Quantum Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology Doctoral Positions
The International Max Planck Research School for Quantum Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IMPRS-QD)
About us :
Quantum mechanics is the underlying theory which describes the structure as well as the dynamics of matter. The International Max Planck Research School for Quantum Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IMPRS-QD) is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK), Heidelberg University, the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (MPImF) (all in Heidelberg), and the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research (GSI) in Darmstadt.
Job Description :
The graduate students are trained in all aspects of quantum dynamics with special emphasis on the transition from simple to complex systems. The focus is on the common underlying quantum principles across the various fields, which is the basis of mutual understanding and cross fertilisation between the disciplines. Besides the introductory and advanced level lectures, regular seminars are held. The attendance of workshops and conferences provides the opportunity to PhD students to practice presentational skills and to present significant research results. With its multidisciplinary research and education programme, the school attracts talented and highly motivated students from all over the world
Eligibility Criteria :
Master of Science degree (or equivalent), average grade B+ or better,
Master thesis (or publications in international, refereed journals),
Proof of proficiency in English (if mother tongue is not English or German),
Sound knowledge of Quantum Mechanics (evidenced by course certificates, mark sheets etc.).