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Deadline: 2016-01-18
Location: Paris, France

Lagrange Thesis Fellowships – Institut Lagrange de Paris

The Lagrange Institute (ILP) invites applications for the 5th class of Lagrange thesis fellowships. The new Lagrange thesis fellows are expected to start in the Fall semester of 2016.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated academic excellence, outstanding potential for creative research, and leadership qualities.

Lagrange thesis fellows will be immersed in an internationally visible, world-class research environment in terms of intellectual, and computational resources, an extensive visitors’ program, and significant involvement in the world’s leading astronomical and (astro-)particle physics projects, such as Planck, Herschel, Euclid, CFHTLS, TeraPix, BOSS, SDSS III, VIPER, Square Kilometer Array, LHC, HESS, Auger, etc.

The Lagrange thesis fellows will be enrolled in a doctoral school of the Universite’ Pierre et Marie Curie, part of Sorbonne Universite’s, with access to intensive short courses in cutting edge areas of the field, such as dark matter and dark energy research, theoretical and experimental (astro-)particle physics, recent advances in quantum field theory and string theory. Special short courses will be offered in emerging research methods such as astrostatistics, discovery in petascale data sets, etc. The Lagrange Institute will support yearly summer or winter schools where thesis fellows can meet their future colleagues. All courses will be offered in English and taught by the leading experts in each field – either members of ILP or guest professors, including the Lagrange award holders.

The list of thesis project proposals written by members of the ILP can be found in our website and below.
Candidates are invited to contact their potential advisors directly before submitting their application.

Applications should be submitted online by the 18h of January, 2016 and include academic history, course work, scientific interests, scholarships and honors, outside interests, purpose and goals. Candidates should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to the web application.

List of thesis project proposals:
– Fundamental aspects of supergravity and string theory and applications in High-energy physics
– Phenomenology of extensions of the Standard Model
– High-energy astroparticles and pulsars
– The origin of the Hubble sequence
– Numerical and theoretical studies of particle acceleration in relativistic astrophysical outflows
– Secular evolution of galaxies induced by cosmic environment
– Fundamental cosmology from ultra deep sky surveys
– High order correlation functions in the large-scale structure of the universe – exploitation of the Euclid mission
– Constraining the nature of dark matter by probing galaxies all the way down to dwarf spheroidals
– Jet calibration, cross section measurements and New Physics searches with the ATLAS experiment
– Measurement of the top quark mass in dilepton channels with 13 TeV data with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC
– Search for Dark Matter with the DarkSide Liquid Argon detector at LNGS
– Baryon acoustic oscillations in the Lyman-alpha and Lyman-beta forests with the quasar spectra of the SDSS-IV/eBOSS survey
– Search for New Physics with Muons: precision experiments for physics beyond the Standard Model
– Search for light dark matter with CCDs


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