# PhD Board and Council

**Stefano Ansoldi / FIS/02 – Theoretical physics, mathematical models and methods**

Quantum Cosmology, Mathematical Physics, Theoretical Physics, Relativity

**Michela Battauz / SECS-S/01 : Statistics**

Statistical Boosting, Item Response Theory, Latent Variable Models, Random Effects Models, Regularization, Statistical Learning

**Gianni Bosi / SECS-S/06 : Mathematical methods of economy, finance and actuarial sciences **

Mathematical methods of economy, finance and actuarial sciences Order Theory, Utility Theory, Applications of Topology to Economics and Social Sciences, Preferences with Intransitive Indifference, Premium Functionals, Certainty Equivalence

**Dimitri Breda / MAT/08 : Numerical Analysis**

Numerical Methods; Dynamical Systems; Characteristic Eigenvalues, Multipliers and Exponents; Asymptotic Stability and Bifurcation; Functional Differential and Integral Equations; Delay, Population and Epidemic Models

**Diego Cauz / FIS/01 : Experimental Physics**

Experimental Physics Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Calibration of Photodetectors

**Sara Ceschia / MAT/09 : Operations Research**

Local search algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems in the field of logistics, healthcare, timetabling and scheduling

**Marina Cobal / FIS/01 : Experimental Physics**

Fundamental Interactions and Fields, Particle Physics, Accelerators physics, Data analysis and modelling, Search for new Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Future accelerators

**Pietro Corvaja / MAT/03 : Geometry**

Diophantine geometry: distribution of integral and rational points on algebraic varieties, Lang-Vojta’s and Campana’s conjectures, Hilbert Property and weak approximation. Algebraic and complex geometry: elliptic and abelian schemes, rational and holomorphic sections

**Barbara De Lotto / FIS/01 : Experimental Physics**

Astroparticle Physics, Very High Energy gamma Astrophysics

**Pietro De Poi / MAT/03 : Geometry**

Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra, Differential Geometry, Projective Geometry

**Vincenzo Dimonte / MAT/01 : Mathematical Logic**

Set Theory, Large cardinals, Inner models, Consistency and independence, Combinatorial set theory

**Guglielmo Feltrin / MAT/05 : Mathematical Analysis**

Ordinary Differential Equations, Nonlinear Analysis, Boundary Value Problems, Dynamical Systems, Fixed Point Theory, Topological Degree Theory

**Federico Fogolari / FIS/07 : Applied Physics (Deputy Coordinator)**

Molecular modeling, Structural biology, Biomolecular simulations, Physical chemistry of biomolecules

**Lorenzo Freddi / Mat/05 : Mathematical Analysis**

Calculus of variations and optimal control, Gamma-convergence and its applications, dimension reduction problems in mechanics, epidemic control

**Marcellino Gaudenzi / SECS-S/06 : Mathematical methods of economy, finance and actuarial sciences**

Mathematical methods of economy, finance and actuarial sciences Order Theory, Utility Theory, Applications of Topology to Economics and Social Sciences, Preferences with Intransitive Indifference, Premium Functionals, Certainty Equivalence

**Paolo Giannozzi / FIS/03 : Fisica della Materia**

First-Principle Simulations of Materials Properties; Software for Electronic-Structure Calculations

**Paolo Gidoni / MAT/07: Mathematical Physics**

Modelling of bio-inspired locomotion, dynamical systems, fixed-point theory, Hamiltonian mechanics, calculus of variations and its applications to mechanics, control theory

**Anna Giordano Bruno / MAT/02 : Algebra**

Topological groups, Dynamical systems, Algebraic and topological entropy, Pontryagin duality

**Gilberto Giugliarelli / FIS/01 : Experimental Physics**

Surface critical phenomena, Protein folding models, Monte Carlo simulations, TCAD simulation of particle silicon sensors, Radiation damages of silicon detectors, Qualification of ATLAS sensor modules

**Alberto Gola / FIS/01 : Experimental Physics**

Development of silicon photodetectors and ionizing radiation detectors for big physics experiments

**Aleks Jevnikar / MAT/05 : Mathematical Analysis**

Elliptic partial differential equations, Geometric analysis, Nonlinear analysis, Variational methods

**Giuseppe Lancia / MAT/09 : Operations Research**

Mathematical programming, Integer linear programming, Combinatorial optimization, Approximation algorithms, Heuristics, Graph theory, Scheduling problems, Computational biology

**Valentina Mameli / SECS-S/01 : Statistics**

Likelihood asymptotics, Higher-order Asymptotics, Non-regular models, Scoring rules, High-dimensional models

**Alberto Marcone / MAT/01 : Mathematical Logic**

Reverse mathematics, Descriptive Set Theory, Weihrauch degrees, WQOs and BQOs

**Marisa Michelini / FIS/08 : Physics Education Research**

Physics Matter and Innovation Teaching/Learning in instruction and at University level, Multimedia in Physics Education, Experiments in Learning Physics, Modern Physics in Secondary School Curriculum, physics in early science, teacher education

**Andrea Molent / SECS-S/06 : Mathematical methods of economy, finance and actuarial sciences**

Option pricing, Derivatives, Insurance Products, Risk Management, Numerical Methods, Machine Learning

**Simone Monzani / FIS/01 : Experimental Physics **

Experimental Physics, Nuclear Physics, Semiconductor Based Detector Development, Data Analysis

**Roberta Musina / MAT/05 : Mathematical Analysis (Coordinator)**

Nonlinear Analysis, Variational Methods, Fractional and Nonlocal Differential Operators, PDE and Fractional Differential Equations, Variational Problems in Differential Geometry and in Mathematical Physics

**Giovanni Panti / MAT/01 : Mathematical Logic**

Continued fractions and dynamical systems

**Duccio Papini / MAT/05 : Mathematical Analysis**

Ordinary differential equations, Qualitative properties of solutions, Topological methods for nonlinear problems, Dynamical systems

**Lorenzo Santi / FIS/01 : Experimental Physics**

Particle physics, detector R&D; Physics Education, Teacher Training

**Dario Spirito / MAT/02 : Algebra**

Commutative Algebra, Closure Operations, Non-Noetherian Integral Domains, Spectral Spaces of Modules, Ideals and Rings

**Rodica Toader / MAT/05 : Mathematical Analysis**

Calculus of variations, Free discontinuity problems, Rate-independent processes, Models for fracture/plasticity evolution, Ordinary differential equations with singularities, Periodic solutions of Hamiltonian systems, Upper and lower solutions for elliptic and parabolic problems

**Stefano Urbinati / MAT/03 : Geometry**

Algebraic Geometry, Birational Geometry, Singularities and Minimal Model Program, Toric Varieties, Newton-Okonkov bodies, Geometric aspects of Berkovich Spaces

**Andrea Vacchi / FIS/01 : Experimental Physics**

Fundamental Interactions, X-ray and High-Energy Astrophysics, Semiconductor based Detectors Development

**Rossana Vermiglio / MAT/08 : Numerical Analysis**

Numerical analysis of delay equations with application to population dynamics, epidemiology and control theory, Numerical stability of equilibria and periodic solutions, Numerical bifurcation analysis

**Antonino Zanette / SECS-S/06 : Mathematical methods of economy, finance and actuarial sciences**

Option pricing, Derivatives, Insurance Products, Risk Management, Numerical Methods, Machine Learning

**Francesco Zucconi / MAT/03 : Geometry**

Algebraic Geometry