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Graduate Academy: The new seminar programme for the summer semester 2019 is online!

For detailed information on all courses and the opportunity to register please check the website.

The Graduate Academy’s course programme kicks off in summer 2019 with the course “Writing Scientific Publications”

Time and Place: 23./24. April 2019, 9am – 5pm

Seminarzentrum D 2, Room 1, Bergheimer Straße 58, Entrance Fehrentzstraße

Tutor: Dr. Christina Schütte, ProSciencia

Former IMPRS student Paola Pinilla receives Sofja Kovalevskaja Award and comes back to MPIA

New call for applications for the PhD program 2019 (Aug.2, 2018).

Please check our application webpage.

Graduate Academy Seminar Program: The seminar programme of the Graduate Academy supports doctoral candidates in developing their skills. More information can be found here.

Summerschool 2018 announced:

Gaia Data & Science

Former IMPRS student Eduardo Banados receives the Otto-Hahn medal (Sept.16, 2016).

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 webpages 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 2019) applications was    November 21, 2018.

    Interviews will held during Feb 18-22, 2019

    Our next call for applications (for term fall 2020) will be summer 2019 with the deadline in Nov. 2019

    Interested? -> Check our application webpage

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