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The School is structured in to 3-year PhD curricula:

(a) PhD in Physics. This course is devoted to advanced research in the physics of condensed matter and materials science and electronics, through experimental and theoretical techniques. Examples of specific subjects include: surface science; electronic, optical and ionic spectroscopies and microscopies; quantum many-body theory; physics of high correlated and magnetic systems, electronic transport in materials and devices, etc.

(b) PhD in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology. This is a strongly multidisciplinary course which is open to students with different backgrounds (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.

Both curricula emphasize fundamental science as well as applications within information technologies (nanoelectronics, nanomagnetism, nanomechanics, nanotribology, etc) and within life sciences (biotechnology, medicine, diagnostics and drug design).

The graduate School in Physics and Nanosciences takes advantage of a close collaboration with the Cnr-Nano National Research Center S3 ("nanoStructures and bioSystems at Surfaces", ).