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.

PhD Topics offered for the 2022 application round. 

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 make an explicit choice of the PhD project, 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 and Star Formation


Stellar Structure and Evolution


Stellar Populations

Thesis topic Thesis supervisor
A Renaissance Study of Open Clusters Henri Boffin

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM