Trieste climbs to the top position among Italian universities in the new European global university ranking, U-Multirank

The University of Trieste reaches the 140th position in the world, the 77th in Europe and surpasses all the other Italian universities in the European ranking U-Multirank.
The Physics Department greatly contributed to this result with its excellent performance, due to the large number of citations in scientific publications and research positions for graduate students, as well as in technology transfer, for the amount of external funding, for the number of publications with industry and for its spin-offs.


The work done during a stage brings a student on the cover page of the European Journal of Physics

The stage that the student Anna Murello completed under the supervision of prof. Edoardo Milotti has brought to the publication of a paper on the European Journal of Physics. The paper is entitled "Using a free software tool for the visualization of complicated electromagnetic fields", and the images extracted from the paper have been selected by the journal editors for the cover pages of the months of May and September 2014.


The students on The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

The results obtained by the Master students in Physics during the Course of Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory have been published in a paper entitled “The Thinnest Carpet on the Smallest Staircase: The Growth of Graphene on Rh(533)”, which, due to its relevance, has been selected for the cover of the end of March issue of the international journal The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.


Nobel Prize in Physics 2013

8 October 2013: François Englert and Peter W. Higgs are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass. In 1964, they proposed the theory independently of each other (Englert together with his now deceased colleague Robert Brout). In 2012, their ideas were confirmed by the discovery of a so called Higgs particle by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the CERN laboratory outside Geneva in Switzerland.