Thesis projects

PhD positions

No new PhD positions are available at the moment.

Possible Bachelor or Master thesis projects in our research group

For Physics students

Several possible thesis subjects available in gamma-ray astronomy. Some examples of thesis are the high-energy characterization of an extragalactic source with the Fermi-LAT data or the analysis of simulated or real data of the ALTO project and laboratory activity for the ALTO prototype. Some examples of past theses done in the group can be found below.

For Computer Science students

Accelerating simulations for the ALTO project. Monte Carlo simulations for the ALTO project are extremely relevant for making progress in this domain of science. Unfortunately, the execution time of the simulation code is impractically long. This degree project will study and develop methods for making the execution of simulation code faster. It is expected that the code bottlenecks will be identified and code optimizations will be implemented to make simulation code execution faster. The project includes: the identification of code bottlenecks, the implementation of code optimizations and the evaluation of the code execution improvements. Knowledge of C++ and parallel computing needed. This project is done in collaboration with the Blekinge Institute of Technology.

For all thesis projects contact: Yvonne Becherini

Students having ongoing thesis projects

Nora Valtonen-Mattila, Timothy Johansson.

Past thesis projects

Analysis of the Hard Spectrum BL Lac Source 1H 1914-194 with Fermi-LAT Data and Multiwavelength Modelling, Dominic François Sundbäck, 2018

ALTO Timing Calibration: Calibration of the ALTO detector array based on cosmic-ray simulations, Sotirios Tsivras, 2018

High energy gamma ray emission and multi-wavelength view of the AGN PKS 0537-441, Emma Fransson, 2017

Inverse Compton gamma-rays from Markarian 421: A study of GeV and TeV emission from Mrk 421 based on Fermi-LAT and H.E.S.S. data, Tom Andersson, 2016

Analysis of the high-energy emission of the BL Lac PKS 2155-304 with Fermi-LAT data, Tobias Möllerström, 2015