After completion of the full detector, IceCube will be nearly two orders of magnitude more sensitive then current high energy neutrino detectors.
The IceCube group at the Humboldt-University has openings for two PhD positions. Possible topics are connected to the research interests of the group.
Search for electron neutrinos and tau neutrinos with IceCube:
The group is involved in the development of new methods for reconstruction and simulation of electron neutrinos and tau neutrinos.
We study high-energy atmospheric neutrinos with the aim to identify a contribution due to a flux of astrophysical neutrinos.
Search for a neutrino signal from Supernova and Gamma-Ray Bursts:
Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts could be significant sources of high-energy neutrinos.
Besides a search for such neutrinos we are implementing automated follow-up observations using optical telescopes around the world to identify the associated upernovae or Gamma-Ray Bursts.
The appointment can begin as early as March 15th and has a term of three years.
There is the possibility for an extended stay at a collaborating institution (for example the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab).
Candidates should hold a qualifying degree in physics.
A specialization in elementary particle physics or astrophysics as well as software skills (C++, Linux) would be a benefit.
Please send your applications as well as the names of two persons who can be contacted for references preferably by email to mkowalsk [at] physik.hu-berlin.de.