The Toruń Astrophysics / Physics Summer Program - TAPS 2019

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Course 4 weeks Toruń, Poland

Uploaded 1 Apr 2019

Job Description

TAPS 2019

The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, is pleased to welcome applications for the 3rd edition of the TAPS program. TAPS is an opportunity for students interested in physics or astrophysics to lead a 4-week-long summer research project in one of the following areas:

  • Molecular Astrophysics
  • Interstellar spectroscopy
  • Photopolarimetric observations
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Density Functional Theory
  • Positron Physics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Light-Matter Interactions
  • Quantum Communication
  • Quantum Entanglement
  • Cavity ring-down spectroscopy
  • Physics of scintillators
  • Plasmonic Networks
  • Graphene Plasmonics
  • Hybrid Nanostructures
  • Optical Atomic Clocks and Dark Matter
  • Molecular Modelling of Biomolecules
  • Photothermal Infrared Radiometry and superlattices

For each participant we will offer the student housing in Toruń and a daily allowance of 50 PLN (~12 euro), which are more than sufficient to cover the living costs during the stay in Poland.


The main component of the summer program is an active participation in the selected astrophysics / physics research project offered by the staff members of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, please see the topics and their descriptions below. Interested students are welcome to contact possible advisors for more details concerning the foreseen projects and discuss the dates that the project could be undertaken.

See the list of topics and advisors.

Apart from the projects, once a week we will organise an invited lecture and a lunch or dinner for the entire group. We will also offer short trips / sightseeing in the Toruń area on selected weekends. All students will be asked to give 15-minute presentations about the results of their projects at the end of their stay in Toruń.

Person Specification

Advanced undergraduate & PhD students from all countries are encouraged to send applications for the summer program before April 23rd, 2019, 14:00 CET - for details, see *application*.

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