Call opens for applications to IMPRS-UFAST

Applications invited for outstanding collaborative graduate school

September 25, 2019

Ultrafast light sources, outstanding supervision and pioneering research – those are just three of the reasons why PhD students from around the world enroll in the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST). The school specializes in studying the interplay between the structure and dynamics of matter, using ultrafast imaging and sophisticated theoretical approaches.

IMPRS-UFAST fellows at a seminar

The call for PhD applications (2019/20) at the IMPRS-UFAST is now open. You can apply for this exciting international program until 2 December 2019.

Thirteen interdisciplinary research projects are on offer, with topics including the theoretical and experimental aspects of condensed matter, accelerator-based light-sources, coherent imaging, molecular imaging and atomically resolved dynamics as well as extreme timescale spectroscopy, ultrafast optics and X-ray science. 

IMPRS-UFAST offers a unique research environment at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) in Hamburg, amidst some of the world’s brightest, fastest light sources. These include the European XFEL and the Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron (DESY) as well as the laser laboratories of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD). The school is surrounded by an outstanding scientific infrastructure.

The graduate school is run jointly by the MPSD, DESY, the European XFEL and the Universität Hamburg. Thanks to this collaborative model, IMPRS-UFAST fellows gain access to more than 30 PIs who are renowned experts in their fields. Degrees are conferred by the Universität Hamburg.

Coordinator Neda Lotfiomran says: “IMPRS-UFAST is an outstanding PhD program of excellence. You work with powerful 4thgeneration light sources and internationally renowned scientists from four world-class institutions in a city which is a global leader in light sources research. We look forward to receiving your application!”

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