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Doctoral training at ED 127

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News - select upcoming schools & training sessions outside of the doctoral school

Evenement Lieu/Place Date
Conférence "Exobiologie Jeunes Chercheurs" (EJC) CNES, Paris.

18-20 novembre 2019

Deadline Abstract 06/10/2019

Atelier ExoSystèmes Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur de la Rercherche.

28 au 30 janvier 2020

Deadline Abstract  1er décembre 2019

Cloud Academy II

Les Houches

8 – 13 March 2020

First solids and planetesimals: formation conditions and evolution

Les Houches

February 23-28, 2020

Deadline Abstract

December, 1st 2019

New Developments in High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy and outreach to modern applications

Les Houches

May 31st - June 5th 2020

Imagerie sismique de la terre profonde (Barbara Romanowicz)

Collège de France

26 octobre 2019 - 26 novembre 2019

L'époque de la réionisation de l'Univers (Francoise Combe)

Collège de France

02 decembre 2019 - 03 février 2020

Modèles multi-échelles et réseaux de neurones convolutifs (Stephane Mallat)

Collège de France

22 janvier 2020 - 25 mars 2020 

Ecole thématique Mars V Les Houches

3 - 8 mai 2020

Deadline inscription 1er novembre 2019



Doctoral Training Manager

John Carter,
E-mail:   Phone: +33 (0) 1-69-85-85-29
Adress: Office #318, Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Bât 121, Paris-Sud University, 91405 Orsay Cedex

Goal of the doctoral courses

The main goal of the doctoral courses of the ED127 Doctoral School is to provide the PhD students with a complementary training leading to new scientific themes, methods or know-how, or simply in-depth studies of several known concepts in the field of their thesis or in different fields.

The objective is also to promote the PhD thesis as a genuine professional experience in order to support access to employment after the defense, whether within or outside the framework of academic research. This is done through information and reflection about all potential professional horizons.


Content of the training classes

Doctoral training at the Ecole Doctorale 127 consists of 90 hours divided as follows:

   1. Participation to a least one thematic school (typically accounting for 30hrs), on a topic that can be close or not to the PhD subject.

   2. 60 hours of training subdivided as follows:

      -   participation to long modules of 30hrs and short modules of 15hrs proposed by Doctoral School ED127

      -   participating to training modules proposed by other doctoral schools (see list and updates at the end of this page)

      -   participation to courses at the Collège de France

      -   participation to the "Doctoriales" regularly organized by several Universities.

      -   attending classes of a "Master 2" level (or equivalent), differing from those that were followed before as a student

The full list of modules provided by the ED127, as well as a number of links to institutes providing other doctoral training classes is available at the end of this page.

   3. In addition to these 90 training hrs, it is required of PhDs with a French contract to attend a short training class on Ethics in science and/or the scientific method.

PhD students wishing to attend more classes than the 90-hour requirement are free to do so.


Foreign students, contracts, and PhDs partly carried out outside France


Foreign PhD students defending in a French institute/university and/or with a French contract are required to comply with these training requirements.

Should specific needs/constraints arise for recently arrived foreign students, the formation plan may be adapted after discussing with the formation manager.

Equally, should a significant fraction of the PhD be carried out outside of France, or should other training requirements exist from another party involved in the thesis contract, the formation plan can be adapted. In any case, contact the formation manager for more information.



Registration to doctoral classes provided by the ED 127 doctoral school is easy :

- PhD students affiliated to the ED 127 : register on the on-line interface ADUM. Find the 'Formation' tab, then 'Catalog', then select the modules you want. A confirmation email will be sent to you when the inscription phase of a given module is completed.
- PhD students affiliated to other doctoral schools : also register directly on ADUM if the module you want is marked as available to you. In any case, send an email to the doctoral trainer manager stating your Doctoral School. Registration will be possible if the module is not already full, and you will receive a confirmation email from the manager.
Registering to a course mandates their attendance. Only in exceptional circumstances may participation to a course be cancelled. Should it be the case, inform the manager as soon as possible

Additional info:
- PhD students should keep their Formation/training plan updated in their ADUM profile. This will be required in order to defend your thesis.
- It is highly recommended to carry out most of your training sessions during your first two years.
- Registration to ED127 training classes opens at the beginning of each academic year. Registration to schools and training sessions outside the ED127 depends on their own schedule.
- First year PhD students do not have to register to all 90 hours of training sessions and schools at the beginning of the year. It is advised to register for classes over the first 2 years, and sometimes to wait until a school of particular interest pops up over the next 3 years.

List of courses currently provided by the ED 127 (2018-2019)


Lien ADUM Intitulé de la formation Langue Durée (heures) Syllabus Lieu Responsable pedagogique Date de début
235046 Astrophysique Nucléaire FR/ENG 24 PDF Meudon Oertel Micaela 30 mars
235055 Bayesian Statistics ENG 30 PDF Paris Wandelt Benjamin TBA
235054 Histoire des idées en astronomie et en physique à partir de quelques exemples FR 15 PDF Paris Bracco Christian 30 mars
235050 Intelligence artificielle pour l'astrophysique à l'époque du big-data ENG 30   Meudon Huertas Marc 11 mai
235044 L'habitabilité des systèmes planétaires FR 15 PDF Orsay et Guyancourt Szopa Cyril TBA
235047 Description fluide et cinétique des plasmas FR 30 PDF Meudon (CIAS) 25 mai
235049 Cosmology and structure formation at the epoch of deep large scale surveys ENG 30   TBA TBA
235053 Les systèmes du monde des présocratiques à Newton FR 30 PDF Paris Malpangotto Michela 17 fevrier
235056 Préparer l’'après thèse FR 30 PDF Orsay Ollivier Marc TBA
235051 Simulations numériques et calcul haute performance: Applications à l'hydrodynamique pour l'astrophysique FR 30   Saclay Bournaud Frederic 13 jan
235052 Stochastic Processes in Astrophysics and Cosmology ENG 30 PDF Meudon Pier-Stefano  Corasaniti 09 mars



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