The International Max Planck Research School
(IMPRS) on Elementary Particle Physics in Munich, Germany
invites applications for
Ph.D. Fellowships in
Elementary Particle Physics.
The IMPRS is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute of Physics (Werner Heisenberg Institute)
and the particle and astroparticle physics groups of Ludwig Maximilian University and Techni-
cal University in Munich, Germany. The School offers excellent research opportunities to highly
qualiﬁed doctoral students. Research ﬁelds covered by the School from both an experimental and
a theoretical perspective are high energy particle physics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology.
The physics of strong interactions, symmetries and mechanisms for symmetry breaking, neutrino
physics and neutrino astrophysics, supersymmetry, string theory, physics and technology of par-
ticle detectors, dark matter, cosmic rays, and weak interaction physics are just a few examples
from the range of topics which are being investigated.
Requirements for an IMPRS fellowship are an academic degree equivalent to a Diploma or a
Master in Physics, and knowledge in the ﬁeld of experimental or theoretical particle physics. The
ability to work in a team is desired.
Individual research work is supplemented by an accompanying lecture programme. Regular
seminars, workshops, and other joint events serve to broaden the intellectual horizon, stimulate
interaction between the IMPRS members, and provide valuable background knowledge on topics
beyond the student’s research project.
Ph.D. fellowships are available for students worldwide and will be awarded on a competitive
basis. Applications will be accepted twice a year. The next deadline for applications is May 1st,
Further information about the programme and the application procedure can be inquired from
the contact address given below.
Contact Dr. Jochen Schieck
Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik