Experimentalphysik mit kosmischer Strahlung

Prof. Elisa Resconi

Forschungsgebiet

In our group, astro- and particle physics, ground- and space-based experiments, photon and neutrino observations are combined in a scientific program in order to address the following questions:

  • how do astrophysical accelerators work?
  • do neutrinos have non standard properties, beyond standard oscillation?
  • what is the mass hierarchy of neutrinos?
  • is the proton stable?
  • where and what is dark matter?

Adresse/Kontakt

James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München
+49 89 289 12422

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Ausgeschriebene Angebote für Abschlussarbeiten an der Arbeitsgruppe

Design study of the next generation neutrino telescope IceCube-Gen2.

After the discovery of astrophysical neutrinos from IceCube (2013) a new telescope is now under design in order to increase the statistics of the high energy neutrinos over the next decade. Work on the simulation, reconstruction and physics analysis side is needed.

geeignet als
  • Bachelorarbeit Physik
  • Masterarbeit Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik
Themensteller(in): Elisa Resconi
Search for a high energy neutrino emission in coincidence with the flare of the 1ES1959 blazar.

IceCube is the largest neutrino telescope taking data in full configuration since 2013. It has recently discovered a flux of astrophysical neutrinos. The origin of these neutrinos is not yet understood. A possibility is that neutrinos are emitted by very high energetic sources like blazars. Flares of near by blazars are particularly interesting. Recently, one of the favourit object (1ES1959+650) has undergone an historical flare. We are following the possible neutrino emission using advanced data analysis strategies. 

geeignet als
  • Bachelorarbeit Physik
  • Masterarbeit Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik
Themensteller(in): Elisa Resconi
The construction and development of a precision optical calibration module for the deep Antarctic ice.

The deep ice at the South Pole is used for the detection of high energy neutrinos. The largest neutrino telescope (IceCube) has been deployed within the ice and it is now taking data since 2010. A new detector (IceCube-Gen2) is now under design. For this new installation we are developing an in-situ calibration module that will allow a precise calibration of the optical properties of the bulk ice. Hardware and software work are required here including optical measurements with LEDs, simulation of the optical pulse within IceCube-Gen2 and statistical study of the impact of the signal.

geeignet als
  • Bachelorarbeit Physik
Themensteller(in): Elisa Resconi

Abgeschlossene und laufende Abschlussarbeiten an der Arbeitsgruppe

Studies on the Measurement of Atmospheric All Flavor Neutrinos using the IceCube Detector
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik)
Themensteller(in): Elisa Resconi