Master thesis

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Do you want to start your Master thesis in fall 2019? At the end of summer term 2019, we will introduce the master thesis topics for winter term 2019 in a meeting. The details will be announced in the relevant lectures.

Master thesis in Particle Physics

Prerequisites:

If you are interested in a Master thesis in theoretical particle physics,
you should have successfully participated in the lecture courses Theory of
Relativity and Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory 1 and 2 including the
problem classes. Participation in the lecture course Relativistic Quantum
Theory (at the bachelor level) is highly recommended.

Topics for a master thesis starting in fall 2019:

Prof. Dr. Michal Czakon:
Perturbative effects in quark fragmentation
Subleading soft/collinear behavior of massive QCD amplitudes and cross sections

Prof. Dr. Robert Harlander:
Impact of the Higgs mass on direct searches for New Physics
The Higgs alignment limit in extended Higgs sectors
Higgs cross sections in SMEFT
Extreme kinematics in Higgs physics
The energy-momentum tensor in scalar QCD
Locally smeared Operator Product Expansions

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Felix Kahlhoefer:
Machine learning for global fits of dark matter models
Dark matter density spikes around primordial black holes
Gravitational waves from dark sector phase transitions

Prof. Dr. Michael Krämer:
Dark sectors at the LHC
Dark matter in cosmic rays
Machine learning: new physics at the LHC
Machine learning: cosmic ray propagation

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Malgorzata Worek:
Top quark backgrounds in production of dark matter in association with tt pairs
Strong Coupling Constant from σttjtt cross section ratios

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Master thesis in Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology

Topics for a master thesis starting in fall 2019:

Prof. Dr. Julien Lesgourgues:
Cosmological tests of exotic physics in the neutrino sector
Cosmological tests of Dark Matter interactions
Cosmological N-body simulations with massive Neutrinos
Developing a likelihood to interpret the Euclid satellite data
Neural Networks in Boltzmann codes
Interpolating cosmological observables
Polarized synchrotron emission from DM annihilation/decay

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Philipp Mertsch:
Gamma-ray halos around pulsar wind nebulae
Dark matter searches in cosmic ray antiprotons
New statistical methods for Galactic diffuse emission

Details on each topic can be found here.

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