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The following list gives an overview of possible topics for state examinations, diploma/master theses and PhD theses in the high-energy physics group. For questions please contact Prof. A. Quadt and Prof. M. Klute.

Research topics:

 

A short description of the research topics can be found here:

 


 

Topics for state examinations ("Staatsexamensarbeiten")

  • Development and documentation of an experimental setup for the electronics lab course.
  • Development and documentation of an experimental setup for advanced lab courses.
  • Development and documentation of an experimental setup for the bachelor lab course "Cosmic myons" using scintillators.
  • Test and comparison of modern numerical methods in high energy physics analysis tools.

 

Topics for diploma and master theses (software / data analysis):

  • ATLAS Monte Carlo generators: implementation, verification and intercomparisons.

  • SUSY particles as dark matter candidates: Inverse problem studies
    • Studies for neutralino/slepton mass measurements at ATLAS.
    • Studies for SUSY-parameter extractions at ATLAS.
  • SUSY background studies.

 

  • Forward jet tagging studies in Higgs events at ATLAS.
  • Central "jet" veto studies in Higgs events at ATLAS.
  • Tau-tagging at ATLAS.
  • B-jet veto studies at ATLAS.
  • B-tagging studies at ATLAS.
  • Studies for Higgs boson mass measurements at ATLAS.
  • Studies for Higgs boson coupling measurements at ATLAS.

 

  • Studies of the energy resolution of jets in top decays (transfer functions).
  • Studies of top quark pair topologies using a likelihood method.
  • Studies of the jet energy scale of light and b jets in top decays.
  • Studies of background processes to top quark pairs.
  • Development of statistical analysis tools for the study of top quark properties.
  • Object studies in top decays.

 

  • Measurement of top quark spin correlations in the ttbar->dilepton final state at the Tevatron (D0 experiment).

 

  • Development of quantitative procedures for high-level trigger studies in ATLAS.
  • Commissioning studies for the ATLAS pixel detector.

 

  • Measurement of the top quark mass.
  • W-helicity studies in ttbar events (electroweak coupling of the top quark).
  • Studies of ttbar+j and ttbar+jj events.

 

  • Measurement of the top quark charge (ttbar+gamma and jet-charge techniques.
  • Studies of possible stop admixtures top events.
  • ttbar production cross-section measurements.
  • Measurement of top quark spin correlations in the ttbar events.
  • Measurement of narrow resonances X->ttbar at ATLAS.

 

  • High-level trigger monitoring.
  • High-level trigger studies for the forward jet trigger.
  • High-level trigger studies for MET.
  • High-level trigger strategies for qqH events at ATLAS.
  • Tau-tagging with the high-level trigger at ATLAS.
  • Muon-tagging with the high-level trigger at ATLAS.
  • Electron-tagging with the high-level trigger at ATLAS.

 

Topics for diploma and master theses (grid computing):

  • Development and operation of tools for the Göttingen grid cluster.

 

Topics for diploma and master theses (hardware / detector development):

  • Development of concepts for capacitive coupling readout for pixels in serial powering mode using optical links.
  • Measurements with an ATLAS pixel test chip in serial powering mode (FE-I4 test chip).

 

Topics for PhD theses (software / data analysis):

  • SUSY particles as dark matter candidates -> Inclusive SUSY Searches:
    • Search for the Lightest Supersymmetric Particle at ATLAS (likesign dilepton channel).
  • SUSY particles as dark matter candidates -> Exclusive SUSY Searches:
    • Search for Di-lepton SUSY Signatures at ATLAS.

  • Studies for measurements of top properties: mass, charge, spin correlation, cross-section, W-helicity.
  • Studies of ttbar+jets events as test of QCD and background in Higgs searches.
  • Detector and physics commissioning with ttbar events as standard candle.
  • ttbar production cross-section measurements.
  • Studies for searches for ttbar production via resonances.
  • Studies of possible stop admixtures in ttbar->lepton+jets events at ATLAS.
 
  • Searches for the Higgs Boson with qqH -> qq tautau events (semileptonic channel) at ATLAS.
  • Searches for the Higgs Boson with qqH -> qq tautau events (di-lepton channel) at ATLAS.
  • Searches for the Higgs Boson in Supersymmetric Models with bbH -> bb tautau events (semileptonic channel) at ATLAS.
  • Searches for the Higgs Boson in Supersymmetric Models with bbH -> bb tautau events (di-lepton channel) at ATLAS.

 

  • Development of quantitative procedures for high-level trigger studies in ATLAS.
  • High-level trigger studies for the forward jet trigger/jet ID at ATLAS.
  • High-level trigger studies for MET/MET-ID at ATLAS.
  • High-level trigger studies for electrons and photons/electrons ID at ATLAS.

 

  • QCD studies (alpha_s and PDF global fits) using jet, photon and weak boson data from hadron colliders.

 

Topics for PhD theses (grid computing):

  • Development and operation of a federated Tier 2/3 grid computing center.
  • Development of virtualization techniques in grid computing.

 

Topics for PhD theses (hardware / detector development):

  • Installation and programming of a USB-based test system for the  ATLAS pixel detector and transfer to the new pixel read out electornics for SLHC.
  • Characterization of new read out electronics for SLHC pixel detectors (chip test, module tests, irradiation).
  • Test beam measurements with pixel modules for the SLHC.
  • Commissioning of the ATLAS pixel detector.
  • Development of a tracking detector for the ILC.
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