About the workshop

The PhD workshop is a scientific meeting organized by physics PhD students at the University of Trento and strongly supported by the PhD School in Physics. Due to the worsening of the Covid-19 situation and to the provisions taken by the Italian Government, the workshop will be held online. But still this event represents a great opportunity to meet each other and present our research activity to the academic staff and to the students attending the Master in Physics. Moreover, the workshop will coincide with the opening of the academic year of the PhD School in Physics, with a Lectio Magistralis given by a former student of the school.

In each PhD workshop, a Lectio Magistralis is presented. This year we have the pleasure of having Dr Tommaso Rosi. Tommaso is a post-doctoral research fellow in physics at the Laboratory of Physical Science Communication of Trento, he is specialized in the use of new technologies in Physics Education. He is also co-founder and administrator of Level Up, a startup dedicated to science education.

There will also be a dedicated moment to researcher’s mental health in this particular situation. Indeed, Dr. Anesa Bathic will hold a presentation on “Building the future, living the present in the time of Covid”. Psychologist, Trainee Psychotherapist,  Anesa works at ODFLab – Diagnosis and Training Observation Laboratory of the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Trento, where she deals with Specific Learning Disorders, from diagnosis to treatment.

During the talk sessions, 13 young PhD students will present their daily research activity.

One great challenge this year was to host the poster session nor in a boring neither not interactive way. That’s why we decided to move on Gather. Our poster presenters and audience will be catapulted in a 2D videogame-like world where you can interact with other people.

Organizing committee

Andrea Di Luca

I’m a PhD student in High Energy Physics at the University of Trento and Fondazione Bruno Kesler. I am interested in using machine learning tools to study fundamental particle Physics.

I’m active member of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, where we look at what happens after colliding protons at very high energy.

I love good food and cycling in the nature.

Francesco Turro

Hi, I am Francesco Turro, a PhD student of the third year (34 cycle). I took Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree at University of Trento. I am a computational physicist and I am interested in Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics.  

In my research, I am developing quantum algorithms that allow us to simulate a physical quantum system in a quantum machine. Our group collaborates with the QCNP group at the Livermore National Laboratory, where there is a quantum machine that we are using in our simulation.

Marta Missiaggia

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Trento working in the field of radiation physics. In collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) and Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications (TIFPA) I am developing a new hybrid detector for microdosimetry application to better characterize the radiation field. This will allow a better radiobiological damage estimation with relevant implication both in radiotherapy and space radioprotection.

For more details about my publications, check out my Research Gate profiles.

Matteo Sighinolfi

I am a PhD student in the BEC Center and part of the QOQS project for the Q@TN lab. My research is focused on the application of Keldysh field theory to different systems to study their dynamics. In this way I use Open quantum Systems formalism to investigate different problems compare with experimental results.

Personal page of the BEC center: http://bec.science.unitn.it/infm-bec/people/sighinolfi.html