The "International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg" (IMPRS-HD) invites applications for its PhD program.
The school aims to offer outstanding research and training opportunities with excellent instrumental, observational, and theoretical research facilities at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, the Landessternwarte Koenigstuhl, the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies.
Main research topics carried out at these institutions are planet and star formation; exoplanets and substellar objects; astrometry; formation, evolution and dynamics of; active galactic nuclei and massive black holes; gravitational lensing; cosmology and structure formation; high energy astrophysics; search for non-baryonic dark matter; and state-of-the-art instrumentation for astronomy and astroparticle physics.
IMPRS-HD is an independent part of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Fundamental Physics.
The fellowships are available for up to 3 years on a scale of 1100-1400 Euro monthly average net income.
Interested students are invited to apply by December 1, 2012, for the academic year starting in September 2013. An earlier start of the thesis research is possible.
Applicants must have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Physics/Astronomy including a corresponding thesis and very good physics background.
Further details on IMPRS-HD can be found at http://www.mpia.de/imprs-hd
Please strictly follow the application procedure detailed on our webpage.