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Dr. rer. nat. Dimitar Mihaylov

Courses and Dates

Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

Studying the spacial and kinematic properties of the particle emission in pp collisions at the LHC
In recent years, the method of femtoscopy has been successfully applied to make use of two-particle momentum correlations to investigate the strong force acting upon a pair of hadrons [Nature 588 (2020) 232-238]. This has been achieved by creating, at TUM, a numerical framework capable of modeling the pair-wise particle emission profile [Phys.Lett.B 811 (2020) 135849]. Nevertheless, the required input is model dependent, as it requires knowledge on the spacial and momentum correlations of the particles at the moment of their production. The task of the participant is a continuation of the existing work, with the specific duty of studying the possibility of applying more generic methods to obtain information on the initial properties of the emission region. Finally, the bachelor candidate will implement the procedure within a universal framework, that is to be used in future N-body femtoscopic studies. The requirements are: 1) Basic knowledge and interest in KTA. 2) Basic knowledge and interest in programming. The gained experience is: 1) The basics of the statistical thermal model analysis of particle production at LHC. 2) Understanding of the femtoscopy method, with a stress on the particle emission in high-energy proton-proton collisions. 3) Working with numerical Monte-Carlo models. 4) Improvement of the programming skills, in particular C++ and the ROOT framework, both of which are essential in the field of data analysis. In addition, basic knowledge related to Python and Linux will be gained.
suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Laura Fabbietti
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