The department offers diploma/master and PhD theses in all fields of planet and star formation.
Observational projects, numerical simulations as well as theoretical investigations can be carried out. Experimental/instrumental topics in the fields of adaptive optics, interferometry, and infra-red space astronomy are also available. Open staff/postdoc positions are listed centrally on the Job Board of the MPIA.
Further information on career opportunities in the department can be found under Study & Career in the section Studying at MPIA:
Very talented and motivated students are encouraged to directly contact Prof. Dr. Henning for the PSF department, and Prof. Dr. Meisenheimer or any other staff member for the GC department. Specially tailored PhD projects can usually be arranged for exceptional candidates. [more]
Undergraduate students interested in writing a Masters or PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy at a later date are encouraged to apply for a mini research project at the institute. [more]