• About SNS

    The Scuola Normale Superiore is a public institute for higher education that in its two centuries of life has earned itself a special place, both in Italy and abroad, a place characterised by merit, talent and scientific rigour.  Two types of course are available: the undergraduate course and the PhD course.The teaching activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, placed in Pisa, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. 

  • Admission

    The evaluation for entrance to the first year of the undergraduate course does not include the high school leaving certificate, and the bachelor's degree is not taken into consideration in the entrance examination for the fourth year course. For each PhD course, candidates’ level of competence, talent, motivations and aptitudes to scientific research will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and research project and an interview.

  • Academics

    The Scuola Normale Superiore offers two types of course: the undergraduate course, leading to first and second level university degrees, and the PhD course, the international equivalent of the Italian Dottorato di ricerca.The teaching and research activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences.The first two academic structures, housed at the Pisa site, organize courses for both the  undergraduate course and the PhD course. The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, situated in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, deals only with the PhD course.

  • Research

    A highly qualifying feature of the Normale way is the strong link between teaching and research that is a characteristic of both the undergraduate and the graduate programmes of the Scuola. The research structures of the two Faculties welcome students with a relevant study interest, enabling them to collaborate in a mature way with the activities of the researchers.

  • International

    The Scuola Normale is an institute of a decidedly international nature. Examinations for admission to the undergraduate degree course and for the PhD course are open to all citizens worldwide. A certain number of places on the PhD course are reserved for students from other countries. During the pre laurea and  post lauream teaching courses, study and research programmes are made available at overseas universities and research centres with which the Scuola forms an intense network of collaboration.  The doctorate course in particular is taught in a veritable graduate school in line with the highest international standards. 

Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Professors

AMBROSIO Luigi
Full Professor
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS
BARONE Vincenzo
Full Professor
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
BELTRAM Fabio
Full Professor
PHYSICS OF MATTER
BRANCATO Giuseppe
Adjoint Professor
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
CAPPELLI Chiara
Associate Professor
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
CATTANEO ANTONINO
Full Professor
PHYSIOLOGY
CELLERINO Alessandro
Adjoint Professor
PHYSIOLOGY
CONTINO ROBERTO
THEORETICAL PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS
FERRARA ANDREA
Full Professor
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
FLANDOLI FRANCO
Probability and Mathematical Statistics
GIOVANNETTI VITTORIO
Associate Professor
PHYSICS OF MATTER
LA ROCCA Giuseppe Carlo
Associate Professor
PHYSICS OF MATTER
LIGABUE FRANCO
Adjoint Professor
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
LUIN Stefano
Adjoint Professor
PHYSICS OF MATTER
MALCHIODI ANDREA
Full Professor
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS
MARMI Stefano
Full Professor
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
MENNUCCI Andrea Carlo Giuseppe
Adjoint Professor
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS
MORELLO MICHAEL JOSEPH
Adjoint Professor
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
RICCI Fulvio
Full Professor
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS
SAGNOTTI AUGUSTO
Full Professor
THEORETICAL PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS
Adjoint Professor
GEOMETRY
TRINCHERINI ENRICO
Adjoint Professor
THEORETICAL PHYSICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND METHODS
VISTOLI ANGELO
Full Professor
GEOMETRY
ZANNIER UMBERTO
Full Professor
GEOMETRY

Research Fellows

Postdoc fellows

PHD STUDENTS

Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Biophysical Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Mathematics for Finance
Mathematics for Finance
Biophysical Sciences
Biophysical Sciences
Condensed Matter Physics
Mathematics for Finance
Mathematics for Finance
Biophysical Sciences
Mathematics for Finance
Mathematics for Finance
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Biophysical Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Mathematics for Finance
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Mathematics for Finance
Mathematics for Finance
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Mathematics for Finance
Mathematics for Finance
Mathematics for Finance
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences

Undergraduate Students

Chemistry and Geology
Chemistry and Geology
Chemistry and Geology
Chemistry and Geology
Chemistry and Geology
Chemistry and Geology
Chemistry and Geology
Mathematics
Chemistry and Geology