PhD program 2020–2021

Through a wide range of postgraduate courses, which may be either coursework or research-based, the students of this PhD program have the opportunity to develop the unique talents needed for their future career in the field of Statistical Physics. The staff members within the program are experts in their fields of research. Each one brings specific skills to their course, and collectively they provide a focus for intensive Statistical Physics research which strives for the highest standards of academic achievement. The PhD program consequently offers a stimulating and supportive environment for students engaging in postgraduate research in this area.

If you are interested in joining us to pursue postgraduate studies in Statistical Physics, please check the Join us page.

List of the courses

Students (including those external to SISSA, upon approval of the lecturers) who would like to attend remotely the courses listed below should contact by email the lecturers in order to get the necessary instructions.

Course name Lecturer Type/Credits Period
Statistical Field Theory G. Mussardo A / 8 12 Oct. – 21 Dec. 2020
Field Theory of Critical Phenomena G. Delfino A / 6 12 Oct. – 21 Dec. 2020
Stochastic Dynamics in Statistical Physics A. Gambassi A / 6 12 Oct. – 21 Dec. 2020
Entanglement Entropy and Quantum Field Theories P. Calabrese A / 5 11 Jan. – 15 Apr. 2021
Statistical Physics of Cold Atoms A. Trombettoni B / 5 12 Jan. 2021 –
Introduction to Random Matrices P. Vivo B / 2 TBA
Introduction to Holography E. Tonni B / 2 14 Jan. 2021 –
Introduction to General Relativity E. Tonni B / 2 12 Oct. – 16 Dec. 2020
Tensor Network Methods for Quantum Many-Body Physics M. Collura C / 4 TBA
Properties of Long-Range Interacting Systems S. Ruffo & A. Trombettoni C / 2 TBA
Advanced Topics in Probability Theory M. Marsili C / 2 TBA
Introduction to Bethe Ansatz F. Franchini C / 2 TBA
Quantum Many-Body Physics Out of Equilibrium A. Silva C / 2 TBA
Synthetic Quantum Systems M. Dalmonte C / 2 TBA
Group Theory G. Mussardo C / 2 TBA
Disordered Systems A. Scardicchio C / 2 TBA
Transport in Classical Oscillator Ensembles S. Lepri C / 2 21 Oct. – 10 Nov. 2020

For details on the courses’ timetable, please check the Weekly schedule.


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