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Application deadline has passed.

For the 2016 deadline, we have received 126 applications to our PhD school by researchers from 31 nationalities. In the meanwhile we have conducted interviews and the selected candidates have been contacted by their potential supervisors. If you have not been contacted so far, this means your application will remain on our reserve list in case an opening becomes available. [more]
IMPRS alumna Bindu Rani received this year's Otto Hahn Medal from MPG president Martin Stratmann. She did her thesis research on ‘Broad-band study of selected Gamma-ray active blazars’ under the supervison of Thomas Krichbaum in the VLBI group of the MPIfR.

Otto Hahn Medal for IMPRS alumna Bindu Rani.

IMPRS alumna Bindu Rani received this year's Otto Hahn Medal from MPG president Martin Stratmann. She did her thesis research on ‘Broad-band study of selected Gamma-ray active blazars’ under the supervison of Thomas Krichbaum in the VLBI group of the MPIfR.

IMPRS Speaker

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Prof. Dr. J. Anton Zensus
Director and Head of Radioastronomy/ VLBI dept.
Phone:+49 228 525-298 (secretary)

antonzensus.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de

IMPRS Coordinator

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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Rainer Mauersberger
Phone:+49 228 525-358

www.mpifr.de/staff/rmauersberger

IMPRS: Earn your PhD in 3 years

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) of Astronomy and Astrophysics is a joint PhD program of the MPI for Radioastronomy, the University of Bonn, and the University of Cologne.

The school offers a broad spectrum of topics in observational and theoretical, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, observational and theoretical cosmology, fundamental physics with astronomical tools and instrumentation. In addition to the main expertise in radio and (sub-) mm astronomy of the MPIfR,  there are PhD topics in a broad range of contemporary astrophysics,  techniques, methods and energy bands.

Program Details:

• 3 year appointments
• Competitive salaries, no tuition fees
• A network of 60 PhD students from 26 countries
• Mentorship from world class faculty at MPIfR, the U of Bonn and the U of Cologne
• A competitive PhD program with a structured curriculum
• Thesis committees monitoring the progress of each student
• Access to world leading observing facilitities at a large range of wavelengths
• Funding for travel and research.

Countries of origin of our IMPRS students. Zoom Image
Countries of origin of our IMPRS students.
Gender balace of IMPRS doctoral candidates: 49 females vs. 51 % males. Zoom Image
Gender balace of IMPRS doctoral candidates: 49 females vs. 51 % males.

 
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