Doctorate school


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 up of 25 Professors of the University of L’Aquila, and the coordinator is Prof. Anna De Masi. 

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!! COURSES 2018-2019 !!


  • Variational Derivation of Continuum Mechanics Equations,
  • Perturbation Methods for Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
  • Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
  • Control Theory and Hyperbolic Partial Di erential Equations
  • Permutation Groups and Applications to Criptography
  • Lectures on the coupling method
  • Differential forms and application in geometry and physics
  • Wave Equations on Bounded Domains,
  • Weakly Monotone Functions
  • An Introduction to Optimal Mass Transport
  • Control of Linear Hyperbolic PDEs
  • An Introduction to Mathematical Theory of Control


    • Algebra: (theory of groups and of the representations, commutative algebra and applications)
    • Geometry (riemannian, complex and algebraic)
    • Partial differential equations with applications 
    • Dynamical systems (deterministic and stochastic)
    • Stochastic processes with applications to biology, physics and finance
    • Numerical analysis of dynamical systems and numerical methods for partial differential equations
    • Atomistic modelling and simulations of Molecules, Materials, and Biological Systems
    • Development of Scientific Software for High-Performance Computing

    The doctorate is one of the programmes of the INdAM-DP-COFUND-2015. 


    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. 


    We offer a 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 Science 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.



    The Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica Francesco Severi (INdAM) has published the second call for 10 PhD fellowships of the programme INdAM Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and/or Applications Co-funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes. These fellowships offer to researchers from all over the world the opportunity to enter a PhD School in Matehematics and/or applications in Italy. The deadline for submission of the degree/diploma which allows to embark in a doctorate in Italy : EU citizens 30 September 2018 at 17.00 local time, non EU citizens 30 June 2018 at 17.00 local time. For further information, please visit the following link: Application website where the complete Call announcement and a Guide for applicants can be downloaded 

    Premio ATI per tesi di dottorato 2018


    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.


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