The competition for the PhD positions was extremely high and the standards of talks and interviews were indeed outstanding. Congratulations, once again, to all of the participants.
We have made our decision on the basis of individual quality, personality and, notably, the fit with our existing groups and outstanding needs. Furthermore, we took into account if and how the selected people might profit from one another in the DK program.
We are happy to offer the positions to (in alphabetical order):
Sarah Deventer, Alex Munteanu, Mark O'Hara, Andrius Pasukonis, Stephanie Rathier, Stephan Reber and Ann Smet; David Prichard has withdrawn his application.