PhD Students

Here you will find information on the current PhD students in the Hannover IMPRS and their thesis topics.

Anjana Ashok

Anjana Ashok

Topic: Searches for Continuous Gravitational Waves
Supervisor: M. A. Papa, Start date: 15/10/18
Fabio Bergamin

Fabio Bergamin

Topic: GEO600
Supervisor: J. Lough, Start date: 15/10/18
Lea Bischof

Lea Bischof

Topic: Study and test of an optical phase reference distribution system for LISA
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/03/18
Aparna Bisht

Aparna Bisht

Topic: Novel alignment Schemes for the Output Mode cleaner at GEO 600
Supervisor: H. Grote, Start date: 10/01/14
Phillip Booker

Phillip Booker

Topic: Entwicklung neuartiger Laserquellen für die GWD dritter Generation
Supervisor: B. Willke, Start date: 01/11/16
Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown

Topic: Methods for Estimating Parameters of Gravitational Wave Events and Applications to LIGO-VIRGO Data
Supervisor: B. Krishnan, Start date: 01/10/18
Pablo Martinez Cano

Pablo Martinez Cano

Topic: Thermo-mechanical solution for the Phase-measurement unit of the LISA mission
Supervisor: Gerhard Heinzel, Start date: 01/10/19
Jonathan Carter

Jonathan Carter

Topic: Optomechanical reference accelerometers
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/08/18
Megha Dave

Megha Dave

Topic: Optical simulations for LISA
Supervisor: Gerhard Heinzel, Start date: 01/10/19
Rahul Dhurkunde

Rahul Dhurkunde

Topic: Tests of general relativity using gravitational wave observations
Supervisor: Badri Krishnan, Start date: 06/01/2020
Christoph Dreißigacker

Christoph Dreißigacker

Topic: Ground Data Analysis
Supervisor: R. Prix, Start date: 01/11/16
Liudmila Fesik

Liudmila Fesik

Topic: Searches for GW
Supervisor: M. A. Papa, Start date: 15/11/17
Marie-Sophie Hartig

Marie-Sophie Hartig

Topic: Optical simulations and analytic description of noise sources for space borne interferometry
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/01/18
Olaf Hartwig

Olaf Hartwig

Topic: Time-delay Interferometry
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 15/05/16
Joscha Heinze

Joscha Heinze

Topic: Entwicklung einer Quetschlichtquelle unter Verwendung von Faserkomponenten
Supervisor: B. Willke, Start date: 01/11/18
Sven Hochheim

Sven Hochheim

Topic: Entwicklung neuartiger Laserquellen für die GWD dritter Generation
Supervisor: B. Willke, Start date: 01/11/16
Jonas Junker

Jonas Junker

Topic: BAE via coherent control of an optomechanically coupled resonator using a non-degenerate non-classical light source
Supervisor: M. Heurs, Start date: 01/12/16
Kanioar Karan

Kanioar Karan

Topic: ALPS II
Supervisor: B. Willke, Start date: 01/09/15
Brigitte Kaune

Brigitte Kaune

Topic: Data Analysis for LISA Pathfinder
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/05/14
Robin Kirchhoff

Robin Kirchhoff

Topic: Developement, implementation and characterisation of a control strategy to measure the standard-quantum-limit
Supervisor: H. Lück, Start date: 01/11/16
Philip Koch

Philip Koch

Topic: Prototype
Supervisor: H. Lück, Start date: 01/11/16
Nico Koper

Nico Koper

Topic: Stabilization of a high power laser to a cavity eigenmode using high-resolution spatial phase and amplitude correction
Supervisor: B. Willke, Start date: 15/05/18
Yongho Lee

Yongho Lee

Topic: geo-Q Project AQ 5
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/11/14
Johannes Lehmann

Johannes Lehmann

Topic: Aufbau der Aufhängungen und Einbau in ein Interferometer zur Messung des Standard Quantenlimits
Supervisor: H. Lück, Start date: 01/01/17
Mariia Matiushechkina

Mariia Matiushechkina

Topic: Experimental and theoretical investigations of micro-optomechanical setups at cryogenic temperatures for quantum noise cancellation schemes
Supervisor: M. Heurs, Start date: 10/01/19
Malte Matthias Misfeldt

Malte Matthias Misfeldt

Topic: Low Frequency Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Gravitational Physics in Space with Special Attention on GRACE Follow-On Data Analysis
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/08/19
Lars Nieder

Lars Nieder

Topic: Binary Gamma-ray Pulsars
Supervisor: H. Pletsch, Start date: 01/08/15
Sarah Paczkowski

Sarah Paczkowski

Topic: Data Analysis for LISA Pathfinder
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/05/14
Daniel Penkert

Daniel Penkert

Topic: Space Interferometry
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 15/01/16
Alvise Pizzella

Alvise Pizzella

Topic: Differential Wavefront Sensing for LISA
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/06/19
Daniel Pook-Kolb

Daniel Pook-Kolb

Topic: Dynamics of black hole horizons in a binary black hole merger
Supervisor: B. Krishnan, Start date: 01/06/18
Niklas Reinhardt

Niklas Reinhardt

Topic: First stage of LISA data processing: Clock synchronization and armlength estimation
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 15/06/19
Johann Max Rohr

Johann Max Rohr

Topic: Performance and space qualification of critical components for microradian laser interferometry and test mass readout
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/02/17
Marlin Schäfer

Marlin Schäfer

Topic: Machine Learning Applications for NS Searches
Supervisor: Alex Nitz, Start date: 01/11/19
Bernd Schulte

Bernd Schulte

Topic: MIMO Control of Tiple-Suspended Test Masses
Supervisor: M. Heurs, Start date: 16/11/15
Jakob Schweer

Jakob Schweer

Topic: Advanced quantum non-demolition techniques for ultra-precise interferometry
Supervisor: S. Danilishin, Start date: 01/02/18
Yoshinta Setyawati

Yoshinta Setyawati

Topic: Harnessing numerical simulation for gravitational-wave follow-up simulations
Supervisor: F. Ohme, Start date: 01/02/17
Benjamin Steltner

Benjamin Steltner

Topic: Searching for continuous gravitational waves
Supervisor: M. A. Papa, Start date: 15/09/18
Fabian Thies

Fabian Thies

Topic: Laserstabilisierung für zukünftige Gravitationswellendetektoren
Supervisor: B. Willke, Start date: 01/10/16

Marina Trad

Topic: Power Stabilization At and Below the Shot Noise Limit
Supervisor: B. Willke, Start date: 01/01/15
Christoph Vorndamme

Christoph Vorndamme

Topic: Phasemeter development for satellite missions
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/03/18
Stamatis Vretinaris

Stamatis Vretinaris

Topic: Observational Relativity and Cosmology
Supervisor: Badri Krishnan, Start date: 03/02/2020
Henry Wegener

Henry Wegener

Topic: Entwicklung von Algorithmen für die ersten Stufen von Datenverarbeitung von GRACE Follow-on
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 15/02/15
Julian Westerweck

Julian Westerweck

Topic: Searches for Advanced GW detectors
Supervisor: B. Krishnan, Start date: 01/11/16
Dennis Wilken

Dennis Wilken

Topic: Quantum Control
Supervisor: M. Heurs, Start date: 01/08/17
Lennart Wissel

Lennart Wissel

Topic: LISA Optische Symulation
Supervisor: M. Hewitson, Start date: 01/11/17
Andreas Wittchen

Andreas Wittchen

Topic: Further Development and Characterization of the LPF OMF Ground Setup
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/02/14
Janis Wöhler

Janis Wöhler

Topic: Thermisches Rauschen
Supervisor: H. Lück, Start date: 01/02/15
Juliane von Wrangel

Juliane von Wrangel

Topic: Commissioning of the 10m Prototype to measure the standard quantum limit
Supervisor: H. Lück, Start date: 01/04/19
Kohei Yamamoto

Kohei Yamamoto

Topic: Space Interferometry
Supervisor: G. Heinzel, Start date: 01/07/19
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