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Max-Planck-Institute for Physics / Werner-Heisenberg-Institute (MPP)

Research Field

A description of the fascinating research topics follows soon.

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Föhringer Ring 6
80805 München

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Offers for Theses in the Group

Development of numerical integration algorithm in high-dimensional spaces

You will develop novel integration algorithms in high-dimensional spaces.  Possibilities include various forms of importance sampling algorithms and the further development of the Adaptive Harmonic Mean Integration algorithm using differently chosen volumes for integration.  Test problems will be chosen from physics projects to validate the algorithm.  Good programming skills and knowledge of linear algebra are a pre-requisite for the project.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Allen C. Caldwell
Development of numerical algorithms for integration in high-dimensional spaces and applications to physics problems

You will develop novel integration algorithms in high-dimensional spaces.  Possibilities include various forms of importance sampling algorithms and the further development of the Adaptive Harmonic Mean Integration algorithm using differently chosen volumes for integration.  Test problems will be chosen from physics projects to validate the algorithm.  Good programming skills and knowledge of linear algebra are a pre-requisite for the project.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Supervisor: Allen C. Caldwell
Qualification of Piezo motors at cryogenic temperatures for the MADMAX axion dark matter search experiment

Für den Betrieb des MADMAX Experimentes wurden Piezo Motoren entwickelt, die bei kryogenen Temperaturen (4 K) funktionieren und einen Hub von bis zu 1 m haben. Die ersten gelieferten Prototypmotoren müssen bei kryogenen Temperaturen getestet und auf verschiedene Betriebsparameter untersucht werden. Qualification of Piezo motors at cryogenic temperatures for the MADMAX axion dark matter experiment In the context of the MADMAX dark matter axion search experiment Piezo motors have been developed for operation at cryogenic temperatures (4 K) for a stroke of up to 1 m. The first prototype motors that have been delivered will need to be tested at cyrogenic temperatures and several parameters need to be investigated.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Quantum Science & Technology
Supervisor: Bela Majorovits
Investigation of signal response of the MADMAX axion dark matter search experiment

Im Rahmen des MADMAX Projektes zur Suche nach dunkler Materie Axionen werden verschiedene
Testaufbauten bei Raumtemperatur und in flüssigem Helium (4 K)
zur Kalibrierung und zur Untersuchung der genauen Signalantwort des
experimentellen Aufbaus betrieben. Es werden Reflektionsdaten Daten
genommen und ausgewertet.

In the frame work of the MADMAX projects several test stands at room tamperature and in liquid helium
for the investigation of the detailled system response and for calibration of the setup are being operated. Reflectivity data will be atken and analyzed.

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Quantum Science & Technology
Supervisor: Bela Majorovits
Measurement of the optical properties of PEN scintillator for LEGEND200


PEN ist ein industriell hergestelltes Plastikmaterial, das das Interesse als Szintillator für Experimente der Teilchenphysik auf sich gezogen hat. PEN szintilliert im blauen Regime, ideal für viele Photosensoren. Zusätzlich hat PEN exzellente mechanische Eigenschaften. Ausserdem konnte eine sehr extrem niedrige Belastung surch natürliche Radiositope nachgewiesen werden. Dies macht PEN als strukturelles, szintillierendes Material für Experimente zur Suche nach extrem seltenen Ereignissen interessant. In diesem Zusammenhang wurden PEN Platten für das LEGEND200 Experiment zur Suche nach neutrinolosem Doppelbetazerfall hergestellt. Im Rahmen dieser Arbeit sollen die optischen Eigenschaften diser Platten vermessen werden. Es sollen verschiedene PEN Samples mit einem existierenden Messaufbau auf Emissions- und Absorbtionsspektrum, sowie Lichtausbeute und Attenuierungslänge untersucht werden.

PEN is an industrial plastic that  has drawn the interest as a new type of plastic scintillator material. PEN scintillates in the blue regime, which is ideal for most photosensor devices. In addition, PEN has excellent mechanical properties and very good radiopurity has been achieved, which makes it an ideal candidate as an active structural scintillator material in low-background physics experiments. In this context, PEN plates have been produced for use in the LEGEND200 experiment for the search of neutrinoless double beta decay. The goal of this thesis will be the measurement of the main optical properties of PEN. The emission and absorption spectrum, attenuation length, and light output will be measured for several PEN samples using existing setups.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Biophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Quantum Science & Technology
Supervisor: Bela Majorovits

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Characterisation of the LHC radiation environment within the R2E project in Run 2 and for the High Luminosity upgrade
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Hubert Kroha
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