Thesis Topic IMPRS

We list on this page the topics offered by ESO Faculty astronomers to the students interested in the IMPRS on Astrophysics programme.

The topics below were offered for the 2023 application round. New topics for the 2024 application round will be announces by early September 2024.

The deadline to apply for IMPRS PhD positions is November 1 every year for the program starting in September of the following year.

Please remember to explicitly mention your interest in one (or more) of the topic(s) listed on this page in your application.

If the applicant does not want to choose the PhD project explicitly, the applicant is asked to mention the ESO institute. Applications to ESO indicating projects different from those listed on this webpage will not be considered.

Please contact us for general information about doing your PhD at ESO within the IMPRS program.

For detailed information related to the PhD projects offered at ESO, please do not hesitate to contact the Thesis Supervisor.

ESO Garching

Planets' formation, exoplanets

ISM - star formation


Galaxy evolution/formation