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The School focuses on development and application of advanced experimental and theoretical/computational methods for the study of matter and systems at the micro and nano-scale. The program has a strongly interdisciplinary character: it ranges from physics to chemistry, biology and engineering. Students will take advantage of a lively international environment, with access to state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities and participation in major international projects and collaborations. The School prepare students to two main curricula:

PhD in Physics

This course is devoted to advanced research in the physics of condensed matter and materials science, through experimental and theoretical techniques. Studied subjects are surface science; electronic, optical and ionic spectroscopies and microscopies; quantum many-body theory; physics of high correlated and magnetic systems, magnetism and electronic transport in materials and devices, etc.

PhD in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies

This is a strongly multidisciplinary course open to students with different background (physics, chemistry biology, engineering, etc.). Students will learn about fundamental phenomena that are relevant at the nanoscale, approaches to the fabrication and the analysis of nanostructures, as well as advanced nanotechnology applications.