PhD program 2021–2022

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 20 Oct. – 21 Dec. 2021
Field Theory of Critical Phenomena G. Delfino A / 6 12 Oct. – 21 Dec. 2021
Stochastic Dynamics in Statistical Physics A. Gambassi A / 6 11 Oct. – 21 Dec. 2021
Entanglement Entropy and Quantum Field Theories P. Calabrese A / 5 Jan. – Feb. 2022
Statistical Physics of Cold Atoms A. Trombettoni B / 5 Jan. – Apr. 2022
Introduction to Random Matrices P. Vivo B / 2 Apr. 2022
Introduction to Holography E. Tonni B / 2 Jan. 2022
Introduction to General Relativity E. Tonni B / 2 Oct. – Dec. 2021
Tensor Network Methods for Quantum Many-Body Physics M. Collura C / 4 Apr. – May 2022
Properties of Long-Range Interacting Systems S. Ruffo & A. Trombettoni C / 2 May 2022
Advanced Topics in Probability Theory M. Marsili C / 2 Oct. – Dec. 2020 (recordings available)
Introduction to Bethe Ansatz F. Franchini C / 2 Mar. – Apr. 2022
Quantum Many-Body Physics Out of Equilibrium A. Silva C / 2 Mar. 2022
Lattice gauge theories – an introduction to topological matter M. Dalmonte C / 2 May -Jun. 2022
Group Theory G. Mussardo C / 2 Jan. – Apr. 2022
Disordered Systems A. Scardicchio C / 2 May 2022

For more details on the timetable, please check the Weekly schedule.


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