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Experimental Physics with Cosmic Particles

Prof. Elisa Resconi

Research Field

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?

Address/Contact

James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München
+49 (0)89 289 12422

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Course with Participations of Group Members

Titel und Modulzuordnung
ArtSWSDozent(en)Termine
Applied Multi-Messenger Astronomy 1
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 2 Resconi, E. Fr, 11:00–12:30, PH 2024
Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik für Lehramt
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
VO 4 Resconi, E. Mo, 10:00–12:00, PH 3268
Mi, 14:00–16:00, PH 2271
Seminar zu Multi-Messenger-Astronomie
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
PS 2 Resconi, E.
Mitwirkende: Fruck, C.Holzapfel, K.
Exercise to Applied Multi-Messenger Astronomy 1
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 2 Oikonomou, F. Wolf, M.
Leitung/Koordination: Resconi, E.
Termine in Gruppen
Übung zu Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik für Lehramt
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
UE 2 Henningsen, F. Niederhausen, H.
Leitung/Koordination: Resconi, E.
Termine in Gruppen
Repetitorium zu Seminar zu Multi-Messenger-Astronomie
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
RE 2
Leitung/Koordination: Resconi, E.

Offers for Theses in the Group

Cherenkov emission from electromagnetic cascades
suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Elisa Resconi
Modeling and study of the cosmic ray induced background in IceCube and future neutrino telescopes.
suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Supervisor: Elisa Resconi
Stochastic modeling of particle cascades
suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Supervisor: Elisa Resconi
Study of the IceCube re-calibration with the IceCube Upgrade instrumentation

The IceCube detector at the South Pole is the largest operating neutrino telescope on the planet. With an uptime of close to 100%, this detector is setting an example for the rest of the neutrino astronomy community in both detection hardware and maintenance. One aspect that has been dominating the capabilities of IceCube the past years are systematic uncertainties resulting from not optimal calibration measures. These experimental systematics will be addressed in the IceCube Upgrade (ICU) scheduled for 2022 with a deployment of 7 new strings with calibration instrumentation and a focus on low-energy extension of the detector.

In the scope of a master / bachelor's thesis, a student will contribute to study the recalibration of IceCube systematics using a calibration instrument developed within the ECP chair (POCAM) that will be deployed within the ICU and act as an independent isotropic light source. An existing GEANT4-based simulation code has been developed that will be able to study the systematic effects of different observables within the ice using the POCAM. If the student is able to program (C++. python, bash) this will accelerate the process but is certainly not a stringent requirement.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Applied and Engineering Physics
Supervisor: Elisa Resconi
Worldwide modeling of atmospheric particle cascades
suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
Supervisor: Elisa Resconi

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Development of Calibration Hardware for the IceCube Upgrade
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Elisa Resconi
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