Welcome to the astroparticle working group. Our research is focused on the detection of astrophysical neutrinos with energies ranging from meV to EeV. We work with the IceCube neutrino observatory, a 1 km3 optical detector installed in the ice below the South Pole. We also participate on the next generation of neutrino detectors, including IceCube-Gen2, Hyper-Kamiokande in Japan, PTOLEMY, and a novel type of detector that uses radio antennas to measure ultra-high-energy neutrinos (with detectors installed on the Ross Ice Shelf, the South Pole and Greenland). We offer a broad range of Master/Bachelor projects in the areas of AI/deep-learning, physics and sensitivity studies, data analysis, MC simulations, hardware development and calibration measurements.
If you are interested in joining our group, contact Erin O'Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Christian Glaser (email@example.com), Carlos Perez de los Heros (firstname.lastname@example.org), Olga Botner (email@example.com) or Allan Hallgren (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Below you can get an overview of the variety of projects we are offering, or just contact us for an in person discussion. We offer both short and more involved projects at the Bachelor and Master's level.
State-of-the-art deep learning methods can be applied to many physics problems and often outperform previous approaches. For example, we apply deep learning to extract the neutrino properties from the short radio pulses measured with a radio detector for ultra-high-energy neutrinos.
Read more about possible projects here: AI/Deep Learning Project ideas
Physics and Sensitivity Studies
In order to fully realize the potential of our current detectors, and to look toward the future, we can study the sensitivity of our experiments to new theories and determine the reach for next-generation detectors to measure exciting results. These projects will focus on our latest research into the fields of supernovae, beyond standard model physics, and high energy neutrino astrophysics.
Data analysis and MC simulations
Interested in the analysis of experimental data? Or the precise simulation of the expected measurement signals?
You can get an overview of possible projects here: Data analysis and MC simulations projects
Developing, building and calibrating hardware is the foundation of every physics experiment. Our group is involved in the hardware development of radio neutrino detectors. E.g. in collaboration with the engineering department, we develop a novel wind turbine that can be used at the South Pole to power autonomous radio detector stations.
Find out more here: Hardware project ideas