We are constantly offering Bachelor & Master thesis projects on a variety of topics centered on particle physics with the Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment (CMS) at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Just let me know via e-mail if you are interested to discuss possible topics.
Current research topics:
- Detector R&D
Developement of silicon detectors, in particular pixel detectors for the phase-1 and phase-2 upgrade of the CMS detector, sensor and module developement, test beam measurements
- CMS detector
Improvement of i) pixel detector performance, (e.g. dE/dx measurement), ii) jet-measurements (transverse momentum calibration using 2-jet events), iii) missing transverse momentum reconstruction. For all topics we use the latest data of the CMS experiment.
High precision measurement of the mass of the top-quark, using both semileptonic and fully hadronic final states; top pair cross section measurement and related measurements.
Rare Higgs decays, in particular into muon pairs and in leton flavour violating processes such as tau-muon and tau-electron; heavy higgs production in decays into lighter higgs.
Search for squarks and gluinos in fully hadronic final states, search for heavy stable charged particles, Dark Matter related final states, pMSSM parameter scans
Thesis projects last 3 to 6 month, depending mostly on the available time per week. These are research topics of current interest and make use of laboratories for detector developement or of experimental data of running experiments.
Thesis projects are limited to one year, including a six month start up project.
Thesis projects last typically 3 years. They are funded by the University or by third party research grants.