MGK: Integrated Research Training Group

The CRC ensures top-quality research at an interna- tional level also through the training of the next gen- eration of researchers. Given the great interest of ju- nior researchers in nuclear physics and nuclear astro- physics in Darmstadt, the CRC focuses strongly on excellent doctoral researchers (with 30 positions re- quested for doctoral researchers versus 6 for postdoc- toral researchers). Therefore, in addition to mentoring and promoting junior scientists within the CRC, an Inte- grated Research Training Group (MGK) will provide an enhanced, innovative, and international environment for its doctoral researchers. In the second funding period, we will continue the successfully implemented key measures of MGK:
  • Structured qualification scheme with regular PhD committee meetings
  • Topical Lecture Weeks with outstanding international guest scientists
  • Annual CRC Physics Days with local and external junior scientists
  • Short-term recruitment stipends for incoming external (foreign) students
  • Research Internships for doctoral researchers
The doctoral researchers of the CRC will furthermore have the opportunity to take courses for professional skills provided by the TU Darmstadt Center for Early-Stage Researchers “Ingenium” and also to participate in selected topics of the graduate school HGS-HIRe.

MGK scheme
Typical progress of a 36-month doctoral project starting in the summer semester. The research project (blue) represents its core. Within the first year the doctoral researcher will be offered topical lectures related to her/his project. Later the focus lies more on the project work.


Francesca Bonaiti

Room HIM Building, Staudi
+49 6151 16 +49 6131 3929665

Maximilian Spall

Room S2|14 120
+49 6151 16 23556

Principal Investigators

Hans-Werner Hammer

Room S2|11 106
+49 6151 16 21560

Alexandre Obertelli

Room S2|14 116
+49 6151 16 25851

Verena Spatz

Room S2|01 203
+49 6151 16 20470
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