Possible IceCube Theses

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Detector development

  • Development of imaging air-Cherenkov Telescopes (IceAct) for the measurement of air showers at the surface
  • Development of test stands and test of optical sensors for the IceCube upgrade
  • Development of acoustic sensors for improving IceCube’s calibration and extending the neutrino measurements

Analysis and methods

  • Anisotropy studies of registered neutrino events
  • Investigation of high-energy neutrinos
  • Test studies on the efficiency of data selection at the South Pole
  • Development and testing of new analysis and reconstruction algorithms

Other topics by arrangement

  • Literature research
  • Simulation studies
  • Theoretical work
  • etc ...

Examples of possible Bachelor's theses in 2019 are (detector development (D), analysis (A), Monte-Carlo (M), computing (C), theory (T)):

  1. IceAct: Inbetriebnahme der 61 Pixel Kamera und Messung von Testdaten (D)
  2. IceAct: Analyse der 2018/2019 Daten vom Südpol (Luftschauer) (A/D)
  3. IceAct: Test eines neuen Daten-Erfassungssystems (D)
  4. IceCube: Tests für ein akustisches Positioning System für das neue mDOM (D)
  5. IceCube: Aufbau und Test eines PMT Messplatzes (D)
  6. IceCube: Verbesserung der IceCube Rekonstruktion mit Machine-Learning (A/C)
  7. IceCube: Test von Rekonstruktionsverfahren über die Messung des Mondschattens (A/C)
  8. IceCube: Messung von Ankunftszeiten früher Photonen in Photomultipliern mit Hilfe von Standard Lichtquellen im Eis (A/D)
  9. IceCube: Erforschung der Eiseigenschaften mit Simulationen von Lichtquellen (M/D)
  10. IceCube: Neutrino-Meteorologie: Berechnungen von globalen Wetterdaten und atmosphärischem Neutrinofluss sowie Test hadronischer Wechselwirkungsmodelle (A/T)
  11. IceCube: Untersuchung verbesserter Qualitätsvariablen in der Datenselektion (M/D)

Examples of possible Master's theses in 2018 (detector development (D), analysis (A), Monte-Carlo (M), computing (C), theory (T), unblinding (U)):

  1. IceAct: Event-reconstruction with Machine Learning (A/M/C)
  2. IceAct: Improvement of detector simulation and comparison to experimental data (A/M/C)
  3. IceAct: Simulation and optimization of the IceAct array (A/M/C)
  4. IceAct: Measurement of the Cosmic Ray composition (D/A)
  5. IceAct: Analysis of the 2018/2019 South Pole data (D/A)
  6. IceAct: Development of a new data acquisition system for IceAct and construction of new telescopes (D/A)
  7. IceCube: Search for slowly moving particles (monopoles and Q-Balls) in IceCube (A/M/U)
  8. IceCube: Optimization of the angular reconstruction of neutrino events and the efficient estimation of the reconstruction error (A/M/C)
  9. IceCube: Measurement of the neutrino to anti-neutrino ratio in the atmospheric neutrino flux by reconstructing their interaction inelasticity (A/M)
  10. IceCube: Development of an acoustic positioning system for the new mDOM (D)
  11. IceCube: Seasonal variation of atmospheric neutrinos and correlation with climate data (A)
  12. IceCube: Observation of the shadow of the moon in Cosmic Rays, search for the sun-excess and -shadow at high energies. Calibration of the angular resolution (A/M/U)
  13. IceCube: Search for correlations of high-energy neutrino events with cosmic source-catalogs (infrared, radio) (A)

Examples of completed theses in recent years can be found here.