The Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Jena offers one Ph.D. scholarship in the frame of the project ALSI (Advanced Laser-writing for Stellar Interferometry – see website.
Goals of the research will be:
- manufacture complex 3D-integrated-optics components for infrared astronomical interferometry,
- participate in the definition of ULI models in infrared materials,
- investigate the chemical-physical origin of the laser-induced modifications of infrared glasses.
Besides enjoying the collaborations with the Max Plank Institute for Astronomy (MPIA-Heidelberg) and the 1st Physics Institute of the University of Cologne, the student will be actively involved into the work of a multi-national consortium of scientists and engineers, grouping the most prominent actors of the Astrophotonic research in Europe.
Application deadline 1. September 2014