How to Apply?

Bachelor/Master project request

If you are interested in doing your Bachelor or Master thesis in the CAST group (see our research pages), please send us an e-mail request (in German or English) for an appointment with us. If possible, please include the following information:

- First Name

- Last Name

- Degree programme (e.g. Bachelor Physik, or Bachelor-Physik plus Astronomie)

- List of attended astronomical lectures

- Programming skills or attended numerical courses

- Possible starting date of your thesis

- Field of your interest (optionally, short explanation of your motivation)

We usually evaluate all applications within a month and will get in touch with you.

We are looking forward to you! 

Please contact

A. Burkert     (burkert[at] 

K. Dolag       (dolag[at]

C. Alig           (alig[at]

M. Behrendt (behrendt[at]

S. Heigl        (heigl[at]

R. Remus     (rhea[at]

B. Ercolano  (ercolano[at]  

T.  Birnstiel   (birnstiel[at]     

for possible projects.

PhD project request

PhD projects within the framework of numerical astrophysics as carried out by the CAST group (see our research pages) are always available on request. 

Please contact

A. Burkert    (burkert[at] 

K. Dolag      (dolag[at]

B. Ercolano (ercolano[at]  

T. Birnstiel   (birnstiel[at] 

for possible projects. 

Funding for PhD projects can be obtained by applying to the "International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics (IMPRS)", the "Cluster of Excellence for Fundamental Physics (Origin and Structure of the Universe)”, or sometimes by 3rd party funding obtained by individual group members. 

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