Master Thesis

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Do you want to start your Master thesis in fall 2020? We will introduce the master thesis topics for winter term 2020 in a Zoom meeting on September 4 at 10am. The contact details for the Zoom meeting will be announced in the relevant lectures and via email. If you do not receive a notification until September 3, please contact one of the lecturers.

Master thesis in Particle Physics

If you are interested in a Master thesis in theoretical particle physics,
you should have successfully participated in the lecture courses Theory of
Relativity and Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory 1 and 2 including the
problem classes. Participation in the lecture course Relativistic Quantum
Theory (at the bachelor level) is highly recommended.


Topics for a master thesis in particle physics starting in fall 2020

  1. Prof. Dr. Michal Czakon Prof. Czakon
  2. Next-to-leading power soft behaviour of one-loop QCD amplitudes
  3. Subleading collinear behaviour of tree-level QCD amplitudes
  4. Prof. Dr. Robert Harlander Prof. Harlander
  5. Loops on Finite Fields
  6. Effective Field Theories to arbitrary orders
  7. The gradient flow at large flow times
  8. Here you can find details on the topics.
  9. Jun.-Prof. Dr. Felix Kahlhoefer Prof. Kahlhoefer

  10. Constrainting Dark Matter with CosmoBit
  11. Long-lived particles at LHCb and Belle II

  12. Here you can find details on the topics.

  13. Prof. Dr. Michael Krämer Prof. Krämer

  14. Dark showers at the LHC

  15. Exploring Beyond Standard Model physics at the LHC with precision measurements

  16. Finding new physics with machine learning

  17. Neural networks as Gaussian processes

  18. Here you can find details on the topics.

  19. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Malgorzata Worek Priv.-Doz. Worek

  20. High precision theoretical predictions for ttgamma and tt at the LHC
  21. Precise predictions for ttW+/ttW- cross section ratios at the LHC


Master thesis in astroparticle physics and cosmology


Topics for a master thesis in astroparticle physics and cosmology starting in fall 2020

  1. Prof. Dr. Julien Lesgourgues Prof. Lesgourgues
  2. Forecasts for the cosmological survey of the EUCLID satellite
  3. Improving the efficiency and robustness of a Monte Carlo Markov Chain algorithm for cosmological parameter estimation
  4. Efficient implementation of massive neutrinos in N-body simulations
  5. Explaining tensions in cosmological data with non-trivial Dark Matter models
  6. Boosting cosmological simulations and parameter estimation with Neural Networks
  7. Fast and accurate theoretical predictions of reionization and the 21cm temperature
  8. Here you can find details on the topics
  9. Jun.-Prof. Dr. Philipp Mertsch Prof. Mertsch
  10. The acceleration of charged dark matter in supernova remnants
  11. Small-scale anisotropies and the turbulent nature of the interstellar medium
  12. High-energy neutrinos from blazars
  13. Here you can find details on the topics