Since October 1st 2005 the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Würzburg has a DFG-funded International Research Training Group entitled "Theoretical Astrophysics and Particle Physics", wherein several grants for PHD studies will be offered.
The established cooperation between the chairs in astronomy, particle physics and computational physics and the section of applied mathematics provides the graduate students with ideal conditions for interdisciplinary studies and research - research that comprises current subjects like dark matter and dark energy, physics of the early-state universe or phenomenology of elementary particles beyond the standard model.
Within the different working groups creative, innovative and even unusual initiatives for the solution of scientific problems shall be encouraged.
Furthermore, the fostering of international competence - by means of extended visits of foreign research facilities and the execution of workshops with international participants - enjoys high priority.
By Dr. Alexander Merle, University of Southampton, UK
"Multi-Wavelength Observations of the high-peaked BL Lacertae objects 1ES1011+496 and 1ES2344+514"
"Neutrinos aus photohadronischen Wechselwirkungen in kosmischen Beschleunigern"
"Muon performance aspects and measurement of the inclusive ZZ production cross section through the four lepton final state with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC"