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Application deadline has passed.

For this year's deadline, we have received 126 applications to our PhD school by researchers from 31 nationalities. We are accepting reference letters till Nov. 24th. You will know whether you are invited to a Skype interview by mid December. The interviews will be organized Mid January 2017. [more]
The Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC) will be held in bonn from September 5.-9. For a history of YERAC, see http://www.yerac.org . YERAC will take place in Bonn for the fifth time. The Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, MPIfR, has agreed to provide the funding for board and lodging to all participants. Each participant is expected to deliver a 15 minute talk about their work. The abstracts will be published electronically.

YERAC 2016 will take place in Bonn

The Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC) will be held in bonn from September 5.-9. For a history of YERAC, see http://www.yerac.org . YERAC will take place in Bonn for the fifth time. The Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, MPIfR, has agreed to provide the funding for board and lodging to all participants. Each participant is expected to deliver a 15 minute talk about their work. The abstracts will be published electronically. [more]
IMPRS students had the chance to meet Prof. Eva Grebel (Heidelberg) after her colloquium talk on "Dwarf Galaxies as Building Blocks". Prof. Grebel gave feedback not only on science questions but also on topics like career building and gender issues. This new format "Meet the Speaker" will from now on form part of the regular IMPRS activities.

Meet the Speaker, a new event format at our IMPRS.

IMPRS students had the chance to meet Prof. Eva Grebel (Heidelberg) after her colloquium talk on "Dwarf Galaxies as Building Blocks". Prof. Grebel gave feedback not only on science questions but also on topics like career building and gender issues. This new format "Meet the Speaker" will from now on form part of the regular IMPRS activities.
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.
Starting May 1. the IMPRS has a new coordinator. Rainer Mauersberger took over this task from Manolis Angelakis, who is now returning to full time science research. "Manolis' dedication to excellence in academic and research training, to the well-being of the students, and to the overall mission of the school and its partners have been exemplary" said IMPRS speaker Prof. Anton Zensus.

New IMPRS Coordinator.

Starting May 1. the IMPRS has a new coordinator. Rainer Mauersberger took over this task from Manolis Angelakis, who is now returning to full time science research. "Manolis' dedication to excellence in academic and research training, to the well-being of the students, and to the overall mission of the school and its partners have been exemplary" said IMPRS speaker Prof. Anton Zensus.

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:+49 228 525-218

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 doctoral program of the Max-Planck-Institut 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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