Wednesday, 09 November 2016 back

The GSSI welcomes its new students

42 new doctoral students have just begun their adventure at GSSI. On November 8th afternoon they were the protagonists of a welcome event which took place in GSSI Main Lecture Hall at the presence of GSSI Rector Eugenio Coccia, University of L’Aquila Rector Paola Inverardi and INFN Gran Sasso Laboratory Director Stefano Ragazzi.

After a three-year experimental phase as an INFN center, this is the first doctoral cycle since GSSI became an independent School of Advanced Studies. Along with the standard 10 scholarships for each of the four GSSI PhD Programs – namely Astroparticle Physics; Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences; Computer Science; Urban Studies and Regional Science – this year there are two more scholarships. One is funded by the Italian Institute of Technology and dedicated to a research project in “Network Communications in Plant Roots” as part of Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences PhD Program. The other is funded by The European House Ambrosetti and dedicated to a research project in “Resilience after an earthquake: the case of central Italy” as part of Urban Studies and Regional Science PhD Program.