The University of Milan is one the largest universities in Italy, with about 57000 students, a teaching and research staff of approximately 2000 and a non-teaching staff of similar size. It was established 1924 and is currently a member of the League of European Research Universities.
Throughout Milan, this University is normally known as Statale to avoid confusion with other academic institutions in the city.
Download a presentation (pdf) of the Doctorate school in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics at the University of Milan.
SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY WITHIN PCAM
First-Principle methods are a powerful “theoretical microscope” for the study of solid-state systems. We use such methods – mainly within density-functional theory – in the effort to understand the observed electronic and optical properties of materials, surfaces and nanostructures at the atomic scale. We also study statistical and dynamical properties of these systems by means of simulations.
AVAILABLE PHD POSITIONS
The PhD School in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics in Milan opens yearly about 30 3-year PhD positions, about 15 of which being financed by the university itself (around 1200 Euro net per month). Other positions may be covered by special (usually richer) grants on specific projects.
Specific grants are reserved to foreigner students. The School opens the entrance selection between the end of August to mid September, with rigid deadlines. More details can be found here.
POSSIBLE SHORTER STAYS WITHIN THE NETWORK
Short stays at different nodes of the PCAM is strongly encouraged. The grant of our students is raised during their stays abroad. Our PhD School could also host students from other PCAM nodes, with some limited funding possibility.