Trieste was selected to host the EuroScience Open Forum, the most important European event dedicated to science, technology, society and policy. The event will take place from 4 to 10 July 2020.  TRIESTE ESOF 2020


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The old harbor area of Trieste


Fast Track from Master to PhD

The International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste offers 2 fellowships in the framework of an “Advanced Training Programme” leading to a fast track PhD in connection with the Inter-University Master course in Physics jointly delivered by the Universities of Trieste and Udine.

The programme lasts 2 years, it is aimed to candidates who wish to acquire theoretical tools and necessary skills to start a high level research activity in Theoretical Physics of the Condensed Matter and it consists of two parallel and complementary trainings: the Inter-University Master course in Physics jointly delivered by the Universities of Trieste and Udine and a set of courses held by the researchers and professors of the SISSA “Theory and Numerical Simulations of Condensed Matter” PhD course.

More information can be found here

Post-doc position available at SISSA

A postdoctoral position is available  at the Condensed matter group of SISSA/ISAS (International School of Advanced Studies),  in the group of of Massimo Capone, starting in Summer/Fall 2017.

The research activity is focused on strongly correlated materials close to Mott transitions using many-body approaches like Dynamical Mean-Field Theory, Gutzwiller approximation and slave-particle approaches in combination with Density-Functional Theory.

These approaches will be applied to explore the properties of iron-based superconductors, iridates and transition-metal oxides, but also fullerides and other organic materials, exploring the relation between many-body physics and functional properties of the materials. We will also explore non-equilibrium dynamics of these systems in close collaboration with experimental groups.

An experience in the above mentioned approaches is highly desirable. Candidates with some experience in the combined use of DFT and many-body approaches are ideal for the position.

The position is for two years with a possible one-year renewal.

Interested applicants should send a CV, list of publications, research interests, and the names of two references to

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

“This year’s Laureates opened the door on an unknown world where matter exists in strange states. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 is awarded with one half to David J. Thouless, University of Washington, Seattle, and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane, Princeton University, and J. Michael Kosterlitz, Brown University, Providence. Their discoveries have brought about breakthroughs in the theoretical understanding of matter’s mysteries and created new perspectives on the development of innovative materials.

The three Laureates’ use of topological concepts in physics was decisive for their discoveries. Topology is a branch of mathematics that describes properties that only change step-wise. Using topology as a tool, they were able to astound the experts. ”



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