Possible IceCube Theses



Christopher Wiebusch

IceCube, Double Chooz, EnEx, JUNO


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Detector development

  • Development and commissioning of imaging air-Cherenkov Telescopes (IceAct) for the measurement of air showers at the surface

  • Calibration of optical sensors for the IceCube Upgrade

  • Development of acoustic modules for improving IceCube’s calibration

Analysis and methods

  • Development and testing of new analysis techniques, improved reconstruction algorithms, and machine-learning methods for improved measurement of high-energy astrophysical and atmospheric neutrinos.South Pole data analysis and test studies for improved cosmic ray measurements with IceAct

  • Analysis of IceCube data

  • Method development for the acoustic calibration of IceCube

Other topics by arrangement

  • Literature research

  • Simulation studies

  • Computing Methoden

  • Theoretical work

  • etc ...

Examples of possible Bachelor's theses in 2024 are (Detector development, Analysis, Methods/Machine Learning, Computing, Theory):

  1. IceAct: Testing and commissioning of IceAct telescopes, camera calibration (D)

  2. IceAct: Analysis of IceAct data from the South Pole: data/simulation comparison and time stability, weather data (A/D)

  3. IceAct: Analysis of air-shower images with machine learning methods (A/C/M)

  4. IceCube: Improvement and validation of simulation methods for magnetic monopoles in IceCube. (M/C)

  5. IceCube-Gen2: Analysis of Photomultiplier test measurements for the IceCube Upgrade (D/A)

  6. IceCube: Testing improvements of new machine learning methods and observables for measurements of astrophysical neutrinos (A/M/C)

  7. IceCube: Visualization and Analysis of Feature Importance for machine-learning based Reconstruction Methods (C/M)

  8. IceCube: Testing the robustness of deep learning reconstruction methods against adversarial attacks (C/M)

  9. IceCube-Gen2: Firmware development for the Acoustic Module (D/C)

  10. IceCube-Gen2: Water tests of the performance of the acoustic calibration modules(D/A)

  11. IceCube-Gen2: Accuracy estimation of geometry calibration with the acoustic positioning system. (M/A)

Examples of possible Master's theses in 2024 (Detector development, Analysis, Methods/Machine Learning, Computing, Theory)

  1. IceAct: Analysis of the South Pole data: Analysis of coincidently measured air-showers with IceCube and IceTop and Stereo observations (A/M/C)

  2. IceAct: Event reconstruction with Machine Learning (A/M/C)

  3. IceAct: Measurement of the Cosmic Ray Energy Spectrum with IceAct (A/M/C)

  4. IceCube-Gen2: Simulation study for the Performance of IceAct-Gen2 (M/A)

  5. IceCube-Gen2: Calibration and tests of the Acoustic Module for the IceCube Upgrade in natural lakes (D)

  6. IceCube: Geometry calibration using trilateration with a global likelihood method (D/M/C)

  7. IceCube: Understanding hidden and correlated uncertainties and Deep Learning Methods in IceCube in the context of adversarial attacks (M/C/A)

  8. IceCube: Search for magnetic monopoles in IceCube (A/M/C)

  9. IceCube: Measurement of variations of atmospheric neutrinos caused by temperature variations in Earth's atmosphere (A/M)

  10. IceCube: Validation and optimization of Machine Learning methods for the data selection of astrophysical neutrinos(A/M/C)

  11. IceCube: Development of a new neutrino selection chain for high energy neutrinos in IceCube (M/C)
  12. Event Simulation with Deep-Learning (GAN) and Super-resolution reconstruction with Machine Learning in IceCube (M/C)
  13. Application of Adversarial Attack-methods for IceCube Deep-Learning methods to Deep-Learning methods of LHC analyses (A/M/C)

Examples of successfully completed theses from previous years can be found here.