Young Investigators Groups


    With the Helmholtz Young Investigators Groups, the Helmholtz Association fosters the early academic independence of its young researchers and offers them secure career prospects. The programme increases the appeal of the Helmholtz centres among aspiring scientists all over the world.

    Young Investigators Groups in the astroparticle physics

    • Towards the Next-Generation Gamma-Ray Observatory: Astrophysics with the Cherenkov Telescope Array (2010-2015)
      Young Investigators Group Leader: Dr. Gernot Maier
      Research Field: Understand particle acceleration in astrophysical jets, search for dark-matter particles in the Universe, the Cherenkov Telescope Array
      University Partner: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    • Multi-messenger study of point sources of cosmic rays using data from IceCube (2006-2011)
      Young Investigators Group Leader: Dr. Elisa Bernardini
      Research Field: Structure of Matter/ DESY
      University Partner: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin