Possible theses


Would you like to participate in a future large-scale research project? Are you interested in the development of novel sensors and actuators? Do you find it fascinating to work on a project that performs research at the highest level in this region?
Then the ET Group is the right place for you. Since the beginning of this year, we are a new working group at the III Physics Institutes A & B and offer a good entry into 
scientific working methods. Become part of our ET group and bring your ideas to our project.
Besides theses with hardware-related topics we also offer various topics in the field of analysis. If you have any questions, just contact us directly. We will find exactly the right topic for you. Due to our close cooperation with other institutes and universities, such as the University of Maastrichtt and the Fraunhofer ILT, we can also offer cross-disciplinary topics.

Topics for Bachelor theses:

  • Optimization of cryogenic actuators
  • Measurement of noise characteristics of various components for position sensors
  • Studies on Gravity Gradient Noise Mitigation via Deep Learning
  • Vibration measurements in the laboratory in cooperation with the geological institute of the RWTH

Topics for Master theses:

  • New: Joint supervision with Prof. Florian Wagner, Geophysics:
    Study of seismic disturbances of the Einstein Telescope by wind turbines.
  • Integration of superconducting coils for low temperature applications
  • The lasers of the Einstein-Telescope will travel in ultrahigh vacuum tubes. 120 km of tubes of 1 m diameter will be needed. We are looking for a candidate to participate in the development of new vacuum technologies (composite tubes, integration of pressure sensors into the tubes, electrical baking, …) to improve the vacuum and to reduce the cost of the system.
  • Studies on Gravity Gradient Noise Mitigation via Deep Learning

Theses in the working group of Prof. J. Erdmann.