Open positions for advanced degrees: Master's and PhD's

I have funded positions open for talented students who are interested in pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree in my group.

Group Director

Prof. Eran Palti

Professor Palti received his Bachelor and Masters degree from the University of Oxford, and his Phd from the University of Sussex. He then held an STFC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and a Marie-Curie Fellowship at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. He went on to the University of Heidelberg as a Junior Group Leader, and then to the Max-Planck Institute for Physics in Munich as a Group Leader. He joined Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as faculty in 2019.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Nicolo Petri

Dr. Petri received his Bachelor, Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Milan (Phd advisor was Prof. Klemm). He then went on to postdoctoral positions at Bogazici University and the University of Oviedo, before joining the group in 2022.

Dr. Stefano Andriolo

Dr. Andriolo received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Padua. He went on to do his PhD at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology under the supervision of Prof. Gary Shiu and Prof. Henry Tye. He held a postdoctoral position at KU Leuven, before joining the group in 2021.

Dr. Marco Michel

Dr. Michel received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Technical University of Munich. He went on to do his PhD at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, under the supervision of Prof. Gia Dvali. He has been awarded a Minerva Postdoctoral Fellowship, and has joined the group in 2021.

PhD Students

Asaf Arzi

Asaf received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He joined the group as a PhD student in 2021.

Master’s Students

Omer Elbaz

Omer received his Bachelor degree from Ben-Gurion University. He joined the group as a Master’s student in 2022.

Past Students

Daniel Panea (Master Student 2018-2019)

Thesis:  Testing Swampland Conjectures and the Emergence proposal in a two-parameter Calabi-Yau model

Riko Schadow (Master Student 2017-2018)

Thesis:  Aspects of the Weak Gravity Conjecture

Clemens Vittman (Master Student 2016-2018)

Thesis:  The Axion-Instanton Weak Gravity Conjecture and Scalar Fields 

Florent Baume (Phd Student 2013-2017)

Thesis:  Constraints on Four Dimensional Effective Field Theories From String and F-Theory

Daniel Klaewer (Master Student 2015-2016)


Paul Menczel (Master Student 2014-2015)


Sebastian Schwieger (Master Student 2013-2014)

Thesis:  Aspects of E8 in heterotic F-theory duality

Lukas Hahn (Bachelor Student 2015)

Thesis:  Anomaly Constraints on Hypercharge Flux in F-Theory GUTs

Manuel Brenner (Bachelor Student 2015)

Thesis:  Symmetries, GUTs and Complete Networks

Max Lautsch (Bachelor Student 2014)

Thesis:  Running Couplings in the Standard Model and their Implications to possible Physics beyond the Standard Model