Purpose of the PhD Course
The PhD program in Geometry and Mathematical Physics focuses on the study of analytic and geometric aspects of physical phenomena that are of fundamental interest in both pure and applied sciences and covers wide spectrum of topics in modern algebraic and differential geometry and their applications.
Research Topics
 Integrable systems in relation with differential, algebraic and symplectic geometry, as well as with the theory of random matrices, special functions and nonlinear waves, Frobenius manifolds
 Deformation theory and virtual classes for moduli spaces of sheaves and of curves, in relation with supersymmetric gauge theories, strings, GromovWitten invariants, orbifolds and automorphisms
 Quantum groups, noncommutative Riemannian and spin geometry, applications to models in mathematical physics
 Mathematical methods of quantum mechanics
 Mathematical aspects of quantum Field Theory and String Theory
 Symplectic geometry, subriemannian geometry
 Geometry of quantum fields and strings
 Complex differential geometry, generalized geometry
iGAP
Geometers and Physicists collaborate within the iGAP project.
Admission to PhD Program
Students are selected yearly by means of an entrance examination held in Trieste; there are two admission sessions: spring and autumn. The latter will be activated only if there should still be places available after the former. Deadlines for the academic year 20202021 will be available after the publication of the call.[PhD announcements are now available]
Entrance examination is based on:
 Evaluation of curriculum vitae
 Written test (first day of exams)
 Oral interview (second day of exams)
Important Dates
Deadline for nonEU citizens preselection: 21 January 2020 Spring session: deadline for funds request: TBA
 deadline for application: 3 March 2020 [now online]
 exams: 2526 March 2020
 deadline for funds request: TBA
 deadline for application: 15 July 2020
 exams: 89 September 2020
PhD Coordinator for Geometry and Mathematical Physics
Faculty

Marco Bertola, Professor

Ugo Bruzzo, Professor

Ludwik Dabrowski, Professor

Barbara Fantechi, Professor

Jacopo Stoppa, Professor

Alessandro Tanzini, Professor

Tamara Grava, Associate Professor

Davide Guzzetti, Associate Professor

Antonio Lerario, Associate Professor

Nicolò Sibilla, Assistant Professor

Rafael Torres, Assistant Professor
Former Faculty Members
Former ProfessorsVisiting Professors

Gianfausto Dell'Antonio, Visiting Professor
External Collaborators

Andrea Posilicano, University of Insubria

Thomas Kriecherbauer, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Gianluca Panati, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"

Francesco D'Andrea, Università di Napoli "Federico II"

Michele Cirafici, Università degli Studi di Trieste

Giovanni Landi, Università degli Studi di Trieste

Claudio Arezzo, Università degli Studi di Parma

Simonetta Abenda, Università degli Studi di Bologna

Fedor Bogomolov, NYU

Don Zagier, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (Bonn, Germany); ICTP (Trieste, Italy)

Fabio Cipriani, Institute of Technology (Politecnico) Milan

Ken McLauglin, Colorado State University, USA

Paolo Novati, Università degli Studi di Trieste

Ada Boralevi, External Collaborator

Marko Erceg, External Collaborator

Alessandro Michelangeli, External Collaborator

Fabio Perroni, External Collaborator

Roberto Svaldi, External Collaborator
Temporary Scientific Staff

Paolo Antonini, Postdoc

Eero Hakavuori, Postdoc

Andrew Paul Kels, Postdoc

Yang Liu, Postdoc

Andrea Tobia Ricolfi, Postdoc

Pieter Roffelsen, Postdoc

Ekaterina Sysoeva, Postdoc

Egor Zenkevich, Postdoc
PhD Students
Fourth Year Students

Guilherme Almeida, PhD Student

Harini Desiraju, PhD Student

Veronica Fantini, PhD Student

Nadir Fasola, PhD Student

Xiao Han, PhD Student

Vitantonio Peragine, PhD Student

Carlo Scarpa, PhD Student

Michele Stecconi, PhD Student

Boris Stupovski, PhD Student
Third Year Students

Elena Lukzen, PhD Student

Adam Marron Magee, PhD Student

Guido Mazzuca, PhD Student

Alessandro Nobile, PhD Student

Alessandro Rubin, PhD Student

Samreena Samreena, PhD Student

Enrico Schlitzer, PhD Student

Kaiwen Sun, PhD Student

Daan Van de Weem, PhD Student
Second Year Students

Stefano Baranzini, PhD Student

Victor Eduardo ChavezHeredia, PhD Student

Mario De Marco, PhD Student

Massimo Gisonni, PhD Student

Fran Globlek, PhD Student

Michele Graffeo, PhD Student

Luis Felipe Lopez Reyes, PhD Student

Leo Bastien Mathis, PhD Student

Blessing Oni, PhD Student

Umar Shahzad, PhD Student
First Year Students

Warren Cattani, PhD Student

Cristoforo Iossa, PhD Student

Hayato Morimura, PhD Student

Giuseppe Orsatti, PhD Student

Annamaria Ortu, PhD Student

Paolo Tomasini, PhD Student

Torstein Ulsnes, PhD Student

Jacopo Zanchettin, PhD Student
Previous PhD Theses
Click here to see the previous PhD Theses.
Regulation
Click here to see the regulation of this Ph.D. course (in Italian).