- IMPRS HD
“Welcome to Heidelberg” event and reception - October, 24th, 4pm – 6.30pm, Marsilius-Kolleg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.1, 69120 Heidelberg (Lecture hall and lounge in the ground floor)
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.
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
Working on top of the LINC-NIRVANA bench
Pepraring the LINC-NIRVANA Ground Layer Wavefront Sensor
Exploring the Tarantula Nebula
Some little theory
Welcome seminar for the new student generation
Tree climbing during an IMPRS retreat
Discussing data reduction
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