Welcome to the Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA)
The Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA) is the Graduate School associated with the KIT Center Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics KCETA, which bundles experimental and theoretical research and education at the interface between astronomy, astrophysics, elementary particle physics and cosmology. The school was opened in November 2012. KSETA provides the opportunity for optimal training of young doctoral researchers (physicists and engineers) for careers in science and industry through research within international large-scale projects in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics. The school emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach by uniting scientists and students across ten institutes belonging to four faculties. About 50 scientists and 120 PhD students are associated with the School.
KSETA aims to take advantage of a key feature of KIT, the combination of the vivid academic environment of a university with the “big science” infrastructure of a national research center, to attract the best young researchers both among the students trained in our unique KIT environment and from other universities. An important characteristics of the School is the international environment that originates from our leading participations in the AMS, Auger, Belle, Belle-II, CDF, CMS, EDELWEISS, KASCADE and KATRIN collaborations and the large number of foreign scientists in the KIT Center KCETA.
KSETA Doctoral Fellow