IMPRS-HD softskills week Sept.18-22, 2017 - on time management, creativity, job applications, memory techniques with Kerstin Meyer Ross.

Summerschool 2017 announced:

Compact objects & gravitational waves

Following the last IMPRS call for applications with deadline 2016-11- 22, we received 239 applications.

The 12th generation of IMPRS students have started their PhD studies in September 2016 with the IMPRS seminar 2016/17.

IMPRS-HD extension granted for 2017-2022: After a successful evaluation of IMPRS-HD in June 2015, a further extension was granted by the Max Planck President

25-yrs of Hubble celebration with Peter Zeidler

Hubble celebration image published in collaboration with IMPRS student Peter Zeidler


Welcome to the webpage of the

International Max Planck Research School for  Astronomy and Cosmic Physics
at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD).

IMPRS-HD has been established 2004 and started its academic activities 2005.

Six Heidelberg astronomy-related institutes take part in IMPRS - the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK), the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI), the Landessternwarte (LSW), the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS).

IMPRS-HD aims to offer outstanding research and training opportunities with excellent instrumental, observational, and theoretical research facilities. Research at IMPRS-HD covers a wide range of topics in astronomy and astrophysics.

IMPRS-HD is open for students from all countries and offers fellowships available per year for both international and national students. We invite highly-qualified students who aim for a doctoral degree in the area of astronomy or astrophysics to apply.

Since autumn 2007 IMPRS-HD is an independent part of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics, HGSFP. A poll published 2010 by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) concluded that Heidelberg is Germany's most popular university for international doctoral students.

Dead line for next term (fall 2018) applications was    November 20, 2017.

Interviews will be held during Feb 5-9, 2018

Our next call for applications (for term fall 2019) will be summer 2018 with the deadline in Nov. 2018

Interested? -> Check our application webpage

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