ANGLES is a Marie Curie Research Training Network supported by the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme. The network contract (MRTN-CT-2003-505183) was concluded between the European Commission and consortium on 1st April 2004 with duration of 48 months. ANGLES is co-ordinated by Ian Browne of the University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank Observatory (JBO). In total ANGLES is made up of 14 institutes in seven countries, five of these within the EU plus one each in the United States and China.

More information on the institutes that comprise the ANGLES network, including contact details and individual internet pages, can be found on the ANGLES Partners page.


The research focus of the network is on using gravitational lensing studies to try and understand the mass distributions and internal dynamics of galaxies. The collaborations formed by ANGLES bring together researchers the world over each contributing expertise in a variety of fields, both observational and theoretical. More details of the ANGLES research program is available at the ANGLES www pages of the individual partners or on the ANGLES Objectives page.


The network is funded for a period of four years from April 1, 2004 and will fund seven PhD positions and six postdoc positions at very competitive stipends/salaries. For full details see the ANGLES PhD and Postdoc pages or contact Ian Browne (


As part of its training programme ANGLES will organize Network Schools on a variety of topics relevant to modern gravitational lens research. In addition to the schools there will also be annual Workshops in which the network scientific results will be presented. Generous funding is available for networking and for secondments of network members to other ANGLES institutes. More details can be found on the ANGLES Meetings page.

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