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last change 2010, November 02, U. Hanschur
In honour of Karl Schwarzschild 1873 - 1916, former director of the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam, and his significant contributions to the field of astrophysics, in particular optics, stellar physics, stellar dynamics, and general relativity, the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam (AIP) announces the initiation of the Karl Schwarzschild Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme


About Karl Schwarzschild

The Karl Schwarzschild Fellowship will be awarded regularly with an alternating focus on extragalactic and stellar astrophysics. Schwarzschild fellows are identified in a competitive international search. The successful Schwarzschild Fellowship should have received their PhD within the last five years. Schwarzschild Fellowship are expected to carry out an independent research program and to contribute to the scientific life of the AIP including co-supervision of students.
The Fellowship is normally awarded for three years, but may be extended to up to five years. The fellowship provides a competitive salary based on the German public service scale (TV-L E14) and an individual research budget of 20,000 € for three years. The AIP is an equal opportunity employer and as such, considers individuals for employment according to their skills, abilities, and experience. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
The AIP continues the tradition of the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam and the Berlin Observatory. It is located in the beautiful Potsdam/Babelsberg area, at the southwestern border of the Berlin metropolitan area. About 100 scientists work on a variety of astrophysical topics covering the full range from solar physics to cosmology. Potsdam is also the home of the Albert-Einstein Institute for Gravitational Physics, the Physics & Astronomy department of Potsdam University and several other research institutions.
Karl Schwarzschild Fellowship Programme recipients

In 2011: Dr. Francisco Shu Kitaura Joyanes (Extragalactic Astrophysics)

Next Call: Stellar Astrophysics

Postal address

Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz
Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam
An der Sternwarte 16
D-14482 Potsdam