The Lagrange Institute (Institut Lagrange de Paris) invites applications from outstanding scientists with recent PhDs for several Fellowships beginning in 2013. Lagrange Fellows will receive a competitive salary and generous travel, research, and visitor funds.
The Lagrange Institute (Institut Lagrange de Paris, ILP), established in 2011 for 10 years, unites research groups from the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, the Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et Hautes Energies, and the Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies with internationally recognized research programs in theoretical and observational cosmology, (astro-)particle physics, and theoretical and experimental high energy physics. The Institute’s mission is to advance foundational questions on the origin, constituents, dynamics and fate of the Universe through the interplay of theory, computing, and data.
The Lagrange Institute will further expand its visitor’s program by the recently announced Lagrange Awards, enabling international leaders in the research themes of the Institute and their groups to spend extended periods of time collaborating with ILP fellows and members in Paris. In addition, the Lagrange Institute will host regular workshops and conferences.
Successful candidates will have demonstrated outstanding research creativity and have the potential to develop and lead groundbreaking projects in collaboration with the member teams of the Lagrange Institute.
Lagrange fellows will be immersed in an internationally visible research environment with world-class intellectual and computational resources, and opportunities for involvement in the leading astronomical observations and particle physics experiments of the decade. Research strengths include, but are not limited to theoretical and observational studies of the cosmic beginning, dark matter and dark energy research, theoretical and experimental particle physics, and recent advances in quantum field theory and string theory. If desired, Fellows may attend short courses on emerging research methods.
Members of the Lagrange Institute are involved in leading capacities in several international projects, including Planck, Herschel, Euclid, CFHTLS, TeraPix, BOSS, VIPERS, Square Kilometer Array, LHC, Auger, HESS and CTA.
Detailed information about the Institut Lagrange de Paris, its members, its mission, and the Lagrange Fellow program can be found at http://ilp.upmc.fr .
Applications should be submitted at http://ilp.upmc.fr The selection committee encourages submission of complete applications by November 15th, 2012, with a late application deadline on December 15th, 2012. Applications should include a research proposal, a statement of past research accomplishments, a curriculum vitae, and a publication list. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to email@example.com by their authors.