Davide Gerosa


Do you like black holes and gravitational waves? Come and join us at the University of Milano-Bicocca!  Our science is great but, if that’s not enough, Milan is a truly beautiful city in the north of Italy. Mountains and lakes are just around the corner

Here I list a few possible opportunities to work with me and my group, ranging from postdocs to Phd and student theses. If you’re interested in any of these, feel free to drop me a line at [email protected] to discuss the application process.

PhD in Milan

If you’re looking for a PhD in gravitational astronomy, then Milan is the place for you! The deadline is usually in June each year for positions starting in the fall. Here is some general information on the program, including funding, etc. Please get in touch with me at any time for tips on the application call. There are positions reserved for candidates from outside Italy.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship

I actively support applications to the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie fellowships from the European Union, both their European and Global scheme. I looked after a few of these applications in the past and know the scheme relatively well; our grant office in Milan will also provide tremendous help! If you’re interested in this program, please get in touch.

Master’s and Bachelor’s theses

For students at the University of Milan-Bicocca, we have several thesis projects available, both at the MSc (laurea magistrale) and BSc (laurea triennale) level. Possible topics range from dynamics of black-hole binaries, modeling of gravitational-wave signals, statistical and machine learning applications, etc, covering both theoretical and computational activities. More broadly, I am happy to design a project that works for you, based on what you find most exciting in gravitational (astro)physics. For efficient planning, I encourage students to get in touch with me about a month or so in advance.

Visiting students

I welcome externally funded MSc, MSc and PhD students who wish to visit my group for research projects. A few example of funding sources include:

  • The StudyInItaly program offers grants that can be used for research projects (and not only to formally enroll in classes here as the website seems to imply).
  • For European students, the Erasmus+ program provides funding that can be used for research projects.
  • For students from the US, I encourage you to look into the Gravitational Physics International REU, where students engage in summer projects across the world, including my group.

Past positions

Here are some of the positions I opened in recent years.