Max Planck Institute of
Quantum Optics

P.O.Box 13 27
D-85741 Garching, Germany

Street address:
Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1
D-85748 Garching, Germany

Phone: + 49 (89) 3 29 05 - 0
Fax:    + 49 (89) 3 29 05 - 200

Research Schools

You have also the opportunity of applying for a fellowship with one of our Research Schools.

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Doctoral Theses at MPQ

Each year 20 to 30 physicists are awarded doctorates in the five Divisions of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. On average it takes three to four years to complete a doctorate thesis. We have openings for highly motivated, qualified doctoral students.

The Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics offers students with very good diploma or master´s degree qualifications a unique and internationally oriented research environment in which to work on their doctorate thesis. Doctoral students have access to a wide-ranging academic offering thanks to the Institute´s close association with the two universities in Munich – all five MPQ Directors are either affiliated with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) or the Technische Universität München (TUM) or have their own research groups there. The academic degrees are awarded either by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München or the Technische Universität München, depending on which one the Director in question is allied to.

Please refer directly to the scientific division you are interested in.

Associations between the MPQ Divisions and the LMU and TUM

Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch
Prof. Dr. Theodor W. Hänsch
Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz
Prof. Dr. J. Ignacio Cirac
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rempe

You can also apply for a doctoral position at the following research groups which are each associated with one of the MPQ divisions:

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