The Lagrange Institute (ILP) invites applications for the fourth class of Lagrange thesis fellowships. The new Lagrange thesis fellows are expected to start in the Fall semester of 2015.
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 Université Pierre et Marie Curie, part of Sorbonne Universités, 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.
Candidates are invited to contact their potential advisors directly before submitting their application.
Applications should be submitted online by the 15th of January, 2015 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.