Progetti per tesi di dottorato

The PhD course in Astronomy continues the long tradition of education in Astronomy at the University of Padova, where Galileo Galilei taught for more than a decade in early XVII century, and where he made his main astronomical discoveries.

Thanks to the Astronomical Observatory, more than 60 staff astronomers work in Padova and collaborate to the education of PhD students. Offered PhD projects cover almost all the fields of modern astronomy: Solar System (planets, asteroids, comets), extrasolar planets (search, atmospheres, exoplanetary system architecture, astrobiology), stars (stellar evolution, stellar populations, star clusters, supernovae, compact objects), Milky Way (structure, stellar populations, kinematics), galaxies (structure, kinematics, stellar populations, dynamics), active galaxies (active galactic nuclei, quasars), clusters of galaxies (structure, formation, evolution), cosmology (observational and theoretical cosmology), technology (development of instruments for ground-based and space observatories).

PhD students join highly competitive research groups at international levels.

The PhD students can take advantage of the main Italian facilities both for observations and computation, as well as the facilities at the main European organizations like the European Southern Observatory and the European Space Agency.

PROPOSED THESIS FOR 4 SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED BY UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA AND 1 SCHOLARSHIP FUNDED BY FONDAZIONE CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI PADOVA E ROVIGO