Doctoral School Astronomy and Astrophysics for Paris Area

Doctoral School Astronomy and Astrophysics for Paris Area

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The doctoral school

The Doctoral School offers physics and mathematics students training in the broad interdisciplinary field of Astronomy and Astrophysics through all of its methods of observation, measurement and computation. The subject area continues to grow every year, covering planets to cosmology, using a wide variety of advanced tools preparing for next generation instruments.

The programme prepares students for all activities in research and related fields, and also for teaching, various cutting edge industries, computer science, instrumentation, communications and other fields.

Each year, about 50 new students come from all over the word and a large number of Master degrees to begin a PhD in one of our laboratories within the Paris area. Grants from a variety of sources ensure that all students can finance their doctoral studies.

See the ADUM Id of the doctoral school.

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  • March 26th, 2020: The deadline for application to CNES PhD fellowships is postponed to April : link
  • March 17th, 2020: The deadline for applying to the Doctoral School is always April 23rd, 2020. For this step, your marks, grades and motivation letters are essential, not the interships or Master Thesis. The dates of the jury meeting are not, for the moment, moved. However, a backup week from 6 to 10 July is scheduled for the interviews.
  • December 8th: Congratulations to Camille Gennet (AIM) and Eduardo Vitral (IAP) elected PhD student representatives for two years. Great thanks to Nicolas Dagoneau and Elena Bellomi for their service to the doctoral school.
  • December 4th: The 2020 Elbereth conference will take place on February 26th-18th at IAP.
  • November 25th: The PhD advisors are invited to submit their PhD projects from their ADUM account before February 2nd.
  • October 11th: Congratulations to Océane Barraud and Nicolas Oudart, first and second prize of the contest my thesis in 5 minutes from the French Association for Astronomy
  • September 1st, 2019: Registration at PSL University are now done online only. PhD students must fill in their registration on ADUM, PhD advisors and Lab Heads validate on ADUM only. No more papers to be signed.