Information for Doctoral Candidates
Doctoral Theses at MPQEach 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.
Associations between the MPQ Divisions and the LMU and TUM
Please refer directly to the scientific division you are interested in.
You can also apply for a doctoral position at the following research groups which are each associated with one of the MPQ divisions (in brackets).
- Antimatter Spectroscopy (Laser Spectroscopy)
- Attosecond Dynamics (Attosecond Physics)
- Attosecond Imaging (Attosecond Physics)
- Quantum Simulations (Quantum Dynamics)
- Ultrafast Quantum Optics (Laser Spectroscopy)
Research SchoolsYou have also the opportunity of applying for a fellowship with one of our Research Schools.
For more information: Research Schools