2014 selection – Interviews -

Interviews will take place from 13th to 17th of October 2014 (applicants from abroad will be interviewed via audioconference).  

The ranking of the admission to the oral examination and the schedule of the interviews will be available here

2014 selection: deadline on September 30

The closing date of the selection for the 30th PhD cycle  (2014-2017) has been announced: applications should be completed by september 30, 2014 at 13h00.

Interviews will take place from 9th to 17th of October 2014 (foreign applicants can be interviewed via audioconference). More details will be available here.

Potential candidates are invited to contact the secretary as soon as the web procedure for applications will be activated (end of July), in order to prepare their application well in advance.

17 PhD positions are available this year.

ENI Award for PhD on Energy / Environment achieved in Italy in 2013 or 2014 (news in italian)

Si segnala la recente pubblicazione del bando inerente al Premio “Debutto nella Ricerca”, in occasione dell’edizione 2015 di Eni Award.

Possono competere al Premio Debutto nella Ricerca giovani ricercatori di età non superiore ai 30 anni (nati dunque a partire dal 1984) che abbiano conseguito il dottorato in un ateneo italiano, discutendo la propria tesi nel corso del 2013 o del 2014.

Tali tesi devono fare riferimento alle due principali aree di interesse di Eni Award, ovvero energia e ambiente.

Per ulteriori informazioni, i bandi dell’edizione 2015 sono disponibili online al seguente indirizzo:


La scadenza per la registrazione dell’account necessario alla presentazione della candidatura è fissata entro e non oltre le 17.00 (CET) di venerdì 14 novembre 2014, mentre la procedura di candidatura dovrà essere conclusa nella successiva settimana (non oltre venerdì 21 novembre 2014, ore 17 CET).
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
C.so Magenta, 63
20123 Milano
Tel: +39-02.52036934 switchboard
Fax: +39-02.48197724


Marina Samoylova awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA – 11 June 2014 – Marina Samoylova has been awarded a 2014 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE http://spie.org, the international society for optics and photonics for her potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.

Samoylova is about to complete her PhD studies at the University of Milan (Italy), Physics Department, Quantum Optics Group. Her research interests are theoretical investigation of photonic band gaps in optical lattices and mode-locked Bloch oscillations in ring cavities filled with cold atoms. She has authored and co-authored multiple journal and conference papers and would like to pursue her career in the field of optics, photonics or related field. She plans to use her SPIE Travel Scholarship to attend Optics + Photonics in San Diego, USA in August 2014.

In 2014 SPIE awarded $353,000 in education and travel scholarships to 144 outstanding individuals, based on their potential contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline. Award-winning applicants were evaluated, selected and approved by the SPIE Scholarship Committee, Chaired by SPIE volunteer Kevin Leonard. To date, SPIE has distributed over $3.5 million dollars in individual scholarships. This ambitious effort reflects the Society’s commitment to education and to the next generation of optical scientists and engineers around the world.

Apr 15, 2014 – Immanuel Bloch – Controlling and Exploring Quantum Matter under Extreme Conditions – Physics Colloquium

On Tuesday, Apr 15th at 15h00  the Physics Department will host the 4th Physics Colloquium of our PhD School for this academic year.


Controlling and Exploring Quantum Matter under Extreme Conditions


Prof. Immanuel Bloch 

Max Planck Inst. f. Quantenoptik, Muenchen, Germany


This event is part of the sequence of six colloquia scheduled between February and May 2014 (see the general poster).



News from King’s College London

Prof. Carla Molteni (who got her PhD in our School in 1994), now Reader at the King’s College London, announces  the following opening for ten fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships in London, at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems (CANES).

Interested candidates should apply by 28 April 2014.



10 fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships at King’s College London
Applications by 28 April 2014 for Sept 2014 entry (late consideration

Non-equilibrium processes underpin many challenging problems across the
natural sciences. The mission of CANES is to train a new generation of
researchers in cross-disciplinary approaches to non-equilibrium systems,
focussing on the three key strands of theoretical modelling, simulation
and data-driven analysis (see ow.ly/vqCPG). It draws on a broad range of
supervisor expertise in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Informatics,
Computational and Systems Biomedicine, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
including partners at Imperial College London, University College London
and Queen Mary London.

The training programme consists of a first year combining taught courses
and research projects, leading to the award of an MSc. In years two to
four, the programme will include open question sandpits, master classes,
journal clubs and an annual retreat. Students will also be able to
undertake internships at a broad range of industrial and international
academic partners.

Funding for CANES students covers course fees, a stipend for living
expenses (£15,863 per year), and conference travel and internship funds.
The programme can support UK applicants as well as a limited number of
students from the EU and overseas.

Applications are now invited from candidates with excellent
undergraduate or equivalent qualifications in any relevant discipline
including mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials
science, biophysics, geophysical sciences and computer science. A strong
background in quantitative science will be essential for students to
take full advantage of the CANES training programme.

Please see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/canes/ for further details of how to apply.

Interested candidates should apply by 28 April 2014. Applications
received after this date will be considered as long as places remain.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to the CANES Director, Prof. Peter
Sollich (peter.sollich@kcl.ac.uk).

Dr Carla Molteni
King’s College London, Physics Department
Strand, London WC2R 2LS (UK)
Phone: +44 20 7848 2170
Email: carla.molteni@kcl.ac.uk

Mar 25, 2014 – Rocky Kolb – The Dark Side of the Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy – Physics Colloquium

On Tuesday, Mar 25th at 15h00  the Physics Department will host the third Physics Colloquium of our PhD School for this academic year.


The Dark Side of the Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy


Prof. Rocky Kolb 

Univ. of Chicago, USA


This event is part of the sequence of six colloquia scheduled between February and May 2014 (see the general poster).