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 PhD Programme

The Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille of the Aix-Marseille Université /CNRS invites applications for its PhD programme.


This page contains the proposed projects, to be started in October/November 2021.



The Laboratory has major research and training facilities in observational, instrumental and theoretical astronomy, and is a strong participant in space and ground based instrumentation and astronomical surveys.

Positions are available in all the research areas in which the Laboratory is active. These include cosmology and large scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, star formation and interstellar medium, stars and extrasolar planets, solar system and planetary formation, and astronomical optics and instrumentation.

Applicants must have a solid physics background, and a Master degree or equivalent by the time the position is begun. Previous research experience and skills will be important criteria for the selection. The PhD positions are not restricted by nationality.

Working languages in the Laboratory are French and English ; support for French language courses is available (for free).

The fellowships are available for 3 years.

Whatever the project, the application procedure is the following :

  • FIRST : Students interested by one or more projects have to contact the PhD supervisor(s)
  • After discussion, students have to send their application directly to the supervisor(s).
  • Candidates applying to several projects have to specify priorities in their choice.
The deadline for applications was March 15th 2021. Candidates have been selected, do not send applications anymore.

For questions on the procedure and selection process, contact Samuel Boissier at LAM (samuel.boissier_at_lam.fr). For any question on a specific project, contact directly the supervisor.

Projects proposed for a grant from the Doctoral School ED 352

Application package MUST include :

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • 2 letters of recommendation (internship supervisor, formation chair)
  • Copy of diploma
  • Marks and ranking since the first University years

Process : Please contact the supervisor well in advance to get more details about the subject. The Science Council of LAM and the Doctoral School of Aix Marseille University (ED 352) will organise interviews, usually in April/May.
Final selections will be made by ED 352 (usually end of May).
More details will be given here : https://ecole-doctorale-352.univ-am... .
Click the name of the advisor to obtain his or her CV. Some of these projects may have a co-funding. In this case, ED352 will provide the rest of the funding if selected.

Ph. D AdvisorSubject TitleCo-Funding (if any)
Amram "Impact of kinematics on star-formation in external galaxies" OR "Dark matter distribution in galaxies across ages"
Blondin Modeling electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational-wave sources
Boselli The role of the environment on galaxy evolution
Bouret MassivE sTArs at Low metalLICities (METALLIC)
Ciesla Star Formation Histories of galaxies from deep multi-color images
Hugot "CASTLE : the Calar Alto SchmidT-Lemaitre Explorer : Towards science preparation and exploitation
Mousis Etude de l’origine et de la composition chimique des Lunes Galiléennes à partir d’une analyse des données de la mission Juno (NASA) et de modélisations préparatoires à la mission JUICE (ESA).
Pello Cosmic Reionization : The Privileged View of MUSE and the Gravitational Telescope
Russeil Dynamics and star formation in the Galaxy : an extragalactic perspective
Santerne Characterization of transiting exoplanets in the habitable zone
Zamkotsian "Gravitational lensing of galaxy clusters and filaments:simulations and observations with BATMAN"
Projects already fully funded

The funding of these projects is secured. Contact should be made directly with the advisor.

Ph. D Advisor Subject TitleSource of Funding
Cuby Euclid : probing the high-redshift universe at the epoch of re-ionisation CNES/Euclid
Neichel Toward the next generation of tomographic AO assisted instruments :
Self-Learning techniques for system optimization & science exploitation
ONERA, ESO and LAM.
Sauvage Intelligence artificielle pour l’analyse de front d’onde
spatiale embarquée
ONERA


amram_cv.pdf
(PDF 2.4 Mo)
amram_these.pdf
(PDF 300.2 ko)
blondin_cv.pdf
(PDF 250 ko)
blondin_these.pdf
(PDF 216.8 ko)

boselli_cv.pdf
(PDF 113.7 ko)
boselli_these.pdf
(PDF 210.5 ko)
bouret_cv.pdf
(PDF 116.4 ko)
bouret_these.pdf
(PDF 220.3 ko)

ciesla_cv.pdf
(PDF 38.1 ko)
ciesla_these.pdf
(PDF 224.5 ko)
ilbert_cv.pdf
(PDF 1.4 Mo)
epinat_cv.pdf
(PDF 209.8 ko)

hugot_cv.pdf
(PDF 258.5 ko)
hugot_these.pdf
(PDF 308.3 ko)
pello_cv.pdf
(PDF 109.2 ko)
pello_these.pdf
(PDF 165.1 ko)

russeil_cv.pdf
(PDF 26.5 ko)
russeil_these.pdf
(PDF 66.9 ko)
santerne_cv.pdf
(PDF 35.5 ko)
santerne_these.pdf
(PDF 158.3 ko)

schimd_cv.pdf
(PDF 185.2 ko)
zamkotsian_cv.pdf
(PDF 7.6 ko)
zamkotsian_these.pdf
(PDF 500.4 ko)
mousis_these.pdf
(PDF 499.6 ko)

neichel_these.pdf
(PDF 261.4 ko)
sauvage_these.pdf
(PDF 269.9 ko)
neichel_cv.pdf
(PDF 135.8 ko)
mousis_cv.pdf
(PDF 178.5 ko)

cuby_cv.pdf
(PDF 158.5 ko)
cuby_pudlo_these.pdf
(PDF 134 ko)

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