Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz envisions a training program targeted towards excellent undergraduate students from all over the globe. This 5-week Master Academy offers intensive training on selected topics in fundamental physics, networking and research experience in international collaborations, and social activities.
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Johannes Gutenberg University in the historic town of Mainz, Germany offers a two-year international research-oriented master program in Physics as well as dedicated PhD programs. The major tracks of study are related to the excellent research at JGU in the fields of  Quantum and Atomic, Hadron and Nuclear, Particle and Astroparticle, and Condensed Matter Physics.

The 5 week Academy will acquaint the participants with the scientific contents and prerequisites of graduate studies in physics at JGU. The program is tought in English and consists of introductory lectures, training of problem-solving skills and individual mentoring. In addition, the participants have the opportunity to  work on an individual project within one of the JGU research groups. Participation in the academy can be a first step towards full graduate studies in physics at JGU.

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Scope of the Academy

A dedicated lecture series will review important experimental and theoretical concepts, which form the basis of all advanced studies and physics research at JGU. The lectures will be accompanied by practical training sessions on problem solving. The lectures will continue with an introduction to the major fields of research in:

  • Accelerator and detector technologies

  • Physics from the femto to the Planck scale

  • Quantum technologies

  • Soft materials

  • Spintronics
All participants will gain first-hand insights into the ongoing research activities at JGU by joining a research group in which they can pursue their own scientific projects, supported by individual mentors. The program is complemented by German language courses as well as social and cultural activities, providing the opportunity for networking and interaction with leading scientists and other students from all over the globe.

Selection procedure and time schedule

A committee consisting of international researchers and JGU faculty members will select the participants by December 18. All applicants will be notified of the decision immediately. The educational and scientific program of the Academy will undergo further modifications according to the individual qualifications of the participants. A detailed time schedule will be provided by the beginning of January 2018.
Department of Physics at Mainz University

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Deadline: 15.12.2017

Contact Persons:

Prof. Dr. Lucia Masetti
Tel: +49 6131 3922893

Prof. Dr. Michael Ostrick
Tel: +49 6131 3924085