PhD Program of National Interest in Technologies for fundamental research in Physics and Astrophysics

The University of Padua, in collaboration with ten other universities, with the National Institute for Nuclear Physics and National Insitute for Astrophysics, proposes a national PhD Programme in Technologies for fundamental research in Physics and Astrophysics, a study track with strong multidisciplinary features, aiming to develop technological and engineering expertise and skills that are essential for fundamental research in Physics and Astrophysics.

The training programme is based on the development of a research project, original and relevant for the progress of knowledge in the field of Technologies for fundamental research in Physics and Astrophysics. The research project will be based on one of the five available curricula of the PhD course.

It will also provide the PhD students with a set of tools and skills that will allow them to play a leading role in the field of cutting-edge technologies used in both public and private research and in the transfer of these technologies towards the national production chain.

The PhD course is divided into five curricula, spanning all thematic aspects of Technologies for fundamental research in Physics and Astrophysics:

  • Mechanics focuses on the use and development of advanced methodologies and technologies in the fields of additive manufacturing, materials, cryogenics, ultra-high vacuum, metrology, mechatronics and multi-physics simulations and analyses.
  • Elecronics centres on analogic a digital micro-electronics for detector read-out, networks of sensors and detectors, electrodynamics, magnetism, radiation resistant electronics, radio frequency electronics for detectors, power electronics for detectors, electronics for control systems, diagnostics and safety of accelerators and detectors, radio communication systems.
  • Computing and information technology is about the implementation of computing technologies and networks, supercomputing methods and applications, Big Data, storage and the use of AI.
  • Detectors, Lasers and Optics reunites the technologies for radiation detectors, for optical, infrared and high energy detectors, as well as laser, optical and optomechanical technologies.
  • Electrotechnics and electrotechnics for accelerators focuses on technologies applied to the creation of extremely intense electromagnetic fields for accelerators, which include electromagnets, radiofrequency cavities and transmission systems, operating in particular in a regime of superconductivity, permanent magnets and high-performance power systems

A.Y. 2023/2024

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