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Prof. Dr. Alejandro Ibarra

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Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
Job Title
Professorship on Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
Consultation Hour
Termine bitte nach vorheriger Absprache mit Frau Karin Ramm, Tel.: 089/289-12350

Courses and Dates

Title and Module Assignment
Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics 1
eLearning course
Assigned to modules:
VO 4 Fierlinger, P. Ibarra, A. Mon, 08:30–10:00, GALILEO 300
Wed, 10:00–12:00, GALILEO 300
Weakly Interacting Particles
eLearning course
Assigned to modules:
VO 2 Ibarra, A. Fri, 10:00–12:00, PH 3344
Current Topics in Dark Matter Detection
Assigned to modules:
HS 2 Fabbietti, L. Ibarra, A. Resconi, E.
Assisstants: Strauß, R.
Mon, 16:00–18:00, virtuell
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
Revision Course to Current Topics in Dark Matter Detection
Assigned to modules:
RE 2
Responsible/Coordination: Ibarra, A.
Current Topics in Particle Physics Theory
current information
Assigned to modules:
SE 2 Beneke, M. Garbrecht, B. Ibarra, A. Recksiegel, S. Tancredi, L. … (insgesamt 6) Thu, 14:00–16:00, PH HS2
and singular or moved dates
T30d Journal Club
eLearning course
Assigned to modules:
SE 3 Ibarra, A. Mon, 14:00–16:00, PH 2271

Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

The neutrino floor for direct dark matter searches

The Earth is being constantly bombarded by dark matter particles from outer space. The dark matter particle could interact with the protons and neutrons of a target in a dedicated detector, thus providing evidence for the particle nature of the dark matter. This search strategy, dubbed direct detection, requires an exquisite shielding of the target material against cosmic rays, nuclear decays and many other processes that can mimic a dark matter signal. However, neutrinos from the Sun or the atmosphere cannot be shielded, thus producing an irreducible background for direct dark matter searches; this is the so-called "neutrino floor". The aim of this thesis is to calculate the neutrino floor generated in the coherent elastic scattering of solar or atmospheric neutrinos off some commonly used target materials.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Alejandro Ibarra
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