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Hamburg Observatory

Head of Group

Prof. Dr. Marcus Brüggen
Professor of Extragalactic Astrophysics
Hamburger Sternwarte
Gojenbergsweg 112, Room 110, Direktorenvilla, 1st floor
21029 Hamburg
personal website

Available thesis projects

Currently, we offer the following student research projects on Bachelor or Masters level:

  1. Modelling of galactic outflows based on this paper by Krumholz et al. (2017). It will make use of the public domain code DESPOTIC.
  2. Modelling of radio galaxies in the Universe and comparison to LOFAR and NVSS surveys. The models build, e.g., on these papers Luo & Sadler (2010) and Sirothia et al. (2009).
  3. Machine learning for automatic classification of astronomical imaging data.

Further BSc/MSc thesis topics are:

  • AGN and galactic outflows
  • LOFAR surveys
  • Cosmic-ray acceleration and simulation
  • X-ray observations of galaxy clusters
  • Study of the properties of Dark Matter with galaxy clusters