Dottorato
in Matematica Coordinatore/Director
of the School: Prof. Andrea
Braides Dipartimento
di Matematica
The prize
will be awarded during the "Department
Day"
Annalisa Buffa will deliver a short course
PhD
of Excellence at Rome Tor Vergata
University
The Department of Mathematics
of the University of Rome Tor Vergata has been
ranked first in Italy among the Departments of
Mathematics in the most recent Research
Assessment Exercises, see for instance this
link
The Department of Mathematics
has hence benefited of an extrafunding for
the period 20182022. Those funds will be
largely exploited for additional activities
specifically addressed to PhD students, such
as seminars, advanced courses, workshops,
visiting professors; there is also specific
extrafunding for studentsâ€™ travels and
scholarships.
Within this fiveyear Program
of Excellence, five PhD positions have been
funded for the academic year 20182019 with
yearly gross salary of 24.500 Euros
approximately plus travel allowance. A similar
number of such PhD positions will be funded in
the next year.
The PhD program covers all areas of research in Pure and Applied Mathematics, including for instance Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, Complex Analysis, Dynamical Systems, Calculus of Variations and PDE, Operator Algebras and Quantum Field Theory, Nonlinear Analysis, Celestial Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Numerical Analysis, Probability and Mathematical Statistics. A more detailed presentation of the PhD school, including the full list of members of the PhD Board, can be found on the PhD School web page. Our students can also benefit from strong interactions with the very lively mathematical community in Rome; there is indeed a mutual cooperation agreement with the Mathematics PhD programs run by Sapienza and Rome III University (see this link).
The main objective of
the school is the preparation of highly skilled
mathematicians able to work both in Academia and in
other private or public institutions using advanced
mathematical research. To this end several advanced
courses are offered each year, held by the department
faculty and by invited scholars, mainly in English.
Beside these courses a great number of seminars are
organized regularly. The Department provides a very
lively and stimulating scientific environment, also being
involved in European Training Networks,
hosting research centers such at the Center for
Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and being
part of the organization of several schools such as
the RomeMoscow Schools. The
Department has many agreements with foreign
institutions or research consortia (for example the European
Several Complex Variables Consortium).
More activities are organized in collaboration with
the other two Rome Mathematics Departments and
institutions such as INdAM, the National
Institute for Advanced Mathematics, and IAC,
the largest institute of Applied Mathematics of the
Italian Research Council CNR.
PhD students are offered a variety of research options both in pure and applied Mathematics from which to choose their thesis subject. The high scientific quality of the research options at the Department is testified by its constant top ranking in Italian research evaluations, by its hosting several European Research Council grants at every level (starting, consolidator and advanced), and several Italian research grants (PRIN, FIRB and others), and by the invitations of its researchers to top international conferences. Beside the activities in Rome, PhD students are encouraged to spend part of their training at some of the many foreign institutions with which research groups have active collaborations. Career Opportunities The main
source of career opportunities for the PhD in
Mathematics is presently given by work in Academia. An
internal survey on recent PhDs shows that more than 80
per cent of them have obtained a postdoctoral
position immediately after their PhD. Traditionally, PhD graduates
may also obtain qualified jobs in the private
sector, ranging from space industries to banks, IT
companies, etc.. Another possible career is
as a highschool teacher, the PhD program providing a
deeper and more aware scientific preparation, with
possible scientific work on the subject of school
teaching itself.

