PhD in Complex Systems for Physical, Socio-economic and Life Sciences

 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy selects  a number of Italian and foreign students who hold  a Master's Degree for admission to the interdisciplinary doctoral program in

Complex Systems for Physical Sciences, Socio-economic and Life systems.

 

The call for 2019  is available at this link  - One  PhD position is  reserved  to students who got their master degree abroad. 

The final result for the position reserved to a foreign student is available at this link 

 


The PhD Coordinator is   prof. Andrea Rapisarda

Board of Professors 

Dirk Helbing                          -  ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Santo Fortunato                    -  Indiana University, USA

Constantino Tsallis                - Centro Brasileiro de Pequisas Fisicas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  and Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA, CSH Vienna, Austria

Marco Oggioni                      -  Leicester University, UK

Francesco Musumeci           - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Ettore Majorana",  Università di Catania 

Alessandro Pluchino             - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Ettore Majorana",  Università di Catania 

Vito Latora                             - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Ettore Majorana",  Università di Catania,  CSH Vienna, Austria

Rosario N. Mantegna            - Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica,  Università di Palermo, CSH Vienna, Austria 

Christian Mulder                   - Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche ed Ambientali Università di Catania

Rosaria Grasso                    - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Ettore Majorana",  Università di Catania 

Salvatore Tudisco                - INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud

Alfredo Pulvirenti                 - Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Università di Catania 

Salvatore Alaimo                 - Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Università di Catania 

Giovanni Giuffrida                - Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università di Catania 

Davide Bennato                   - Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche, Università di Catania 

Alessio Emanuele Biondo    - Dipartimento di Economia e Impresa, Università di Catania 

Francesco Martinico             - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura, Università di Catania 

Sergio Fichera                      - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura, Università di Catania 

Maria Carmela Santagati     - Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologiche, Università di Catania

Cinzia Di Pietro                    - Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologiche, Università di Catania

Rita Barone                          - Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Università di Catania 

Marco Ragusa                     - Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologiche, Università di Catania

Agata Rabuazzo                 - Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Università di Catania 


Teaching activity

This PhD course provides a training offer of lectures for the first two years, for a total of 18 credits, which includes six courses of your choice (from 2 credits, taught by professors of the College) and from specialized courses organized by universities and / or Italian (and foreign) research institutions plus a course (6 credits) taken from the Master's Degree courses of the departments of the doctoral school professors. The courses organized by the University of Catania and by the Italian and foreign institutions replace the training courses provided and are assessed by 2 or more credits depending on the duration and / or the order requested from the student. The student can replace three of the two-credit courses with a second course borrowed from the ordinary courses included in the Master's Degree courses. Typically the recommended courses for doctoral students concern very innovative bioinformatics topics, complex systems, complex networks, big data statistical analysis, computational social sciences, smart cities, econophysics and sociophysics. Participation in international schools is an integrated part of the training, including those of the Lipari summer schools on social and complex computational systems and computational life sciences are held annually in Lipari (see the link http://lipari.cs.unict.it/LipariSchool). These schools host every year (both Italian and foreign) of the highest international standing (sometimes even Nobel laureates) and both students can participate in contact with frontier research topics and start important scientific collaborations with documents of very high level that can follow up periods of stay abroad for the development of its research project in the three years of the doctorate.


Ministerial PhD programme

More information can be found at this official page of  the Catania university.


The call for 2017 can be found at this link 

Two PhD positions  are reserved to students who got their master degree abroad.

 Results of the admission to the oral interview at this  link 

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The call  for the year  2016, can be found at this link.   

There are 5 positions, including 4 with fellowships,  2 for Italian students and 2 for foreign students.