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The Max Planck Institute for Physics participates in the IMPRS program of the Max Planck Society. Our IMPRS EPP (International Max Planck Research School on Elementary Particle Physics) offers an excellent scientific education within a structured framework. PhD students receive a three-year contract, which can be extended for one more year. With your doctoral work you have the possibility to gain insights into fascinating research questions: for example, what dark matter is made of, what accounts for the matter/antimatter imbalance in the universe, whether supersymmetry exists, or what significance string theory has for particle physics.
The research topics offered are in the fields of high-energy physics, astroparticle physics, or cosmology and have an experimental or theoretical focus.
In order to become a PhD student at the IMPRS:
Each year there are three calls to apply for admission to the IMPRS. The closing dates for applications are typically at the end of January, May, and September.
Application deadline is September 9th, 2022. The shortlisting will take place in October 2022. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in the IMPRS Recruitment Workshop on November 7th/8th, 2022. Thereafter decisions will be made.
Please apply exclusively with our application form. For your application, the following items are required:
The Executive Committee, which consists of members of all three IMPRS EPP institutions, examines the applications. Selected candidates will be invited to the MPP for a presentation and interviews.
Successful applicants will receive an offer for admission to the IMPRS. The beginning of the doctoral work will be determined in consultation with the advisor.