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Thursday, Feb 4th 2016 Brussels short list
Tuesday, Feb 2nd 2016 Offer at DESY, interview in Munich. Also,
a general rant about the employment prospects in theoretical physics.
Wednesday, Dec 16th 2015 Munich W2 cancelled, Geneva offered and accepted.
Tuesday, Dec 15th 2015 Mainz declined and re-offered (again).
Friday, Dec 4th 2015 DESY shortlist.
Friday, Nov 13th 2015 New position in Brussels.
Friday, Nov 6th 2015 New position in Bielefeld.
Tuesday, Oct 20th 2015 Offers for two jobs in Stockholm, short list in Aachen.
Wednesday, Oct 14th 2015 Corrected DESY job description.
Tuesday, Sep 22nd 2015 Stockholm shortlists, Utrecht accepted.
Wednesday, Sep 2nd 2015 Rest of the Dortmund shortlist, new staff position at TU Munich, new job at DESY.
Tuesday, July 28th 2015 W1 in Dortmund offered. Cleanup (old data in the archive).
Wednesday, July 8th 2015 Aachen W2 offered and accepted.
Monday, June 15th 2015 New tenure track position in Aachen, offer in Mainz.
Monday, Apr 13th 2015 Offer in Utrecht, Karlsruhe Astro accepted.
Tuesday, Mar 31th 2015 Positions at DESY, NBI and TUM filled.
Tuesday, Apr 7th 2015 Siegen offered and accepted, NBI correction.
Monday, Jan 19th 2015 Two new positions in Stockholm
Wednesday, Jan 7th 2015 Happy New Year!
Thursday, Dec 18th 2014 Aachen (W1) accepted, short list in Geneva.
Tuesday, Dec 9th 2014 We are now testing an RSS feed of this page.
Monday, Dec 8th 2014 Hamburg (W3) offered and accepted. Aachen (W1) offered.
Friday, November 28th 2014 Mainz W3 accepted, (and consequently) TUM declined
Monday, October 27th 2014 Aachen W3 accepted
Tuesday, October 21st 2014 Shortlist Stavanger, 2013 NBI position filled

Aachen (W3, Theoretical Astrophysics) [28.2.14]
Short List:
Michael Kachelriess (University of Trondheim)
Karl Mannheim (University of Wuerzburg)
Anupam Mazumdar (Lancaster University)
Werner Rodejohann (MPI Heidelberg)
Julien Lesgourgues (EPFL & CERN)
(+ two more people who do not want to be named)
Offered To:
Julien Lesgourgues (accepted)
Aachen (W2, Theoretical Particle Physics) [31.3.14]
Short List:
Farvah Mahmoudi
Johannes Henn
Michael Spannowsky
(+three more persons who have asked not to be named)
Offered To:
Robert Harlander (accepted)
Aachen (W1, Theoretical Particle Physics, without tenure) [31.3.14]
Short List:
Julien Baglio
Lorenzo Basso
Felix Brummer
Claudia Hagedorn
Jamie Tattersall
Offered To:
Jamie Tattersall (accepted)
Aachen (W1, Theoretical Astroparticle Physics, with tenure to W2) [30.6.15]
Short List:
Matthias Garny (CERN)
Philipp Mertsch (SLAC)
Markus Ahlers (University Wisconsin, Madison)
Miguel Pato (University Stockholm)
Francesca Calore (GRAPPA, University Amsterdam)
Andrew Taylor (Dublin University)
Mattia Fornasa (GRAPPA, University Amsterdam)
(+ 1 more person)
Humboldt Univ. Berlin (DESY funded professorship)
Short List:
Offered to:
Bielefeld (W1 or W3) ("Only one position will be filled.") [4.1.16]
Short List:
Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Senior Academic Staff/Tenure Track) [15.12.15]
Short List:
K. Schmidt-Hoberg
Pavel Fileviez Perez
+5 more people known to us. If you are one of these 5 and
do not want to see your name here, please tell us ASAP!
CERN (5 years) [1.4.14]
Short List:

NBI Copenhagen (Associate professorship in Theoretical Particle Physics) [2.11.14]
Short List:
Troels Harmark
Emil Bjerrum-Bohr
Kim Splittorff
Guido Festuccia
Simon Caron-Huot
Daniel Grumiller
Offered to:
Emil Bjerrum-Bohr (accepted)
Troels Harmark (accepted)
DESY (Collider Phenomenology, Senior) [25.10.15]
Short List:
Y. Kats
H. Rzehak
K. Sakurai
K. Schmidt-Hoberg
P. Schwaller
F. Staub
(+3 more people known to us)
Offered to:
Pedro Schwaller
Dortmund (W1) [?]
Short List:
Joachim Brod
Martin Jung
Florian Goertz
Katrin Gemmler
Offered to:
Joachim Brod
Geneva (mathematically oriented [field] theorist, not necessarily condensed matter) [31.3.14]
Short List:
Valentina Forini
Dmitri Ivanov
Andreas Karch
Susanne Reffert
Julian Sonner
Alberto Zafferoni
(+one more person)
Offered to:
Julian Sonner (accepted)
Leuven (Strings, assistant-full prof. dep. on candidate) [6/13.3.14]
Short List:
Nikolay Bobev
Monica Guica
Offered To:
Nikolay Bobev (Perimeter Inst.) (accepted)
Lyon (Assistant Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics) [10.3.14]
Short List:
1. Guido Festuccia
2. Stefan Hohenegger
3. Davide Cassani
4. David Andriot

Offered To:
Guido Festuccia (declined)
Stefan Hohenegger (accepted)
Mainz (W2) [1.3.2014]
Short List:
Suchita Kulkarni
Giuliano Panico
Kalliopi Petraki
Michael Rauch
Pedro Schwaller
David Straub
Andreas Weiler
Jure Zupan
(+two more persons who asked not to be listed)
Offered to:
Andreas Weiler (declined)
Jure Zupan (declined)
Pedro Schwaller
Mainz (W3) [31.3.2014]
Short List:
Burkhard Eden (Humboldt U)
Johanna Erdmenger (Max Planck München)
Valentina Forini (Humboldt U.)
Stefan Fredenhagen (Albert Einstein Institute - Max Planck Golm)
Johannes Henn (IAS Princeton)
Jörg Teschner (DESY Hamburg)
(+one more person)
Offered to:
Johannes Henn (accepted)
LMU München (W2, 6years/tenure track) [31.5.14]
Short List:
(search cancelled!)
TU München (W3, Associate Professor) [10.10.13]
Short List:
Pierpaolo Mastrolia (MPI Munich)
Margarete Muehlleitner (KIT Karlsruhe)
Jure Zupan
Michael Spannowsky
Andi Weiler
Roberto Pittau
Johannes Henn (IAS Princeton)
(+at least one more person)
Offered to:
Johannes Henn (declined)
Andreas Weiler (accepted)
TU München (Staff position in Theoretical Particle Physics, A13/E14) [15.10.15]
Short List:
Fabrizio Caola
Stavanger (Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics) [?]
Short List:
1) Gerasimos Rigopoulos
2) Aleski Kurkela
3) Chiara Arina
4) Tomas Brauner
5) Rhiannon Gwyn
Offered to:
Stockholm (Professor of Cosmoparticle physics) (OKC director) [2.2.2015]
Short List:
Gianfranco Bertone
Celine Boehm
Alexander Kusenko
Hiranya Peiris
Offered to:
Hiranya Peiris
Stockholm (Assistant Professor in Theoretical Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology) [16.3.2015]
Short List:
Jennifer Gaskins
Michael Gustafsson
Paolo Panci
Douglas Spolyar
Offered to:
Douglas Spolyar
Utrecht (Associate/Full Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics) [1.8.2014]
Short List:
Offered To:
Thomas Grimm (MPI Munich) (accepted)
Zürich (Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology, "Senior") [30.9.2014]
Short List:


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