The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy offers a doctoral/graduate program in all aspects of gravitational-wave physics as well as the behavior of gravity and matter in extreme conditions. The IMPRS has two branches, one in Hannover on experimental and observational aspects of gravitational-wave astronomy, and one in Potsdam dedicated to dedicated to theoretical and numerical aspects.
Our goal is to educate well-rounded researchers by providing a unique scientific environment and excellent research and training resources to prepare them for a successful scientific career. It is an English-language program with a course and research curriculum designed for a 3-4 year duration. Our students receive full financial support for the duration of their PhD.
Students will benefit from a large network of regional, national, and international collaborations with universities and research institutes, and will have the opportunity to join the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the LISA Consortium.
Depending on the research group, the doctoral degrees will be awarded either by the Leibniz Universität of Hannover, University of Potsdam, or the Humboldt University of Berlin.
The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.