Call open for the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information (DP-PMI)

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Application deadline: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

We are happy to announce the opening of the call for applications for the new edition of the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information: Foundations of Future Information Technologies (DP-PMI), starting in February 2018.

The DP-PMI aims at providing advanced curricular and research training in the recent developments and fundamental challenges in information sciences and technologies, namely in:

1. Classical and Quantum Information Theory;
2. Classical and Quantum Logic, Computation and Machine Learning;
3. Classical and Quantum Information Security and Communications;
4. Nanoenergetics and Quantum Thermodynamics;
5. Ultimate limits to precision measurements and navigation.

The DP-PMI is hosted by Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), the School of Science and Engineering of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal, and seven associated research centres.

The programme is funded mainly by a 2.2 MEuro grant from the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT). The DP-PMI started in January 2014 and so far has recruited 36 students (29 male + 7 female) from 12 different nationalities. Overall, the programme will recruit up to 40 students, with the last DP-PMI class expected to graduate in 2022.

The Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information aims at recruiting top-level students at the global scale, and train them in a multidisciplinary and international setting. The applications for the DP-PMI are very competitive, with an average success rate of around 15%.

The applications for the new edition of the DP-PMI are open until 30 October 2017.

For more information, see:
http://www.dp-pmi.org/