Welcome to the Theoretical Physics Group in Padova

The Theoretical Physics Group in Padova is active in several different branches of research on fundamental physics. Our activities range from the highest energies, close to the Planck scale, down through unification and beyond-the-standard-model physics, through the standard model, to nuclear physics at the low energy scale, also covering a wide range of astroparticle physics and cosmology, statistical and biological physics, and quantum information.

Members of our group are involved in various national and international research networks and projects listed here:

  • EC Training Networks:
    • Hidden (Horison 2020 ETN, 2020/26, Local PI: S. Rigolin)
    • Elusives (FP7 Innovative Training Network, 2016/20, Local PI: S. Rigolin)
  • RISE Network:
    • Invisibles+ (2016/20, Local PI: S. Rigolin)
  • ERC Consolidator Grant:
    • DEMOBLACK (2018/23, M. Mapelli)
  • EC Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Program:
    • ARTIStIC - ARTificial Intelligence Search for Intermediate-mass black holes in star Clusters ((2017/20 PI: M. Pasquato)
  • EU Quantum Flagship Project:
    • PASQUANS - Programmable Large Scale Quantum Simulation (2018/21 Local PI: S. Montangero)
  • EEU-QuantERA Projects:
    • QTFLAG - Quantum Technologies for Lattice Gauge Theories (2018/21 Coordinator: S. Montangero)
    • QTHEP - Quantum technologies for High Energy Physics (2020/23 Coordinator: S. Montangero)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Grant:
    • Two dimensional gauge invariant tensor networks(2017/20 Coordinator: S. Montangero)
  • MIUR Grants:
    • Premium Project: FIGARO - Fostering the Italian Leadership in the Field of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics (2018/20 Local PI: M. Mapelli
    • Research Grant: Combining CMB and Large Scale Structure data: an Integrated Approach for Addressing Fundamental Questions in Cosmology (2019/22 PI: M. Liguori)
  • National PRIN:
    • "Supersymmetry Breaking with Fields, Strings and Branes" (2019/22, Unit Leader: G. Dall'Agata)
    • "The Dark Universe: A Synergic Multimessenger Approach" (2019/22, Unit Leader: F. D'Eramo)
    • "New Avenues in Strong Dynamics: from the Early Universe to the Lab" (2019/22, Unit Leader: A. Wulzer)
    • "Low dimensional quantum systems: theory, experiments and simulations" (2019/22, Unit Leader: S. Montangero)
  • MAECI Mobility Projects:
    • "The flavor of the invisible Universe" (2018/20, PI: F. D'Eramo)
  • ASI Project:
    • COSMOS (2017/20, Local PI: S. Matarrese)
  • CARIPARO Foundation Projects:
    • QUASAR "QUAntum SAfe Randomness" (2020/23 Team Leader: S. Montangero)
    • Visiting Program "Towards an Ecological Approach of inforMation Systems" (2018/20 PI: S. Suweiss)
    • Excellence Project "Statistical Physics Approach to Ecosystem Dynamics" (2018/20 Coordinator: A. Maritan)
  • University Projects:
    • STARS-StG "New Theoretical Tools for Axion Cosmology" (2020/22, PI: F. D'Eramo)
    • STARS-StG "Tackling the High Energy puzzle posed by an accelerated universe" (2020/22, PI: G. Di Bitetto)
    • STARS-StG "From Goldstino Currents to Off-shell Maximal Supergravity" (2020/22, PI: Fotios Farakos)
    • STARS-WiC "Diagrammalgebra" (2018/20, PI: P. Mastrolia)
    • "New Theoretical Tools to Look at the Invisible Universe" (2018/20, PI: F. D'Eramo)
    • MSCA Seal of Excellence @UniPD "Hunting for Cosmic Circular Polarization" (2020/22 PI: S. Matarrese)
    • "Topological statistical dynamics: emergent features in the stochastic evolution of entangled polymers" (2020/22 Pi: F. Baldovin)
    • BIRD "Protein phase separation into disordered condensates: a statistical mechanics approach" (2019/21 PI: A. Trovato)