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The SFB 676 has been funded by the DFG from 2006 to 2018. The project was completed with a special colloquium in June 2018. A book with the scientific results of the SFB 676 has been published in September 2018.

J. Haller and M. Grefe (eds.), “Particles, Strings and the Early Universe: The Structure of Matter and Space-Time,” Hamburg (2018), DOI: 10.3204/PUBDB-2018-00782.

Many research directions developed within the SFB 676 will be continued within the Cluster of Excellence "Quantum Universe" starting 1 January 2019.

Graduate School (IRTG)

The SFB676 “Particles, Strings and the Early Universe” offers an extensive graduate program for PhD students. This includes lectures and seminars which allow students to specialize in their field of interest. In addition to this an elected Student Council organizes events and schools. This program is complemented by quarterly special lectures as well as annual block schools with local and invited lecturers.

We offer:

  • comprehensive research in theoretical and experimental high energy physics, astroparticle physics, cosmology and mathematical physics
  • integration into specialized research groups
  • training by at least two advisors
  • local workshops, conferences and summer schools
  • travel funds for participation in international scientific events
  • introductory and advanced lectures
  • scientific guest program
  • special support for female scientists and families
  • wide spectrum of additional qualification measures and soft skill training
Who can apply?

  • highly qualified and motivated graduate students
  • applicants with excellent grades, holding a master degree in physics or an equivalent qualification
  • good knowledge of English is requires since teaching and training will be in English
  • female students are particularly encouraged to apply

Application Procedure

In order to apply for a position as PhD student it is necessary to contact a research group in the field of your interest. Please understand that general applications cannot be accepted. For an overview and contact information please refer to the scientific program of the SFB676 and the LEXI, where you can also find the associated principal investigator to whom you may direct your application. In addition you may have a look at the list of advertized open PhD positions.

The preferred way to send your application is by e-mail. Please include a brief statement of motivation and possible research interests as well as a brief CV. Testimonials, certificates and other documents that may support your application can be included as pdf.

Impressum  | last modified 2 Feb 2012