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PhD research topics

PhD research topics - Cycle XXXVI 

In this page some PhD topics will be presented. This list is not exhaustive of all the possible research topics the PhD candidate might decide to follow at the Department of Physics or in collaboration with the Research institutes. 

  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
  1. Black hole winds and the baryon life cycle of galaxies
  2. Clusters of Galaxies in their Infancy
  3. Cosmology with Clusters of Galaxies in the Euclid Era
  4. GRB and multi-messenger astrophysics with HERMES
  5. Measuring cosmological large-scale structure in the presence of foreground contamination
  6. Predicting the clustering of dark matter halos with modified gravity theories
  7. Science with ESPRESSO
  8. Substructure and environmental effect in G-CAV galaxy clusters
  9. The critical role of dust in the cosmic baryon cycle
  10. Joint Elettra/CNR/INAF position in laboratory astrophysics
  11. Galactic Archaeology with neutron capture elements
  12. Merging Neutron Stars and Related Phenomena
  13. Chemical Evolution of the Milky Way in the Era of Large Galactic Surveys
  14. Origin of the light elements: Lithium and Beryllium
  15. Large-Scale Features in the Observed Sky from Radio to Gamma Rays. 
  16. Probing the reionization epoch with quasar absorption lines
  17. Galaxy Clusters seen with new eyes: gain from the new generation of X-ray telescopes
  18. Space Weather Radio Effects: Advanced Applications for TSRS 2.0
  • Theoretical Physics
  1. Clifford algebra in Physics and Complexity
  2. Decoherence and Open Quantum Systems
  3. Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Collapse Models
  4. Interplay between Quantum Theory and Gravity
  5. Secure Quantum Communication
  6. T-branes in F-theory and 3d supersymmetric field theories
  7. Charting the Space of Conformal Boundary Conditions for a Free Fermion
  8. Quantum Signatures in Free-Electron Lasers (FEL) Light
  9. Open Quantum Dynamics and Entanglement
  10. Quantum Information and Machine Learning
  11. Entanglement and quantum statistics
  12. Non-equilibrium phase transitions
  13. Quantum thermodynamics
  14. Paradigms and scenarios for the Dark Matter phenomenon 
  • Nuclear, Subnuclear and Astroparticle Physics
  1. Projects of the ALICE group
  2. Projects of the ATLAS group
  3. Projects of the Belle2 group
  4. Projects of the CMS group
  5. Projects of the COMPASS group
  6. Hadron Physics Projects of the EIC group at the EIC collider in US
  7. Projects of the GAPS group
  8. Projects of the High Energy Gamma Ray Astrophysics group
  9. Projects of the LIGO/Virgo group
  10. n_TOF: accurate measurements of neutron induced cross sections at the CERN neutron time-of-flight facility
  11. Experimental search for Dark Energy: detection of solar chameleons with an opto-mechanical force sensor at CAST
  12. Experimental study of short-distance interactions with a double-membrane opto-mechanical sensor (advanced-KWISP)
  13. High precision physics with exotic atoms (FAMU experiment)
  14. Precision measurement of the magnetic anomaly of the muon (GMINUS2 experiment)
  15. Direct measurement of the hadronic contribution to the Muon magnetic anomaly (MUonE experiment)
  16. Searching for Muon to electron conversion: The Mu2e experiment at Fermilab (US)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  1. Biomimetic materials at near ambient pressure
  2. Hydration of bio-molecules by combined use of synchrotron-based UV Resonance Raman and Neutron Scattering experiments
  3. Imprinting multimode optical correlations in ultrashort light pulses by means of superconducting currents
  4. Investigation of the electronic and spin properties of novel quantum materials for future spintronic applications
  5. Liquid phase experiments at FERMI
  6. Nanoscale transport phenomena in silicon-based materials
  7. Quantum Monte Carlo simulations for highly-frustrated magnets
  8. Quantum Monte Carlo simulations for unconventional superconductors
  9. THz control of Nickelate’s devices
  10. Ultrafast Dynamics of Complex Materials Investigated by Time-Resolved Spectroscopies
  11. Joint Elettra/CNR/INAF position in laboratory astrophysics
  12. X-ray scattering in full-field imaging and near-field ptychography
  13. Ultrashort light pulses for exploring unknown properties of matter
  • Medical Physics and Applied Physics
  1. Advanced MRI imaging techniques for quantitative characterization of cancer
  2. Implementation of an X-ray imaging system based on the KES technique at ELETTRA
  3. Development of a CMOS imager for experiments at synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers
  4. X-ray scattering in full-field imaging and near-field ptychography
  5. Towards a Radiotherapy Treatment Planning System based on Geant4 




Last update: 06-18-2020 - 21:32