Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics

University of L’Aquila

The doctorate program in Mathematics and Models of the University of L’Aquila offers a graduate school in the most relevant areas of mathematics. The program is open to national and international students.
The doctorate council is made of 24 Professors of the University of L’Aquila, and the coordinator is Prof. Anna De Masi.
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The doctorate is one of the programmes of the INdAM-DP-COFUND-2015.

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Educational program:

We offer a good variety of research related courses as well as introductory level courses which help first-year students strengthen their mathematical background.
At the beginning of every academic year, in consultation with their tutor, students present a study plan to the doctorate council where they specify what research and training they plan to do in the coming academic year. In the three years of the program, students are expected to participate in seminars offered by the school and to take part in research internships in institutions both in and outside Italy.
At the end of each academic year, with the exception of the final year, the students will then be interviewed on the studies and research they have carried out during the year in front of a committee appointed by the doctorate council. Successfully passing this interview means that the students can keep their post and fellowship, and thus be admitted to the following year. At the interview, the students will present a report on their scholarly activity, their research and its results, seminars, congresses, or other scientific activities they have participated in, and any publications they have produced. For the admission into the final year, this report will include a section relating to the progress made in their research project.
The program is in strict collaboration with the international phd school “Gran Sasso Scientific Institute“ (GSSI, L’Aquila) and the students will have the possibility to follow all the activities held at the GSSI. Our graduate students also benefit from our close links with the international research center of Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex systems.

Laboratories and database:

The students have access to a wide variety of computing equipment in the DISIM department. They have access to various scientific laboratories among which we mention the Hight Performance Parallel Computing (HPPC) with the supercalculator Caliban, with a computing power of about 2.5 teraflops. They also have access to databases as ARXIV, ALL, EBSCO, DOAJ, virtual Emeroteca Caspur, JCR, JSTOR, AMS/Mathschinet, Numdam, PUBMET, Science Direct, Scopus, Springer Link, WILEY on line library, ISI web of knolewdge, Web of Science.

Objectives of the program:

The programs aims at training students to getting a deep knowledge of the theoretical features of a mathematical subject and to developing a qualified preparation to apply mathematical models in a diversified range of scientific areas.