The project(s) will be directly involved in GEO600's main commissioning goals. Possibilities include upgrades to the detector or detector subsystems which help to increase its sensitivity to gravitational waves or to improve its stability, or hunting various forms of noise or transient behavior in the detector.

The dates of the project are completely flexible and can be discussed on a case-to-case basis. The Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) in Hannover, located near the GEO600 site, will provide travel costs to and from the AEI originating from the student's home institution and all basic living expenses (room and board) for the duration of the project. Upon successful completion of the project, outstanding students will be considered for graduate studies at AEI.

For applications we would like a curriculum vitae including prior coursework. We would also like to have a statement of purpose which discusses the applicant's current career goals in addition to prior laboratory or technical experience and how they have contributed to the stated goals. Please also provide contact information and references. Students with previous experience in electronics would have an easier time making an impact so we will take this into consideration but it is by no means a requirement.

Application material (including CV, statement of purpose and a list of references) should be e-mailed to aei.intern at The deadline for applications is February 29 and we will announce awards by April 1.

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