The Lagrange Institute (Institut Lagrange de Paris, ILP) invites applications from scientists with recent PhDs for several Fellowships beginning in 2014. Lagrange Fellows will receive a salary according to experience, and generous travel, research, and visitor funds.
The Lagrange Institute, established in 2011 for 10 years, unites research groups from the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, the Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et Hautes Energies, and the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique 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, computation, 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 projects in collaboration with the member teams of the Lagrange Institute.
Lagrange fellows will be immersed in an internationally visible research environment with rich intellectual and computational resources, and opportunities for involvement in the leading astronomical observations and (astro-)particle physics experiments of the decade. Research strengths include (but are not limited to) theoretical and observational cosmology, the cosmic beginning, dark matter and dark energy research, theoretical and experimental (astro-)particle physics, and recent advances in quantum field theory and quantum gravity. 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, AUGER, CTA, VIPER, Square Kilometer Array, ATLAS at LHC and HESS.
Detailed information about the Lagrange Institute, its members, its mission, and the Lagrange Fellow program can be found at http://ilp.upmc.fr.