PhD Courses

Due to the well known exceptional circumstances, the number of credits for the Academic Year 2019-2020 has been reduced to 27.

The information for the AY 2019-2020 can be found here.

Starting from Academic Year 2020-2021, the CM courses are structured in three terms, as detailed below. You can check the weekly schedule along with the seminars here.

In the first term (October-December) four general ''basic courses'' are offered, each worth 6 credits, in order to establish a common background to all the students:

- Quantum many-body systems and strongly correlated electrons
- Electronic structure and quantum simulation of materials
- Computer simulation of condensed matter
- Statistical Mechanics

The second term (January-February) consists of ''hands-on'' experience on a number of more advanced Condensed Matter problems proposed to the students during the Christmas break. The students can choose which problem assignments (each associated to a certain number of credits) to do. Collaboration of students in small groups (2-3) is encouraged, regular tutoring (and/or introductory lectures) is foreseen. A final presentation or report for each assignment is required.

In the third term (March-May), a number of more advanced courses are offered to the students, with different number of credits. These courses are supposed to introduce the students to the research they would like to do, getting a more detailed training on a particular field of interest.

Attending the lectures of all general basic courses of Term 1 is strongly suggested. Students must obtain a total of 34 credits within the first academic year. In order to be admitted to the second year, students must obtain an average mark of 27/30 or better and a minimum mark of 24/30 in every exam. The students are expected to start their research activity during the Spring of their first year, and a progress report is scheduled in the fall of the second academic year.