Information for Students

Possible Bachelor and Master Theses

Do you want to get in touch with actual research in particle physics?

Do you want to develop innovative concepts?

Do you want to be part of the MAGIX collaboration?

Developing the next generation of particle physics experiments means a lot of innovation, foresight, and work. We are always offering different projects to complete your bachelor or master thesis as part of our group. It is also possible to start with a student job.
Depending on your interests you can choose a project with focus on software or hardware development. On this page, you can find an overview on the latest topics which could make up your thesis. Feel free to contact us to talk about your possible future as part of the MAGIX collaboration!

Simulation with MXSim
Fig. 1: The calorimeter used in the A4 experiment.

Running a simulation is a crucial step in developing and constructing an experiment with the extent of MAGIX. With our custom programmed simulation package MXSim based on C++ we are able to provide guidelines for the detector design and the overall experimental setup. So far, MXSim only covers the elastic scattering of beam electrons on the target nuclei. The implementation of further processes, especially quasi-elastic scattering on target nuclei (e.g. Ar, 3He, or Pb), could be the topic of your thesis.

Lead glass calorimeter for DarkMESA

The DarkMESA detector will contain several calorimeter modules made of 5 x 5 PbF2 crystals read out by photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). A prototype of one of these modules is currently under development. Beside this prototype we are furnished with a calorimeter from our collaboration partners from Münster and a calorimeter used for the A4 experiment (Fig. 1).
In your thesis you could start a comparison between the calorimeters. By using a radioactive source or the electron beam of MAMI, you could determine some key figures like signal height, shower development, or response function, which will be crucial for the further development of the DarkMESA setup.