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Location: Munich, Germany

PhD positions in the IMPRS in Astrophysics

The International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics (IMPRS) is soliciting applications for its PhD program. Located in the beautiful Munich-Garching area in southern Bavaria (Germany), the school offers a unique environment for graduate students due to the presence of four internationally renowned institutes which form the school:

* The Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)
* The Observatory of the University of Munich (LMU/USM)
* The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
* The European Southern Observatory (ESO)

IMPRS offers a highly competitive PhD program, including lectures, seminars and a research project supervised by scientists at one of the participating institutions. Course language is English. Students have access to ground and spaced based observatories and instrumentation operated by the participating institutes as well as supercomputers for advanced numerical simulations and theoretical studies.

Successful completion of the IMPRS program will be honored with an IMPRS certificate which supplements the doctoral degree (PhD) document awarded by the Ludwig Maximilians University (or another university to be agreed upon before enrollment).

Applications for the program are open to students from all countries. More details on the IMPRS program and the admission requirements can be found on the IMPRS website

The closing date for applications for the program starting in September 2010 is December 1, 2009. If for any reason you have problems keeping the deadline, please inform us ahead and we will extend it upon request.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Ms Ingram at the IMPRS office under: office_at_

Please apply by using the IMPRS application form available online at

In addition to this announcement we have an IMPRS-poster available which we would ask you to print and to display for your students. The poster is available at: