Graduate School “Symmetry Breaking”

DFG Research Training Group 1581 

The Graduate School Symmetry Breaking in Fundamental Interactions at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz offers an international PhD program, which focuses on graduate training through excellence in research in the fields of elementary particle physics, hadron physics, atomic physics, and nuclear chemistry. Scientists from the Institutes of Physics and Nuclear Physics have joined in an interdisciplinary effort to study the role of symmetries and symmetry breaking in fundamental physics on all energy and length scales, using a variety of experimental and theoretical methods.

Graduate students will be part of research groups pursuing cutting-edge research in various areas of fundamental physics. Particular focus is given to a well-balanced program of graduate-level courses in theoretical and experimental physics, covering all aspects of fundamental physics. Students can apply for research and travel grants to pursue own research goals.