Germany: Hannover, Potsdam
The International Max Planck Research School on Gravitational Wave Astronomy (IMPRS-GW) offers the unique opportunity to learn about gravitational wave research in both the theoretical and the experimental fields. The partnership of universities, leading research institutes and the GEO600 gravitational wave detector will provide our students with the opportunity to become familiar with all aspects of this exciting and promising research discipline. Scientific research in this graduate school ranges from laser development, interferometry and quantum optics to data analysis and numerical simulations of gravitational wave sources.
The IMPRS-GW is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at Potsdam and Hanover (Germany), the Leibniz Universitat of Hanover and the Laser Zentrum Hannover. It aims at educating a new generation of researchers in the emerging field of gravitational wave astronomy. The education will cover the complete scope of the field from classical interferometry on the ground and in space to advanced and nonclassical interferometry, from source modelling and perturbative studies to fully nonlinear numerical simulations and data analysis.
* Regular seminars on the topics of modern research, providing opportunities for discussion and exchanges between the IMPRS students, lecturers, and researchers
* Three times a year, students come together for a lecture week, learning other topics of gravitational wave astronomy they do not specialize in
* Students participate in summer schools organized by the IMPRS or by other research institutions in Europe or overseas
* Students may also visit an international institute to carry out data analysis or theoretical research for a period of several weeks
* The IMPRS offers a series of practical training sessions for "soft skills" in areas such as presentation of scientific results, or the preparation of job applications
* Students participate in at least one international conference and one German research conference or workshop presenting their thesis results
Master of Science
The enrolment fees at the University of Hannover are about 300 EURO/ in Potsdam about 250 EURO per semester (6 months).
Including a semester ticket for public transport in the Hannover area ("Grossraum Hannover")/ in Berlin and Brandenburg
Successful applicants will receive a competitive stipend commensurate with local pay scales.
Research at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is aimed at investigating Einstein's relativity and beyond: mathematics, quantum gravity, astrophysical relativity, gravitational wave astronomy, data analysis and cosmology.