PhD Projects

Here you find an incomplete list of possible PhD topics in the following scientific areas:


Classical ground-based interferometry

  • Commissioning of the AEI 10m Prototype Interferometer
  • Construction and Characterization of a Frequency Reference Cavity at AEI 10m Prototype
  • Sqeezing in Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors

Interferometry in Space

  • LISA Phasemeter
  • Electronic and Optical Components for Space-Based Interferometry
  • Grace-Follow On: LTI
  • Backlink Experiment for LISA
  • Data Analysis for LISA Pathfinder
  • LISA Optical Bench Development
  • Grace follow on: Laser Ranging Interferometer
  • Space Interferometry
  • Coupling of Beam Tilt in the Path Length Measurement in Interferometers
  • Testing of the LISA-Metrology Chain
  • GRACE Follow-On: Interferometer Design
  • Development of Algorithms for the First Stages of Data Processing of GRACE Follow-On
  • Further Development and Characterization of the LPF OMF Ground Setup
  • Time-Delay Interferometry

Next-generation gravitational wave detectors

  • Numerical Simulations For Advanced and Third Generation Gravitational Wave Detectors
  • Commissioning of the AEI 10m Prototype Interferometer
  • Construction and Characterization of a Frequency Reference Cavity at AEI 10m Prototype
  • Optical Experiments for ALPS II
  • ALPS II
  • Novel Methods of Power Stabilization
  • Laser stabilization
  • ALPS (Any light particle search) "Light-shining-through-a-wall"
  • Power Stabilization At and Below the Shot Noise Limit
  • Monolithic suspensions for 100g Mirror
  • Thermal Noise Measurements

Quantum Control

  • MIMO Control of Tiple-Suspended Test Masses
  • Coherent Quantum Noise Cancellation
  • Ultra-High Sensitivity Optical Phase Shift Measurements

Theoretical Quantum Optics

  • Project iQUOEMS

Data analysis

  • Search for weak astrophysical signals
  • Searches for Advanced GW detectors
  • Gravitational Wave Detection
  • Studies of CBC Processing Waveforms with Application to GW Searches
  • Binary Gamma-ray Pulsars

Gravitational wave sources

  • Numerical investigations of black hole collisions
  • Neutron star normal mode emissions

Theoretical astrophysics

 
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