Partner Programs and Cooperations

Students in the IMPRS will also benefit from close proximity to and interactions with several more relevant training programs:

IMPRS for Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Gravitation, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory at AEI-Potsdam

This IMPRS addresses fundamental questions about the nature of classical and quantum gravity and its links to the fundamental constituents of matter. The research is purely theoretical and ranges from quantum gravity over quantum field theory (QFT) to cosmology. Two members of the Quantum-Gravity IMPRS, Dr. Jan Plefka and Dr. Matthias Staudacher, are also members of this IMPRS.

Master of Astrophysics at the University of Potsdam

This research-oriented Master’s degree program in astrophysics was established at the University of Potsdam in 2016. It conveys comprehensive knowledge about the structure and evolution of the Universe and its constituents. Subject-specific competences in the program include the discipline’s core fields (stars, stellar evolution, galaxies, cosmology) and a variety of more specialized topics (galaxy clusters and large-scale structures, interstellar and intergalactic gas, stellar winds, solar physics, cosmic magnetic fields, planetary science, astroparticle physics, gravitational waves, astronomical instrumentation and observation methods, computer simulations, and others). The Master of Astrophysics is coordinated by Dr. Philipp Richter (U Potsdam), who is also a member of our IMPRS.

Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) at Humboldt University

The DFG-funded Research Training Group "Rethinking Quantum Field Theory" is a graduate school at the Humboldt University of Berlin, focusing on the theoretical foundations of quantum field theory. It brings together doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working on recent innovations in quantum field theory and theoretical particle physics. These include the methodology of perturbation theory, dualities and hidden symmetries in gauge theories and gravity, the prominent role that effective field theories play in fundamental physics, on-shell methods and generalized unitarity techniques for scattering amplitudes, and the gradient flow in lattice field theory. The research projects are supervised by 13 principal investigators, all of them internationally well-established researchers affiliated with the Institute of Physics at the Humboldt University of Berlin, DESY, and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.

Astrophysics Network Potsdam

The Astrophysics Network Potsdam comprises the University of Potsdam, the AEI, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, and DESY. Through the network these institutions are closely associated with the University of Potsdam and contribute to academic teaching through joint professorships, associate and honorary professorships, and joint research groups.

Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics at Kyoto University

Dr. Masaru Shibata holds a part-time professorship at the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics at Kyoto University.

University of Maryland

Dr. Alessandra Buonanno holds a part-time appointment as College Park Professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland.

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