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NEWS AND DEADLINES
 Meetings and seminars
Quantum devices for non-classical light generation and manipulation
Download the flyer of the Summer School "Quantum devices for non-classical light generation and manipulation". 

The City after Chinese New Towns
Download the detailed brochure and the flyer here.

 Awards
Career Bridging Grants
Download the call for proposals Career Bridging Grants. The deadline is 15th May 2019.

Anile Prize
The Angelo Marcello Anile Association has announced the competition for the fourth edition of the Anile Prize award.  
More info are available on the association' website

 Information
Positions for Early-Stage Researchers
The European Training Network WON "Wideband Optical Networks” announces 2 positions available at Politecnico di Torino for 2 Early-Stage Researchers with the option of being awarded a doctoral degree. WON ESRs will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and a unique combination of knowledge provided by the complementary expertise of the academic and industrial partners. All candidates must comply with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions eligibility requirements.   

1 PhD position for the specific topic: “Widebandwidth multi-layer orchestration of optical networks” 
Requirements: 
- Knowledge on digital transmission 
- Knowledge on optical transmission 
- Knowledge on optical networking (protocols and control layer) 
- SW development capabilities 
- Languages: Python/Matlab/C++ 
- GIT repository   
Full call details at https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/373907     

1 PhD position for the specific topic: “Widebandwidth transmission models enabling advanced DSP techniques and physical-layer aware networking” 
Requirements: 
- Knowledge on digital transmission 
- Knowledge on electromagnetic field theory 
- Knowledge on signal analysis 
- SW development capabilities Languages: Python/Matlab/C++ 
- GIT repository 
- Signal processing capabilities   
Full call details at https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/373388    

Call for mobility and ERASMUS+ scholarships
The Call is only in Italian, for help or more information you can contact the Students Mobility Office. 

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PhD thesis consultation
The CLA language experts are available to help PhD candidates to identify their areas of difficulty when writing their thesis in English. The aim is to help authors improve their academic writing skills. It is not a proofreading service.  The service is available by appointment, for a 30-minute session.
To book a consultation, write to esperti.inglese@polito.it, stating your availability. Please come to the appointment with a clear idea of which section of your thesis you would like to work on and bring a printed copy of this area, leaving enough space for notes.

GRE General Test
An additional opportunity for those wishing to continue their studies in the best universities of the world. The GRE TEST is an internationally-recognized exam that evaluates candidates’ logical-mathematical skills and provides common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, regardless of different educational and cultural backgrounds.  
For the first time, students interested in taking the GRE TEST do it in Torino, at Politecnico, which becomes an official Test Center. 

Available date to take the test at Politecnico di Torino:
- 28th May 2019 at LAIB 3
- 28th June 2019 at LAIB 3

To enroll: www.ets.org

Unemployment benefits 
From 1st July 2017, the tax rate on your scholarship has increased by 0.51% (1/3 to be covered by the bursary and 2/3 by the Politecnico) because PhD candidates and research fellows (i.e. assegnisti di ricerca) can now apply for the unemployment benefits (DIS-COLL), provided that they have benefited of a PhD scholarship and do not have any VAT registration number, as per art. 7 of law no. 81/2017
The Social Security Service (INPS) has recently published two memorandums (no.115, 19 July 2017 and no.122, 28 July 2017 ) to clarify the minimum requirements to apply for the unemployment benefits: 
  • unemployment status when applying; 
  • involuntary unemployment; 
  • not have any VAT registration number; 
  • at least 3 months of INPS welfare contributions from the 1st January of the previous year until the date of the working relationship termination.  
The unemployment benefits DIS-COLL has a variable duration until a maximum of 6 month, depending on the welfare contributions paid. For any further information on this subject you are invited to contact directly the nearest INPS office; the procedure for the DIS-COLL shall be activated autonomously by the person concerned applying at the Social Security Service.