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International Max Planck Research School
IMPRS for Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Gravitation, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Gravitation, Cosmology and
Quantum Field Theory addresses fundamental questions about the nature of classical and quantum gravity and its links to the
fundamental constituents of matter. The research is purely theoretical and brings together some of the most exciting challenges
of modern physics and mathematics. The school started operating in January 2016 and replaces the previous IMPRS for Geometric
Analysis, Gravitation and String Theory.
Students enrol in a doctoral program at one of the participating universities. Every student is assigned a thesis advisory
committee (TAC) involving three senior members (including the primary supervisor) representing at least two of the main IMPRS
partner institutions. In addition to their research work students are expected to attend advanced lecture courses and transferable
skill seminars that are offered by the school. Moreover, they are required to present progress reports of their work in regular
intervals at local seminars and an annual excursion. The program and dissertation are in English. The PhD should be completed
within 3 years.