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PhD positions at SISSA

Feb 04, 2021

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) welcomes applications for PhD fellowships in:
• Astroparticle Physics (APP)
• Theoretical Particle Physics (TPP)

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) is a leading research and training institution in Italy. It offers first rate facilities, internationally renowned teaching staff, and close relations to the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste (OATs/INAF) and several other research institutions, including the new IGAP ( ) and IFPU institutes ( in the Miramare Campus. Please visit and

The curriculum consists of 4 years of study and research . During the first year students are offered a number of courses covering a wide spectrum of topics. The students are to select a subset of courses and pass the relevant exams within the first year. At the beginning of the second year they choose a supervisor among the staff and affiliated staff and undertake a research program. Both groups have affiliated staff belonging to other SISSA’s groups, including the APC - Astrophysics and Cosmology Group, ICTP and OATs/INAF and INFN.)

The students are selected through a written and oral exam (both online), which will take place on
• March 15–16–17, 2021 for APP - 5 positions
• March 22–23–24, 2021 for TPP - 6 positions
at SISSA, Via Bonomea 265, Trieste (Italy).

Online applications should be completed by February 26, 2021 for APP and March 9, 2021 for TPP. In case the 5 positions for APP will not be filled, there will be another exam session for APP only on June 21-22-23,

Detailed information about admission and application procedure:

APP Staff
Enrico Barausse
Andrea De Simone
Stefano Liberati
Piero Ullio
Matteo Viel

APP research lines
• Gravitation Theory
• Early Cosmology
• Large Scale Structure
• Cosmic Rays
• Dark Matter and Dark Energy

TPP Staff
Aleksandr Azatov
Francesco Benini
Matteo Bertolini
Giulio Bonelli
Sergio Cecotti
Roberto Percacci
Andrea Romanino
Marco Serone

TPP research lines
• Physics at the LHC
• Physics Beyond the SM
• Neutrino Physics
• String Theory
• AdS/CFT Duality and Applications
• SUSY and Conformal Field Theories
• Quantum Field Theories of Gravity

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