LNF is willing to serve as host institution for the PhD programs of the Physics Departments, in particular at the nearby Universities of Sapienza, Tor Vergata and Roma Tre. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to choose a supervisor working in different fields of physics, in collaboration with international groups of acknowledged expertise. They could also join our research teams to develop subjects of their thesis and perform measurements at the LNF facilities.
This is an invitation to profit of a research infrastructure unique in Italy, hosting scientific and technological excellences in several areas.
The Accelerator Division major projects are:
DAFNE, an e+ e– collider operating at Phi meson resonance (1.02 GeV), equipped with state-of-the-art accelerator technologies;
SPARC_LAB, an interdisciplinary photon facility hosting a Free Electron Laser (FEL), an X-ray source from the collision of electrons with the photon beam of a 200 TW laser, and an advanced infrastructure for R&D studies on plasma-based acceleration.
The Research Division is developing a wide program in particle detector R&D with leadership role in the study of novel tracking detectors (GEM, μ-RWELL or MPGD).
The setting-up of a new laboratory to study single-photon counters (cryogenic solid-state detectors for searches of axions and dark matter) is in progress.
LNF researchers are carrying out experiments at the DAFNE complex, providing precision measurements in particle and nuclear physics at 1 GeV (KLOE-2 and SIDDHARTA-2) or searching for particles in the Dark Sector (PADME) with the Linac beam.
On-going data taking at the collider is a unique opportunity to get direct experience on the operation of experiments in fundamental physics.
DAFNE synchrotron light beams (DAFNE_L) are used as high resolution probes of material science and biophysics.
Moreover, a large number of scientific activities are being performed at the major international laboratories of particle, nuclear and astro-particle physics, in theoretical physics, and within projects of advanced technology and radioprotection.
All PhD students are encouraged to get in contact with the researchers using the links in this page, feeling free to ask more on any project of interest.