PhD Program in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science

This PhD program in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Sapce Science is under an agreement between Sapienza and Univ. di Roma Tor Vergata.
Both didactic and scientific activity will be in ENGLISH.
The Astronomy PhD program aims to the formation of a young researcher at a highly competitive international level.
Such aim will be reached through a didactic and scientific formation along the three years of the PhD program.
To reach such an objective, the PhD student, in his first PhD year, follows at least two specific PhD courses of 16 hours each. During his first year, the student will also attend one of the courses held in an Astronomy School, in Italy or abroad, and will practice in laboratory.
With such basic knowledge and competences, which enforce the culture deriving from his laurea magistrale/specialistica (Master of Science), the PhD student is able to reach these objectives:1. Ability in preparing a research program, with the help and advice of his tutor (the tutor is assigned at the end of the first year);
Deep technical competences that, together with his good knowledge of mathematics, physics and computer science, will allow him to work fruitfully in the research program;
Good knowledge of both Italian and English technical and scientific language so as to understand the scientific literature specific of his field of research;
Critical attitude, such to be able to identify those problems that deserve further analysis and a deeper approach;
Independence in the conduct of research;
Ability in working in a team;
Skills and confidence in the presentation of results, both in Italian and in English.
The main scientific topics developed in the Institutions involved in this PhD program are:

• Astronomical Techniques
• Classical and Relativistic Gravitation
• Dynamics of Dense Stellar systems and Supercomputing
• Galaxies and cluster of galaxies
• High Energy Astrophysics
• Neutrino Astrophysics
• Observational and Theoretical Cosmology
• Planetology
• Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei
• Solar System Physics
• Star Formation and Evolution



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