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Two PhD positions in theoretical astroparticle physics

at the Institute of Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TTK) at RWTH Aachen

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Sunday, May 15, 2022


RWTH Aachen University

The Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (TTK) at the RWTH Aachen University invites applications for two three-year PhD position in theoretical astroparticle physics (at 75% of the salary level E13 TVL).

The selected candidates will join the group of Prof. Philipp Mertsch to work on one of the following projects: the modelling of diffuse Galactic emission, with a view to interpreting existing and upcoming observations (e.g. LHAASO, SWGO and IceCube); or the development of statistical techniques from information field theory (IFT) for reconstruction of cosmic ray and gas densities in the Galaxy. The work will be undertaken in collaboration with researchers in Garching, Innsbruck, L'Aquila and Valencia and there will be opportunity for regular research visits. In addition, the students will be able to profit from the diverse and intellectually stimulating environment in physic at RWTH Aachen University, with active research efforts in theoretical particle physics and cosmology as well as experimental astroparticle physics (AMS-02, IceCube and Auger). The expected starting date is in autumn 2022, but other dates can be considered.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a summary of academic records and a letter of motivation (in a single pdf file). Applications should be sent to the following email address:

before 15 May 2022. In the subject field, please include the words 'astroparticle 2022' and your family name (e.g.: 'application astroparticle 2022 Zwicky'). In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.


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