Topics for Bachelor and Master students

 

The current main goal in research for JUNO is the simulation of data to determine the sensitivity in different areas of research and the development of readout electronic for the Osiris detector. You should bring interest in particle physics and commitment. Knowledge in C++ , python or hardware are desirable but not necessary for the thesis.

In particular, the group currently offers the following thesis topics (D = detector / hardware, Comp = computing, A = analysis, MC = simulation):

Bachelor Thesis:

  • Pattern recognition in JUNO with and without deep learning (C14) (MC/A)
  • Simulation of the proton decay in JUNO (MC/A)
  • Investigation of the separation power of JUNO for different supernova-models (MC/A)
  • Investigation of neutrino signals from supernova and neutron-star mergers (A/MC)
  • Development and testing of the potting for the intelligent Photomultiplier (D)
  • Waveform reconstruction for the Osiris pre-detector (MC/A/D)
  • Reconstruction of photomultiplier signals with the Firmware of the readout board (FPGA) (D/A)
  • Programming of the Firmware of the readout board (FPGA) (D)

Master Thesis:

  • Simulation of the electronic response of the photomultiplier system (MC/D)
  • Development of the calibration system for Osiris (MC/D)
  • Application of the Double Chooz likelihood analysis on the oszillation measurement in JUNO (MC/A)
  • Particle Identification using Deep Learning Methods (MC/A)
  • Test of the novel VULCAN-chip for handling fast photomultiplier signals (D/A)
  • Simulation, measurement and reconstruction of PMT pulses in the Osiris experiment (DC/D/A)
  • Sensitivity studies of the OSIRIS pre-detector on contaminations of the liquid scintillator for the JUNO experiment (MC/A)

If you are interested, please contact Professor Stahl, Professor Wiebusch or Livia Ludhova.