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Deadline: 2017-09-30
Location: Rome, Italy

IRAP PhD 2017 call

The International Relativistic Astrophysics Ph.D. (IRAP PhD) – Joint Doctorate Program sponsored by ICRANet.

A deadline of 30th September 2017 has been established for eight positions open internationally and directly sponsored by the participating institutions.

The coordinated effort of many international organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), has led to an unprecedented amount of scientific information from the microphysical world all the way to the entire Universe. To harvest the results of these scientific missions, a specific Ph. D. program has been envisaged in order to involve the students in the analysis and modeling of the above observational data within the theory of general relativity and relativistic quantum and classical field theories.

The students will also be involved in innovative experimental programs in relativistic astrophysics. The program provides expertise in the most advanced topics of experimental, mathematical and theoretical physics relevant to the context of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. These activities, being necessarily international, the scientific and academic institutions, indicated below, participate with their own specific scientific specialties and a joint degree is delivered, at the end of the program.

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); Indian Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata (India); Observatoire de la Cote D’Azur, Nice (France); University of Ferrara (Italy); University of Rome, la Sapienza (Italy); University of Savoie, Annecy (France).
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:

ULTRA-LONG GAMMA RAY BURSTS
Lorenzo AMATI (INAF-IASF Bologna)
Carlo Luciano BIANCO (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Michel BOER (UNICE-France)
Luca IZZO (Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia)

HIGH ENERGY PHENOMENA IN ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI (a specialized ICRANet workshop)
Ulisses Barres de Almeida (CBPF/MCT Rio)
Alessandro DE ANGELIS (Univ. Udine-Italy)
Razmik MIRZOYAN (Max-Planck Institute for Physics)
Narek SAHAKYAN (ICRANet-Armenia)
Marco TAVANI (INAF-IASF Rome)

SINGULARITIES, BKL COSMOLOGY, HIDDEN SYMMETRIES IN GRAVITY AND BLACK HOLE HAIRS (a specialized ICRANet workshop)
Vladimir BELINSKI (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Stephen HAWKING (University of Cambridge)
Hermann NICOLAI (MPIG-Einstein Institut)
Malcolm PERRY (University of Cambridge)
Andrew STROMINGER (Harvard University)
RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM FIELD THEORIES
Giovanni AMELINO-CAMELIA (SAPIENZA-Rome)
Johannes BLUEMLEIN (DESY and FU Berlin)
M. K.-H. KIESSLING (Rutgers)
Hagen KLEINERT (FU Berlin and ICRANet)
A.S.TAHVILDAR-ZADEH (Rutgers)

ACCRETION ON BLACK HOLES AND NEUTRON STARS
Sandip CHAKRABARTI (SNBNCBS/ICSP-KOLKATA)
Xiaohui FAN (UA and Tucson)
Marcelo Moraes GUZZO (UNICAMP)
Grant MATHEWS (CANDU -USA)

GENERAL RELATIVITY
Donato BINI (CNR and ICRANet)
Bruno Carneiro DA CUNHA (UFPE-Recife)
Jutta KUNZ (Univ. Oldenburg-Germany)
Volker PERLICK (Univ. of Bremen-Germany)

SUPERNOVAE AND GAMMA RAY BURSTS (a specialized ICRANet workshop)
Alessandro CHIEFFI (INAF-IAPS)
Massimo DELLA VALLE (INAF-Naples and ICRANet)
Christopher FRYER (LANL-USA)
Georges MEYNET (Obs. UNIGE-Geneva)
Remo RUFFINI (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Patrick YOUNG (Arizona State University)

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES: THEORY AND DETECTION
Sergio FRASCA (SAPIENZA-Rome)
Paola LEACI (SAPIENZA-Rome)
Jorge RUEDA (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)

SPACE AND GROUND-BASED TESTS OF GENERAL RELATIVITY
Francis EVERITT and Paul WORDEN (Stanford University)
Claus LAEMMERZAHL (University of Bremen)
Roberto PERON (INAF-Rome)
Costantino SIGISMONDI (ON Rio and ICRANet)

LARGE SCALE STRUCTURE AND DARK MATTER
Carlos ARGUELLES (University of La Plata and ICRANet)
Andreas KRUT (ICRANet)
Nikolaos MAVROMATOS (King’s College London)
Fulvio MELIA (University of Arizona)
Marco MERAFINA (Sapienza-Rome)
Francois MIGNARD (Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur)
Piero ROSATI (University of Ferrara)

X/GAMMA-RAY INSTRUMENTATION
Filippo FRONTERA (University of Ferrara)
Shuangnan ZHANG (IHEP – Chinese Academy of Science)

MULTIWAVELENGTH AND TIME-DOMAIN DATA ANALYSIS IN ASTROPHYSICS
Bernardo FRAGA (ICRANet)
Paolo GIOMMI (ASI-ASDC Rome)
Mauro ORLANDINI (University of Ferrara)
Ron SHELLARD (CBPF)
Bruno SVERSUT ARSIOLI (UNICAMP and ICRANet-Rio)

ON BLACK HOLES AND POSITIVE ENERGY(a specialized ICRANet workshop)
Demetrios CHRISTODOULOU (ETH)
Roy KERR (ICRANet)
Remo Ruffini (ICRANet)
Hernando QUEVEDO (UNAM-Mexico)
Mu-Tao WANG (Columbia University)
Shing-Tung YAU (Harvard University
James YORK (Cornell University)

GAMMA RAY BURST THEORIES AND OBSERVATIONS
Pascal CHARDONNET (University of Savoie and ICRANet)
Marco MUCCINO (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Ana PENACCHIONI (University of Siena)
Tsvi PIRAN (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Giovanni PISANI (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
Bing ZHANG (University of Nevada)

WHITE DWARFS, NEUTRONS STARS, BOSON STARS: OBSERVATIONS AND THEORY (a specialized ICRANet workshop)
Robert FISHER (University of Massachussets Darmouth)
S.O. KEPLER (UFRGS-Brazil)
Manuel MALHEIRO (ITA Brazil)
Jorge RUEDA (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)

RELATIVISTIC KINETIC THEORY, STRONG COUPLING QED AND ELECTRON-POSITRON PLASMA
Alexey AKSENOV (ICAD, RAS-Moscow)
Antonino DI PIAZZA and Christoph H. KEITEL (MPIK)
Gregory VERESHCHAGIN (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)
She-Sheng XUE (SAPIENZA-Rome and ICRANet)

IRAP PhD FACULTY
Giovanni Amelino-Camelia (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma), Stefano Ansoldi (Universita’ degli Studi di Udine), Ulisses Barres de Almeida (Brazilian Centre For Physics Research, Brazil), Vladimir Belinski (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma and ICRANet), Carlo Luciano Bianco (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma and ICRANet), Donato Bini (CNR – Ist. per Applicaz. del Calcolo “M. Picone”), Sandip Kumar Chakrabarti (Indian Centre For Space Physics, India), Pascal Chardonnet (Universite’ de Savoie), Christian Cherubini (Universita’ “Campus Biomedico” di Roma), Thibault Damour (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques), Andreas Eckart (University of Cologne), Jaan Einasto (Tartu Observatory), Sergio Frasca (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma), Filippo Frontera (Universita’ di Ferrara), Jean-Marc Gambaudo (Universite’ de Nice Sophia Antipolis), Paolo Giommi (ASI – Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), Domenico Giulini (Univesity of Bremen), Rodion Groll (Univesity of Bremen), Eva Hackmann (University of Bremen), Luis Herrera (University of Salamanca), Yipeng Jing (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China), Hagen Kleinert (Freie Universitat Berlin), Michael Kramer (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy), Jutta Kunz-Drolshagen (Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg), Luca Lamagna (University of Rome Sapienza), Claus Laemmerzahl (Universitaet Bremen), Thierry M. Lanz (Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur), Paola Leaci (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma), Francois Mignard (Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur), Hermann Nicolai (Max Plank Institute for Gravitational Physics, Postdam), Luis Alberto Nunez de Villavicencio Martinez (Universidad Industrial de Santander), Jorge Rueda (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma and ICRANet), Remo Ruffini (Director) (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma and ICRANet), Felix Ryde (Stockholm University), Narek Sahakyan (ICRANet-Armenia), Yakov Shnir (Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics), Gregory Vereshchagin (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma and ICRANet), She Sheng Xue (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma and ICRANet), Shuangnan Zhang (Institute of High Energy Physics – Chinese Academy of Science)

More information at http://www.icranet.org/irap-phd