Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information

The Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information: Foundations of Future Information Technologies (DP-PMI) aims at providing advanced curricular and research training in the recent developments and fundamental challenges in information sciences and technologies.

The DP-PMI is hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico (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 currently has 27 students (20 male + 7 female) from 11 different nationalities. Overall, the programme will recruit up to 40 students, with the last DP-PMI class expected to graduate in 2021.

Latest news:

  • NEW CALL OPEN: The call for applications to the new DP-PMI edition is open until 30 April, for positions starting in September 2017.
  • Anton Zeilinger to deliver the Physics of Information Colloquium on 20 March 2017, at 17h30, at Academia das Ciências de Lisboa.
  • Colloquium: The Legacy of Claude Shannon on 13 December 2016, at 16:00.
  • Hartmut Neven to deliver the Physics of Information Colloquium on 10 May 2016, at 14h00.
  • The videos of the 2015 edition and the 2014 edition of the Quantum Information Technologies course are available.
  • John Martinis to deliver the Physics of Information Colloquium on 25 September 2015, at 14h00.
  • The DP-PMI Day 2015 will take place on 1 June 2015.
  • Serge Haroche to deliver the Physics of Information Colloquium on 8 April 2015, at 16h30.