Bachelor thesis with Priv.-Doz. Worek in 2019

 

Lorentz Invariant Phase-Space Integrals - Monte Carlo integration with Weight optimisation

The goal of this bachelor thesis:

  • Generate Monte Carlo points in some phase space of final-state momenta
  • Calculate d = 3n - 4 phase-space integral via Monte Carlo methods
  • Apply results to the real-life calculation (QED)

The student will learn:

  • How to efficiently calculate dLips of momenta of the final state particles
  • Basics of Monte Carlo methods
  • How to reduce a variance of the integrand with e.g. stratified sampling technique, importance sampling techniques, new methods
  • How to use public MC programs like RAMBO, MADGRAPH, etc.

Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of particle physics is required. Can be obtained during the work on the thesis
  • Programming skills are required e.g. in Fortran, C/C++

The Heaviest Particle of the Standard Model - Looking at the Top Quark and its Properties

The goal of this bachelor thesis:

  • Learn how to extract the top quark mass from production rates and differential distributions
  • Understand the main phenomenological features of the top quark pair production at the LHC
  • Examine main experimental and theoretical obstacles for top quark mass determination

The student will learn:

  • How to perform phenomenological analyses for the LHC
  • How to use publicly available Monte Carlo programs

Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of particle physics is required and can be obtained during the work on the thesis
  • Programming skills e.g. in Fortran/C++ that can be easily learned during the time of the thesis