Welcome to the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology Graduate and Postgraduate program. We aim to attract to Zurich the most promising young scientists from across the world. Our programs offer a comprehensive and challenging education that allows our students to develop into tomorrow's leaders, and a research environment that is second to none.
The doctoral program in astrophysics is focused on carrying out original research and is completed within three to four years (full-time). Research topics range from the formation of planets, stars and galaxies, to understanding the large scale structure of the universe, dark matter and dark energy. The program includes a curricular part for which doctoral students must obtain at least 12 ECTS credits. These can be obtained in a variety of ways, such as by attending graduate schools, giving talks at conferences or by attending advanced lectures. Appropriate lecture courses will be chosen by the PhD advisor together with the doctoral student. Doctoral students attend weekly research seminars, the “astrophysics journal club” and “astrophysical thinking”.
Open PhD positions are advertised <<here>>.
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