ICTP cooperates with SISSA Trieste, Politecnico di Torino University and a consortium involving Universities Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6), Paris Diderot (Paris 7), Paris-Sud (Paris 11) and the École Normale Supérieure at Cachan in providing education to graduate students from developing countries on the Physics of Complex Systems, leading to a Laurea Magistralis degree.
The Laurea Magistralis degree can be compared to an advanced master in physics or in astrophysics in the Anglo-Saxon system, or to the last two years of the New European Educational System as fixed by the Bologna-Sorbonne agreement.
Purpose of the Programme
The aim of the international master in Physics of Complex Systems is to shape professionals and/or potential researchers to be able to jointly apply knowledge and methodologies from modern physics, applied mathematics, information engineering and computational biology to the analysis, modeling and simulation of complex systems.
The programme is organized in three semesters:
Finally, a fourth semester is devoted to a European multidisciplinary Spring School--where students can choose between various short courses--and to a research stage.
More details on the courses may be found on the website.
Courses are taught in English and each are followed by an examination. Upon successful completion of the entire study plan, the students will obtain the "Laurea Magistralis" from the Politecnico di Torino. The participants may also be required to take part in ongoing activities of ICTP.
Qualifications and Scholarships
Applicants should apply through the website.
Postgraduate Diploma Programme
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera, 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240362