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Deadline: 2013-06-30
Location: Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice

The International Relativistic Astrophysics Ph.D. (IRAP PhD) – Joint Doctorate Program sponsored by ICRANet and Erasmus Mundus, CAPES, FAPERJ

We call attention to the deadline of the 20th of August 2013

5 fellowships for Brazilian Students within the CAPES-ICRANet agreement

Following the successful scientific space missions by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile, as well as the high energy particle activities at CERN in Genève, we have initiated a Ph.D. programme dedicated to create a pool of scientists in the field of relativistic astrophysics. After taking full advantage of the observational and experimental facilities mentioned above, the students of our programme are expected to lead the theoretical developments of one of the most active fields of research: relativistic astrophysics.
This program provides expertise in the most advanced topics of mathematical and theoretical physics, and in relativistic field theories, in the context of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. It provides the ability to analyse and model the observational data received from the above laboratories. This activity is necessarily international as no single university can have a scientific expertise in such a broad range of fields.
At ICRANet-Rio the ICRANet Brazilian Science Data Centre (BSDC) has been started in 2012 and will be fully developed in 2013, bringing a novel multiwavelength data facility from the X-ray and gamma-ray telescopes all the way to the other bands and astroparticle domain. All this will be in line with the paradigms of the Virtual Observatory. The expertise of the BSDC will be available to all the students and the scientists of the program.
We announce different calls: one with a deadline on 16 February 2013, sponsored by Erasmus Mundus, an additional one with a deadline on 20 August 2013 sponsored by CAPES, reserved to Brazilian students, and a last one with a deadline on 30 September 2013. The Erasmus Mundus program has a very competitive salary as well as comprehensive benefits.
The Institutions participating in the IRAP PhD are: the international organization ICRANet (Pescara, Rio de Janeiro and Rome) as coordinating institution and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis as the host Institution; the Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam (Germany); the Brazilian Center for Physics Research (CBPF); the Free University of Berlin (Germany); Indian Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata (India); Observatoire de la Cote D’Azur, Nice (France); Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China; University of Ferrara (Italy); University of Rome, la Sapienza (Italy); University of Savoie, Annecy (France); University of Stockolm (Sweden); Tartu Observatory (Estonia). The Final Ph.D. degree will be jointly delivered by the Academic Institutions participating in the program.
We encourage applications from the best candidates worldwide, independent of nationality, gender or background.
The Courses: Each student will have to follow 180 hours of courses during the three years of the Ph.D. program. There is also a possibility to follow courses from other Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Ph.D. programs in each participating institution, after approval by the Faculty.
Courses can be chosen from the following list:
COSMOLOGY WITH GAMMA RAY BURSTS-Lorenzo AMATI; VERY HIGH ENERGY PHENOMENA IN ASTROPHYSICS-Felix AHARONIAN; COSMOLOGICAL SINGULARITY-Vladimir BELINSKI; RELATIVISTIC EFFECTS IN ASTROPHYSICS-Carlo Luciano BIANCO; OBSERVERS AND OBSERVABLES IN BLACK HOLE SPACETIMES-Donato BINI; FEYNMAN DIAGRAMS IN RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM FIELD THEORIES-Johannes BLUEMLEIN; ACCRETIONS ON BLACK HOLES-Sandip Kumar CHAKRABARTI; PARTICLE PHYSICS APPLIED TO ASTROPHYSICS-Pascal CHARDONNET; GENERAL RELATIVITY-Thibault DAMOUR; SUPERNOVAE AND GRBS-Massimo DELLA VALLE; LARGE SCALE STRUCTURE-Jaan EINASTO; X/GAMMA-RAY INSTRUMENTATION-Filippo FRONTERA; MULTIWAVELENGTH DATA ANALYSIS IN ASTROPHYSICS-Paolo GIOMMI; ON THE KERR SOLUTION-Roy KERR; RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM FIELD THEORY-Hagen KLEINERT; BOUNCING COSMOLOGY-Mario NOVELLO; BKL COSMOLOGY AND HIDDEN SYMMETRIES IN GRAVITY-Hermann NICOLAI; TIMING ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES OF ASTROPHYSICAL DATA-Mauro ORLANDINI; GRB THEORIES-Tsvi PIRAN; SINGULARITIES AND GENERAL RELATIVITY-Kjell ROSQUIST; BLACKHOLES AND FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS-Remo RUFFINI; PHOTOSPHERIC EMISSION IN GRBs-Felix RYDE; SOLAR ASTROMETRY-Costantino SIGISMONDI; THE HIGH-ENERGY GAMMA-RAY UNIVERSE-Marco TAVANI; BLACK HOLE AND NEUTRONS STARS: OBSERVATIONS VS. THEORY-Lev TITARCHUK; RELATIVISTIC KINETIC THEORY-Gregory VERESHCHAGIN; STRONG COUPLING QED AND ELECTRON-POSITRON PLASMA-She-Sheng XUE; THEORIES ON GAMMA-RAY BURSTS-Bing ZHANG; X-RAY ASTROPHYSICS
Shuangnan ZHANG.
THE FACULTY: Giovanni Amelino-Camelia (SAPIENZA Università di Roma)- Vladimir Belinski (SAPIENZA Università di Roma and ICRANet)- Carlo Luciano Bianco (SAPIENZA Università di Roma and ICRANet) – Donato Bini (CNR – Istit. per Applicaz. del Calcolo “M. Picone”) – Sandip Kumar Chakrabarti (Indian Centre For Space Physics, India) – Pascal Chardonnet (Erasmus Mundus Coordinator)Université de Savoie – Christian Cherubini (Università “Campus Biomedico” di Roma) – Thibault Damour (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette) – Jaan Einasto (Tartu Observatory) – Simonetta Filippi (Univ.“Campus Biomedico” di Roma and ICRANet) – Sergio Frasca (SAPIENZA Università di Roma) – Filippo Frontera (Università di Ferrara) – Jean-Marc Gambaudo (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis) – Yipeng Jing (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory) – Hagen Kleinert (Freie Universitat Berlin) – Olivier Legrand (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis) – Francois Mignard (Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur) – Hermann Nicolai (Max Planck Inst. for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam) – Mario Novello (Brazilian Centre For Physics Research, Brazil) – Elène Politano (Ecole Doctorale Nice) – Kjell Rosquist (Stockholm University) – Jorge Rueda (CAPES – ICRANet coordinator) (SAPIENZA Università di Roma and ICRANet) – Remo Ruffini (Director)(SAPIENZA Università di Roma and ICRANet) – Felix Ryde (Stockholm University) – Farrokh Vakili (Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur) – Gregory Vereshchagin (SAPIENZA Università di Roma and ICRANet) – She Sheng Xue (SAPIENZA Università di Roma and ICRANet) – Shuangnan Zhang (Institute of High Energy Physics – Chinese Academy of Science)

Applications and Fellowships: In the call of February 16th, 2013, nine fellowships will be available within the Erasmus Mundus Program, with a full and specially attractive economical support. See http://www.icranet.org/irap-phd or http://www.irap-phd.eu. In the additional call of August 20th, 2013, five additional fellowships will be available for Brazilian students within the CAPES-ICRANet agreement. In the call of September 30, 2013 four additional fellowships will be available: two with full financial support. See http://www.icranet.org/irap-phd.