Quantitative Spectroscopy in Astrophysics
Natural SciencesPhysical sciences

The Leibniz Graduate School for Quantitative Spectroscopy in Astrophysics is a collaborative project between the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Institute for Physics and Astronomy at Universität Potsdam (UP). It is embedded in the framework of AIP, UP, and DESY/ Zeuthen for structured doctoral training in Astrophysics.


The Graduate School is the only program in the Berlin/Potsdam region with a focus on astrophysical research. It provides an integrative environment for young scientists, promoting the application of spectroscopic methods to cutting-edge astrophysical research topics from solar physics, via stellar and extragalactic research, to cosmology. The quantitative comparison of observations with theoretical models is essential to advance the physical understanding of cosmic objects. Two key components are special internships:

  • A summer research fellowship program invites (international) undergraduate students to work with doctoral candidates on a well-defined aspect of their research projects.
  • Doctoral candidates work with senior scientists at institutions outside of Germany, who can add expertise to the thesis projects.

The overall goal of the Graduate School is to help educate the next generation of young scientists to meet the upcoming challenges within academia and industry.

programme Prof. Dr Carsten Denker Prof. Dr Philipp Richter Dr Adriane Liermann

Quantitative Spectroscopy, Astrophysics, solar physics, stellar research, extragalactic research, cosmology

Contact Information

Prof. Dr Carsten Denker
Prof. Dr Philipp Richter
Dr Adriane Liermann
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam
+49 (0)331 749 92 88
calls and deadlines vary
Universität Potsdam