|Borse di dottorato in Fisica Nucleare|
|Written by Davide|
|Jul 31, 2011 at 11:35 PM|
Il gruppo di ricerca di Struttura Nucleare presso l'Università di Padova e i Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro offrono due borse di studio per la Scuola di Dottorato, con inizio a Gennaio 2012. I progetti disponibili si concentrano su due temi principali.
Di seguito la presentazione completa delle borse.
Two fully-funded PhD Research Studentships in Nuclear Physics at the University of Padova
The Nuclear Structure Research Group at the University of Padova and Laboratori nazionali di Legnaro offer s two fully-funded PhD studentships starting January 2012. PhD projects are available, within our research program, on the two themes outlined below.
The Department of Physics of the University of Padova is an internationally recognized research and teaching unit. The main research areas in the Department are particle physics, material physics and nuclear physics. Nuclear physics research is carried out within the Padova section of INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) and the nearby Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro of INFN, where the group has built major instrumentation for gamma-ray spectroscopy studies.
Presently, the research of the Padova-Legnaro group focuses on studies of atomic nuclei and nuclear matter under extreme conditions using the most advanced gamma-ray spectroscopy methods and associated equipments. Major projects where the group is involved are the Advanced Gamma-ray Tracking Array (AGATA), TRACE, NEDA,GALILEO.
One of the available studentship is connected with the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation for the study of exotic nuclear matter, in particular with the design of a dedicated Front End Electronics (FEE) for a highly-segmented silicon detector.Although much of the development work for equipment will be done at Padova or Legnaro, where excellent facilities for construction and commissioning are available, the successful candidate will be required to spend a consistent part of the PhD at the University of Milano.
The second studentship will be dedicated to the study of exotic nuclear matter at the extremes of isospin. The experimental nuclear physics group is actively involved in nuclear spectroscopy experiments at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, where the main project is actually the SPES radioactive beam facility, as well as in other international laboratories such as GSI (Germany), GANIL (France), ISOLDE-CERN (Geneve), RIKEN (Japan) and MSU (USA).
PhD Students are expected to give contributed talks at conference, as well as presenting their work at Group and wider collaboration meetings. The skills acquired on the three years course include experience of the latest detector systems, electronics, computing and high vacuum technology. A powerful suite of computers is available for data analysis within the department, running Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
The studentships are intended for the next academic year, starting in early 2012. The studentships will cover fees and provide a net stipend of approximately 13k euro per year. Applicants should attend a public exam and, if positively assessed, expected to be appointed for a three-year-long PhD position at the Padova University.
For further information applicants will have to contact Dr. Mengoni ( ) and Dr. Valiente-Dobon ( ) by beginning of September 2011.