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Monday, Nov 14th 2016 Aachen obviously accepted (looking for a postdoc).
Wednesday, Nov 9th 2016 And another two names.
Friday, Nov 4th 2016 Two more names in Berlin
Thursday, Oct 27th 2016 Another name in Berlin
Monday, Oct 24th 2016 Trento offered and accepted
Tuesday, Oct 18th 2016 Shortlist Lattice Humboldt
Thursday, Oct 13th 2016 Shortlist Lattice Humboldt
Tuesday, Aug 16th 2016 Shortlist for a new position in Trento, Bielefeld
Monday, June 27th 2016 Two new positions at DESY (which seems to imply acceptance of the permament position), Lattice W2 at Humboldt
Wednesday, June 8th 2016 Stockholm
Monday, May 30th 2016 Amsterdam short list, DESY new offer, Aachen declined
Monday, May 2nd 2016 Mainz accepted (+ DESY declined?)
Monday, April 18th 2016 Third name in Bielefeld
Thursday, Mar 18th 2016 Second name in Bielefeld
Thursday, Mar 17th 2016 First name in Bielefeld
Friday, Feb 12th 2016 Full short list in Brussels, new job in Amsterdam
Friday, Feb 5th 2016 Mainz again
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.

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)
Offered To:
Francesca Calore (declined)
Philipp Mertsch (accepted)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Tenure track, assistent/associate) [17.3.16]
Short List: (public at
Stefano Frixione
Kalliopi Petraki
Juan Rojo
Markus Schulze
Michael Spannowsky
Humboldt Univ. Berlin (in English) (together with DESY, Lattice W2) [05.08.16]Offered to:
Short List:
Gergely Endrodi (Frankfurt)
Marina Marinkovic (CERN/Trinity)
Michele Della Morte (Odense)
Alberto Ramos (CERN)
Marc Wagner (Frankfurt)
(+ at least three more people which are known to us)
Bielefeld (W1 or W3) ("Only one position will be filled.") [4.1.16]
Short List:
Jacopo Ghiglieri
Vladimir Skokov
Korinna Zapp
Offered to:
"A junior faculty member (AJFM)"
(name known to us)
Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Senior Academic Staff/Tenure Track) [15.12.15]
Short List:
Laura Lopez-Honorez
Mathias Garny
Alberto Mariotti
Chiara Arina
Kai Schmidt-Hoberg
Roberto Franceschini
+ one more person
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 (declined)
Kai Schmidt-Hoberg (accepted)
DESY (2x Junior Staff in Theoretical Physics) [05.08.15]
Short List:
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)
EPFL Lausanne (4 years SNSF professorship)
Offered to:
Alessandro Vichi (accepted)
Mainz (W2) [1.3.2014]
Short List:
Suchita Kulkarni
Giuliano Panico
Pavel Fileviez Perez
Kalliopi Petraki
Michael Rauch
Pedro Schwaller
David Straub
Andreas Weiler
Jure Zupan
(+one more person who asked not to be listed)
Offered to:
Andreas Weiler (declined)
Jure Zupan (declined)
Pedro Schwaller (accepted)
LMU München (W2, 6years/tenure track) [31.5.14]
Short List:
(search cancelled!)
TU München (Staff position in Theoretical Particle Physics, A13/E14) [15.10.15]
Short List:
Fabrizio Caola
NORDITA (Assistant Professor in Theoretical High-Energy Physics, Gravitation or Cosmology) [15.3.2016]
Short List:
Paolo Benincasa
Cynthia Keeler
Mathias Garny
Blaise Gouteraux
Marius de Leeuw
Paolo Panci
Offered to:
Blaise Gouteraux (accepted)
Stockholm (Professor of Cosmoparticle physics) (OKC director) [2.2.2015]
Short List:
Gianfranco Bertone
Celine Boehm
Alexander Kusenko
Hiranya Peiris
Offered to:
Hiranya Peiris (accepted, keeping her position at UCL)
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 (accepted)
Trento (Researcher in Theoretical physics of fundamental interactions, three years contract) [22.5.2016]
Short List:
Sante Carloni
Mariafelicia De Laurentis
Cristiano Germani
Alberto Guffanti
Alessio Marrani
Piero Nicolini
Alessio Notari
Domenico Orlando
Massimiliano Rinaldi
(+one more person)
Offered to:
Massimiliano Rinaldi (accepted)
Utrecht (Associate/Full Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics) [1.8.2014]
Short List:
Offered To:
Thomas Grimm (MPI Munich) (accepted)


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