The Munich School on Neutrinos and Dark Matter is an Integrated Research Training Group within the recently founded SFB1258 Neutrinos and Dark Matter in Astro- and Particle Physics. It is a new international PhD school based at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in collaboration with the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (MPP), Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA), European Southern Observatory (ESO), and the Institut für Hochenergiephysik (HEPHY) der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
We are offering Ph.D. positions in Physics in various experimental as well as theoretical topics on neutrino properties, neutrino astronomy at low and high energies, the particle nature of dark matter, axion searches, and supernovae processes including investigation of stellar matter. We offer participation in running and future experiments like CRESST, FERMI, GERDA/LEGEND, IceCube, IceCube-Gen2, JUNO, KATRIN, SOX, and our local infrastructures, including the Maier-Leibnitz tandem accelerator laboratory.
We are looking for highly qualified and motivated students holding an MSc or equivalent degree in physics or astrophysics. Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include within a single PDF attachment
-your CV including grades of main courses,
-a short research statement about your motivation and research interests,
-one letter of reference (may also be submitted separately by the referee to the same email address).
We will consider applications until the positions will be filled.
PhD opportunities include but are not limited to projects under supervision by M. Agostini and S. Mertens (experiment/sterile neutrinos, data analysis, simulations, global fit, KATRIN, SOX, Borexino), M. Beneke and A. Ibarra (theory/quantum effects in dark matter physics/relic density, indirect and direct detection), B. Garbrecht (theory/particle physics and cosmology), E. Resconi (experiment/GRBs, neutrino astronomy) S. Schönert (experiment/neutrinoless double beta decay (GERDA/LEGEND), direct dark matter search (CRESST)), A. Weiler and R. Frederix (theory/BSM, LHC, collider physics, dark matter, recasting).
SFB1258 is led by the principal investigators M. Agostini (TUM), M.
Beneke (TUM), S. Bishop (TUM), A. Caldwell (MPP), L. Fabbietti (TUM), R. Frederix (TUM), B. Garbrecht (TUM), J. Greiner (MPE), A. Ibarra (TUM) , T. Janka (MPA), B. Majorovits (MPP), S. Mertens (MPP/TUM), L. Oberauer (TUM), P. Padovani (ESO), F. Petricca (MPP), G. Raffelt (MPP), M. Ratz (TUM), E. Resconi (TUM), J. Schieck (HEPHY), S. Schönert (TUM), P. Vaudrevange (TUM), A. Weiler (TUM).