Student Projects

Our department is engaged the training of young astronomers at the levels of bachelor, master, and PhD studies, in collaboration with the neighbouring universities of Bonn and Cologne and other international partners (e.g., the University of Würzburg or the University of València) and collaborations.

Bachelor & Master

Research projects at the undergraduate level (bachelor and master) in the above mentioned topics are possible at the group.  Please contact Prof. Eduardo Ros about this possibility for potential topics.

PhD Projects

Doctoral studies are possible in the framework of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).  A list of available PhD projects and supervisors is shown below.  For more details, please check projects with code AZ at our IMPRS webpage.

Student projects (example report from IMPRS members)

Roberto Angioni (2015-18)
PhD Project: VLBI and gamma-ray studies of radio galaxies

Defense on October 19, 2018
Biagina Boccardi (2012-15)
PhD Thesis: The two-sided relativistic outWow in Cygnus A: extragalactic jet physics at extreme spatial resolution

Defense on October 20, 2015
The thesis obtained the Otto Hahn Medal and the Otto Hahn Award of the Max Planck Society more
Céline Chidiac (2017-20)
PhD Project: A 3-mm Imaging Line Survey of The Central Molecular Zones of M 82 and IC 342

Defense on April 28, 2020 more
Jeff Hodgson (2011-15)
PhD Project: 4 years of monitoring Gamma-ray bright blazars with global 3 mm VLBI.

Defense on January 29, 2015
Vassilis Karamanavis (2012-15)
PhD Project: Zooming into γ-ray loud galactic nuclei with mm-VLBI and single-dish studies

Defense on May 6, 2015. more
Sebastian Kiehlmann (2012-15)
PhD Project: The Quasar Movie Project - A multi-wavelength analysis of the quasar 3C279 

Defense on June 26, 2015 more
DongJin Kim (2018-21)
PhD Project: A search for molecular absorption in AGNs

Defende on December 8, 2021 more
PhD Project: Studies of nearest radio galaxies by global millimetre-VLBI observations

Defense on November 20, 2017

Awarded with the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society more
Joana A. Kramer (since 2020)
Project Title: Magnetohydrodynamic Processes and Polarized Emission in AGN Jets more
Florent Mertens (2012-15)
PhD Project: Internal structure and dynamics of extragalactic relativistic jets

Defense on June 26, 2015
Ioannis Myserlis (2012-15)
PhD Project: Extragalactic relativistic jet microphysics through Linear and Circular multi-frequency polarization monitoring

Defense on October 30, 2015 more
Dhanya G. Nair (2015-18)
PhD Project :  Global Millimeter VLBI Array Survey of Ultracompact Extragalactic Radio Sources at 86 GHz

Defense: March 08, 2018 more
Georgios F. Paraschos (2019-22)
PhD Project: High frequency observations of AGN

Defense on September 27, 2022 more
Felix M. Pötzl (2017-21)
PhD Project: Magnetic Fields in Active Galactic Nuclei

Defense on March 4, 2021 more
Efthalia Traianou (2016-20)
PhD Project: High-angular resolution structural and polarimetric variability of the γ-ray blazars TXS 2013+370 and 3C 454.3 

Defense on June 9, 2020
Laura Vega-García (2015-18)
PhD Project: Space-VLBI observations of blazars

Defense on October 18, 2018 more
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