The frontal training activities foreseen for our PhD students amount to 10 CFU (each CFU is equivalent to 10 frontal hours). These activities include participation in courses dedicated to doctoral students, cycles of lectures and seminars organized by the teaching staff, attendance of international schools. The various training activities are divided into 3 courses, the choice of dedicated courses is agreed upon by the teaching staff according to the needs of the individual students. The recognition of the CFU is achieved through the evaluation of the activities carried out by the students, for a total of 3 exams.
Dedicated disciplinary courses include:
Moreover, doctoral students can attend the courses offered by the Master Degree Program in Physics and, thanks to a recent agreement, all disciplinary courses offered to PhD students from Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA).
The seminar activities are carried out in English. The thesis is written in English. The CLA (Aeteneo Language Center) organizes language training courses open to PhD students. The CLA also provides Italian courses for foreigners open to foreign students of the PhD program.
The research activity of the PhD program includes the use of advanced mathematical calculation programs (Matlab, Mathematica, dedicated codes). The training in the use of numerical and simulation codes is taken care of by the tutors. PhD students have the opportunity to participate in the matlab school coorganized annually by the Department of Physics and Chemistry.
RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE OF RESEARCH SYSTEMS AND FINANCING SYSTEMS
The University organizes a series of training days dedicated to the management of research, knowledge of research systems and funding systems, directed to researchers and students of PhD courses.