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PhD Scholarships Available

Programme in Earth Science, Fluid Dynamics and Mathematics

PhD Programme in Earth Science, Fluid Dynamics and Mathematics
PhD Programme in Earth Science, Fluid Dynamics and Mathematics

17/05/2018 - Trieste

An interdisciplinary doctoral programme offered in collaboration between ICTP, the University of Trieste and Italy's National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics is now accepting applications for its November 2018 start; the deadline is 14 June.

The PhD programme in Earth Sciences, Fluid Dynamics and Mathematics. Interactions and Methods (ESFM) promotes the preparation of students through the investigation of the scientific themes developed by the research groups belonging to the departments and the research institutions directly involved in the programme, as well as through international collaborations with qualified foreign institutes that provide students with the opportunity to attend training programs abroad.

The programme is taught in English. This year, there are 10 fully funded three-year scholarships to support attendance. In addition, applicants from certain developing countries may have the payment of the admission exam fee waived.

In the field of earth sciences, the main objective is the transfer of knowledge on advanced methods of investigation with applications to the study of composition, structure, stratigraphy and evolution of our planet, from the close surface to the deep structures and the characteristics at a global scale.

In the context of fluid mechanics, the study of motion of the fluids is mainly addressed with reference to their transport properties, dispersion and mixing in environmental or industrial processes, as well as to their interaction with the solid elements.

The fundamental laws on which these disciplines are based are generally expressed through highly complex mathematical models. The qualitative and quantitative study of such models requires the development and the application of sophisticated mathematical tools, and it represents a relevant and topical research field. Mathematics therefore pervades the entire programme, playing a central and unifying role.

This PhD course is based at the Department of Mathematics and Geosciences at the University of Trieste. It has been awarded the title of Department of Excellence 2018-2022 from MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.