Multiscale analysis of brittle deformation in faulted carbonate rocks 
  • Contaminant transport in heterogeneous media: experimental analisys and numerical modeling 
  • Experimental analysis of fluid flow in low permeability media affected by landslide problems 
  • Carbon and oxygen isotope analysis in shells of freshwater mollusks and their palaeoclimatic application in archaeological sites

For foreign candidates, the Oral Exam may be held in English at the candidate’s choice. 

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