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Prof. Dr. Martin Beneke

Phone
+49 89 289-12371
Room
PH: 3251
E-Mail
mbeneke@ph.tum.de
Links
Page in TUMonline
Group
Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
Job Title
Professorship on Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics

Courses and Dates

Title and Module Assignment
ArtSWSLecturer(s)Dates
Fields, Symmetry and Quantum Phenomena Assigned to modules:
HS 2 Beneke, M. Garbrecht, B. Weiler, A. Tue, 12:00–14:00, PH 3344
Semi-Analytic Methods for the Description of Non-Linear Effects in Cosmology Assigned to modules:
HS 2 Beneke, M.
Assisstants: Garny, M.
Fri, 10:00–12:00, PH 3344
Master's Colloquium This course is not assigned to a module.
KO 2 Beneke, M. Ibarra, A. Weiler, A. Fri, 10:00–12:00, PH 3343
Advanced Seminar on Precision Calculations and Effective Field Theory in High Energy Physics Assigned to modules:
SE 2 Beneke, M. Tue, 16:00–18:00, PH 3343
Revision Course to Fields, Symmetry and Quantum Phenomena Assigned to modules:
RE 2
Responsible/Coordination: Beneke, M.
Revision Course to Semi-Analytic Methods for the Description of Non-Linear Effects in Cosmology Assigned to modules:
RE 2
Responsible/Coordination: Beneke, M.
Current Topics in Particle Physics Theory Assigned to modules:
SE 2 Beneke, M. Garbrecht, B. Ibarra, A. Recksiegel, S. Weiler, A. Thu, 14:00–16:00, PH HS3
Past Weeks Particle Physics Theory Papers on arXiv Assigned to modules:
SE 2 Beneke, M. Wed, 12:00–14:00, PH 3344

Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

Fuzzy Dark Matter: Dunkelmaterie mit Quanteneigenschaften

In this work a conceptionally simple model for the so-called dark matter
will be studied (``fuzzy dark matter''). Fuzzy dark matter possesses
interesting properties and is subject of current research. The model consists
of a scalar field with extremely small mass, such that the de Broglie
wavelength of fuzzy dark matter has a macroscopic size, comparable with
galactic scales. This leads to a flattening of the density profile close to
the galactic centre, in agreement with observations for numerous types of
galaxies. In this project the theoretical foundations of the model are
worked out, and the density profile in a simple setup is determined. Finally,
further potentially observable properties of fuzzy dark matter will be studied.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Martin Beneke
Polarisierte Gravitationswellen

The detection of gravitational waves was one of the biggest scientific
breakthroughs of the past decade. Yet, little is known about the
polarization of these waves. In this thesis, the student should learn the
basic theory of gravitional waves in General Relativity drawing on
analogies with electromagnetic waves. Based on these properties, it will
be analyzed which interferometer configurations and which type bineary
black hole/neutron star merger events are optimal for an accurate
measurement of polarization. The present observational status is reviewed.
Using the available data of the advanced Virgo and LIGO detectors, the
student is expected to perform numerical studies of a few binary-BH events
with respect to their polarization signature.

No prior knowledge of general relativity is required. Learning the basics
of the theory is part of the thesis work.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Martin Beneke
Renormierung in der Quantenmechanik

In this project, however, the ideas renormalization will be studied
different non-relativistic quantum mechanical systems. By analytically
computing observables for scattering processes the student will become
familiar with the basic concepts of perturbation theory, dimensional
regularization, the idea of renormalization as a necessary procedure
to guarantee the predictive power of the theory, and symmetry breaking
through quantum anomalies.

Subsequently the phenomenon of a divergent perturbation series expansion
through renormalons is studied in this non-relativistic quantum mechanical
setup.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Martin Beneke
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